Sunday, September 27, 2020

Worship Info 9.27.20

Greetings, saints! Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/ANQ5g1nnaOY Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement... For all those struggling in the aftermath of fires and hurricanes, that they might have what they need to recover life and livelihood. For the family and friends of Lois' sister Linda as they grief her loss and remember her. For Adam Young (son of Dennis and Ruth) for kidney health and a full recovery For Kim Ridder in recovering from surgery For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her Annette's friend Patty's husband Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery Teresa's continued healing Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction For all who are living with health or economic ramifications of the Covid pandemic. For racial justice and reconciliation in our nation Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time Next Sunday, October 4th is World Communion and St. Francis of Assisi's day. We plan to honor both occasions. We will offer online worship and hold in-person worship (don't forget to RSVP) for Oct. 4, then we will offer a drive-thru communion and animal blessing from 11AM-1PM at the PFC parking lot. You may bring your animal or a picture of them for us to bless. We will have dog treats! Of course we will also take COVID precautions to keep you and yours safe as you receive communion. Hope to see you then! There will be NO Zoom coffee hour this week, as we return to in-person worship; please stay tuned for other online fellowship opportunities as we regroup and adapt to a new rhythm (again!).

Friday, September 25, 2020

Fall 2020 Reflections Newsletter

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AMaovKg16NsC7ZYcr6xhok8NKsu11FPg/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Format of Posts

Hi, Friends who use the blog-I'm not sure why the formatting of our posts has changed recently. We put everything in with spacing and paragraphs but when we view it, it is all together. We will see if we can get this fixed. Thank you for your patience!

Midweek Connection 9.23.20

Dear FPC Beloveds, Here is your link to the Midweek Connection: https://youtu.be/3oLkvIyHpZ4 It includes announcements about upcoming events and classes and Gathering Music by Graham Hicks from Sunday, Sept. 20. Enjoy! A reminder that we would like to know if you plan to join us in worship on Sept 27. RSVP Form Link: https://forms.gle/XEJdJ4aVbzY1FaaT9 This past Sunday, Pastor Keith promised to share the words to "Heart of Worship." Here they are: When the music fades All is stripped away And I simply come Longing just to bring Something that's of worth That will bless your heart I'll bring you more than a song For a song in itself Is not what you have required You search much deeper within Through the way things appear You're looking into my heart I'm coming back to the heart of worship And it's all about you, It's all about you, Jesus I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it When it's all about you, It's all about you, Jesus King of endless worth No one could express How much you deserve Though I'm weak and poor All I have is yours Every single breath I'll bring you more than a song For a song in itself Is not what you have required You search much deeper within Through the way things appear You're looking…

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Worship Info For 9.20.20

Greetings, saints! Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/x-UhsQ8nZqU Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement... For the family and friends of Lois' sister Linda as they grief her loss and remember her. For Adam Young (son of Dennis and Ruth) for kidney health and a full recovery For Kim Ridder in recovering from surgery For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her For friends and family who have been evacuated due to fires; for everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family Annette's friend Patty's husband Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery Teresa's continued healing Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction For all who are living with health or economic ramifications of the Covid pandemic. For racial justice and reconciliation in our nation Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time There will be NO Zoom coffee hour this week, as we return to in-person worship; please stay tuned for other online fellowship opportunities as we regroup and adapt to a new rhythm (again!). In Christ, Pastors Laura and Keith

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Midweek Connection for 9.16.20

Hi, Friends-Here is the midweek connection for today.https://youtu.be/bCSrpzmT2cQ During the video, there is a reminder about letting us know if you plan to come to worship this Sunday.  Thank you to those who have let us know!  Either call the church, email us, or fill out this survey https://forms.gle/axMwGptdEe1zcefYA And one last time, here is the letter we sent out with how we are going to keep you safe when we worship!  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bt3zeKa15hRRuWqn72x3pABfTptp-t1-3qpgdLN_YCQ/edit?usp=sharing

