11.22.20 | Online Worship

Sunday Worship & Update

Dear Congregation,

This weekend we are offering Online Church Drive-Thru Communion (see details below). 

From the beginning of the pandemic, we have taken seriously our vocation to love God, love each other, and love our neighbor. To help us love God and our neighbor, we have provided services in many forms: “Drive-Thu Communion, Parking-Lot Worship, Outdoor Worship, and Online Church.” We were hoping to move indoors for a worship service but will not do so during this three-week mandate. It is true that we, as a church, are exempt from the governor’s mandate and can offer worship indoors. It is also true that we have not had a single case of COVID tied to a church event this year. We are doing a wonderful job as a community during these difficult times. This three-week period of Online Church & Drive-Thru Communion allows us to creatively and responsibly create a strategy for indoor worship going forward.

A problem in our current approach is that by only offering Online Church and Drive-Thru Communion we miss an opportunity for fellowship. To counter this, we are providing a 3-week small group/fellowship time over Zoom.  On Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm, I will be leading a zoom gathering. We will check-in with each other, reflect on the previous Sunday’s scripture and sermon, talk in small groups, and pray. This can be very fun and a wonderful way to connect. If you haven’t used zoom, give it a try. 

To help us stay connected and to build each other up, here is important information and links for you to use. I encourage you to send in your prayers, attend the Zoom small group, come for communion, financially support the church, and to watch the service. 

With love, 

Pastor Russ


The church office is currently located on floor 3R at the Grand View University Humphrey Center. However, due to COVID-19, we are asking that if you have any questions or concerns, please email the church info@luthermemorialdsm.org. Thank you!


We will continue to post Online Worship services on our YouTube page. Keep up-to-date with LMC by “Liking” our Facebook page and checking your emails often!