Announcements

Livestream Worship!

Please remember to join us for our livestreaming Worship Services via Facebook on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

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.

Psalm Song ~ 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 “Psalm Song”. 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. 

Thursday Morning Bible Study     

We welcome anyone who would like to join our “Angels” Bible Study as we head into January 2021. The sessions will be led by Cindy Morgan and encourages all to share their faith. Please join us on Zoom as we read the Bible and discuss our thoughts on what God’s message is to us. Everyone that would like a book will get one. If you have not contacted Alice Kostoff about the book, give her a call. Get your cup of coffee ready and let’s learn together.

Thursday, January 21st    Lesson 7      Guarded by Angels   Acts 12:1-17

Group Discussion:  Have you ever been protected by a guardian angel? What thoughts might have crossed Peter’s mind when he was awakened by an angel? Join us on Thursday by Zoom!

Continued Giving

Please return your Pledge forms by mail to the Church Office. Please remember to continue to give electronically through our website’s giving button and/or by regular mail.

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!

Daily Bible Readings

Daily Bible Readings beginning on January 24, 2021 through January 31, 2021

Sunday Mark 1:14-20 Monday Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Tuesday 1 Corinthians 7:29-35 Wednesday Philippians 4:4-7 Thursday Isaiah 40:26-31 Friday Joshua 1:1-9 Saturday Psalm 62:5-12 Sunday Mark 1:21-28

Programs

2 Cents a Meal Offering

Our 2 Cents a Meal Offering is currently on hold until further notice. In the meantime please keep collecting your coins. 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.

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.

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 January, our greeters on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. will be the Property Committee. For the month of February, our greeters 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).

Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests

Prayer Chain News

The Prayer Chain is once again up and working. Twelve members have already joined in this important mission. You are still welcome to join the Prayer Chain. Just call Sara and she will pass your name along to be added to the chain. Please remember that we are called to be a community of prayer. Please contact Sara if you know of someone who needs to be lifted up in prayer. This is your way of helping with the work of the Prayer Chain.

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.