Campus Closure Announcement for Worship & Student Ministry By Liz Ridpath Posted November 30, 2020 In Coronavirus Updates, Featured Campus Closure Announcement for Worship & Student Ministry2020-11-302020-11-30https://popmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pop-logo_horizontal_color-e1473696608865.pngPrince of Peace Lutheran Churchhttps://popmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/building-closure-update.jpg200px200px 2 Last updated: November 30, 2020 Finance Director, Jane Victorey, and Lead Pastor, Jeff Marian, along with the Board of Directors, have decided to use the government recommendation for middle and high schools as our primary guide for decisions regarding the opening and closing of our campus: When the 14-day COVID-19 case rate for Dakota County rises above 30.0 per 10,000 people, we will close our campus to worship and student ministry. When the rate is between 20.0 and 30.0 for two consecutive weeks, we will likely open the campus to worship and student ministry. When rate is below 20.0, we will likely consider opening the campus to additional groups. These infection rates are updated each Thursday and we monitor them carefully. You can also monitor them here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/wschool.pdf Other factors, such as critical staff being infected or in quarantine, and the impact of more localized outbreaks, will also influence our decisions. Both Mission Outpost and CDLC Preschool are considered essential services and will remain open, adjusting as needed. Due to the case rate on Friday, November 27 rising to 137.66, our campus will remain closed for worship and student ministry. We deeply regret having to make this decision, but our primary concern is the safety of our disciples, guests, and staff. As soon as the infection rate drops, we will look forward to resuming on-campus worship and student ministry. In the meantime, we encourage you to utilize the excellent online resources that Prince of Peace is providing. Love of neighbor is our guiding principle in these decisions, keeping in mind the health and safety of not only our congregation but the broader community and health care system. Together, let’s do what we can to minimize the spread of COVID-19 to hasten our return to on-campus ministry. We pray that you stay safe and well. Pastor Jeff Marian Liz Ridpath Recent PostsLectio Divina for AdventThanksgivingAdvent at HomeComma Showing 2 comments Bonnie Boberg November 22, 2020 Reply Do u know if there has been any discussion at church to offer a “drive up” Communion, like a drive up food distribution, on Christmas Eve Day? Each car could receive a baggie with the wafer(s), a paper cup with a little wine, and a blessing. Or, at least have Communion as part of the Christmas Eve online services with those at home providing their own wine and bread/wafer/rice cracker etc. I really miss the blessing of Holy Communion! Prince of Peace November 22, 2020 Reply Thank you for your comment, Bonnie! Man of us are missing Holy Communion and members of the staff are exploring ways we can celebrate it in a safe and meaningful way. Keep watching our website, social media and newsletter – when we are able to serve Communion, we will do our best to make sure everyone knows how to take part. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.