This Sunday, May 24th, we’re starting worship again at the church. We will be outside in the back parking lot for a couple of weeks before we start back up in the Sanctuary. No matter how we worship: at home, online, in a parking lot, in the sanctuary, wherever, I’m glad that I get to worship with you.
Good morning! We’re almost to the time when we’ll be opening back up for worship! I am looking forward to that time. To help us out with that, I’ve enclosed a short survey that will help us figure out who is coming to what service. We’ll be offering several services for a while to keep our numbers down, and we’ll be outside for them. Please return the survey this week to let me know. I’ll continue sending out this service as we’ve been doing for a while as well.
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you’re able to have a good day, and a very special day to all of the women of the church. This isn’t the day that we expected for Mother’s Day this year, but it doesn’t mean it still can’t be special.
Good morning! I’m glad to be worshiping with you today in this way. This week you can expect another letter detailing our reopening plans. That will not be happening soon. We will be slowly starting back up. Your safety, an abundance of caution, and love of neighbor are guiding our steps through this. While this is not my preferred way to worship with you, I am glad that I get to worship in this way. I look forward to putting this together every week, but I’m especially looking forward to the day when we can worship together again.
Good morning! I’m glad to be worshipping with you today in this way. We are looking towards the day when we can join back together. That is still some time away, and myself and the Church Council are working on a plan to do that safely. As dates and plans come together, I’ll keep you up-to-date on what is taking place.
For now, enjoy the Spring weather we are having, and promise that it brings for the future.
As you worship today, I hope you’re able to enjoy the day! I hope winter has finally passed, and that we’re on our way to spring.
My prayer for us today is that no matter what else is going on around us, that the tomb is still empty, and Jesus is still risen!
Christ the Lord is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!
I’m glad that you can join us on this Easter Sunday.
We don’t have any announcements for this week, but I do invite you to watch your email, our website (marcelineumc.com) and our Facebook page for more info as it comes out.
We are beginning our first full week of the “stay-at-home” order in Linn County, and for many of us this is a very big change. I hope the message today helps you to prepare for what is to come, and find comfort and strength in God above. While we worship at home, my hope is that this isn’t a passive experience.
Today is our second online service. We've worked out a few more bugs, and we're looking at what other pieces we can do. We’re glad that you’re worshiping today! While we worship online, my hope is that this isn’t a passive experience.
Today’s service looks very different than what we’re used to. We’re glad that you’re worshiping today! While we worship online, my hope is that this isn’t a passive experience. Because of that there are a few recorded pieces, but also I’m inviting you to share in worship. There are places where you can offer a prayer, read scripture out loud, give your joys and concerns, and even sing. The great part of worshiping at home is that even if you feel weird and awkward while doing it, your family or the others that have gathered with you already know it. You aren’t going to surprise them with that, so give it a shot. Most importantly, since we can’t be together in worship, we can still share and participate in worship. And know that we are still the church, even if our pews look a lot like couches, and I look very tiny on your computer screen.