The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Dear Friends in Christ –
These last few weeks have been some of the most challenging in terms of life and ministry. Many of you have commented on the inability to receive Christ’s gifts of Body and Blood in the Lord’s Supper during this time. As always, you can contact me personally to bring you the Supper at home or at church. But to help facilitate the distribution of Christ’s gifts we will begin offering small Divine Services twice a day or in the case of Sunday, three times a day.
The schedule will be as follows:
Tuesdays: 11:00 am
Thursdays: 11:00 am
Saturdays: 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm
These services will take place in the parish hall for cleaning sake. Only nine people will be able to attend at a time in respect of the previous order of Governor Polis with how many people should be gathered in a place at a time.
Out of respect for your fellow believers please only sign up once a week. If I find the desire for the Divine Service is greater than the services offered (which I pray will be the case) I will be adding more times to the schedule.
Click here to sign up on SignUp Genius. You may also contact Lisa in the office between 8:30 am and 12:00pm at, 970-867-5721. Many of our members are not internet/Facebook savvy so please share this with them as well.
Rejoicing in the Lord always,
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ –
Christ is Risen! He is Risen, indeed!! Alleluia!
You are the inheritors of the death and resurrection of your Lord through the waters of the Holy Baptism. You have God’s sure and certain Word given to you. You have been marked with the cross of Christ on your forehead and your heart to mark you as one redeemed by Christ the crucified. And neither can food shortages, COVID-19, the inability to attend the Divine Service, and the executive order of the governor’s office separate you from Christ crucified.
Last evening Governor Polis announced a stay-at-home order that began at 6:00am this morning and will last till Saturday, April 11 unless rescinded or modified by further Executive order.
As of this time pastoral care that is listed under the critical services includes only: in-person pastoral services for individuals who are in crisis or in need of end of life services provided social distancing is observed to the greatest extent possible. This means that our plans to hold small services at church will have to be suspended. Please do not hesitate to contact me for assistance in any way. Our elders are available to assist in shopping, retrieving prescriptions, or taking care of other critical needs that you may have. At this time the office at Church will remain open during normal hours, 8:30am to 12:00pm Tuesday through Friday.
Sunday morning service and Wednesday evening service will continue to be live streamed on Facebook. Sunday morning service will still be available on KFTM 1400am or on kftm.net at 9:00am. As we approach Holy Week I will send out information on services. A basic Sunday and Wednesday bulletin will be available by email, posted on our website, www.trinitylutheranfortmorgan.com, and mailed to those who receive the newsletter (Sunday only) but do not have email. We are sorry that due to copyright laws we cannot put the bulletin on social media. The bulletin can be found in the “Tidbits and Newsletters” section on the right hand side of the page.
Little Lambs Early Learning Center remains open as it provides critical childcare for those who are working in areas deemed essential by the governor’s office. Carri Brown and the skeleton staff will continue to be available to care for those children in their charge. Please continue to pray for the work of the school. At this time Trinity Lutheran School is closed, though teachers will remain in contact with students over the coming weeks.
I know this is a difficult time for most. Fear and worry can easily overcome us. Fear not for the Lord is with you. As St. Paul wrote to the church at Rome: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom He predestined He also called, and those whom He called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us (Rom. 8:28-31)?”
Let us pray: Gracious Lord, during this pandemic strengthen the faith of all who believe in You. As Your Son suffered the cross for the forgiveness of our sins and rose from the dead by Your Spirit remind us that the trials and tribulations of this present time are not comparable to the promised New Heaven and New Earth. Place into our ears Your Word that we might share the Gospel with our family, friends, and neighbor. Give wisdom to our leaders. Bless the men and women who continue to serve our communities during this time. According to Your will bring an end to this terrible virus. All this we ask in the name of Jesus our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Rejoicing in the Lord always,
(Praying art is the work of Ed Riojas)
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM. we gather together to hear and receive the blessing of God’s Word, and to offer praise and thanksgiving to our loving Father for the great blessings and mercy given us through our Savior, Jesus Christ. We then can return home, spiritually refreshed and strengthened by God through His Word to serve Him and share His peace and love with our friends and neighbors and families. The service is also broadcast live every Sunday on KFTM 1400 AM.
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated every Sunday. In, with and under the bread and wine in this sacrament we receive Christ’s body and blood that assures us of forgiveness of sins and eternal life. We also receive strength to resist life’s temptations and pressures.
Those wishing to commune for the first time are asked to speak to the pastor prior to the service.
In the water of Holy Baptism the Word of God gives us forgiveness of sins, freedom from the power of sin, death and the devil, and gives eternal life to all who believe this. We invite you to join our Christian family through this Baptism and receive the blessings offered by our Lord Jesus to you and your children. If you are interested in Baptism please contact the pastor.
Sunday school for ages 3 through 8th grade meets at 10:15 AM. Sunday mornings.
Bible classes for high school youth meet at 10:15 AM. Sunday mornings.
Bible classes for adults meet every Sunday morning at 10:15 AM in the church parish hall.
Midweek confirmation for 6th grade meets on Tuesdays at 4:15pm at the Church. 7th & 8th grade class meet Wednesdays at 4:15pm at the Church.