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LCOS's Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

If there was ever a time when the words of Proverbs 14:16 resonated, this it is:  
“The wise are cautious and turn away from evil, but the fool throws off restraint and is careless.”

Christ calls us to give special attention to the most vulnerable.  Loving our neighbor means staying at home.  Putting others’ needs before mine is the Christlike thing to do.

So what does this mean?


March of 2020 we moved all our worship services online.  But now...

We have resumed both Saturday worship indoors in our chapel at 5:30 pm, and Sunday morning worship in our sanctuary at 10 am.  Masks and distancing are  optional at either service.  We have still modified our services somewhat to provide a safer environment, though with the drop in cases and the modified suggestions from the CDC we have resumed many of our prior practices.  Communion can be done either by processing forward for the bread and an individual glass of wine, or seated with pre-filled individual communion kits.   Our choirs have resumed singing and practising in person.


Sunday worship services will still be livestreamed and available to watch online.  You can find them on our Sermons and Worship Videos page.  We will post the most recent worship video to our homepage as well.  Or subscribe to our newsletter and we will email you each week with a  a link to get the worship folder, a link to our livestream on Facebook for that week, and other worship resources.



The church is now open to all groups using our facilities, and we are now back to hosting many of our former outside groups for activities.  If you are a member of a group which has had meetings at our facility before, please reach out to your group leader to see if they have scheduled activities here again.  



Our Top of the Hill Preschool is reopening, with a reorganized safety plan to protect the children, families, and Preschool Staff.  The safety plan put in place is based on requirements set by the State of Ohio, and they are taking precautions above and beyond those recommendations.  



Our Visitation Team has suspended its homebound and nursing home visits.  Pastor Stefan will use discretion concerning hospital visits, following the orders and regulations set forth.



The church office has re-opened, and will be staffed Monday through Thursday from 8:30am  through 4pm, and is back to offering normal services.  It’s never a bad idea to call the office first, so we’ll be on the lookout for you.  



Will be glad to be in contact with you as needed.  Please contact the church office if you need pastoral assistance, and our office admin will help you to connect with him.


- Pastor Stefan Rickman 

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