COVID-19 Updates

August 6, 2020
In light of God’s great care in this time of trouble, I want to update you on our response to COVID-19.    Based on recent events and an increase in COVID 19 cases in our area our Emergency Response Team met, and Session has approved to keep our building closed for the remainder of 2020. 

You may have heard me say this during this season, and it's worth repeating: We do not lead and respond out of fear, but out of love and care for our church and our community. This is the 'why' that drives our decision.  We want to do our part as members of the community to reduce the number of people infected and protect those who are at higher risk.  We want to be a part of the solution.

In the meantime, let’s remember: Lake Grove Church is not closed!  We are absolutely open for business.  The church is not a building, but a body of people committed to loving God and loving one another while spreading the good news of God’s love in the world around us. And a global pandemic cannot stop us from doing these things! 

Besides our Sunday worship online gatherings, we have events, classes, and connections points via Zoom listed on our website events page ( We encourage everyone to stay connected and to participate in community.  If you need assistance getting connected please email or fill out our connect card. 

 Furthermore, if you are looking for support, need prayer, or would like someone to give you a call please call our care line at 503-210-6062 or email and our staff will be in touch.

As circumstances change, we will keep you updated in a few different ways.

  • The first way to stay connected with updates is to check back at this page occasionally to see what updates we may have for you.   
  • Another way to stay updated is to find us on Facebook. We often post important announcements there for our Sunday and mid-week programs, new connection points,  etc.  
  •  You can also subscribe to our weekly All Church Email and receive devotions from our pastors and a weekly email about what is happening in the life of the Church. 

 Dear friends, I miss each of you and eagerly anticipate the day we can be together face-to-face.  What a great joy that will be!  In the meanwhile, we cling to the comfort and hope that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

In Christ’s care,
Pastor Mark McIlraith