Important Announcement About Worship and Building Usage

Dear CLC Family,

The COVID Response Team met Wednesday March 25th. During our virtual meeting we discussed our response to the Williamson County Stay Home, Stay Safe order. You can read the order here: Williamson County Stay Home/Stay Safe Order

To comply with the order, church staff will work from home Monday and Friday. We will be on site Tuesday through Thursday during office hours 9AM to 12PM and 1:30PM to 5PM. Office phone will be forwarded to a staff member when we are not in the office.

Building use and in-person worship is suspended until at least April 13th. It is crucial that we all understand that accessing the building even for a few minutes or by just one or two people increases the risk of spreading the disease, and it requires the additional expense of having our cleaning crew come in and sanitize the building. 

We, like most of you, feel worry, concern, and frustration during this time. Although it seems at times like this is the new way of things, please know that the need for social distancing is temporary and that it is the best choice for all of our health and welfare. 

We will still be live-streaming worship and offering all the faith formation, fellowship, and connection opportunities that are scheduled since this does not violate the order in any way. Our weekly virtual offerings will include the following:

Sunday MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday FridaySaturday
9:30 AM – Live stream worship
10:30 AM – Taking Faith Home Google Meet (Purple Sheets)
Email – Monday Message 
Matthew’s Music Monday – organ piece and commentary recording 
10:00 AM – Coffee Talk with Pastor Google Meet
7:00 PM – Facebook Live prayer request forum
6:30 PM – Lent Dinner Church video  with bulletin

4:30 PM – Dieringer’s Digital Dialogue & Drinks via Google Meet
Email – Weekly Announcements 
Email – Praise music playlist – link to YouTube video of a praise and worship song
Email – Taking Faith Home (Purple Sheets)
Email – Bulletin for Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship, Matthew’s Music Monday, and Wednesday Worship 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