Announcements

Worship
Join us by livestream or in our sanctuary on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Appropriately worn (covering the nose and mouth) masks and social distancing will continue when in the building. Limited seating continues for now. However, additional pews are open.

We are now livestreaming on Youtube. To connect to YouTube click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySAQgUa6Sm9BHLvjO8bpMQ/live We will provide the link each week in our Worship Bulletin and link to it on our FaceBook page.

Please share this information with everyone you know who watches our services on Sundays.

Summer Worship Time Change
Worship will start at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 27 through September 5.

Sunday Zoom Coffee Hour  Zoom Coffee Hour after worship on Sundays is taking a break for now through August. Thank you to all who participated in lively conversation and virtual fellowship during the Zoom Coffee Hour.

Mission and Outreach

Cultivate Community

Join Mission and Outreach in an opportunity to give back to our community. This will be the third Cultivate Community. First Presbyterian has helped from the beginning. This event creates an opportunity for teams for help revitalize homes. Many of the homeowners are elderly or unable to do outside work or repairs without help. In the past we have weeded, planted flowers, repaired mailboxes, and fixed a porch railing. It would be great to have a team of at least 10 people for this project. If the homeowners are able, they will also be helping. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. Lunch is provided. Our teams have done a great job in the past. Come and join us this year. Please let Ann L. know if you can help.

Bible Study

Thursday Morning Bible Study 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Our Thursday morning Bible Study group will be taking the summer off. We will meet again in September and look forward to being together then. As always, everyone will be welcome and we also welcome suggestions for study topics at that time. Please give Cynthia or Alice suggestions for topics by contacting them. Have a happy, healthy, and safe summer and may God walk beside you. Peace.

Daily Bible Readings

Photo by: Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Daily Scripture Reading Plan: June Daily Scriptures

Common Lectionary Reading Plan from Book of Common Worship: Daily Readings for week of June 13, 2021.

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 June, our greeters on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. will be the Mission and Outreach Committee. For the month of July, our greeters will be the Building & Property Committee. For the month of August, our greeters will be the Personnel & Policy Committee. For the month of September, 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.