Sept. 19th Announcements

THE 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

PRESBYTERIANS SHARING SUNDAY

19 September 2021

Welcome!  We extend a warm welcome to our guests, and invite you to sign the guest book at the back of the sanctuary.  Unfortunately, however, we are not yet able to resume our after-service fellowship time. 

The Reader today is Terry Rempel.

The Greeters this month are Rob and Cheryl McPherson.

This Week in First Church:

– Today – Deadline for submissions for the October Newsletter

– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study, by Zoom

Coming Up:

– Sunday, 3 October – Communion Sunday

Full announcements here

Announcements Sept. 12

THE 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

12 September 2021

Welcome!  We extend a warm welcome to our guests, and invite you to sign the guest book at the back of the sanctuary.  Unfortunately, however, we are not yet able to resume our after-service fellowship time. 

The Greeters this month are Rob and Cheryl McPherson.

The reader today is Lalaine Buan.

Church School resumes today.  Our Church School teachers this year are Charlie Clifford, Margaret Dunn, Keith Kelly, and Debbi Miles.  We thank them for giving leadership in this important ministry!

This Week in First Church:

– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study, by Zoom

Coming Up:

– Sunday, 19 Sept. – Deadline for submissions for the October Newsletter

Full announcements here

Announcements Sept. 5, 2021

Welcome Back!  We are delighted that we can resume in-person services in the sanctuary, starting today!  Please be sure to follow the pandemic protocols that we observed during our services in April and May (see the separate announcement, below).  The Session has, however, decided no longer to require “one-way traffic” in the sanctuary, so you are free to use whichever entrance or exit you prefer.

Online Services – John will continue to record an abbreviated service each Sunday, and upload it to YouTube, for the time being.  However, the link to the recording will no longer be sent out to everyone; only to those who request it.  If you would like to receive the link to the recorded service each Sunday, please let John know.

We thank Margaret Dunn for filling in as our pianist today.  Raymond and Margaret Reichelt are away this weekend.

The Greeters this month are Rob and Cheryl McPherson.

Full announcements here

Announcements June 27, 2021

THE 5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

27 June 2021

Online – Today’s service will be our final service by Zoom before the summer, and hopefully also, for ever!  The link to the Zoom meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84737316742?pwd=ZjZWYTgyTzBWR2RkZ1BOUy9nVlVuUT09.  The link to the recording on YouTube will be e-mailed out following the service, as usual, along with a copy of the service script.  Many thanks to Raymond and Margaret Reichelt for hosting these services by Zoom for the past two months, and to Debbi Miles for typing the words of the hymns each week!

Summer Services – In July and August, we will be participating in joint online services with First Church and St. Andrew’s Church in Brandon, as we did last summer.  Those services will not be held by Zoom (live), however.  Rather, they will be recorded ahead of time each week, edited together, and uploaded to YouTube.  The YouTube link will be sent out by e-mail every Sunday morning (along with the service script), so that those who wish to  can watch the service at or around our usual service time of 10:30.  Hard copies of the script can be printed and mailed out to anyone who would like them.  If you would like to receive them, just call John at the church office.  We will resume worship on our own on the Labor Day weekend (5 September), and hopefully, we’ll be able to worship in person again by then!

Summer Service Schedule – Our summer services will be led jointly by Glenn Ball, Laura Hargrove, Kathy Lancaster, and John, as vacation schedules permit.  The schedule of preachers will be as follows:

July     4 – Laura            August     1 – Glenn

          11 – John                              8 – Kathy

          18 – Laura                          15 – Laura

          25 – John                            22 – John

                                                    29 – Glenn

The ministers will also take turns leading the other parts of the service, which means that John will take part in leading five of the nine services, not just the three services for which he will be the preacher.  Kathy Lancaster (Youth and Family Worker at First, Brandon) will lead Children’s Time most Sundays.  Piano accompaniment for the hymns will be provided by Leanna Mitchell (First, Brandon) and our own Margaret McNutt-Reichelt.  We will be using scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary throughout the summer.

Vacation Schedule – John’s vacation dates this summer will be 12-18 July (1 week) and 26 July – 15 August (3 weeks).  As usual, he will give the Session members a list of ministers who will be available to provide emergency pastoral care while he is away.  If a pastoral need should arise, please contact your elder or Raymond Reichelt (clerk of Session – 239-5359) to find out which ministers are available to assist you.

Full announcements here

Announcements June 21, 2021

THE 4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SUNDAY

20 June 2021

Online – We will continue holding our Sunday services by Zoom, live, at our regular time of 10:30, this Sunday and next (the 27th).  Each week’s service is recorded and then uploaded to YouTube, for the benefit of those who are unable to join us in real time.  Each service is now being saved for two Sundays, at which time it is deleted from the YouTube channel.  The link to the Zoom meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84737316742?pwd=ZjZWYTgyTzBWR2RkZ1BOUy9nVlVuUT09; it is the same every week.  The link to the recording on YouTube is e-mailed out following the service each Sunday, along with a copy of the service script; that link is different every week.  In addition, hard copies of the script can be printed and mailed out to anyone who would like them.  If you would like to receive them, just call John at the church office.

Summer Services – In July and August, we will be participating in joint online services with First Church and St. Andrew’s Church in Brandon, as we did last summer.  Those services will not be held by Zoom (live), however.  Rather, they will be recorded ahead of time each week, edited together, and uploaded to YouTube.  The YouTube link will be sent out by e-mail every Sunday morning, so that those who wish to can watch the service at or around our usual service time of 10:30.  We will resume worship on our own on the Labor Day weekend (5 September), and hopefully, we’ll be able to worship in person by then!  The summer preaching schedule is currently being worked out, as well as the vacation schedules of the three ministers (Glenn, Laura, and John).

This Week in First Church:

– Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Session meeting, by Zoom

Full announcements here