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Link to 9.13.20 Worship

I'm not sure why the blog is posting the way it is. Here is the link to just the worship service and hopefully this will be easier: https://youtu.be/bo_ZmLkUyhI

Worship Info for 9.13.20

Greetings, saints! Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/bo_ZmLkUyhI Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement... Remembering 9-11-2001, we pray for world peace For the family and friends of Lois' sister Linda as they grief her loss and remember her. For Adam Young (son of Dennis and Ruth) for kidney health and a full recovery For Kim Ridder in recovering from surgery For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her For friends and family of many of us who have been evacuated due to fires; for everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family Annette's friend Patty's husband Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery Teresa's continued healing Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction For all who are living with health or economic ramifications of the Covid pandemic. For racial justice and reconciliation in our nation Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time Zoom Coffee Hour will happen at 10 am on Sunday: Link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87261513822?pwd=dDZuRFdmc1pVSmpDUXVHZ2VXZDcyZz09 Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822 Passcode: 009418 We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks...connection with nature, other people, yourself, God--whatever story comes to you to share. Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation. We will close no later than 11 am with prayer

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

FPC Midweek Connection 9.9.20

Hello, Saints!  Here is the link to this week's Midweek Connection: https://youtu.be/jcZCE8KnXr0

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Worship Info 9.6.20

 Greetings, saints! 

Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/KAJJX3BAQAc

Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement for:
  • For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her
  • For everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes
  • Mary Helen, recovering from surgery
  • Lois' sister Linda with declining health
  • Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family
  • Annette's friend Patty's husband
  • Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Teresa's continued healing
  • Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid
  • All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time
If you have updates on prayers or would like to have one taken off the prayer list, please let us know.  

Zoom Coffee Hour  will happen at 10 am on Sunday, link is below:
  • Please mute yourself upon entry to the Zoom room.  We will be trying to facilitate the flow of conversation, and muting yourself when you are not talking is helpful. 
  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks.  Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87261513822?pwd=dDZuRFdmc1pVSmpDUXVHZ2VXZDcyZz09
Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822
Passcode: 009418

The Peace of Christ be with you!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Starting In Person Worship Sept 20

 With joy and caution, Session has approved the plan for returning to in-person worship on Sept 20 at 9:30.  Attached is the link to the document outlining our plan to keep you safe and get us back into the glorifying God in Christ in our sanctuary.  This plan is similar to what was sent out when we attempted to start back in June.  Here are the main changes:

-We will worship inside
-We ask that you let us know you are coming to worship.  By state standards, we are limited to the number of people we can have in the sanctuary for worship and we want to make sure we do not exceed that limit.  We will be asking you to let us know every Sunday you plan to attend at least through the fall.
-We will have someone noting the names of the people in worship in case we have a congregant test positive for Covid and we have to notify people.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bt3zeKa15hRRuWqn72x3pABfTptp-t1-3qpgdLN_YCQ/edit?usp=sharing

Extra masks will be available if you forget to bring yours.  Hand sanitizer is in every pew.

We cannot stress enough that if you are feeling ill for whatever reason or suspect you have Covid, please stay home.  Online worship will continue to be offered.

Please read the electronic letter closely as we will not be mailing out hard copies except to our members who do not have the internet.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Worship Info for 8.30.20

 Greetings, saints!

Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/ykAUiMhY2HU
Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement for:
  • For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her
  • For everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes
  • Mary Helen, recovering from surgery
  • Lois' sister Linda with declining health
  • Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family
  • Annette's friend Patty's husband
  • Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Teresa's continued healing
  • Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing.
  • Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid
  • All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time
Communion this Sunday in the PFC Parking Lot, 10AM-12PM: drive up, stay in your car, we serve you, with careful social distancing and COVID precautions. We hope to see you there!
No Zoom Coffee Hour this week due to the Drive-Thru Communion. Back again next week.
The Peace of Christ be with you!
Pastors Laura and Keith

Friday, August 28, 2020

Drive Through Communion Sunday Aug 30.

