All church activities have been cancelled until further notice.
Community of Need Meal Update
We continue to serve about 50 meals during this time of social distancing every week on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for those in need in our Community. They are still made by a small group of dedicated volunteers and served “grab and go” with a complete meal from our court yard door entrance on Washington Street.
Volunteers Needed for Prayer Chain!!!
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face….” (2 Chronicles 7:14-NRSV). We need volunteers from the congregation to be a part of our Prayer Chain. The Prayer Chain is a group from our congregation who are on call to pray for those who request prayers during difficult times. Each person on the chain calls the next person to supply them with a request for prayer. If you are interested in being part of the Prayer Chain, please call Sara and she will pass your name along to the Congregational Life Committee.
Volunteers needed to provide Care Meals for Members
We are updating our list of people who would be interested in providing care meals to members at their homes who are homebound and recovering at home from surgery or an illness. If you are interested in providing a meal for a family please call the church office and give your name to Sara. When a member is in need, someone will contact you. Thank you.
Please double check to see if you have paid your per capita with Suzanne Bondie in the Church Office. This year the amount of $36.00. If you have already paid it we want to thank you kindly. Per Capita goes to support the Maumee Valley Presbytery, PCUSA, and their various programs. Our congregation pays per capita on each member so your contribution supports our budget.
Thank you to all who have been able to give to the church during this quarantine time. Many of you are doing so electronically and others by mail. Your generosity has allowed us to pay our expenses, commitments, and keep the staff on the payroll. If you are able, please continue to keep up the good work!
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.
Daily Bible Readings
Daily Bible Readings beginning on July 5, 2020 through July 12, 2020
Sunday Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Monday Zechariah 9:9-12 Tuesday Romans 7:15-25a Wednesday Genesis 24:34-67 Thursday Psalm 45:10-17 Friday Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Saturday Psalm 145:8-14 Sunday Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
2 Cents a Meal Offering
Our 2 Cents a Meal Offering is collected on the last Sunday of each month. The money raised in our 2 Cents a Meal Offering will benefit the MCOP Food Bank. Please pick up one of our “unique” collection cans in the Narthex.
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.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Our Bible Study group will continue after we resume normal church activities.
Bell Choir and Choir Rehearsals
Choir and Bell Choir will start up again after we resume normal church activities.
Greeters for Community of Need Meal
For the month of July, the Building & Property Committee are the greeters on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for our Community of Need Meal. 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).
Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests
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.
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.