LCOS's Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

LCOS Suspends All Activities INDEFINITELY


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.”


Following government orders and safe practices, all gathering and activities in the church building are suspended.  The building is closed to all until further notice.

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?



We will NOT gather for communal worship until further notice. We are recording worship services, and posting them on YouTube and Facebook. You will also find them here on our website -- look at the worship page in the header above.  



The building will be closed to ALL gatherings.  This includes both LCOS activities and community groups.



Our Top of the Hill Preschool is also closed, adhering to its usual practice of following Oakwood schools calendar and closures.



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.



Office staff is working entirely from home.  They are available by email, text, and phone.  Please do not leave messages on the church phone voicemail.  



He is always available, no matter the need.  His cell is 303-578-8070.  Don’t hesitate to call.


CARE FOR EACH OTHER #1  - Let us look for ways to care for and support each other during a time when there may be a great deal of social isolation.  We’ve been working hard on building relationships --  now it’s time to put them into action!  Take it upon yourself to call on your fellow church members to see how they are.


CARE FOR EACH OTHER #2 - Margaret and Michele will coordinate our care of our elderly and vulnerable.  Youth (who are under programmed right now!) will be recruited to call on members, deliver groceries, etc.).


CARE FOR PEOPLE BEYOND LCOS - Some of us are concerned for others who are vulnerable … such as Dayton schools students who count on school breakfast and lunch.  We are working with our ministry partners to find ways we can serve.  Watch out email newsletters for information.


SPIRITUAL CONNECTION - We may not be physically connected, but we are still the church, connected to each other as the Body of Christ.  Pastor Stefan will send out regular devotions, prayers and reflections which will hopefully ground us in the Rock of Ages 


In the days ahead we will continue to update you on what we are doing and how we are being church together -- even if we aren’t physically in the same space.  Please pass on this information to anyone who you think might not use email often, or at all!  And please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


- Pastor Stefan Rickman 


We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As servants of God and followers of Jesus Christ we gather each weekend in worship and praise in order to be equipped to serve God, our community and the world.

As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, we welcome everybody!  See our Welcome Statement HERE



155 East Thruston Blvd.
Oakwood, OH  45419



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