Sunday Worship back online
Due to the government’s newly announced COVID-19 measures, all in-person events at St. Saviour’s have to be suspended until further notice. This includes Sunday Worship, which will have to take place online via Zoom for the next few weeks. Worship will take place at 11:00 AM this Sunday as usual via Zoom using this link here:
Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89984781477?pwd=VWh2Qk82cExaVTZjdTJHQmhhOVhlZz09 Meeting ID: 899 8478 1477 Passcode: 932349
We know that this is a very challenging time for everyone as Latvia enters its most serious phase of the pandemic so far, so please keep each other in our prayers as well as the country’s health care heroes and those who have to make critical and painful decisions in the next few weeks. In the meantime, we promise to make worship as spiritually fulfilling as possible. Please contact us if you have any ideas or suggestions, or if we can help you in any way during these difficult times.
This Sunday, we will be joined by special guest special guest Vineta Laudurga from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Latvia to celebrate Bible Sunday! We look forward to sharing this special service with our friends from all over the world.
In memory of Ojars Ēriks Kalniņš
This Thursday, the St. Saviour’s community was shocked to learn that Ojars Kalniņš, the husband of our previous church warden Irma and a beloved Latvian statesman, passed away suddenly at the age of 71. Please make sure to keep Irma and the rest of their family in your prayers during this very sad time.
Green Zone: COVID Certificates and masks required at worship services
As a reminder, due to the new government regulations implemented in light of the COVID-19 situation here in Latvia as well as the reduced space in the sanctuary during the ceiling construction, all attendees to the worship service will need to present a valid COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate before entering the church. All attendees are also required to wear masks during the service. Those who are unable to attend in person are welcome to participate online via the live stream on our Facebook page.
New COVID regulations: COVID Certificates required at worship services
As Chaplain Elīza mentioned last week at the end of the service, attendees of Sunday Worship at St. Saviour’s will need to provide a valid COVID-19 certificate of recovery from the disease or vaccination. Those who are unable to attend in person will be able to participate online via the live stream on our Facebook page.
Sunday Worship: The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
This week, Lauma will be leading us in a service of the Word celebrating creation: both giving thanks for the harvest and the people who work hard to provide food for us. We’ll also pray for and think of our little furry and feathered (and maybe scaled) friends too – our pets who keep us company every day.
In memoriam: Rūta Whitaker
As many of you have already heard, we are heartbroken to announce that our former church warden and longtime member of St. Saviour’s Ruta Whitaker passed away last Sunday at the age of 81. Ruta worked actively as our church warden for eight years, as well as the leader of the Senior’s Club, an active volunteer at our Soup Kitchen, and an overall very dedicated member of the church community. Please make sure to keep her husband Harry and the rest of her family in your prayers during this very sad time. To learn more about Ruta’s amazing life and find out how to take part in her online funeral, you can read her full obituary here.
Sunday Worship: The 18th Sunday of Trinity
This week we celebrated the sacrament of baptism along with the theme of “harvest and thanksgiving”. Our music director Jana was joined by violinist Emīls Helde, and at the end of the service Rosa led us all in a dance. You can watch a recording of the service on our Facebook page!