COVID-19 Updates

Limited in-person worship begins April 18, 2021. You must reserve seats in advance. Sign up for Monday-Saturday for the following Sunday.

Read the COVID team’s March 2021 update (PDF).

See our COVID-19 page for the most current information about re-opening, worship, groups, pastoral care, and other aspects of our church and community life affected by coronavirus. Our re-opening phases are tied to the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative recommendations.

COVID Collaborative Status: Medium (2021/04/04)

Worship for Sunday, April 11, 2021 (Holy Humor)

For Sunday, April 11, Pastor Park Hunter preaches “Poke!” based on John 20:19-31. Like Thomas the doubting disciples, people poke and prod, sometimes to provoke and sometimes to prove. Nudge, nudge – “Get it?” Resurrection was the ultimate poke in the eye for Satan. Jesus rolls with the punches and elbows us: “I’m alive! Get it?!”

We celebrate Holy Humor Sunday with good clean jokes and plenty of fun! Dizzy Lizzy and the puppets share some church humor, and we’ve got fun songs and special music too!

Sandy Koster, Doug Huggett, Renee Kastenschmidt, and Kelly Maloney Wang lead hymns at the 8:30a Classic service. Zoe de Boer, Deb Boehde, Melissa de Boer, Pam Klinger, and Cathy Novy lead music at the 11:00a Praise service.

Onalaska UMC worship services for this Sunday are available only by live stream on our YouTube channel. Please don’t come to church. Instead, stay at home and “praise in place!”

Here’s how to participate…

  • Download and print the worship slides so you can follow along… 8:30 Classic or 11:00 Praise (PDF).
  • Live stream worship at 8:30 and 11:00 from our YouTube channel.
  • During worship, text requests to 608-304-7214.
  • Give electronically, or contact the office to request mail-in giving envelopes.
  • YouTube Live Chat is available during the service. Say “hi” and let us know you’re worshipping with us! You must be logged in with a Gmail account on your device to use the chat feature.

If YouTube doesn’t work for you, contact our office (608-783-3380 or office@onalaskaumc.org) and we will mail you a copy of the worship slides and the sermon notes the week following.

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 (March Madness)

For Easter Sunday, April 4, we have four worship experiences.

At the 8:30am Classic and 11:00am Praise Easter celebration services, Pastor Park Hunter preaches “The Shining Moment” based on Mark 16:1-7. Talk about a buzzer beater! Jesus wins the victory, now and forever! Easter is a celebration that in Jesus, we too triumph over the powers and opponents of this world.. This is the final message in our Lenten series, “March Madness.”

Jessica Gobel has an exciting kids’ message, Ben Martens shares a God Moment witness, our church members join in the great Easter acclamation, and we’ve got plenty of special music including a 400-voice choir! Sandy Koster, Kim & Jeff Wadewitz, and Doug Huggett lead hymns at the 8:30a Classic service. Zoe and Melissa de Boer, Pam Klinger, and Cathy Novy lead music at the 11:00a Praise service. Open communion will be shared – you can join in at home with something to eat and drink.

Our drive-thru Easter Experience is from 9:45-10:45am between services, and is open to all! Experience scenes from Jesus’ resurrection, enjoy a moment of personal prayer and communion. Kids can participate in a COVID-safe Easter Egg hunt.

Early risers will enjoy the 6:30am Sunrise Service, led entirely by our 2021 confirmation students. We welcome the light of Christ back into the world. This half-hour worship includes scripture, prayer, great music, an intriguing kids’ message, and the world premier of our Easter skit, “The Empty Zoom.”

Onalaska UMC worship services for this Sunday are available only by live stream on our YouTube channel. Please don’t come to church, except for the drive-thru event 9:45-10:45am. Stay at home and “praise in place!”

Here’s how to participate…

  • Download and print the worship slides so you can follow along… 8:30 Classic or 11:00 Praise (PDF).
  • Live stream worship at 6:30, 8:30 and 11:00 from our YouTube channel.
  • Drive through from 9:45-10:45, entering from the north side (Locust Street) entrance.
  • During worship, text requests to 608-304-7214.
  • Give electronically, or contact the office to request mail-in giving envelopes.
  • YouTube Live Chat is available during the service. Say “hi” and let us know you’re worshipping with us! You must be logged in with a Gmail account on your device to use the chat feature.

If YouTube doesn’t work for you, contact our office (608-783-3380 or office@onalaskaumc.org) and we will mail you a copy of the worship slides and the sermon notes the week following.