THE 2ND SUNDAY IN LENT
28 February 2021
Services by Zoom – Our live services by Zoom at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday seem to be going well, so we’ll continue doing that for the time being. Nineteen people participated in our live service last Sunday. It turned out to take a lot less time to upload the Zoom service to YouTube than it did for the services that John used to record on his laptop, so if that continues to be the case, they will should available for viewing by 1:00 p.m. from now on.
There is talk of the restrictions on worship attendance potentially being eased further, beginning next weekend. The Session will wait to hear the official word from the provincial government, and then make a decision on whether and when to resume in-person services.
John sends out the Zoom link by e-mail each Saturday evening. The link is the same every week, so you can copy and paste it into a Word document, if you wish, so that you always have it handy. John will continue e-mailing out the YouTube link (which is different every week) and a written service script each Sunday.
The readers today are Lalaine and Ruth Buan. Charlie Clifford is leading the Prayers of the People today.
This Week in First Church:
– Sunday, 28 February – Deadline for submissions for the March Newsletter
– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study, by Zoom
– Sunday, 14 March – Daylight Saving Time begins
– Sunday, 21 March – Communion Sunday (if we can resume in-person services)
– Sunday, 18 April – Annual Meeting (re-rescheduled – see below)
Rescheduled – The Session has again postponed our Annual Meeting, this time to Sunday, 18 April, in the hope that conditions will have improved enough by then that we will be able to meet in person. Nevertheless, the Annual Report will still be distributed on or around Sunday, 14 March. If you would like a copy sooner than that, please speak to John.
Newsletter – Submissions for the March issue of the Newsletter are due today (the 28th). Please send your submissions to Lisa Sneesby at email@example.com. We plan to have the Newsletter ready for distribution next Sunday, 7 March.Next Sunday – Keith Kelly will be preaching the sermon in our service next Sunday