THE 1ST SUNDAY IN LENT
Services by Zoom – We have been holding our Sunday services live, by Zoom, at 10:30 a.m., for the past three weeks now, with approximately 15 people joining in each week, so far. We thank Raymond Reichelt for hosting the services, Margaret McNutt-Reichelt for playing the hymns, and Debbi Miles for typing the hymn texts that Raymond shows on the screen. Due to copyright laws, we can use only hymns that are in the public domain; so, for the time being, we’re singing the “oldies” only. John sends out the Zoom link by e-mail each Saturday evening. The link is the same every week, by the way, so you can copy and paste it into a Word document, if you wish, so that you always have it handy.
Beginning today, a recording of the service by Zoom will be uploaded to YouTube each week, for those who are not able to join the service in real time. Unfortunately, though, it won’t be available for viewing until the afternoon, since it takes a good two hours to upload. Once uploaded, it can be viewed at any time during the week. John will continue e-mailing out the YouTube link and a written service script each Sunday.
The readers today are Philip and Margaret Dunn.
This Week in First Church:
– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study, by Zoom
– Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – Presbytery meeting, by Zoom
– Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Session meeting, by Zoom
– Sunday, 28 February – Deadline for submissions for the March Newsletter
– Sunday, 21 March – Annual Meeting (rescheduled – see below)
Rescheduled – The Session has postponed our Annual Meeting to Sunday, 21 March, in the hope that conditions will have improved enough by then that we will be able to meet in person. The Annual Report is now complete, and will be distributed in time for Sunday, 14 March, a week prior to the meeting. If you would like a copy sooner than that, please speak to John.