Articles of faith

Does your church have a brief news announcement? “Articles of Faith” will be appearing at the end of the week on WNLP. Please submit your church’s news brief for the upcoming weekend at wnlp@whatsnewlaporte.com.

The Door Church

The Door Church will be having a Clothes Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 905 W. 22nd Street, LaPorte.

Honoring St. Francis of Assisi: pet blessing Oct. 7

The La Porte Catholic community is planning a pet blessing for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 on the lawn located west of the old school building at Sacred Heart Church.

The day before, Oct. 6, “is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order and name sake of our current Holy Father, Pope Francis,” said Deacon Frank J. Zolvinski. “To honor his ministry, love of nature and works of charity there will be a blessing of the animals.”

Participants are asked to make sure pets are properly leashed, caged or controlled. Pet owners are asked to wear face masks and to keep socially distanced.

Pet treats will be available.

For more information, Deacon Frank can be contacted at 219-575-1090 or at fzolvinski@scredheartlp.org

The Presbyterian Church of La Porte

On Sunday Leigh Morris will preach since  Rev. Abbi Heimach-Snipes is on vacation. Both services will be live streamed on the church’s Facebook page, presbyterianchurchoflaporte. There are four options for worship: Contemporary Cross Connection is at 9:30. Traditional worship is at 11:30, with the options of Facebook; in the car at the church parking lot at 307 Kingsbury Ave.; or in your lawn chair in the church’s back yard.

For the Traditional Worship, the bulletin, hymn and the program for John Gouwen’s carillon recital immediately following worship are available on the church web site, yourhomechurch.org.

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Monroe Street and Kingsbury Avenue.  There are two weekend worship service times:

The Saturday evening service (traditional worship) will be conducted in the sanctuary of the church at 6 p.m.

Effective Sunday, Aug. 30, the Sunday morning “CONNECT” service will be conducted in the church sanctuary.

For all services:  worshipers will enter by the door under the portico (roofed) entrance or the double doors by the ramp on Kingsbury Avenue.  These will be the only two doors available for entrance.  Attendances will be taken at the door and offerings will be received there.  Social distancing will be observed, masks are required, and hand sanitizing stations will be available.

Be mindful that if response to these services is greater than the capacity available, additional services may be planned in the future.

For more information please contact the church office at 219-362-3726.

The Presbyterian Church of La Porte

 On Sunday at The Presbyterian Church of La Porte, with Rev. Abbi Heimach-Snipes leading worship, both services will be live streamed on the church’s Facebook page, presbyterianchurchoflaporte. Contemporary Cross Connection is at 9:30. Traditional worship is at 11:30, with the option of Facebook or at the church parking lot at 307 Kingsbury Ave.

For the Traditional Worship, the bulletin, hymn and program for John Gouwen’s carillon recital immediately following worship are available on the church web site, yourhomechurch.org

This Sunday has traditionally been the church’s “Homecoming” Sunday. This year, without a combined, in-person gathering of the two worship services, members are reminded there’s still opportunity to think creatively of how God calls the church to be together, in prayer, in service, and in new ways of worshipping together.

La Porte New Church

While the La Porte New Church, located at the corner of Indiana and Maple Avenues, is closed during this cautious Covid-19 time, Sunday services are being held via Zoom online at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Contact Rev. Kit Billings via email ( revkit123@gmail.com) or phone/text (219-480-4682) to receive the Zoom invitation.

Rev. Billings is available by appointment for phone or online meetings for information on grief support, weddings, or anything else related to the New Church.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Mother Michelle Walker, Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, has announced that there will be two worship options: in-person and online. With careful planning and a downward (or stable) trend of new COVID-19 cases in LaPorte County, we are ready to begin offering both in-person and online worship.

There will be in-person for our 9 a.m. service. Masks are required. Social distancing will be enforced. Frequent hand sanitizing is encouraged. And please only attend if you have no signs of illness. If you do plan to attend, please register here. (Due to limited seating, we are registering people. Registration will close in the event we reach out seating capacity.) We also request that you review our regathering guidelines and take a peak at our seating capacity chart so that you may be best prepared to enjoy our service.

We are equally thrilled to share that we plan to continue live streaming. If you’ve already logged into and enjoyed our live streamed services, feel free to continue to worship with us that way. We realize not everyone is ready to be in public and we’re happy to offer our live stream option indefinitely. You can find us at St. Paul’s Facebook for LIVE from St. Paul’s on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:50am for our organ prelude and at 9am for Morning Prayer.

Holy Eucharist will be offered.

We also offer weekly:

Sunday 10 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom (connection details available from priest@stpaulslaporte.org)

Thursday 9 a.m. Morning Prayer & Bible Study via Zoom (connection details available from priest@stpaulslaporte.org)

Daily Office offerings at the Diocesan Virtual Worship Facebook Page, St. Paul’s Facebook

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