October 4, 2020:
You are invited to continue on a pilgrimage with the PC(USA) as we travel through the Season of Peace. Be sure to click on "Find Out More" button and sign-up for the daily devotionals which will accompany the season and provide daily inspiration for your journey right into your inbox!
World Communion Sunday!
Celebrate communion with us either in person in the sanctuary or online. Plus we will be premiering a new video of members our congregation sending thoughts of peace!
Wednesday Personal Prayer in the Sanctuary: September 30, 2020
The sanctuary will be open from 9 am until 6:30 pm for anyone who would like to visit for private prayer. Music will be playing to provide inspiration, and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. As a safety measure, wipes will be available, and visitors will be asked to wipe down their seats and the door handle before leaving. Pastor Laurie will offer a brief end of day service at 6:30 p.m. which you can watch on our Facebook page. Participants are encouraged to sign-up on an electronic sign-up sheet which will be distributed weekly.
On Sunday, September 6th, we began the four week Season of Peace. As we continue into this season, perhaps a good way to begin is by closing your eyes and repeating the word "peace" again and again until you feel a sense of peace surrounding you. Really...go ahead and close your eyes and repeat the word "peace" until you feel a sense of peace.
So, how many times did you repeat the word before you felt your shoulders relax and your breathing slow down? I encourage you to try that practice several times throughout the week and maybe even each day to help you prepare to enter this Season.
I am also wondering if you pictured anything as you said the word peace or if any color came to mind. For me, peace is always tied to the color blue, but I tend to picture a variety of images.
After you spend a little time with the image and verse below, be sure to note the link at the bottom for a devotion designed to accompany this season.
As we enter the Season of Peace, you can sign up for daily devotionals from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that were designed as companions for the four week Season of Peace. Click on the link to sign up https://pcusa.activehosted.com/f/178.
Or you can download the entire four weeks as a readable or printable book by clicking here. (NOTE: Before you print, be advised, the booklet is 62 pages in length).
I look forward to talking this journey and walking the path of peace with you.
Some of you have shared that you are having difficulty connecting with Zoom. Regrettably, Zoom is the best way for us to connect at this time as it allows us to SEE and hear each other, it’s like a video conference call. You do need to have a camera and microphone to connect (so if you have an older computer this can be a challenge as some of us have discovered.) You can use your phone (be sure you are using wifi rather than data) or Ipad to connect with Zoom and I am working on a low cost camera and microphone option, so contact me if you are interested. I am also happy to help you connect. The first step is to set up a free Zoom account, which you can do at zoom.us. Once you have an account, give me a call and we can do a practice Zoom meeting or you can click on the link in my weekly email to join me for Zoom office hours at the appropriate time.
Pastor Laurie will be available on Wednesdays for Office Hours, she will also be starting a “Pastor Porch Pop-in Program” - setting up appointments for in-person visits on the porch or in the front yard. If you are interested in a visit or an appointment during office hours, please call the church office (315)-376-3631 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let her know if you have any questions!