28 Jun An Update from Pastor – June 26, 2020
SUNDAY June 28 worship 8 am online
Meet and Greet outside (weather permitting) 9:30 to 10:30 am
WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER ONLINE WORSHIP AND THE Sunday MEET AND GREET
REOPENING FOR INSIDE WORSHIP:
At our last meeting, church council discussed opening. We have not yet picked a date to have in person worship. At our July 14 meeting we will revisit this issue. Meanwhile we are currently working to make worship as safe as possible for all involved.
WE ARE STILL CLOSED FOR GROUPS and meetings inside the church building
Please continue to pray for everyone who is missing planned life events. In June I will pray by name in our Sunday worship for graduates from the class of 2020. Please email me any names you want me to include in our prayers.
WORSHIP THIS WEEK:
This is the fourth of five weeks on Job. Our lessons are from 31:35-37 and 38:1-11 In the first reading Job asks to meet God. Then in chapter 38 God answers Job. Our hymns this week 756 Eternal Father Strong to Save and 881 Let all Things Now Living.
For all fathers and families without fathers.
For equality and safety for all people.
For all struggling with mental health issues.
For all who have died from Corona Virus and all the recently departed
For all with Corona virus
For all nurses, doctors and everyone who works in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, military personnel.
For all first responders. Including police officers and firefighters.
For all grocery store employees and truck drivers.
For all graduates who can’t have in person ceremonies and who face an uncertain future.
For guidance for all political leaders.
For those who are losing income due to cancellations and closings.
For people with addictions and their families.
My weekly devotions are now from Luke chapter 6. This should last through July. All of our worship services and Sunday School lessons are on the internet. We are still trying to get our videos back on the webpage. So for now you can see all of our videos on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. I am starting to visit people. I will meet with you outside, either at the church or your place. I am available either by email or my cell phone. You can call or text me. I do try to check the church answering machine daily.
The pantry is still open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 am. You can drop off food Monday, Wednesday or Friday 9 to 11:30 am.
PREPARING FOR INSIDE WORSHIP:
I am currently working with our cleaning service for a program of initial and regular cleaning of our building.
I am developing written guidelines for all of us to follow. They will be made available to everybody before we open.
At 25%, our capacity is up to 30 people. Only 9 pews will be open.
There will be no books or paper provided. Worship will be projected on the screen.
We will continue with 2 services on Sunday.
HELP NEEDED IN EACH WORSHIP SERVICE:
Once we reopen I will need help in each service. An usher who will no longer collect offering but will need to come at least 20 minutes (this time may change) to help direct people to seats. I will also need a technical person to monitor the video camera as well as operate the PowerPoint presentation that will be used instead of hymnals.
The boat trip has been cancelled this year.
No church picnic.
Council meeting July 14 7pm
I do plan on continuing recording our worship services and putting them on Facebook and Youtube even after we are back to in person worship services.
REMEMBER THAT GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I