Shepherd in the Pines Lutheran Church (SITP)

GREETINGS AGAIN IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, THE GOOD SHEPHERD IN THE PINES! 

 

After having closed the doors of our church on March 16, 2020, we reopened again on May 31, 2020. It was a day of joy, praise and thanksgiving, as we were able to worship our Lord Jesus Christ in His House of Prayer.

However, now we are asked to close the doors again due to the recent spike of the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 13, 2020 we were informed by California Governor Newsom “that churches in 31 California Counties must stop indoor in-person worship immediately”.

Therefore, after prayerful and thoughtful consideration, the Board of Elders on July 15, 2020, made the decision to close the doors of our church until further notice.

It is a day of grief, sadness, and disappointment, as we will not be able to gather with each other to sing and pray, to hear the Word of God and to receive the true body and true blood of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Lord’s Table.

We hope and pray that all the members of our church will support the decision by the Board of Elders, even though it is going to be painful for all of us. We also hope that you will continue to pray for our church’s ministry and support it financially with your offerings and tithes to the Lord, as you did during the first closing of the doors of our church.

We also encourage you to continue listening again to our messages from the Word of God with the singing of the hymns, the prayers, and the sermons every Sunday here on our website: sitpbigbear.org.

Finally, we hope and pray to see every one of you again very soon in His House of Prayer. Until then, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

Yours, in Christ’s service,

Rev. Elroi Reimnitz, Th.D., D.D.

Genesis 16:13