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Dear Trinity Lutheran Church Family,

Thank you very much for the overwhelming generosity and kindness that you all showered upon Mallorie and me this last Sunday. For a good half hour, there was a steady line of cars that drove up to our house and people gave us gifts for the baby that we are expecting in July. You all hardly know Mallorie and me, but nonetheless you gave us diapers, beautiful handmade blankets, clothes, gift cards, and other supplies for the baby. We were told this was a drive-through baby shower, but it seemed more like an all-out downpour. Thank you very much. Your kindness is more than we deserve.

I also thank God that the COVID-19 crisis has not gotten worse. There is an overall trend of decreasing numbers of daily new cases reported for both Iowa and Woodbury county. This could change in the future, but right now I thank God for keeping so many of us safe and well. I thank God for all the healthcare workers who continue to care for the sick. The crisis is not yet over, and I continue to pray for those who are sick, those who mourn the death of loved ones, and those who have lost jobs and livelihoods. I thank God for bringing us safely this far, and I pray that God would bring us all the way through.

As you may already know, we are tentatively planning to gather for worship in our building on July 12. This plan depends on case counts staying level or declining and also depends on us taking all the necessary precautions. When we gather on July 12, I do not expect the entire congregation to come together. I envision us coming back together as a congregation in phases over time. Each of us will need to decide when and how we can safely be physically together again. We will continue to stream the service, even after we gather, so you can continue to
watch the video as a part of worship in your homes. I encourage you all to use your best judgement about what is safe for you.

I look forward to seeing you all again someday, but until then, stay safe and may God bless you.

Your Servant In Christ,
Pastor Scott C. Egbers