First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake
We welcome you to our community.
We welcome you to our community.
Returning to worship in person soon…
Our church council, at its regular meeting on January 12, approved a TENTATIVE plan to return to limited in person worship in our building on FEBRUARY 7TH, according to our “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.” Online worship will continue to be available. Please watch for additional information and details this week!
First Lutheran Church will be holding In-Person Worship Service
Starting February 7, 2021 at 10 AM
The Church Council voted on January 12th to open the church for In-Person Worship. Worship services tentatively start on Sunday February 7th. On-Line Worship services will continue to be provided. The February 7thdate was chosen to allow time to complete the preparation for In-Person Worship.
The following requirements need to be met to hold In-Person Worship.
1. Covid-19 cases need to remain steady or show a decline from their current level and not rise above our 50/10,000 limit. We should be past the affects of Holiday Travel on new cases by February 7th.
2. We need several volunteers in order to conduct In-Person Worship. Please contact the church office if you are willing to help.
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· 1-2 temperature takers
· 3-4 ushers
· Person for the AV room
What In-Person Worship will look like:
· Social distancing in place
· Masks are required
· Minimal to no congregational speaking parts or Congregational singing
· Attendance capacity for Worship is 75, for this phase of our preparedness plan
A walk-through video regarding In-Person Worship will be shared online.
Please sign -up for Sunday worship by calling or emailing the church office by noon Friday February 5thfor the Service on Sunday the 7th.
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Please see the following page for the Resolution regarding Resumption of
Our preparedness plan is on the church website.
Mike Youngblood Bill Taylor Rev. Bradley J. Skogen
Council President Pandemic Team Pastor
“Bringing the Hope we share in Christ to others”
Resolution Regarding Resumption of In-Person Worship
The Council of First Lutheran Church of Battle Lake hereby resolves that it will resume in-person worship as of February 7, 2021.
Consistent with our calling to love and care for one another and for the health of our neighbors, any person attending in-person worship (including weddings and funerals) or other church activities must (1) sign-in providing their name and phone number, (2) wear a mask at all times, and (3) maintain social distancing.
Those who are ill, have tested positive for COVID-19, or who are in vulnerable populations should refrain from attending in-person worship or other church activities. Persons exposed to COVID-19, or who have previously tested positive for COVID-19, must refrain from attending in-person worship or other church activities until at least 14 days after or they have tested negative for the presence of the virus.
Persons who choose to attend in-person worship or other church activities agree to inform the church promptly if they learn they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19. Notice of COVID-19 exposure should be made by calling the church office at 218 864-5686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org should inform us of the relevant date(s) of in-person church attendance.
The church will then make appropriate anonymousnotifications to others who may have been in attendance on the same date, so they may take appropriate steps to protect their health and safety. (The church could assist public health authorities with lists of contacts to help with tracing and will assist them in any efforts to undertake contact tracing if requested.)
This action should not be considered as a substitution for the individuals own responsibility to contact public health officials for more detailed contract tracing.
We are a Lutheran church community located in Battle Lake Minnesota for anyone who wants to investigate the claims of Jesus or who wants to know and serve him better. Whether you are living, visiting, or working in the area, we look forward to welcoming you in person to First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.
The community is volunteer driven. There are many opportunities to share your talents with others within our walls, our community and beyond.
Welcome to our community of faith! We are honored to have you as our guest. We are also excited about how our stories of faith continue to be written and woven into the greater story of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.
We invite you to join your story with ours as we walk together through the chapters of life in Christ,
"Bringing the hopes we share in Christ to others".
Blessings and regards,
Pastor Bradley Skogen
505 West Holdt St., Battle Lake, MN 56515, US
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 am to 12:00
Due to Covid, Staff are currently working from home. Office is closed, Please contact us through email: offfice @BLFirstLutheran.org or leave a message at 218-864-5686