Pastor Hagen's Weekly Message, 6/1/2020
To the members and friends of Elim Lutheran Church.



This past week Elim's Preparedness Task Force met for the first time to begin creating guidelines and recommendations for the eventual reopening of Elim's building.  As of right now, the Task Force is recommending that Elim's building remain closed throughout the summer.  This is in line with other Lutheran Churches in our area and with Bishop Aitken's recent pronouncement.  Please click on the link below to read Bishop Aitken's thoughts and instructions for churches in the Northeast Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.    Further recommendations will be presented by the Task Force to the Church Council concerning how our reopening will take place.  Please look for these recommendations and council action in the near future.  In the meantime, Elim remains closed to all worship and individuals.  If you have a need to enter the building you are asked to contact me to make arrangements.  This includes the many people who have keys to the building.  Please do not enter the building without first contacting me. 

I invite you to read Bishop Aitken's remarks below.



Your Servant,

Pastor Jim Hagen




P.S.    Thank you for keeping Elim in your prayers and continuing to financially support Elim's ministry.  With the closing of worship services Elim's offerings have dropped drastically.  One saving grace has been the offerings Elim receives through electronic giving.  If you haven't considered using electronic giving please consider it.  I personally use it and like it.  If you would like to try it out you can click HERE where you can give a one time or repeating donation, or you can scan the QR code. 


God bless you this week and remember, God is with us!


Pastor Jim

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