As the pandemic continues to rage, I want to make sure that everyone knows of the different ways they can stay connected to Resurrection.
In person: We are encouraging all those who can to worship remotely. We continue to live-stream the service as we limit those who participate to 10 people (plus worship leaders). Social distancing measures are maintained and masks are required for everyone entering the building and throughout the service (except communion). We also do a temperature check of everyone.
Drive-in church: We will resume this in the spring.
Online: You can watch services live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rlcfp) or YouTube (bit.ly/rlcfp_YouTube). YouTube allows those with smart TVs to watch the service on a larger screen. If you do not have internet access at home, the church has small tablets that can be borrow. They include easy instructions for accessing the service online. Please contact the office if you would like one.
Remote communion: RLC has pre-packaged communion elements that can be picked up on Thursdays from 12:00-2:30pm. Please let the office know by 2:00 PM on Wednesdays how many you would like so we can have them ready for you. During the service, there is a time for everyone doing communion remotely to participate. If you live in Leyden Township (or between the church and Elk Grove Village), I will gladly deliver the items to you (usually on Saturdays).
Contactless Curbside Communion: On the second Sunday of each month from 11:30 - 1:00 PM, we distribute communion in front of the church. Just pull up and I will bring it out to you.
Midweek Service: 1:00 – 1:30 PM, available through Facebook Live and YouTube.
Bible Study: 2:00 – 3:00 PM via Zoom at https://bit.ly/rlcfp-biblestudy or by calling in at 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 230 167 8868, Password: 9777.
And remember, if you are sick with anything more than allergies, please stay home!
-Darryl Thompson Powell, pastor
COVID-19 Response (updated April 11, 2020)
I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God. -Martin Luther, "Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague"
As of April 11, 2020, Resurrection will modify its schedule as follows:
- both of our food pantries will continue to be open at their scheduled times with new procedures to insure the safety of guests and volunteers ;
- The office will be open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM;
- Easter service will be virtual;
- Bible study will be led via Zoom at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays (zoom.us/j/674390885); and
Any changes to this schedule will be posted here as soon as they are made.
*You do not need to have a Facebook account to access the live streams.
Every Sunday 9:30 AM (virtual for now)
Monday - Thursday 8:30am to 2:30pm