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

New Church Sidewalk Rummage Sale 
Weather permitting, on Saturday, Oct. 17 LaPorte New Church is looking forward to holding its large fall rummage sale outdoors, with charitable prices, at the corner of Indiana and Maple Avenues by the La Porte County Public Library. We accept cash only. Everyone is welcome!
To help this be a safe and happy event, we urge everyone to wear face masks and practice social distancing as much as possible. Thank you in advance for your compassionate and respectful caring.
With the holidays coming up, we’ll have beautiful fall and Christmas decorations and a great assortment of seasonal craft supplies.
Also, winter clothing and linens, jewelry, purses, books, cd’s, small furniture, household items and home decor, and lots more.
Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We hope the weather is kind to us and to see you there!

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

The Presbyterian Church of La Porte

On Sunday at The Presbyterian Church of La Porte, in-person worship will be by reservation only and will follow CDC guidelines for wearing a mask and social distancing. Both the 9:30 a.m. Cross Connection service and the 11:30 a.m. Traditional Worship will be offered in the in the sanctuary; livestreamed on Facebook at presbyterianchurchoflaporte; and in the church parking lot, 307 Kingsbury Ave., via 89.1 FM radio.

For people at risk for COVID-19 and who are not comfortable attending in person, the church emphasizes staying home.

Oct. 4 is World Communion Sunday celebrating the Christian community. For those at home, have the elements of bread and juice ready. In the parking lot, sealed elements will be offered. In the sanctuary, there will be communion prayers but no partaking of the elements due to safety guidelines.

For the Traditional Worship, the bulletin and hymn are available on the church web site,

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,

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

La Porte New Church, located at the corner of Indiana and Maple Avenues, continues to hold Zoom Sunday services at 10 a.m. with Rev. Kit Billings leading us in worship services that give us hope and understanding in these challenging times. The premise of LaPorte New Church is that God’s goodness and peace will prevail in us as we draw closer to the love, wisdom, and forgiveness he offers every one of us. All are invited to email Rev. Billings for the Zoom meeting login:  Also feel free to connect with him at 219-380-4682 for grief support, wedding information, or pastoral care. We wish you well.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is pleased to offer both in-person and online worship, each Sunday at 9am.  The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated and communion will be offered in the form of bread only.  All safety precautions will be observed.  Individuals interested in attending should register at  Masks are required and social-distancing is encouraged.
If you would like to view us online, you may do so on our Facebook page at  Everyone is welcome.  Blessings!

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