Communion is to be offered in worship next weekend. We have purchased a pre-packaged grape juice + wafer kit which will allow serving of the communion elements without having to handle it for another person. You will pick up your communion set upon entry to worship and at the end, each person will hold their own juice and bread while it is blessed; then all will receive together. Those online and on the radio will need to have juice and bread to use at home for this sacrament, OR you can drive by to receive the sacrament in person.
Scripture text: Job 39:1-12
Message: “Why? Making Sense of God's Will” (Pastor Jeff is preaching)
This weekend we go back to the story of Job and reach deeper into the dilemma many face: how do we hold together faith in God when there is so much tragedy in the world? How do we keep the faith when that tragedy touches those that we love? Pain and suffering actually bring these deep “God questions” to the fore front for many. Job’s story gives us a way to engage these questions with a more meaningful response than some find initially. Faith in Jesus doesn’t deliver us from times of struggle. Faith can give us the strength to face the struggle.
I invite you to join worship on Sunday at one of the times listed below.
The church building is now Open for in-person worship each weekend! Face coverings are required.
5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11
10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 12
Please bring your mask, as they will be required. If you do not have one, we have some on hand.
Live-streaming and radio broadcasts will continue
Radio broadcast each Sunday is now the recording from the previous week.
Online worship live streamed via YouTube @ 10:00 (you will find links on our website and on Facebook)
Communion next weekend; For those online or the radio, there will also be drive by Communion @ 11:15-noon outside
The Center Drive by / Drop off is Wednesday, July 29 @ 9:00 & 4:00
Our crew will be at the Perry Street portico for an hour both of these times to receive donations for The Center. Bottled water, to-go food containers, hand sanitizer and bathroom tissue are greatly appreciated!
Throughout the month of August, we will collect donations for our annual Ingathering to provide school and health kits in cooperation with Midwest Mission Distribution Center, an UMCOR–cooperating depot near Springfield, IL. Their philosophy is to collect and distribute to those in a time of need or crisis as quickly as possible. Rather than collecting items for the kits as we have in the past, due to the pandemic, we will be collecting funds to purchase supplies. You can send your donations to the church office, or leave in the collection plates as you enter or leave worship. Please note "Ingathering" in the memo of your check.
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