Important Announcement About Worship and Building Usage

COVID Response Team Announcement – 9/20/2020

Dear CLC Family,

If you live-streamed or watched worship from this morning, you already know that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, another staff member and two CLC members have all tested positive for COVID. 

Staff is self-quarantining and working from home this week, so the church office will be closed the rest of this week. Should you need to reach us, we all have access to email. Based on symptoms, our 10 day quarantine period should expire 9/26, however we will deliver an alternate worship experience next Sunday 9/27. Our plan is to provide a worship experience next Sunday which is similar to this morning; a pre-recorded video which was live-streamed. 

The Flu Clinic scheduled for Tuesday 9/22 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to another time. All other Zoom meetings or online functions scheduled this week will continue as planned. Notifications have been made to Christ Lutheran Learning Center and the Scouts as well as anyone that may have had contact with staff during the last 9 days.

Please stay safe and pray for those that have been infected and all people who continue to deal with all the difficulties and uncertainties that COVID-19 has put in our paths.

Blessings & Peace,

Lee Thompson


COVID Response Team Announcement
Dear CLC Family,
Texas and other parts of the country have seen surges in positive cases and hospital admissions for the COVID-19 virus. Governor Abbott has ordered bars closed once again and reduced restaurant capacities back to 50%. Additionally Southwestern Texas Synod Bishop Sue Briner has issued a plea for ELCA congregations to suspend in person worship until, “the current rampant spread of the virus ends.” A link to Bishop Sue’s letter is included with this message.

After much deliberation and thought, the COVID Response Team (CRT) has decided to suspend in person worship beginning this Sunday, June 28th. 
For those of you wishing to participate in at-home communion, pre packaged elements will be available for pickup in a container at the front of church between x and Sunday morning at 8:30am. 

CLC will still be live streaming worship Sunday at 9:30AM as scheduled via YouTube. Links for worship can be found on our website or in the Friday Announcement email. 

We appreciate your understanding of this last minute notice and our efforts to keep all of our CLC Family (staff, leadership, members, and guests) as safe as possible in these rapidly changing times.
Blessings & peace,COVID Response Team


Let us all take a moment to pray: God, we give thanks to you for all you provide, and we ask that you grant us wisdom and understanding. Give us the wisdom, O Lord, to make the right choices concerning our health and safety and grant us the understanding that sometimes those choices are made so we can do our part in providing for the health and safety of others. In all things, we strive to give You the glory and praise as we ask these things in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Blessings & peace,

Covid Response Team

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SUNDAYS:

9:30 AM – Live stream ONLY worship


Sunday Worship and Matthew’s Music Monday videos will be made available to watch on our YouTube channel and on our website. Links to videos will be shared through Constant Contact email. All other announcements, decisions, and additional spiritual growth and faith formation suggestions and opportunities will also be shared through Constant Contact.

We have several opportunities for you to continue your giving which include:

Communication is very important at this time so please ensure:

  • We have your current email on file.
  • You join our CLC Facebook Group. Search Facebook for Christ Lutheran Georgetown TX and submit your request to join.
  • You call the office if you don’t currently receive regular church emails such as the weekly announcements.
  • You share the names of members that are not able to access electronic notifications if you know of any.

We wish you all God’s blessings & peace,

Pastor Paul Kersten

Senior Pastor

Lee Thompson

Church Administrator

David Oberrender

Council President

Here are some resources if you wish to find additional information:

ELCA Updates on COVID-19

SWT Synod Updates on COVID-19

Flattening the Curve Article

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Updates

World Health Organization Updates

COVID Symptoms & Self Checker Provided Through Brotherhood Mutual