A few weeks ago, during an online meeting of all Clergy in the neighboring 4 states, our Bishop wrapped up 2 hours early, asking us all to spend that time doing something that made our hearts sing. The Chat box filled up immediately: "What could that be?" "Haven't thought about that in ages!" and "Do you mean it? THANK YOU!" When life is challenging, sometimes we power through, accomplishing or surviving whatever we must, but not truly enjoying life anymore. This Sunday, I want us to DELIGHT in the Lord, in one another, in our quirky, imperfect selves and our awkward ways of gathering to worship... in-person or online... all as a means of finding common ground when our nation or world seems divisive. We'll worshipat 10:30AM, withAdult Bible Study (new link) at 9AM on Zoom andVirtual Fellowship Time at 11:30AM on Zoom.
Worship, practice Delight
from Isaiah 58:8-9, Ephesians 4:29-32
Pastor Emily was very touched by all the notes and gifts you shared for Pastor Appreciation Month: thank you! Now the SPRC would like to promote the collection of financial gifts for other staff appreciation, from November 15th to December 6th. Our team is small (5), but mighty and we hope to be show them some extra love in the Christmas season. You can give online or in-person. Just be sure to note "Staff Appreciation" when you donate.
Help Our Neighbors
This month our Mission Focus is the Guadalupe Center and Cold Weather Shelter in Greeley. Volunteer to cook or serve a meal, or donate: winter gloves, new adult underwear, men’s jeans (size 28-34), deodorant, foot powder, adult backpacks, or snacks (granola bars, cookies, brownies, candy bars). There will be a box in church lobby next week, or call Cheryl Gerstner at (740) 683-4459 for porch pick-up. Collection continues all winter, through March.
Happy Birthday to Max Yahn (12 years old today), Kane Baca (5 yo on 11/14), Norman Rowland (95 on 11/16), and Mike Frazier and Lindsey Savage (11/17). Anniversaries: Cheryl and Cole Gerstner (38 years next Friday 11/20). Click the image to share your special dates with us.
For the peaceful transition of power; for Clyde Gleason (end of life); Larry Schleiger (hospitalized, cancer); Vera Chipman; all who are Covid+; Terri's daughter; Julie's father; Bates' granddaughter; Tony Park; the Frazier's move; Alexia's pregnancy; Sgt. Lizzie Przygoda; shut-ins Bob K., Bud H., Ann G., Judy C., Margaret H., Eileen F., Don T. Click image to add your request!
Mark Your Calendars
All are encouraged to join us for a evening of celebration, dreaming, and goal-setting unlike any other Charge Conference. on Monday, November 23 at 6:00PM on Zoom. Click the image to join the fun!