In-Person Worship Services
The decision to suspend in-person worship at St. Paul was made out of utmost concern for everyone’s health and safety. The recommendation from the task force, adopted by the Church Council on June 18, recognized that circumstances could change and might require a suspension of worship service.
The increase in COVID-10 positive cases in Madison County began in earnest July 6 and has been climbing since then, as indicated on the state’s website COVID-19 in Iowa.
The guidelines established in the task force recommendation to Church Council include the following benchmarks for resuming public gatherings, which were derived from CDC guidelines and published in Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life, a publication from the Ecumenical Consultation group.
The task force will continue to monitor Madison County’s trajectory and will consult guidance from Iowa and Madison County Public Health Agencies, as well as national resources to determine when we will be able to return to in-person worship.
Church office email: StPaulLutheranChurch@hotmail.com
Pastor Brian Mortenson email: StPaulPastor1941@gmail.com
Pastoral Emergencies: 605-351-0867
Church office phone: 515-462-4270