FROM RACHEL YATES, PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE
 WHAT WILL WE KEEP?
With all that is disrupted these days, it's harder to look for what is good.  We have to be more intentional about looking.  Then, we are surprised to see the signs of life.

In Venice, the canals - usually murky and brown - are becoming clear due to the lack of boat traffic.  As the sediment settles, people now see fish through the clear water.  And dolphins!  Dolphins are swimming where boats used to clog the waterways.

In China, the shutdown of industry has brought ... ( READ MORE )
PRESBYTERY PULSE
A SERVICE FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT
The past few weeks liturgy for Lent had been emailed to churches and pastors as an option to help facilitate worship in this challenging time.  In an effort to reduce the number of emails you receive from the Presbytery Office, service liturgy will now be made available through Fresh Impressions, the Presbytery homepage, and in the Worship Resources section of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates & Resources web page.  Please find A Service of Worship for the 5th Sunday of Lent here.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FOR CHURCH STAFF
Jean Dow has graciously offered to provide Spiritual Direction at no cost during this difficult time for clergy and church staff.  If you are interested in speaking with Jean, please contact her via email: jeandow@immanuelwi.org
COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS PRESBYTERY RESOURCE PAGE
Tuesday, March 17th, the Presbytery launched a COVID-19 resource page with tips for online worship, financial matters, online meetings, and more.  This will be our central location for all updates and resources, although we'll also have conversations on Facebook.  We want to hear how you are showing care for your leaders, your church, and your community, and even where you are finding hope and possibility.  So, please stay connected with us!
WORSHIP RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Given the current climate and conditions, the Presbytery Office is trying to provide as many resources and opportunities for worship as possible.  To do this, we would like to compile a list with active web links to worship services -- text or visual -- that can then be shared via email, social media, and our website resource page.  If you are providing a weekly worship resource for your congregation, please consider sending it to Kate Hopta to include in our Presbytery information.  If possible, please send information by 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.  If you will be streaming a service, let us know and we will try to also link it to the Presbytery facebook page.
SHARE YOUR DAILY PRAYER
If you've visited the Presbytery COVID-19/Coronavirus Resource Page hopefully you've noticed the daily prayer being offered.  If you would like to submit a prayer to be published, please send your prayer with name and church or location to Chris Halverson.  
ANYTHING BUT COVID-19 NEWS
REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT 
Voter information looks a little different that has in the past and dead lines have been extended.  Online registration and absentee ballots for the April 7, 2020, election has been extended through March 30.  Find more information about registering to vote and requesting your absentee ballot here.