COVID-19: Return to Worship

It is with great joy that we prepare to gather together for worship. We will return to service on May 31st/June 1st, but many aspects of worship will look different for a time. Please note that the changes being made are fluid, and they may be adjusted to better suit our needs as a congregation. Also note that these changes may be different from those described in the previous letter you received dated 6 May 2020.

We are making the changes described below in order to provide an open, yet safe, worship space and atmosphere for members and visitors. There may be differing opinions about many of the changes or about the views of others, but we ask that you be patient with one another and considerate to those whose views may differ from your own. This being said, these words from Paul can guide us in relation to our own words and actions: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29) It can be beneficial to discuss different options for moving forward. It would be less than evangelical to mock or demean others for choosing to follow allowable practices with which you disagree. So, again, we ask you to be patient and loving toward one another as we navigate these changes together.

Worship Schedule

Worship Schedule:

Sunday mornings at 9:00am and 10:30am; Monday evenings at 6:30pm. You may attend the service of your choice.

Services will continue to be posted online at our website, divinesaviorshawano.org/sermons. They will be available after 11:00am.

What if I don't feel comfortable worshiping in a large group, yet?
Showing Symptoms?
Returning Hymnals:
Use of Face Masks:
Hand Sanitizer
Gathering to Visit
Attendance Limit
Social Distancing
Worship Attendance
Communion Sign-Ups
Offerings
Distribution of Bulletins
Where to Sit
Children's Activity Bags
Singing Hymns and Liturgical Canticles/Responses
Scripture Readings

More COVID Questions

When is Communion Offered?
Communion will be offered the first week we return, May 31st/June 1st, though that does not follow our regular Communion week pattern. Afterward, we will follow our regular pattern of celebrating Communion on the second and fourth Sundays/Mondays. Communion practices have been altered at this time in order to limit contact. We will temporarily use what is called “continuous flow distribution.” This form of distribution is different from our regular pattern of coming forward in groups or tables. Some of you may have encountered this when visiting other WELS churches. It is commonly used at our larger churches. This will be a temporary change. At a time when we believe it is safer to return to the use of the Communion rail, we will return to our regular form of distribution.
How will Communion be distrubuted?
At the End of the Service
Sunday Morning Bible Class
Immediately Following Each Service
Library Use
Parents’ Room Use
Counting Teams
Greeters
Ushers
Altar Guild
What about other activities and events?
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(Romans 15:5)
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QUESTIONS?
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We welcome you to Divine Savior and encourage you to worship with us whenever you are in the area.  If you have no regular church home, we offer you ours.

Please see COVID-19 Returning to Worship for detailed information about the practices being implemented to promote healthy and safe worship.

Connect with Us

102 Northridge Drive
Shawano, WI 54166

(715) 526-6880

Worship Times (Advent)

Sundays - 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
No Monday services
Midweek Advent Services (Wed.) - 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlight Service - 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Festival Service - 9:00 a.m.
New Year's Eve Service - 6:30 p.m.

Adult/Teen Bible Class
     Monday's at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday School - Virtual/At Home
     Click here for information.

Pray & Play Bible Study
     Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.