Severe Weather

Emergency Planning

Church worship services will rarely if ever be cancelled unless a catastrophic incident occurs. With this in mind, all congregation members should rely upon their own best judgment when conditions such as inclement weather, dangerous road conditions, or emergency situations might put health and safety at risk when attending worship services, events, and activities.  In the unlikely event services are cancelled, office staff will post a notification by the following methods:

  1. WKRN News (ABC) lower screen banner (for Sunday services only) Click here to access WKRN's Closings and Delays website page.
  2. For Sunday as well as all other scheduled worship services also check our St. Andrew Lutheran Church Facebook page (you must request to be added to our Facebook page)
  3. An e-mail blast to the congregation, indicating worship service cancellation, posted at least 90 minutes before services are scheduled to start.  Please let us know if you aren't receiving the congregation's weekly email blasts.

All other activities (meetings, events, rehearsals, etc.) might be cancelled on a case-by-case basis.  Group leaders of these specific events are charged with direct phone call notification to attendees.

Individuals may find themselves already on church grounds at the onset of an emergency. Sheltering in place (remain on grounds and do not leave) is the safest, best option. Again, seek immediate shelter in our basement in the event of a tornado.