Worship Join us by livestream or in our sanctuary on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary seating is every other pew. Please sit in pews marked with the red bows. Hymnals and Bibles are in the pews for your use during worship. Upon entering the church building, all will properly wear a mask-covering the nose and mouth including while in the sanctuary. Masks must be worn throughout worship, including congregational singing.
We are 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.
These devotions are based on the Spanish poet Antonio Machado’s poem, “Walker”. Machado writes: “Walker, there is no road, the road is made by walking.”
Machado’s poem resonates because it feels as if there is no road in front of us. The soil of our well-worn Lenten path has been overturned by the pandemic. If we want to follow Christ this Lent, we’ll need to prepare the way and make the road. We’ll need to rethink and recreate our Lenten practices.
This six-week set of Lenten devotions includes daily reflections and prayers written by Outlook Editor Teri McDowell Ott. Each week we will make the road to Jerusalem through the following themes: Walking through Lent; Walking in the wilderness; Walking in prayer; Walking with others; Walking in hope; Walking through Holy Week.
Extra copies are available on the table in Narthex.
Mission & Outreach
Donations for Mission Work in Chad. If you would like to make a donation to support the work of Cari and Andy Robertson, missionaries from Chad, the Giving Basket will be in the back of the sanctuary this Sunday. Please feel free to place donations in the basket.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast. Please join us on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the 5th Wheel Restaurant (8500 N. Telegraph Road, Newport, MI).
Socialites. The Saturday Night Socialites meet on the second and fourth Saturday of each month in smaller groups of 8 to 10. All widows, widowers, and singles are welcome. For further details, please call the Church Office.
Thursday Morning Bible Study 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Anyone interested in joining a Bible study group is invited to join us via Zoom on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. We are studying, “Making the Road: Walking through Lent”. Several different members of the group have volunteered to lead a lesson and Congregational Life will provide books for everyone. We have both men and women in the group and welcome new members at any time. The Zoom link will be printed in the mid-weekly bulletin for several weeks. So please join us for some interesting and informative sessions! If you have any questions, please call Helyn S.
Daily Bible Readings
Common Lectionary Reading Plan from Book of Common Worship:
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. We collect a special “2 Cents a Meal” offering which benefits either our Thursday evening Community of Need Meals, MCOP Food Bank, and Oaks of Righteousness. Please pick up one of our “unique” cans on the table in the Narthex next to our Welcome Center. For every meal that you eat please place at least 2 cents into our giving can and bring your coins to the church. Your coins may be placed into a large pot in the C.E. Lobby.
Wee Believers. Our Wee Believers program, which provides child care during worship, is suspended at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 . Thank you!
Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests
Pastoral Care Request and Prayer Requests. All pastoral care and prayer requests are confidential. If you are requesting prayer for someone other than yourself, first speak with person and request permission to contact the church and add his/her name to FPC Monroe’s prayer list.
To make a pastoral care and/or prayer request, call 1-734-242-1545 and speak with our Administrative Assistant, Sara Jones. Sara directs all pastoral care requests and prayer requests to our pastor, Rev. Dr. Doris Chandler.
Prayer Requests will be in the Midweek Bulletin for three weeks. If a prayer request is to extend beyond three weeks, please call the Church Office at 1-734-242-1545 and notify our Administrative Assistant.
Prayer Chain Team. Prayer undergirds our life of faith both personally and when we gather in community. The Prayer Chain Team of FPC Monroe prays for those person(s) who request prayer. If you are interested in serving on The Prayer Chain Team, please call 1-734-242-1545 and leave a message.
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.
Promedica Hospice Grief Support Groups. Come join our grief support groups in Boyd Chapel. We meet three times a month at 2:00 p.m., the second Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., and the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Choose the time that best fits your schedule or join all three. All social distancing and masking protocols will be followed in accordance with CDC guidelines.