Sunday Worship Schedule Change
8:30 am & 10:00 am beginning April 11
On the Second Sunday of Easter we are reverting back to just two services. Sunday School, High School Bible Study and the Sunday morning Adult Bible Class will continue in remote mode for the remainder of the school year. Our bulletins-on-the-seats social distancing system will remain in effect as will our continual flow distribution method for Holy Communion.
When warm, dry weather is forecast for a Sunday enough in advance, the 10:00 am service will be moved outdoors. This will be communicated in the COS E-Bulletin.
The 6:30 pm Thursday services continue uninterrupted and remain the best option for in-person, social-distanced worship at COS.
Expansion Project Update
The church council will be recommending to the April 25 quarterly meeting that we try to begin construction in August. In the meantime it has authorized the building committee to resume working with the architects, builders, township, etc in order to finalize a construction cost. Simultaneously the congregation will be re-arranging financing as the commitment we received last year from the WELS Church Extension Fund has expired.
COS households can expect to receive a mailing with all the details sometime after Easter.
Pray God that all the pieces come together so that we can make a clear decision at the end of April.
In the meantime it is important that we fulfill our building fund pledges and continue to increase our regular giving to the level necessary to service a new and larger mortgage.