Covid-19 Announcement 3.13.20

Dear members and friends of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, After consultation with our Church Leadership Council and considering the prevailing information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC, a decision has been made to suspend all Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Building activities effective today through April 30, 2020.  We will re-access this decision on an on-going basis until which time we decide it is prudent for us to resume our usual church and building activities. This decision has been made with careful consideration for the health and well-being of each person who comes to this building.  Jesus said to the one who questioned which commandment is the greatest, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt 22:37-39) From Jesus we’ve learned that the defining characteristic of those who follow him is love for each other.  We did not make this decision out of fear; we made it out of love for our neighbor. It is our hope that choosing to practice social containment for a time will limit the spread of infection, which in turn will protect the most vulnerable among us and prevent taxing what is sure to be a stressed health care system.  As leaders of GSC our love and concern for all of you is at the core of this decision. This is our plan being implemented today: Suspend all Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Building activities. We have communicated this decision directly with Ambassador Academy,...