"Building a Rural Family in Christ"
Cannon Falls, Minnesota


Spring Garden
   Lutheran Church
 
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Dear Spring Garden Friends,
 
We thank you for your patience and understanding in the decision that was made about 3 months ago to have worship online instead of in person.  It has been a long three months!  But always know that the church was never closed.  Even though we weren’t worshiping in the building, the body of Christ (all of us) were still being the church in the world.  
 
Now we are at a point where worshiping together will be possible again.  Our first service at Spring Garden will take place on June 28 at 10 am.  It will be an outdoor service in and around the shelter.  All worship services will be outdoors through the rest of the summer.  Outdoor services are more safe than indoor ones.  The airflow outside (especially at Spring Garden where it’s always windy!) will help us maintain a safer environment for participants. In the fall, when the weather gets cooler, we will plan to move into the church building for worship. 
 
Services will be videotaped and will still be uploaded to YouTube and made available on DVDs.  We will not be able to live stream, unfortunately, but videos will be available by the Tuesday following worship. 
 
We would love to see everyone in worship but want to caution people that are in high risk groups that you face a risk in coming to worship.  We will have as many safety measures in place as possible to keep people healthy, but if you are in one of the groups, please consider staying at home until there is a lower risk of contracting the virus. 
 
There will be several parking places close to the shelter if you would like to come to worship and remain in your car.  These will be reserved spots.  Please call the church office at 507-263-5532 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm Thursday to reserve a spot for the following Sunday.
 
We are asking people to maintain a 6-foot separation between households and to maintain that spacing before, during and after the service.  The playground will not be available for use.  There will not be congregational singing but there will be soloists and musicians who will offer music during services.  For the time being, Holy Communion will not be offered.  If you would like to have communion in your home, please contact the pastors.
 
If bad weather is predicted, the same system used for snowstorms will be used.  Worship will be cancelled and an announcement will be made on Facebook, the website, and through the prayer chain.  If bad weather comes up during worship, the service will be ended and everyone will be invited to go home.  If weather is dangerous, we will go into the basement of the church building.
 
We encourage you to continue using online giving, text offering, Simply Giving or sending your offering by mail if possible.  After worship there will be a box available for leaving an offering. An offering plate will not be passed during the service.
 
Members have not yet been assigned volunteer positions for summer services.  If you are comfortable attending services and would like to help with ushering or greeting, please contact Cindy Sjoquist.  There will be training for these positions before each service as some of the duties have changed.


Worship will look and feel different during this time of pandemic.  The reason for these changes is to keep people as safe as possible.  We ask you to please follow the policy so that we can worship together again while remaining safe.  Jesus calls us to love our neighbor.  Right now, loving our neighbor involves wearing a mask and maintaining a distance from others. 
 
If you are comfortable coming to worship, we will see you soon!  If you are not comfortable, that’s okay, and we hope that you will join us by video.  If you would like a visit from the pastors please call the church office and let us know!
 
Peace to you,
Theron Pagel, Church Council President 
Pastors Nick and Cindy Fisher-Broin

For a list of the Outdoor Worship Guidelines Click on the PDF File to your left.


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10239 County 1 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 237
Cannon Falls, Minnesota 55009
Church Office:

507-263-5532 

springgardenchurch@frontiernet.net
Office hours: 

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.