During the unprecedented time of being quarantined, you can mail your offering directly to the church at P.O. Box 32, West Alexandria, OH 45381 or to Stephanie Cotterman at 102 Brenda Blvd., West Alexandria, OH 45381. Remember to include your offering envelope so your offering is recorded correctly. Thanks!
Coronavirus Response from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio
Our number one priority is to love each and every person we encounter; this includes campers, donors, retreaters, students, volunteers and employees. Because of this priority, we as a Board of Directors and leadership staff have made the difficult decision to keep our camps closed until further notice. Based on medical advice, we do not believe we are able to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus while they participate in camp programs.
We will not be offering traditional camp programs this summer through Lutheran Memorial Camp (LMC), Camp Luther, LOMO Outreach and Amazing Grace Day Camps. All spring retreat and environmental education groups are cancelled also until further notice.
We know people will be disappointed in this decision, but hope you understand that we grieve this loss with you and our concern is to keep everyone safe and healthy. The risk is too high in a camp community setting for people to be exposed to the coronavirus.
United. In a time of physical distancing due to the coronavirus, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us that we aren’t islands—we are united in baptism. In her May column, she writes: “We don’t have to go it alone. In fact, we cannot, because, in Christ, we are knit into one body. And just as surely as Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one—this wildly mysterious community of the Trinity—so are we one.”
Read her column in English at https://bit.ly/2Wh5fjr
Weekly video address by Bishop Eaton