Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the church building is closed until April 30, 2020.
We will worship online until further notice.
Special Online Offerings
- Watch and listen to Marshall’s statement in worship on March 15 about COVID-19.
- If you’ve missed a recent service or want to revisit a sermon, visit our website to access the Sermon & Service Library for a recording. Social distancing is tough and can be isolating for many. If you know someone who is looking for a worship experience during these uncertain times, please direct them to our website to view one of our worship services.
- Follow us on Facebook for additional interactions in the coming weeks.
Tuesday Bible Study
We are currently studying the New Testament book of Acts. This book tells the story of “The Acts of the Apostles” in forming the Early Church. This week we will study Acts 12. Pastor Zieman will deliver the Bible study via e-mail each week, and we also will post it to the website. Want to join the study? Contact Marshall via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Explorers for Kids:
People Welcome Jesus
Hey kids! Join in the fun and explore how people welcomed Jesus in Jerusalem. This week’s lesson features two amazing science experiments. Jesus was welcomed with loud cheering, so our first experiment deals with sound. For the second experiment, you get to make invisible ink to reveal a hidden Bible verse from this story. This lesson is protected with a password for copyright reasons, so check your email from church for the password to access the lesson on Sunday.
Watch our video to see how much fun Sunday School can be!
We have art and other fun lessons in the coming weeks. Each week, we’d like you to email a photo of you doing the lesson. We’ll post them in a fun video here and on Facebook, so you can still see all of your church friends.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Be on the lookout for your One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) fish bank to arrive in the mail! The theme this year comes from Isaiah 58, specifically the phrase “you shall be called repairers of the breach.” Repairers are people who fix things. A breach is a break, or a gap. So “repairers of the breach” are people who help to fix what is broken.
When you fill your fish banks with coins, you are helping people who are hungry through the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. You are helping people after disasters through the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. You are helping people who want to make their own lives better by creating opportunities through Self-Development of People.
As you fill your fish bank at home with coins and dollars, please think about all the places where your offering will help to fix what is broken, bringing God’s love and hope to places in the world that need it most.
Try these fun lessons and activities to learn more about the terrific projects that the OGHS offering supports to repair the broken things in our world.
HEALTH & SAFETY: COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
The Session held an online meeting on Monday, March 23, and agreed that all onsite activities at the church, including Sunday worship, remain cancelled through April 30. We will worship online until further notice.
The CDC has provided the following guidelines about COVID-19.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Wash and disinfect hands often.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Or, cough into your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Wash and disinfect your hands after coming into contact with frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Keep away from others who are sick.
- Avoid person-to-person contact.
- Limit close contact with others as much as possible (keep 3 to 6 feet of distance).
- Tired of hearing about washing your hands? We care about you! Wash your hands.
Take Action if You Become Sick
- Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
- If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs include the following:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Increased Online Presence
We will be increasing our interactions online to help our congregation keep in touch.
- Website: Sunday service will be made available by 7 a.m. on Sunday morning on our website.
- Facebook: Follow us on Facebook. In the coming weeks, we will be delivering more interactions via our Facebook page.
COLLEGE-AGE MISSION TRIP
Hey, 18-20-somethings! Are you looking to reconnect? To expand your horizons for today’s challenges? For a chance to give back? Join us May 28-31 for an unforgettable weekend of mission, fellowship, study, and Chicago-style pizza! If interested, contact Pastor Christine or sign up using our online registration form.
The video of the February 9th presentation can be viewed here. The tri-fold brochure and the slides can be viewed starting at the 49:15 mark.
A sign-up sheet is available at the Information Center for 2020 Chancel flowers. This is an excellent way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion in your family. Cost is $25.00.
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