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1111 11th Avenue West ● Ashland, WI 54806 ● (715) 682-6075 ● inquiry@zionashland.org

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PRAYER OF THE DAY
O God, You desire not the death of sinners, but rather that we turn from our wickedness and live. Graciously behold Your people who plead to You and spare us. Withdraw the scourge of Your wrath and be moved in mercy to turn away this pestilence from us; for the sake of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Church Council met March 16, 2020, Monday night with regards to the Coronavirus Pandemic in accord with State and Federal recommendations. The Church is now closed March 17th though April 1st. On April 1st, Wednesday night the council will be meeting again to determine if/when we can start services and other routine events. We will send out a notice on Thursday, April 2nd.

We will be using several outlets to pass along the word of God to our parishioners. Pastor Rick will be start doing services using streaming on Facebook. At this moment you need to have an account with Facebook. It you do, you can connect on Facebook with Zion Lutheran Ashland - LCMS. Pastor is working on having this coming Sunday, March 22nd on Facebook. He is also looking into licensing to allow anyone to access Facebook who has internet. Plus, he is looking into an app for Smartphones.

We will be contacting the newspaper, radio and television to make the announcement that there will be no services.

The church offices will operate 9:00am-12:00pm Monday through Thursday. The church will be locked, so please call beforehand if you need to come to the church 715-682-6075

Pastor will be willing to commune individuals at their home upon request. These will be short, communion-based visits, approximately 15-30 minutes in length, once every 2-3 weeks. You can call the office to set a date and time. Please be aware and considerate that no visits where people are "under the weather".

Main Street Living is a Lutheran Television program that is endorsed by the Minnesota North District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The program receives no funding from the District, but is totally funded by viewers and congregations of the KBJR-Channel 6 Viewing area. The program is broadcast on KBJR-Channel 6, the CBS network affiliate in Duluth on Sunday morning, starting at 9:30 AM. The first 30 minutes are remastered episodes of the popular "This is the Life" series that was very popular in the 70's and 80's. The second half of the program is a modified Lutheran worship service that features a different Pastor each week, from the station's broadcast area. Pastor vonSteggern from St. Paul's, Marengo was on March 15th.

Please connect with people who you know don't have email, so they may keep informed on the happenings of Zion.

Last, to put it simple and short, offering envelopes can be dropped in the mailbox at church or mailed directly — Zion Lutheran Church 1111 11th Ave West, Ashland, WI 54806

Suggestions — we could mail this out to those we list as no email, and stating that no further letters so be sure to keep in touch with tv, radio, and other church members or calling. Or we could make a calling tree. Can you put the message that the church is closed on the phone message?