For anyone who tried to join worship this past Sunday online - I APOLOGIZE!! It was a perfect storm of technical difficulties - first the livestream didn't work, then the computer, then both (or neither)... and so it continued. My feathers were truly ruffled, not just because I like things to run smoothly, but also because I knew there were about 20 computers online, waiting for us to start - and there was no way I could meet your expectations or even clearly communicate our troubles. To those who tuned in (or tried to), THANK YOU. And for those who didn't, here's a link to most of the service:
Worship last Sunday 08/09/2020 at 10:30AM, Prayer is Love in Action
We'll try to do better this week:
Today we had a consultation with a tech expert and ordered some new hardware, so you will definitely see improvements over the next few weeks. We know that sound/volume continues to be a concern, and we thank you for your patience! We have received a $400 grant from the Mountain Sky Conference to join a technology cohort (handful of churches working with a pastor/consultant to improve our technical capabilities)... just in the nick of time! Please pray for us as things continue to change - and if you are interested to join Ali Hillman, my husband Regis Schoedel and me in this work, please let us know.
This Sunday, we'll be focusing on the power of intercessory prayer (praying for others). Read Luke 18:1-8 for a sneak preview. And join us Sunday at 10:30AM in the sanctuary (with face coverings and social distance), or online at this YouTube link (which we will also place on our Facebook page and website).... we appreciate your prayers as we work out all the bugs!
Love and grace, Pastor Emily Flemming
Worship LIVE this Sunday 08/16/2020 at 10:30AM, Why Pray for Others? (feed starts a few minutes early)
Reminder for Communion This Sunday we will be celebrating Holy Communion during service. If you would like to participate online, you can use your own wine/juice and bread/crackers, stop by the office this week to pick up a pre-packaged set, or contact Pastor Emily if you need a delivery (Thursday only). Office Hours: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
We are trying something new beginning this Sunday at 11:30 A.M. - a Virtual Fellowship time on Zoom. Please click the photo above to join us! If you have friends without Internet connections, they can also dial-in to join: +1 253 215 8782, Meeting ID: 968 4829 3425, Passcode: 779947. Please only share with trusted friends to discourage "trolling."
Even when times are tough, we appreciate your financial support! Thank you!!
Habitat for Humanity Faith Build September 5th is our day to shine (with sweat)! No experience is required. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please contact Cheryl Gerstner (740-683-4459) or Cathy Bell (719-640-9374). Please consider your own age, health and risk before volunteering; pandemic precautions are required (face covering, social distance, own sack lunches, max. 8 volunteers at once). Join this exciting work!
Conversation with Author Debby Irving Debby Irving is the author of "Waking Up White, and Finding Myself In The Story of Race." Although we may not all have the same experience with growing up in racial divide we can all band together to learn how we can help. Join a Mountain Sky Conference webinar on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Register by the 19th to receive a Zoom link. Click the Image to register.
Celebrations this week Happy Birthday to Angie Johnson and Carolyn Hopkinson (8/13), Larry Ellison (8/14), Tracy Bates (8/15), and Dan Van Arsdall and Keith Roberts (8/20).
Happy Anniversary to Bill and Linda Burr (34 years on 8/17), and Melinda and Jeff Stephan (50 years on 8/22). Click image to share your dates.
Prayer Requests Heather Golden's parents (hospitalized, Covid-positive); Terri's family and all affected by land hurricane, power failure in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; John & Sandy Lee and family (we laid his mother Miriam to rest 8/11); Megan's grandmothers (one in hospice, another Covid-positive); Mel Whipple and family (death of his father at age 93 on 8/8); Bob Kenney (recovering from cellulitis at PVH); Meg's friend Mee Hee Yang (high risk pregnancy, induced today); Alexia Cunningham-Baca's pregnancy (due 12/16); Ken’s friend Steve Galindo; Caplinger's friend Richard Gebauer; Terri's friend Emily; Ann Guy and family; healing/strength for Debbie B., Sandy E., Margaret H., Heather & Mike R., Tony P. and son, and Brett Abernathy; Meg's neighbor and all those struggling with back-to-school stresses; SPC Lizzie Przygoda. Click image to add your prayer requests!