A note from Pastor Glen Bickford...
Who could have guessed what 2020 would bring?! Even through the worst pandemic of our lifetimes, important ministry at English Lutheran Church has continued.
In 2020, twenty kids were confirmed and about a dozen babies and one adult were baptized. Early in the pandemic there was a mask ministry, sewn by members of ELC and delivered by Pastor Mark. Sunday School restarted in September. Irene spreads her caring ministry via Zoom and her hours have increased. A new youth director, Kristen Arends, was hired. Vision Board, Councils, small groups and bible studies continue via Zoom. We have had several "drive-through" events.
The church building may not be filled with the warmth of hundreds of people as in years past, but that warmth has been diffused throughout our community in countless ways.
All of this is because you have supported us with your time, talent, and treasures. Thank you.