Sunday August 2 Message
Drive up Holy Communion
Due to popular demand we will have another Wednesday night Drive-up Holy Communion on Wednesday August 5th at 7pm. We have sealed communion cups of grape juice and waffer. We will take the necessary precautions serving the elements. Please contact Pastor Arte if you have any questions about this service.
There will not be any offering collection at the service. Please continue to mail in, drop off or donate on-line.
Outdoor Ecumenical Worship
Churches around the park will have worship services in the park in July. Currently we are planning services beginning July 5 at 9 & 10:30 weather permitting. Please bring something to sit on, spread out at least 6 feet and masks are encouraged. Future services are tentatively scheduled for July 12th, 19th and hopefully through August. Stay in touch because as you know everything can change quickly these days. These services will partially be dependent upon how well we keep everyone safe by following the guidelines. There will not be any offering collection at the service. Please continue to mail in, drop off or donate on-line
The Council met and voted to set some TARGET DATES for worship services. These are “TARGET DATES” because as you know things change every day with COVID 19.
August 30th we will do a practice run to make sure we will be ready for the official Reopening targeted as September 13th Rally Day.
For both dates and going forward we ask that if you enjoy online worship, continue online worship. Don’t feel you have to come in the building. If you are “at risk” due to your health, age or family members please stay home. On August 30th we are looking to limit the practice run to 25-30 people. Watch for more details.
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