Worship | Bulletin
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 10:30am Drive-in Service and
service live-streamed via Facebook
If we can't "go" to church right now, 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.
Prelude (and Offertory) c/o Rachel & Andry Stutzman
Welcome & Scripture/Prayer Regina Brubaker
Announcements Regina Brubaker
Worship in Song c/o Rachel & Andry Stutzman
Children's Story Regina Brubaker
First Fruits Giving
Worship in Song
Sermon: "Christ Makes Us One"
Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 Dennis Kuhns
Hymn of Response "Let there be light, Lord God"
Sharing and Prayer
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: Missions (various designations) - $2,070; Budget - $5,426.88; Building Fund - $100; new hymnal - $100
You are invited to 'shower' with love and care through a dollar tree:
Sara Byler and Andy Martin They are getting married on July 18. This 'wedding shower' is a variation of a grocery shower because the couple will be living in Florida.
We would invite you to the the same for Luke Hertzler and Cassidy Bontrager who are getting married in Iowa August 1, and will live in Iowa. All who wish to participate are invited to contribute a couple dollars.
Sandi will be at the church office Tues - Friday, 9:30am-5pm but you may want to call first in case she is out over lunch or errands. We will also have designated boxes sitting out the next couple Sundays.
You are invited to make special contributions to Weavers purchase of the new hymnal, Voices Together! We have placed our pre-order to take advantage of the early discount. The time between the publication of The Mennonite Hymnal (1969) and Hymnal: A Worship Book was 23 years. When Voices Together is published in Fall 2020, it will have been 28 years since the publication of Hymnal: A Worship Book.
Our VBS will look different this summer. Rather than meet on site, we will be delivering packets to each of the families that sent children previously. Thank you to those who donated drink packets and gum packets to include in our packages. We are planning to distribute to approximately 100 kids!
Are you ready to read some books? The Weavers library is open by appointment to one household at a time or requested materials may also 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).
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.
Welcome all women! Mennonite Women of Virginia Virtual Prayer Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 via Zoom. We encourage you to prepare your coffee, tea, or breakfast and join us online as we anticipate having VMMissions workers sharing with us on "Experiencing God Through COVID-19." If you do not currently receive Virginia Mennonite Women's emails and would like to be a part of this event, please click here to join our email list and you will receive a link to the event in July. Note: This event is being planned the Saturday before Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly.
VMMissions has launched the 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/
Save the Date for Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 18. Assembly will look different this year in light of social distancing, gathering in an online forum in a one-day event via Zoom. Participants will engage the theme "Living as Those Made Alive in Christ," and Assembly will feature input by Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Executive Director Ron Byler. More information is at virginiaconference.org/events/conference-assembly-2020/
Calling all bicycle enthusiasts, small and tall! Please join us for a Bike Shenandoah 2020 ride on Saturday, September 19, at the VMMissions parking lot in Harrisonburg. This annual family-friendly fundraising event includes rides of 5, 15, 30, or 62 miles in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. All proceeds benefit VMMissions, MennoMedia, Mennonite Central Committee, NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, Our Community Place, and Roberta Webb Childcare Center. This year we will honor the work of Steve Leaman, who unexpectedly passed away in April, with a double portion of donations to VMMissions, his former workplace. Not a biker? That's all right. This year, you are invited to participate by walking or one of Steve's other favorite sports, golfing. See attached flyer for more details. Register today at bikeshenandoah.org! Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"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."