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"I have chosen you and not cast you off; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." -Isaiah 41:10

Faith’s pastoral and administrative staff, Elders, and Parish Planning Council are continually tracking the evolving COVID-19 situation. This page provides the latest information for our church community. Please help share this information with those members who do not have easy access to our online resources.

Pastoral Care


  • The church building remains CLOSED to the public, but is open for church business by appointment. The office is staffed in-person Monday to Friday from at least 10 am to 2 pm. Visits to members, meetings, and remote work often take us out of the office beyond those hours. To communicate with us outside of those hours, email is preferred for non-urgent matters, although you may certainly try calling the office (812-332-1668) and may still reach someone.

Faith-based Resources

  • Past sermons may be found HERE.
  • Tune in to live devotions on the LCMS Facebook page every weekday at 9 a.m. (or watch them all after 9:00 a.m. from the Youtube archive here). These devotions will focus on the words of comfort and promise found in Romans, Lamentations and the four Gospels.
  • Check out the myriad of worship, study, and devotional resources available at’s COVID-19 page.
  • Download the PrayNow lectionary/devotional app (Apple | Android)
  • Download the free Portals of Prayer for Times of Trouble or 40 Daily Devotions of God’s Comfort.
  • Stream sacred music from Lutheran Public Radio on your computer, tablet, mobile device, smart speaker, etc.
  • Purchase Lutheran Service Book for home use. Physical copies are available through our Bookstore (with no shipping costs and tax-free; contact Angie Grimes or the church office). Digital versions are also available for Kindle or Apple devices.

Care & Compassion for Our Neighbors

  • We pray that the Lord of all will bring healing to those who are sick, comfort to those who mourn, and an end to the spread of this virus.
  • Please keep in touch with elderly, at-risk, or isolated friends, family, and church members. If you would like to be added to an official “keep-in-touch” team or provide support with other tasks, contact Janet Hitzeman.
  • Support Pantry 279 with donations of food, funds (Venmo, Paypal, or through to easily receive a donation receipt), cleaning supplies, empty medium and large boxes, or by making deliveries to the homebound. Follow updates on their Facebook page.
  • Consider other ways to support local aid groups/non-profits, as well as local businesses that are at economic risk.
  • We serve with the love of Christ and lead with confidence in our Heavenly Father’s gracious care.


  • While we live in an age of uncertainty, this much is certain: The Lord gives us our daily bread. While we may experience a time of limited gathering for public worship, the Lord has never left or forsaken you.  YOU ARE HIS.  It is always in thanksgiving for this reality, perceived by faith, that we give our tithes and offerings. Please read this letter from Stewardship about how you can continue to give while not attending in-person worship.
  • If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the church office or one of the pastors, and we will work to support you in your time of need.

Community/Practical Resources

  • To learn about COVID-19 VACCINATIONS and BOOSTERS, visit this site.
  • FREE TESTS (updated 8-11-22)
    • Monroe County Health Department: Visit either the downtown location or the clinic on Miller Drive to receive up to two free rapid tests per person. You may pick up on behalf of others in your household.
    • CVS: Anyone with private health insurance or Medicare is eligible to get 8 free at-home rapid tests every 30 days, for each person on their plan:
      • For people on insurance plans, you can go to to pre-order for pickup at CVS. You have to do a separate request for each family member. (Note: Tests for family members under age 3 might not work for pre-order and need to be bought then reimbursed, or requested at the pharmacy.)
      • For those on Medicare, you go to a pharmacy (CVS or other) in-person and they will take your Medicare card and process the free tests.
    • For more information about TESTING in Bloomington visit this site.
  • Community resources about COVID-19 are available from the Monroe County Health Department and the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, including state and local resources, economic assistance, HR & legal resources, government guidance, health department resources, educational institution updates, and more.
  • The current and future orders can be found HERE.
  • For mental health and wellness resources in the state of Indiana, visit