Worship | Bulletin
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 10:30am
Via Facebook stream only (No In--Person gathering this Sunday)
We can continue to "be" the church, especially so in these times. We will continue to trust God, for nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Prelude c/o Noah Yoder
Welcome & Scripture/Prayer Kevin Byler
Announcements Kevin Byler
Worship in Song c/o Noah Yoder
Children's Story Dennis Kuhns
First Fruits Giving
Sermon: "Messiah, Redeemer " c/o Curt Stutzman
Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-21
Sharing and Prayer Kevin Byler
Happy Birthday wishes this week to Twila Lehman and Silas Driver.
Thank you for your continued contributions via mail, paypal, bank transfer or dropping by the office. These have been the designations in the last week: Budget - $2,261.00; Building Fund - $100;
Book drive for MV Elementary School - $75.00
Recently, Pastoral Council discussed the rise of Covid incidents and the governor’s new mandate. While church services are exempt from the mandate, it is important that we follow safe practices.
We have already been following the recommended standards. A reminder that wearing a mask is mandatory inside, and do not to come to in-person worship if you have any symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, fever or chills, muscle or body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell.
We will continue as we have been with in-person services, as well as broadcasting our service for those participating online. However, we will not meet in person but have virtual services on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29), as well as the Sunday after Christmas (Dec. 27), due to the increased possibility of people being exposed at family gatherings.
We also talked about how to increase fellowship during this time. We would like to plan a virtual pre-service “Coffee Hour” using ZOOM. The idea was based on the coffee hour meetings we had at the coffee house before the pandemic. More information will be coming soon!
Upcoming Weavers calendar:
You are invited to be a part of the "Hello" Project -- to send a cheerful letter or picture to be delivered to some of the homebound elders in our community. Send your "Hello" greeting to VPAS, 975 South High St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or place in the dropbox at the VPAS Harrisonburg office, or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These greetings will then be delivered to brighten someone's day!
Sunday, November 29, is the beginning of Advent. "We Wait for Jesus," this year’s Advent At Home devotional from Mennonite Church USA for families and people of all ages, is available now for free at mennoniteusa.org/resource/advent-at-home. This easy-to-use resource includes suggested Bible readings, activities and simple celebratory rituals you can do together. The flexible, intergenerational format makes it ideal for families of all sizes and ages. Use it for all of Advent to Epiphany (November 29 through January 6), just for Christmas week or whatever rhythm works for your household.
Our usual Walk-Thru Bethlehem event will not be possible because of COVID restrictions, so this year we will have a Drive-By Live Nativity with only Mary and Joseph (and hopefully live Baby Jesus!), the shepherds and their sheep, and the Wisemen. The stable will be on the grass along the parking lot in front of the church and visitors will be invited to drive by on December 12 &13, 5:30-7pm. Individually wrapped and sealed cookies from a local bakery will be offered to each car as well as packets for the children.
The Voices Together (new hymnal) dedication launch celebration will take place via Zoom, Sunday, Dec. 13, 5-7pm. It will include a time to worship with new songs and resources, hear stories, and offer blessings for Voices Together and all who receive it. After this time of worship there will be an overview of the process of creating Voices Together and a time for questions with committee members. This event is free but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. http://voicestogetherhymnal.org/
"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."