Daily Lenten Reading

PLEASE READ AND MEDITATE ON OUR DAILY LENTEN DEVOTIONS FROM THE BOOK "…THE LEAST OF THESE…" PRAY FAST ACT: MEDITATIONS ON MATTHEW 25 FOR LENT BY PASTOR DAVE BERSAGEL.

message from our congregational president regarding changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic

As most of you know by now, we have decided to suspend our programming at Journey for at least the next two weeks. The Vision Board will review Palm Sunday and Easter as those dates near but for the time being, we will focus on our health and ways we can stay connected to God and one another.

In the short term, we will focus on the gifts we have in order to stay connected. Some churches in our area already have online streaming capabilities and rather than trying to reinvent that, we will promote those opportunities in our communications. I encourage you all to keep a close eye on Facebook and email over the next several weeks. We plan to offer daily devotions, videos of folks sharing their daily lives, members sharing song and prayer and possibly some longer messages in lieu of regular worship. We also want to be cognizant of those not online, therefore, we are developing a call tree to have folks reach out over the phone to catch up on how things are going and maybe share a prayer or story to keep spirits high. If you have additional ideas or want to submit prayers, stories or song please let us know! I am hopeful during this uneasy time we can find peace in slowing our lives down a bit and reconnecting to some things that get lost when lives are busy.

As Pastor Mamy mentioned, the office will remain open during the week. We will have the shopping cart posted in the fireplace room so if you want to stop in and drop off food or hygiene items to share with the community you are welcome to do so. 

Lastly, I want to touch on offerings. While certainly not our top concern at this point, we will need to sustain the ministry while we forego regular, in-person worship. Please know you can drop those in the office, mail offerings or give online through simply giving. If you need details on any of those options please reach out to the office.

Please lift each other up in prayer and don’t hesitate to reach out to one another when needs arise. We are all hopeful that these unprecedented efforts will help limit the virus spread and get us back to normal schedules as quickly as possible.

Be Well, Jonah Denson

Live Streaming Worship Services *Our Savior’s Lutheran in La Crosse:
http://www.oursaviorslutheranchurch.net/live-stream/ *Holmen Lutheran Church on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holmenlutheran/

Listen to audio of Worship Services *Tune into the broadcast of Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse at 8:30 am on WKTY 580AM *First Lutheran in Onalaska has audio of their sermons on their website: https://www.firstlutheranonalaska.org/sermons

We will add more as they become known to us.

Concert series cancelled!

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling the concerts we had planned for the next four weeks. In some ways, this may seem a little premature, but we feel it best to be proactive rather than reactive in a time like this. We are making this decision with the well being of our congregation, the bands and our guests in mind. Be safe, be well.

Lenten soup suppers have been canceled! worship SErvice is now at 6:00 pm

Please join us each Wednesday through April 1st as we journey together through this season of Lent. We are taking precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic threat and have canceled our Soup Suppers. The worship service is now at 6:00. We are blessed to have several retired pastors that will rotate sharing the weekly Lenten message with us using the book written by Pr. Dave Bersagel, “…the least of these…” Pray Fast Act: Meditations on Matthew 25 for Lent.” Pr. Dave’s book of Lenten resources and worship services is available at Journey and online.

Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, February 26, Pastor Mamy will be taking part in a new national Ash Wednesday movement called “Ashes to Go”.

“Ashes to Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the neighborhood. Look for the sign stating “ASH TO GO” at the church entrance on Sand Lake
Road where Pastor will be standing and offering ashes to those who drive through from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tell your friends to stop by! This is one more way that Journey Lutheran Church is an agile, inviting church community!

All are welcome every Wednesday evening at 6:00pm for Lenten Worship Service through April 1st.

Welcome All!

Whoever you are,
However you come,

You are welcome here

All are welcome in our life and ministry together in worship, at the font, at the table and in fellowship regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or any other category society uses to divide us.
We are located on on Sand Lake Road about half-way between Onalaska and Holmen, Wisconsin.

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