Overcoming Adversity with Prayer and Community

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Due to Social Distancing, this week’s hybrid service will be held both online on Zoom and in the building




Call to worship/prayer


     “He leadeth me”  # 599



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Donna Yost

Scripture - Isaiah 30:18-26

Message “Overcoming Adversity with Prayer and Community”


Responding to the word

Sharing and prayer

Time of Offering

Theme Verse – Isaiah 40:31

Sending Hymn

     “Bless’d be the tie that binds “ verses 1-4  # 421

Dismissal to Sunday school


Verse for 2020

But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31  NRSV

Mais ceux qui se confient en l’Éternel renouvellent leur force. Ils prennent le vol comme les aigles; Ils courent, et ne se lassent point, Ils marchent, et ne se fatiguent point.         Ésaïe 40:31     LS1910



Message from Jeanette Harder

Worship Leader - Sabrina Mukuna

Music Leader - Julie/Jeremy/Rachel/Laura

Next Children’s Story - Sabrina Mukuna



Sunday, August 16 - Virtual ACSG Congregational History @ 2pm

Thursday - Virtual Shop Hours


Sunday School

Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – The Bible Unwrapped

Room # 6 - Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2

Nursery - Pre-K – Grade 1

Room # 8 - Grades 2-5

High School Room - Grades 6-12


Record for August 9

71 - Attendance - Hybrid in person/Zoom



Sunday we will have another hybrid worship service:

 The Zoom meeting will be "open" from 9:15a-12:30p on Zoom.

 The building will be open at 10:20 

 We will read Isaiah 30:18-21, 23-26 in worship and Jeanette (as well as Lavina, Ron, and Joyce) will have the message.

Next Sunday Jeanette and several others from the congregation will have a message entitled: "overcoming adversity with perseverance and forgiveness." We will read Romans 5:1-5. 


For those of you thinking about worshipping in our building, please read our attached full guidelines. Please contact Anita, Tim, Sabrina, or me with questions or concerns. 


 Sabrina is planning one more virtual gathering for FMC to share about our congregational backgrounds, especially from our childhood. Please be thinking about your own congregational history in preparation for a virtual gathering Sunday at 2p (on the worship link).


We are so thankful for Sabrina and her willingness to serve this summer (as well as her flexibility in serving).  It has been such a blessing to our congregation. We pray we continue to grow together as she wraps up her internship here.  If you want to read some of what she and others reflected (what MCC has published on summer service), please see here.


Jolene Boshart has updated her email address.  Please update your contact list.


Worship committee is working on a series on hope/encouragement . If you appreciate a particular, hopeful scripture, please send me a message. We plan to have a lot of congregational involvement in the services on August 30 and September 6. If you would like to read and/or offer a short testimony... we would appreciate it.


The elders are working on a series of discussion questions to kick off another year of small groups. There will be discussion questions for three sessions, hopefully beginning in late August or early September. We encourage groups to discern together whether they want to meet together in person or virtually as well as other logistics. If you're not in a small group and would like to be, please contact Anita or Rick soon.


Please continue to be extra intentional in connecting in order to fight social isolation: physical distance is not equal to social isolation. Let's love our neighbors around the area and world. 


 We have a healthy sharing fund. We want to assist our members as well as those more loosely connected w/ us who are struggling with financial hardship. Please speak with someone on the nurture commission or leadership board. We will work to maintain the confidentiality of requests.


The shop will continue to be "open" for shop hours Thursday from 3-6. We are meeting virtually on Zoom. Stop by to chat if you'd like.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -    Pray for the CPMC Council of Committees, happening virtually this week. We pray for the generative and fruitful work of our various conference committees as they meet to dream and plan for the next year of our shared work.