Announcements Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

We are continuing to offer our Sunday services on YouTube this week and next.  The link for accessing these YouTube services will be e-mailed out each Sunday morning, along with a service script that can be printed for those who don’t have access to the internet.

Resuming Services – The Session this past Thursday evening made the decision to resume in-person services in two weeks, starting on the 11th of October (Harvest Sunday).  It won’t be “business as usual, however, on account of the pandemic and the various restrictions that we need to observe.  Detailed guidelines will be announced next week.  Those who don’t yet feel comfortable attending services should feel free not to attend.  We will record the services, and continue making them available on YouTube, as well as a full service script, although they may not be available until later in the day than usual.  Margaret McNutt-Reichelt and Debbi Miles will be coordinating the set-up and cleaning that need to be done, and will be contacting those who have offered to help with those tasks.  Thank you again to everyone who responded to the Session’s poll on this question!

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Announcements Sept 20 – 26

Sunday Sept. 20 we resume online worship services on our own.  Keith Kelly is the preacher; Debbi Miles is reading the scripture readings, and John Zondag is leading the rest of the service.  We thank Keith and Debbi for taking part in leading today’s service!

The link for accessing these services on YouTube are e-mailed out each Sunday morning, along with a service script that can be printed for those who don’t have access to the internet.

The Session will make a decision in its meeting this week on whether and when to resume in-person Sunday services in the sanctuary.  Many thanks to all who responded to the Session’s informal poll!  Your responses will guide the Session in making its decision.

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Announcements Sept 13 – 19

We are continuing to offer our Sunday services on YouTube for the time being.  On Sunday September 13th we conclude our joint services with First Church and St. Andrew’s Church in Brandon.  We have been doing a sermon series on the Ten Commandments, and today, John Zondag is preaching on Commandment #10.  The scripture readings are read by Raymond Reichelt.

Next Sunday (the 20th), we will resume online services on our own, and Keith Kelly will be the preacher.

The link for accessing these YouTube services will be e-mailed out each Sunday morning, along with a service script that can be printed for those who don’t have access to the internet.

Scripture Readings – The readings for today’s service are

– Exodus 20.17 – The Tenth Commandment

– Psalm 119.25-40 – “My soul clings to the dust”

– Colossians 3.1-11 – “Your old self … the new self”

– Matthew 5.21-26 – “Anyone who is angry …”

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Announcements Sept 6 – 12

We begin a new year in the life and work of our congregation under most unusual circumstances!  Contrary to what we may have thought in the spring, the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet run its course, and so we continue to live with the restrictions that are necessary to safeguard our health and the health of others.

For the time being, we are continuing to offer our Sunday services online.  Today and next Sunday, we continue and conclude our joint services with First Church and St. Andrew’s Church in Brandon.  We have been doing a sermon series on the Ten Commandments, and today, Laura Hargrove (First, Brandon) will preach on Commandment #9.  Next Sunday, John Zondag will preach on Commandment #10.  The link for accessing these services will be e-mailed out each Sunday morning, along with a service script that can be printed for those who don’t have access to the internet.

On Sunday, 20 September, we will resume services on our own, probably online, at least for the time being.  Keith Kelly will be the preacher that day. The Session is currently conducting an informal poll to determine how much support there is within the congregation for resuming in-person Sunday services.  A letter has been sent out (by both e-mail and hard copy), asking for people’s input.  The letter outlines the main conditions under which services would need to be conducted.  Please respond by September 11th, if you haven’t already.  Feel free to jot down any comments that you may have.

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