From the Creator Covid Response Team

June 14th 2020,

Dear Creator Members,

We have a small Covid Response team working on the details for preparing to “open up the church”.  The recommendation of this group is to continue virtual Worship and keep the Church building closed unless prior approval by Council until Phase 3.

While Pierce Co has now moved to Phase 2 we feel that the mitigations needed to reduce the risk are too great for the number that would be able to attend.

Religious and faith-based organizations are permitted to, provided all requirements in this document are met:

Phase 1 Hold outdoor services on the organization’s property (or immediately adjacent property if explicitly permitted by the local jurisdiction) with up to 100 individuals, excluding organization staff.

Phase 2 Hold indoor services at a place of worship with up to 25% capacity or 50 individuals, whichever is less, (excluding organization staff) and

Hold or provide in-home services or counseling inside a person’s residence with up to 5 total individuals (excluding organization staff).

Some of the guidelines Phase 2 requires:

  • Education and member self screening for temperature and symptoms prior to attending; completing attendance logs for potential exposure tracings
  • Masking at all times
  • Keeping physical 6 feet distancing
  • No singing; No communion
  • Minimizing bathroom attendance to 2
  • Establishing signage and a cleaning/decontamination procedure

We will continue to enjoy Virtual Worship with Dani’s music to enhance the experience and Pastor Amanda will be trying a virtual Communion soon.  We hope to have plans for outdoor worship later in the summer.  Group meetings will open up when we get the Opening protocols and Cleaning/Decontamination protocols in place. Each group will need a designee who will be trained and signed off to take responsibility for those protocols for their group.  

Yours in Christ,

Janice Pendergast,

Council Communications Manager representing the Creator Covid Response Team

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Creator Lutheran Vacation Bible School 2020

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Join us for Vacation Bible School this summer!

July 27-31, 2020

Being a neighbor means more than being nearby ― it means seeing each other as images of the living God all around us. Come see the ways God has blessed us and our neighbors ― and the role we can play in God’s promise of a just world where all are fed.

Online through Facebook live and YouTube (Creator Lutheran channel)

Craft supplies will be available at the church the week before. 

Please register before July 20 so we can prepare enough craft packets.

https://creatorlutheran.breezechms.com/form/53a4e7

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Family Sunday School

For families with young children:

  This approach to learning and exploring God’s Kingdom comes from a desire to

  • Equip families to carry out Christian practices at home
  • Combine Christian Education with Mission and Service
  • Incorporate Faith formation into the Worship Service
  • Facilitate multigenerational discussion and wonderment about Bible Stories and God’s message for us today.

For these reasons, we would like to invite ALL to join us in Creator Family Sunday School.  All ages are welcome!  Parents, Grandparents, and siblings will eat a light breakfast together, hear a Bible Story, wonder and discuss the story, and learn some new music—all together!  Service projects and crafts will also be a big part of our time together. 

Although all are invited to Family Sunday School, Adult Education will also offer an hour of Christian Education for Adults.  Children may also attend without parents as our High School students will be “Big Buddies”.   Adults without children may also attend as there may be kiddos who could use an adult mentor. 

Join us Sundays from 9:45am-10:45am! 

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Virtual Sunday School

Hi Sunday School Families,

We sure miss you all and hope you are doing well and staying healthy!

We found a fun craft to do for Holy Week! It is a Holy Week calendar, where you do a small craft every day this week. It also includes a memory verse and a song for each day.

Here is a breakdown of what they did for each day:

Sunday
TOPIC: Palm Sunday
READING: Mark 11:1-11 and Luke 19:28-44
CRAFT: construction paper palm leaves
MEMORY VERSE: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Mark 11:9
SONGS: “Hosanna!” by Hillsong, “Hosanna! {Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord}” by Michael W. Smith

Monday
TOPIC: Jesus Clears the Temple
READING: Mark 11:12-17
CRAFT: construction paper table cutout with pennies taped on top
MEMORY VERSE: “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Mark 11:17/Isaiah 56:7

Tuesday
TOPIC: Teaching at the Temple
READING: Luke 19:47-48
CRAFT: scrolls made out of paper and two sticks
MEMORY VERSE: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105
SONG: “Thy Word” by Amy Grant

Wednesday
TOPIC: Praying for Anything and Remaining Watchful
READING: Mark 11: 20-26, 13:32-37 and Luke 21:34-36
CRAFT: trace child’s hands to represent praying hands; watchtower or eye to represent remaining watchful
MEMORY VERSE: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be ours.” Mark 11:24

Thursday
TOPIC: Communion, Garden of Gethsemane, Judas’ Betrayal
READING: Mark 14:17-26, 32-35, 43-50 and Luke 22:14-23, 39-53
CRAFT: saltine cracker and construction paper cutout of goblet; sack of coins
MEMORY VERSE: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42

Friday
TOPIC: The Cross
READING: Mark 15:16-39 and Luke 23:26-49
CRAFT: 3 popsicle stick crosses
MEMORY VERSE: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
SONG: “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” by

Saturday
TOPIC: Laid in the Tomb
READING: Mark 15:42-47 and Luke 23:50-56
CRAFT: construction paper tomb and stone
MEMORY VERSE: “[Joseph] came from…Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.” Luke 23:51

Resurrection Sunday
TOPIC: Resurrection
READING: Luke 24:1-12
CRAFT: folded linen cloth and a picture of an angel
MEMORY VERSE: “He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:6
SONG: “He Lives!” {lyrics by Alfred Ackley}; “Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

Here is this week’s lesson from Sermons 4 Kids:

https://sermons4kids.com/

And a short video for kids to watch about Palm Sunday:

We hope you all enjoy the crafts and ideas and have a great week!

P.S.  We would LOVE to see pictures of your cute kiddos with their crafts if you do them 🙂

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