Announcements

Worship

Worshiping at limited capacity with restrictions. We will continue to stream live on Facebook each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Calling All Bakers!!

Love to bake cookies? Please bake a batch of your favorite cookie recipe and bring them to the church for them to be packed with our Thursday evening meals between 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Many thanks from the Thursday evening Dinner Crew!

Help for Oaks of Righteousness

As folks are ready to transition from homelessness to an apartment, Oaks provides them with necessities to set up house-keeping. Right now they are in need of pots and pans to assist in setting up kitchens. If you happen to have some gently used pots and pans that you no longer use they would be greatly appreciated. Please place your donations in the blue bin that will be at the back door of the church. Thanks for the help.

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.

Prayer Chain News

The Prayer Chain is once again up and working. Eleven 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.

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 a 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.

Special Note regarding Care Meals

If you plan to take a care meal to a member please contact Judy Chesman to let her know that you are doing so. This will help in coordinating and planning meals for our members. Thank you for sharing your gift of hospitality to our members!

Continued Giving

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 give.

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.

Daily Bible Readings

Daily Bible Readings beginning on August 9, 2020 through August 16, 2020

Sunday Matthew 14:22-33 Monday 1 Kings 19:9-18 Tuesday Romans 10:5-15 Wednesday Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Thursday Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b Friday 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Saturday Psalm 85:8-13 Sunday Matthew 15:21-28

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.

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 August, the Personnel & Policy Committee are the greeters on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for our Community of Need Meal. For the month of September, our greeters will be the Finance Committee. For the month of October, our greeters will be the Congregational Life 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 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.