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St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church

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May 2020

Dear St. Mark Members and Friends,

The Church Council and I want to affirm that God is our constant companion especially in this time of uncertainty and upheaval in all our lives. We also want to reassure you that we are acting in what we consider to be the best interests of our St. Mark church community.

Provisions are being made - and a lot is already being done - to ensure some key goals are met:

We want you to be informed about our financial situation. Just as many individuals, families and businesses are being adversely affected financially by the economic impacts of the coronavirus epidemic, so also the Church may suffer adverse effects and we want to guard against that as much as we can.

If this crisis were to be only for a few weeks, we could sustain things. However, if it extends into months - as now appears possible - we will face financial challenges in meeting our obligations. We deeply appreciate the generosity of all who are supporting the ministry of the church to the best of their ability. 

We always seek to serve our church community and the wider Quad City community to the best of our ability. This crisis has presented new challenges and new opportunities and a very steep learning curve. In many ways, these challenges are good for us and will ultimately make us stronger if we do not shrink from them now. 

So, let us face this unprecedented challenge to the whole human community with deep trust in God, with compassion and concern for one another and with confidence that, in God, we have One on whom we can always depend.

We as a community of faith exist only to serve the wider community and the world as disciples of the Risen Lord. Now is one of those times when we are called to do so with faith and hope, courage and much love.

Journeying with you,
Pr. Travis M. Fisher-King

 

St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ELCA
in the Southeastern Iowa Synod (hotlink: seiasynod.org)

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