Virtual Services ONLY in January
As the Omicron variant of Covid is rapidly spreading in our Vancouver and British Columbia communities, we have made the difficult decision to suspend in person services at First Lutheran Church effective immediately. We encourage you to join us online via our YouTube Channel!
With COVID case numbers continuing to rise in British Columbia, we have made the difficult decision to conduct all services through January 30th in an online format only. We will continue to evaluate the safety of us returning to in-person worship as more information is made known to us about this new variant and how it is affecting our community. While there were no specifics related to faith-based organizations in the most recent public health orders, we feel that we should continue to approach this pandemic with an abundance of caution.
Much is still unknown about the Omicron variant, but early research indicates a higher transmission rate and an increase in breakthrough cases and reinfection. We are wise to take this new variant seriously, and while we need not live in fear, we must exercise reasonable caution for the safety of ourselves and our neighbours.