Out of concern about the escalating spread of COVID, and following Jesus’ command to love our neighbor, and the United Methodist commitment to “do no harm,” Bishop Laurie Haller of the Iowa Annual Conference has directed churches to suspend in person worship through January 10. In person worship at Glidden, Lanesboro, and Lohrville United Methodist Churches is therefore suspended until further notice. Online worship will continue, and we will continue to mail out worship services that can be done at home.
Currently Glidden plans to suspend in person worship until through January 10, as directed.
Lanesboro’s Leadership Council will meet December 9 to determine whether or not to continue with the suspension of in person worship though January 10, and whether or not to proceed with in person Christmas Eve worship.
Lohrville had already suspended worship for the rest of November and Ad Council meets December 1 to determine next steps.
I know it continues to be a wild ride, but loving our neighbor often means sacrifices. God ha been and will continue to be with us in these trying times.
You can find this bishop’s letter at this link: