Hockinson Apostolic Lutheran Church

News

7-9-2020

Sunday morning 10:30am services:
Based on the attendance over the past month we should not have to split the congregation into two services. Under current government guidelines the sanctuary is only approved for about 200 people. If you arrive and find that the sanctuary is at capacity, then please sit in the basement. We also ask that you maintain 6 feet of separation between yourself and those from other households.
In consideration of others and to help keep all of us healthy, please do not attend church if you or anyone in your family is ill or has been exposed to someone with the COVID-19 disease.

7-3-2020

Announcement regarding Sunday July 5th

Holy Communion will be served during the service. The pastors, ministers, and board members met to determine the best course of action of how to administer the sacrament in a safer manner. We will be utilizing ushers and there will be further instructions announced at the church.

Based on historical attendance during this COVID-19 pandemic we should not have to split the congregation into two services. Under current government guidelines the sanctuary is only approved for about 200 people. This means that it is possible that you may arrive and find that the sanctuary is at capacity and you may have to sit in the basement. Please be prepared for this. We also ask that you maintain 6 feet of separation between yourself and those from another household.

Please do not attend church if you or anyone in your family is ill or has been exposed to someone with the COVID-19 disease.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to new information regarding the COVID-19 disease and to changing government guidelines.

6-26-2020

Attendance Schedule for Sunday June 28th

 10:30am

.         Last names beginning with:  S – Z

.         Last names beginning with:  A – Kandoll

2:00pm

.    Last names beginning with:  Karlsen – R

6-20-2020 updated attendance

The Governor recently updated his guidance for church attendance.

We took the people scheduled for this Sunday and moved them all to the 9:00 time slot and the people scheduled for next Sunday and moved them to the 11:00 time slot. You may freely sit either upstairs or downstairs while maintaining 6 feet of distance between households.

Thank you for your patience.

Attendance Schedule for Sunday June 21st

 9:00am

.         Last names beginning with:  S – Z

.         Last names beginning with:  A – Kandoll

11:00am

.    Last names beginning with:  Karlsen – R

6-16-2020

We are continuing our worship services with limited attendance using the below schedule.

Please note: We will have different service times for June 21 which is Father’s Day.

Sunday, June 21  9:00am

.         Upstairs (sanctuary):  Last names beginning with:  U – Z

.         Downstairs (basement):  Last names beginning with:  A – Hill

Sunday, June 21  11:00am

.         Upstairs (sanctuary):  Last names beginning with:  S – T

.         Downstairs (basement):  Last names beginning with:  Holmgren – Kandoll

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Sunday, June 28  10:30am

.         Upstairs (sanctuary):  Last names beginning with:  K Matson – end of Matson

.         Downstairs (basement):  Last names beginning with:  Mattila – R

Sunday, June 28  2:00pm

.         Upstairs (sanctuary):  Last names beginning with:  L – J Matson

.         Downstairs (basement):  Last names beginning with:  Karlsen – end of K

6-6-2020

Now that we are in Phase 2 church will be reopening with limited attendance with a 10:30 am and 2:00 pm service. Please see the list below to see when you can attend.

We still urge everyone to take this risk seriously. It is very important that we honor and respect those that have a different opinion than we do about the appropriate response. Each family is responsible to maintain whatever measures they feel are necessary to keep themselves and others safe. If anyone in your household has symptoms of illness, please do not come to church. Be aware that there is the possibility that someone in attendance may have the COVID-19 disease without knowing it. Please do not sit anywhere within six feet of anyone outside of your household, and we ask that you refrain from handshakes and hugging. CDC guidelines recommend that masks be worn. If you want to visit after the service, please do so outside while maintaining physical distancing. Anyone who is uncomfortable with attending a public gathering is encouraged to continue joining with us for the online worship service.

We are reopening church with limited attendance with a 10:30am and 2:00pm service using the below schedule.

Please sit either upstairs or downstairs per this schedule.

Attendance Schedule

Sunday, June 7 10:30am

Upstairs:  Last names beginning with:  A – Hill

Downstairs:  Last names beginning with:  U – Z

Sunday, June 7 2:00pm

Upstairs:  Last names beginning with:  Holmgren – Kandoll

Downstairs:  Last names beginning with:  S – T

Sunday, June 14 10:30am

Upstairs:  Last names beginning with:  Karlsen – end of K

Downstairs:  Last names beginning with:  L – J Matson

Sunday, June 14 2:00pm

Upstairs:  Last names beginning with:  Mattila – R

Downstairs:  Last names beginning with:  K Matson – end of Matson

Ephesians 4  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

5-29-2020

Dear HALC congregation,
The governor has recently allowed worship services to be conducted outdoors with attendance limited to 100 people. The board is considering if this could be a feasible option. The weather forecast for the next 10 days shows rain, so that is something that we would have to consider. Their are also some state health guidelines and technology obstacles that would need to be implemented.We continue to pray and ask for your prayers that we may soon have the ability to worship inside of our building.

The Hockinson Apostolic Lutheran Church Board

5-26-2020 regarding Spring Meeting

Dear Hockinson ALC members, God’s Peace,

As was mentioned in the church announcements last Sunday, we will be voting on our Spring Meeting agenda items online this month. We are requesting that all dues paying members who are wishing to vote, send your email address to secretary.hockinsonchurch@gmail.com so that we can send you the Spring Meeting voting survey. The survey is mostly multiple choice and easy to do. We would like to ask all those dues paying members who are interested in voting, to submit their email address to the Secretary no later than Wednesday May 27th, 2020. Please put Spring Meeting in the subject line. There is one ballot per email address so please send addresses for each dues paying member of your household.

On behalf of the Hockinson ALC Board,

Brian Seppanen

Secretary

5-23-2020

In light of the encouraging message we heard from our president we are hopeful to be able to attend church soon. The board is researching how to implement the CDC guidelines. Please continue to pray for our country and leadership.