 Just a reminder that we are doing a drive through communion this Sunday, Aug 30, at the Friendship Center with Roberta from 10-12.  Please enter through the Spring Ave entrance and exit through the 6th Street entrance.  We encourage you to turn left on 6th in case there are more cars coming to enter the parking lot.  We had 4-5 cars show up at the same time a couple of times last go around!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Worship Info for 8.23.20

 Good day, saints!  Here is the link for the worship service this week


https://youtu.be/yv7-EL3Gsu4

Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement for:
  • For Florence who broke her hip then suffered a stroke during surgery.  Prayers for her family during this time
  • Mary Helen, recovering from surgery
  • Lois' sister Linda with declining health
  • Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family
  • Annette's friend Patty's husband
  • Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Teresa's continued healing
  • Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid
  • All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time
Zoom Coffee Hour  will happen at 10 am on Sunday:
  • Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822
    Passcode: 009418

  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story where or how you experienced God this past week. Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

FPC Midweek Connection 8.19.20

 Here is the link to this week's Midweek Connection:

https://youtu.be/VicHQrWHgLo

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Worship info for 8.16.20

 Hello, Saints! Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here is the link for Sunday's service:
Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement for:
  • The family and friends of Alidean McMaster, who was laid to rest in La Grande this past weekend.
  • Mary Helen, recovering from surgery
  • Lois' sister Linda with declining health
  • Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family
  • Annette's friend Patty's husband
  • Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions and especially Bill as he had a recent fall
  • Sam's broken heel
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing.
  • Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid
  • All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time
Zoom Coffee Hour will happen at 10 am on Sunday:
  • Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822
    Passcode: 009418
  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a recent moment of connection you have experienced. Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer
Blessings,
Pastors Keith and Laura

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

FPC Midweek Connection 8.12.20

 Dear Saints-Here is the link to this week's Midweek Connection:


Our friend, Peter Fargo, shares part two from his "Mourning to Meaning" message.  Watch for the prayer challenge!

Spiritual Growth Opportunity: It's not too late to sign up! 
 Title: Your Most Life-Giving Story.
Cost: FREE!
Dates: August 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9.
Time: 4:00-5:30pm (Pacific Time)
Who: Anyone who wants to grow in knowledge of self, others, and God; anyone seeking deeper conversation and a greater sense of connection in community. Members of any church (or no church) are welcome. Participants do not have to be local, since we are doing the gatherings by Zoom. Description: Spiritual Director and Pastor Laura Hudson will facilitate an online spiritual experience. Participants will discover new insight into their life stories in a group of four people on Zoom. How: Please commit to bringing your full listening presence to all four of the weekly events. Zoom link will be sent the day before each session.

And if you haven't done the worship survey, here it is!  Please only do it once.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

It's not too late to discover Your Most Life-Giving Story!

 It's not too late to sign up for Your Most Life-Giving Story:

Cost: FREE!
Dates: August 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9.
Time: 4:00-5:30pm (Pacific Time)
Who: Anyone who wants to grow in knowledge of self, others, and God; anyone seeking deeper conversation and a greater sense of connection in community. Members of any church (or no church) are welcome. Participants do not have to be local, since we are doing the gatherings by Zoom. Description: Spiritual Director and Pastor Laura Hudson will facilitate an online spiritual experience. Participants will discover new insight into their life stories in a group of four people on Zoom. How: Please commit to bringing your full listening presence to all four of the weekly events. Zoom link will be sent the day before each session.

Worship Info for 8.9.20

 Greetings, saints of FPC! 


