- Phone: 651.487.7752
- Mailing Address: 1215 Roselawn Ave. West | Roseville, MN 55113
Summer is here, and with increased vaccinations we are excited that we are hosting in-person, indoor worship on Sundays at 9:00 am. Our full summer worship schedule is:
As of April 14, 2021, our planned in-person worship has been postponed
Click here for the complete letter. Just a bit over a year ago we moved worship online to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. There was much to be learned in a short amount of time, and no one anticipated it would take a year to safely return to in-person worship. Even now, as we gather together, things will be different. I am excited to announce that we plan to resume in-person worship beginning Sunday, April 18 (NOW POSTPONED) with a single 9:00 am service. *This is subject to change*
Saint Paul Area Synod Bishop Patricia Lull shares an update from the synod in response to the changes announced by the Governor and Minnesota Department of Health on Friday, March. 12. Click here to read this update.
"Last Friday, Governor Tim Walz announced the easing of a number of restrictions that had been in place to lessen the spread of COVID-19. The new guidance becomes effective at noon today. Occupancy limits for faith services including weddings and funerals have been removed, but capacity must still be adjusted to allow for social distancing. This, however, does NOT mean that worship or other activities that take place in our faith communities are “back to normal.”
The Saint Paul Area Synod welcomed Dr. Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, as its keynote speaker for its 2021 Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders on February 27 on Zoom. Several lay leaders and staff from RLC were at this online gathering. Dr. Osterholm cautioned about another surge in the coming weeks due to variants that are more transmissible and cause more severe illness. He warned against letting our guard down due to pandemic fatigue, asked church leaders to encourage vaccinations and discussed the humanitarian and strategic effort to ensure people in all countries receive vaccinations in an equitable manner:
Click here to read in its entirety. We are elated to announce Holy Week outdoor worship and activities at RLC, and anxious to see friends and neighbors again in real life! Please join us:
In the coming weeks, watch for announcements regarding the resumption of additional activities on site at Roseville Lutheran Church, which will all be done safely by requiring masks and facilitating social distancing.
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In an abundance of caution, and together with many congregations in our area and across the country, Roseville Lutheran Church is taking the following actions for the immediate future:
For 80% of cases, COVID-19 is a mild illness that does not require hospitialization. We can limit its spread by:
Our RLC Task Force is meeting to consider concerns relating to the COVID-19 outbreak. We're reaching out to larger church resources, and we are also taking into account actions and advice from the Roseville Schools. Click here for their latest update.
The National Association of School Nurses has written this "Talking to Children about COVID-19" resource, which you may find helpful.
Information from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is available here.