Announcements

Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Worship
Join us in person in our sanctuary on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. We kindly ask that you observe the guidelines prepared by our COVID-19 Congregational Protocol Team. Click here for our guidelines on Worshipping Safely. We will also be livestreaming on Facebook.

Sunday Zoom Coffee Hour You are invited to join us starting ten minutes after livestream worship for a Zoom coffee hour. If you have a computer or tablet with a camera you can be seen, but you can also come by phone. The whole group gathers with a “host” but will be “sent” to randomly matched chat rooms for five minutes at a time. You can hang up anytime you want during this process. THE LINK WILL BE IN YOUR EMAIL.

Wednesday Evenings Please join our Zoom group on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. as we listen to the music from the previous Sunday. This month our theme is “Holy Vessels”. We will have a time of “checking in” with each other too. Please email the church office at info@monroefirst.org for the Zoom link or for more information. 

Join us!!!! 

Thursday Morning Bible Study 10:00a.m.-10:45a.m.                                         Lenten Study: The Cross Walk by  James W. Moore A Bible Study during Lent that questions us to a deeper faith. It will take us on a spiritual journey as we walk with Jesus on the path of the cross. The good news is that through Jesus we will never have to walk alone again. Second Week of Lent:  JESUS AND THE SYROPHOENICIAN WOMAN Scripture: Mark 7:24-30 Why do you think Jesus responded to the woman in the way he did?  How can love be expressed?  Why do we have trouble speaking the words of love? Join us with Zoom!

Lent Study 2021: Near the Cross Join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for our Lenten Study as we use Near the Cross: A Lenten Journey of Prayer by Kenneth Carter, Jr. on Zoom. It can be purchased for $3.49 at Christianbook.com.

Please read the Second Week in Lent.

Daily Bible Readings

Daily Bible Readings beginning on March 7, 2021 through March 14, 2021

Sunday John 3:14-21 Monday Numbers 21:4-9 Tuesday Ephesians 2:1-10 Wednesday Deuteronomy 10:12-22 Thursday 1 John 5:1-5 Friday Zephaniah 3:14-20 Saturday Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Sunday John 12:20-33

Giving

Continued Giving. Please continue to give electronically through our website’s Giving Button on the Home Page and/or by regular mail.

2 Cents a Meal Offering. Our 2 Cents a Meal Offering is currently on hold until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime keep collecting your change coins! In the past the money raised in our 2 Cents a Meal Offering has been given to many local ministries such as Oaks of Righteousness, MCOP Food Bank, and our very own Community of Need Meal on Thursday evenings.

Programs

Bell Choir and Choir Rehearsals. Choir and Bell Choir will start up again after we resume normal church activities.

Greeters for the Community of Need Meal. For the month of February, our greeters on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. will be the Personnel & Policy Committee. For the month of March, our greeters will be the Finance Committee. The Deacons are the greeters at our Community of Need Meal if there is a fifth Thursday evening during a calendar month (January, May, August, October).

Wee Believers. Please stay tuned for an announcement about a new start up date for our Wee Believers program. As of now our program is cancelled until further notice. There is no child care during Sunday Worship until further notice.

Young Couples. Please continue to sign up on the sheet in the C.E. Lobby if you would like to help with the Community of Need Meal on Thursday evenings.

Items for Midweekly Newsletter. Do you have an item or an announcement that you wish to include in the Midweekly Newsletter? Please send it to Sara at info@monroefirst.org. Thank you!

Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests

Prayer Chain. We are called to be a community of prayer. Our Prayer Chain is a dedicated group who have joined in this important mission of our Church. You are still welcome to join our Prayer Chain Team. Just call Sara and she will pass your name along to be added to the chain. If you know of someone who needs to be lifted up in prayer, please contact Sara.

Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests. Please direct any Pastoral Care needs and Prayer Requests to our Church Office. Information shared will be confidential. This is a way we can remain a community of faith even though apart during this time of social distancing.

Prayer and Encouragement to Others. Please remember for pray for our members with on-going health concerns and our shut-in members. As always sending an encouragement card is a thoughtful way of showing that they are in your thoughts and prayers and/or even an encouraging telephone call can help tremendously.