Worship | Bulletin
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - Services cancelled at our physical location
(10:30am service streamed via private congregational facebook group page)
Sunday Mediation - "Who Is This?" Phil Kanagy Scripture text Matthew 21:1-11
(10:30am service streamed via congregational facebook group page)
We can't "go" to church right now, but that doesn't mean we're going to stop "being" church. We will continue to trust God, for nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
Happy Birthday wishes this week to Kathleen Haddad, and next Sunday to Sarah Schoenhals and Mark Lehman.
After careful discussion, Weavers leadership decided to make the Weavers Library materials available to the church while in-person worship services are cancelled. The library will be open by appointment to one household at a time or requested materials will be delivered to your home. Use the following link to read Weavers Library Guidelines During the Covid19 Pandemic, 2020 for more information. Contact Rebecca Shank using the church directory listing to arrange an appointment, request delivery, or ask questions. The library also has some free items available (from donations).
We are again helping to put together relief kits in support of Mennonite Central Committee. We will not assemble the kits on location but will collect funds only. Relief kits are also going to the Mexican-US border. Your donations may be earmarked "Relief Kits" and will be received until Easter Sunday, April 12. -- -Weavers Outreach Committee
VMMissions launches Coronavirus Immigrant Care Fund: Many immigrant families, Latino and otherwise, depend on their weekly check for meeting the needs of their families. Unfortunately, the present coronavirus emergency has left many families jobless or with their work hours reduced to a minimum. VMMissions invites you to help share God’s love with our immigrant neighbors in need. Learn more and donate at https://vmmissions.org/cicfund/
Weavers Outreach Committee is giving $1,000 from its funds for Hispanic emergency funds (through VMMissions) to share with our Hispanic brothers and sisters who have already lost jobs. It will help put food on their tables.
If there are persons in the congregation who have lost jobs or work because of the Covid-19 and are in need, please contact one of the pastors or elders, or our Chair of Weavers Care & Share Committee, Barb Martin. We have funds designated for such a time as this. We want to be supportive of each other during this difficult time.
Looking for someone to landscape or mow your lawn? While also helping two young college students pay for their tuition? Jesse Byler and Brett Bechler are looking for yard to mow or landscaping projects to take on, starting this spring. If interested, please contact Jesse through call or text at (540) 705-4388 or email using firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have or know someone who has a one-person apartment? Jared Oyer, brother of Trevor Oyer, is looking for an apartment to live in next year that is less than one mile away from EMU's campus (Aug. 2020-May 2021). Please contact Trevor at email@example.com if you have or know of a possible option.
If you are on Facebook, take time to catch up with Virginia Mennonite Missions at https://www.facebook.com/vmmissions The page is titled Physically Distant, Socially Engaged.
Mini-golfers of all ages will join in friendly competition at Sandy Bottom Park in Bridgewater, Virginia, for VMMissions' second annual Putt Fore Missions tournament on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Teams will putt to win the champion green "jacket" t-shirt. Not a golfer? No problem! Join us under the tent for a delicious meal. More information to come.
Save the Dates for Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 16-18. A Healthy Boundaries training will take place on Thursday, July 16, from 8 to 4 with Lonnie Yoder & Teresa Boshart Yoder (Location TBD). Assembly begins with evening worship on Thursday, July 16 (time and place TBD). A Mennonite Women of Virginia breakfast is at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday. Delegate sessions will be at Eastern Mennonite School; worship location TBD. Registrations will be due by July 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. More information to come.
Save the Date for Motorcycle for Missions, June 12-13. Join this VMMissions fundraiser ride in Harrisonburg or Powhatan, Va. Learn more at vmmissions.org/motorcycle-for-missions.
Link to VMC's bulletins online is https://virginiaconference.org/vmc-bulletin-notes/
Virginia Mennonite Conference offices closed: In response to recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Virginia Mennonite Conference offices are closed. If you have Conference business or questions, you can contact Executive Conference Minister Clyde G. Kratz <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Communications Manager Jon Trotter <email@example.com>.
Many things have changed in the ministries of VMMissions as events and travel have been disrupted. To reflect these changes and new prayer requests, VMMissions has created an updated version of the VMMissions prayer calendar for April. As staff is working remotely, in-person meetings are discouraged, and personal interactions are governed by CDC-recommended distances of six feet, VMMissions continues in our mission to equip the church to new life in Jesus with neighbors near and far.
"Called into God's Family, we join together to be transformed through worship,
to nurture one another, to be equipped to serve Jesus Christ, and to carry out His mission in the World."