WHY We will NOT meet in-person for worship on Sundays or Wednesdays in July.

  1. Because the Christian is servant of all. We love our neighbors as we love ourselves. (Matthew 22:36-40)
    1. Remember that the neighbor always comes first and that what we do to the least of these who are members of our family [in Christ], we do to Christ. (Mt 25:34-40)
    2. Remember that “you are called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as opportunities for self-indulgence, but become servants to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Gal 5:13-14)
    3. Remember Luther’s explanation of the 5th Commandment: “We are to fear and love God, so that we neither endanger nor harm the lives of our neighbors, but instead help and support them in all of life’s needs.”
    4. Remember that while all things may be lawful for you, not all things are beneficial. Nor do all things build up the body of Christ. (1 Cor 6:12, 10:23)
  2. Due to the increased corona virus cases in Montana for the past 2-3 weeks. 
  3. Singing and speaking in church have been shown to be significant spreaders of the virus.
  4. Lack of volunteers for the extra worship assistants duties required because of corona-virus, people “staying-at-home” and busy summer schedules.
  5. Our church serves a vulnerable population, so we take extra care.
  6. Pastor Molly will preach every Sunday instead of Wednesdays.