Here is the link for Sunday, Aug. 9 Worship: https://youtu.be/FtlC94SVcno

Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement for:
  • Mary Helen, recovering from surgery
  • Lois' sister Linda with declining health
  • Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family
  • Annette's friend Patty's husband
  • Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions and especially Bill as he had a recent fall
  • Sam's broken heel
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid

Zoom Coffee Hour  will happen at 10 am on Sunday:
  • Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822
    Passcode: 009418

  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks...connection with nature, other people, yourself, God--whatever story comes to you to share.  Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Midweek Connection First link correction 8.5.20

Hi, Friends-Not sure what is up with the first link to the Midweek Connection.  Some places it is working, others it is not.  Here it is again with the link to the first part:

https://youtu.be/fdmLhZsCcvE

Midweek Connection 8.5.20

Here is your Midweek Connection. Two links this week. 

Watch this one first. It has our announcements and the introduction of a special treat for this week, guest speaker Peter Fargo:  https://youtu.be/fdmLhZsCcvE\

Watch this link second, with Peter's message, Pt. 1 of "From Mourning to Meaning.": https://youtu.be/Sf8EzIif7C0

We hope you enjoy our friend Peter. As we mention in our introduction of him, he is the author of One Million Prayers to Solve Our Climate Crisis and the founder of https://www.millionprayerchallenge.org/. We will share Pt. 2 of his message next week, so stay tuned. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Online Spiritual Direction Experience

Dear FPC Friends and Family, 

In recent worship and Midweek Connection videos, I (Pastor Laura) have been announcing an online group spiritual direction experience that I'll be facilitating via Zoom. Here's more information and a link to an online registration form, which I need to be able to send you the Zoom links. 

Your Most Life-Giving Story: noticing, appreciating and discovering a fuller truth in your life.

In this online group spiritual direction experience, participants will discover new life-giving insights by sharing their personal stories in a small group, using story prompts and the 4-4-4 format developed by Diane M. Millis in Re-Creating a Life (Check out the book here: https://www.dianemillis.com/recreating-a-life).

It looks like this: during each week's Zoom meeting, you will work with a small group of no more than 4; each participant in the group will have the opportunity to share a story, inspired by a story-prompt, for 4 minutes. Then the group will help the storyteller reflect on his/her story for 4 minutes, after which the storyteller can add or deepen their story for another 4 minutes.
To make this experience best for all participants, you need to make a commitment to bringing your full listening presence to each weekly event.

Dates: August 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9.
Time: 4:00-5:30pm (Pacific)
Location: wherever you can access Zoom :) No need to be local. Zoom link will be sent the day before each session.
Cost: Free!

Worship Info for 8.2.20

Good day, saints!  We hope this information finds you well! 

Here is the link to Sunday's service:  https://youtu.be/6fIP5m0gsD8

Prayer Requests
  • Prayers for Annette's brother Craig who has improved
  • Prayers for Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Prayers for Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions and especially Bill as he had a recent fall.
  • Prayers for Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • The family of Lucy and Tony for health concerns
  • Ongoing prayers for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members who are suffering from mental illness
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid

Zoom Coffee Hour  will happen at 10 am on Sunday, link is below. 
  • Please mute yourself upon entry to the Zoom room.  We will be trying to facilitate the flow of conversation, and muting yourself when you are not talking is helpful. 
  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks...connection with nature, other people, yourself, God--whatever story comes to you to share.  Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Midweek Connection 7.29.20

Hello, Saints!  Here is the Midweek Connection for 7.29.20. 

Blessings,
Keith and Laura

https://youtu.be/gcfjTZU0tgw

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Worship Info for 7.26.20 & Spiritual Growth Opportunity

Here is the link to Sunday's service: https://youtu.be/LmmjE-1waSg
Prayer Requests:
  • Prayers for Annette's brother Craig
  • Prayers for Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Prayers for Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions and especially Bill as he had a recent fall.
  • Prayers for Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing.
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • The family of Lucy and Tony for health concerns
  • Ongoing prayers for Steve and Cindy
Zoom Coffee Hour will happen at 10 am on Sunday, link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87261513822?pwd=dDZuRFdmc1pVSmpDUXVHZ2VXZDcyZz09
  • Please mute yourself upon entry to the Zoom room. We will be trying to facilitate the flow of conversation, and muting yourself when you are not talking is helpful.
  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks...connection with nature, other people, yourself, God--whatever story comes to you to share. Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer
Upcoming Spiritual Growth Opportunity: (as announced on this week's worship video):
Title: Your Most Life-Giving Story.
Dates: August 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9.
Time: 4:00-5:30pm (Pacific Time)
Who: Anyone who wants to grow in knowledge of self, others, and God; anyone seeking deeper conversation and a greater sense of connection in community. Members of any church (or no church) are welcome. Participants do not have to be local, since we are doing the gatherings by Zoom. Description: Spiritual Director and Pastor Laura Hudson will facilitate an online spiritual experience. Participants will discover new insight into their life stories in a group of four people on Zoom. We will use a storytelling format and prompts based on the book, Re-Creating a Life by Diane M. Millis: https://www.dianemillis.com/recreating-a-life. How: Please commit to bringing your full listening presence to all four of the weekly events. Zoom link will be sent the day before each session. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezlkV84pXjic73pUWiR__5S8IGnmuwUgq7jBASjgx98UV3JA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Midweek Connection 7.22.20

Here is the Midweek Connection for today.

https://youtu.be/NlhP0-2kFuY

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Worship Info for 7.19.20

Good day, saints!  We hope this information finds you well! 

Here is the link to Sunday's service:  https://youtu.be/zUoccNxPZ7c

Prayer Requests
  • Prayers for Annette's brother Craig
  • Prayers for Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Prayers for Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions and especially Bill as he had a recent fall.
  • Prayers for Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • The family of Lucy and Tony for health concerns
We won't have a Zoom Coffee Hour for Sunday as we will have drive through communion at the PFC from 10AM-Noon.  Please enter through the Spring Ave entrance and exit through the 6th Street exit.  We encourage you to turn left out of the parking lot so there is less chance of congestion at the intersection.  As Laura and Keith were traveling, they will not be handling the communion elements nor serving to minimize sharing any germs they may have picked up along the way.  Thanks to Connie Ingerson for helping with the serving!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

FPC Midweek Connection 7/15/20 Late!

The Hudsons are back from our travel adventures. Here is a Midweek Connection video. Keith shares a number of announcements first, then Laura shares insights from the Bible Study she experienced as part of the 224th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a couple of weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWnmeG4BJPc

Here is Steve Hamilton's address for you to send Birthday cards (his birthday is July 19) & letters of encouragement (note that you should not send cards with glitter, ribbons, stickers affixed to them--they will not get to him): 
     Steve Hamilton
     c/o Union County Correctional Facility
     1109 K Ave.
     La Grande, OR 97850

Here are links sent by George at CHD about making masks, as mentioned by Keith: 
Guidance
Pattern

And here are links related to the 224th General Assembly: 
Bible study on Lamentations 5:21-22: https://ga-pcusa.org/worship-bible-study/#Bible_Study  
Videos of G.A. plenaries and worship: https://ga-pcusa.org/ga224-videos/

That's a lot of goodies for this week! We hope to see you at the Drive-Thru Communion this Sunday, July 19, 10am-12pm in the PFC parking lot. (Keith and Laura will not be serving, since we've been traveling, but we will wave at you from a safe distance). 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Worship Info for 7.12.20

As you probably noticed, we didn't send out a Midweek Connection this past week.  We are in South Dakota visiting family for a Hudson Family reunion.  But we did record a couple of worship services before we left!  The joy of technology.

Here is the link to Sunday's service:  https://youtu.be/aIr4XAogqEs

Prayer Requests
  • Prayers for Annette's brother Craig
  • Prayers for Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Prayers for Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions
  • Prayers for Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • The family of Lucy and Tony for health concerns
We won't have a Zoom Coffee Hour for Sunday as we will be traveling.

Stay tuned for information about the drive through communion on July 19.