Covid Worship Update 6.1.21

Covid Worship Update 5.1.21

We are meeting in person and online to glorify Christ together at 9:30AM Sunday mornings!

If you wish to join us in person, masks are required and we encourage you to social distance. Your health and safety are of our utmost concern. We have extra masks and hand sanitizer has been placed in every pew. Please also fellowship outside following the service. Our nursery is currently closed.

You may also join us online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book at https://forms.gle/8RtsiFFvV62wk7DK8

Please contact the church office for updates on how Covid has impacted group gatherings and other events.

Christ's Peace,
Pastors Laura and Keith

Friday, December 25, 2020

Worship Info for 12.27.20

 Merry Christmas! During the week between Christmas and New Year, we will be out of the office and the church office will be closed. Feel free to send us a message at pastorshudson@eoni.com or for Donna at churchoffice@eoni.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Before Christmas, we recorded services for Dec. 27 & Jan. 3 with Pastors Roberta and Taylor as they we also taking this week off. Here is the information for Dec. 27. We will email out the info for the Jan 3 service later next week.
Link for worship: https://youtu.be/DX3apBjrL3Y
Reflection questions that go with worship: https://drive.google.com/.../1XfThCKMnJBRifesuFRL.../view...
Have a great week, be safe, and may the Christ Child be ever present during the New Year!
Blessings,
Keith and Laura

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Midweek Connection 12.23.20

This week's FPC Midweek Connection features the fabulous Connie Ingerson and a tour of her beautiful nativities! Just the thing for the day before Christmas Eve.

You can access it here: https://youtu.be/U498Ii2QqIk
Enjoy!

Christmas Eve Information

 Happy Christmas Adam!  Since the day before Christmas is Christmas Eve, the day before that is Christmas Adam. We learned that joke from our friend Taylor Gould of La Grande United Methodist, one of our collaborators in the video below, along with Pastor Roberta Smythe (Zion Lutheran and St. Peters Episcopal). 

For those of you who are staying home on Christmas Eve (or for anyone who wants the "both-and" option of in-person and at home!), here is our pre-recorded Christmas Eve service. Many thanks to Teagan Null on cello and Connie Ingerson on piano for our portion of the service.   Enjoy!



For those coming to the in-person service tomorrow, the 5PM slot is full.  There are still some openings for 4PM and 6PM so please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/bZr7z52jhvmNqmVe8 (it still has 5PM as an option since I can't figure out how to shut that off without loosing the whole form)

Remember to dress warmly and wear a mask as we will be singing!  Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a warm drink if you like.  We will have battery tea-lights but you may want to bring a headlamp for the later services to help read the bulletin.  We are meeting outside the sanctuary doors on the portion of lawn near the corner of Washington and Spring.

We are looking forward to celebrating Christ's birth either virtually or in person with you!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Starman and Christmas Eve Reminder

 A reminder that tomorrow, Sunday Dec 20th, the Starman will be in the PFC parking lot from 11AM to Noon handing out this year's stars.  We will be Covid safe!


Also, the spots are filling up for the outside Christmas Eve Services Dec 24th!  Remember to RSVP to https://forms.gle/bZr7z52jhvmNqmVe8 or email pastorshudson@eoni.com and let us know which service you would like to attend (4PM, 5PM, 6PM).  Masks are required and we will be social distancing.  Max 25 people per service and the 5PM service is already at 17.  Dress warm.  The weather forecast calls for a high of 37 for the day with a 5% chance of rain.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair, a warm blanket, and even a warm drink.  The services won't be over a half an hour each and we will have a fire going.  The Spirit will warm us as we listen to scripture and sing carols acapella to celebrate Christ's birth.  We will hand out battery tea-light candles and if you might want to wear your headlamp, especially for the 5PM and 6PM services.  

If you have been considering coming and are worried about the cold, we will put cones out to allow up to 4 cars per service to park along the street.  You can roll down your window and sing along!  Please still let us know if you want to do this option so we make sure we have enough close parking.

Also don't forget that we will email out a pre-recorded service of lessons and carols we are working on with our fellow pastors from United Methodist Church, Zion Lutheran, and St. Peter's Episcopal churches.  As soon as it is put together, we will get that out to you!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Worship Info for 12.20.20

 Since we were unable how to figure out how to put the prerecorded pageant into a live stream, this Sunday's service was entirely pre-recorded.  There will be no live stream.


The worship link is: https://youtu.be/eQb9Npzx9S4


Also, remember to come pick up your star from the Starman in the Friendship Center parking lot on Sunday from 11AM-Noon.  

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Midweek Connection 12.16.20

 Here is our Midweek Connection.  We meant to get it out yesterday but we weren't able to get it uploaded until this morning!



Also, don't forget to RSVP for a Christmas Eve service.  Either use this this form https://forms.gle/bZr7z52jhvmNqmVe8 or email us at pastorshudson@eoni.com

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Christmas Eve is Coming!!

 Happy Advent, Saints!  Christmas Eve is coming and we wanted to let you know what's available in celebrating the birth of the Christ child.

We are creating an ecumenical service of lessons and carols with our pastor friends from Zion Lutheran/St. Peters Episcopal and United Methodist Churches.  This service will be emailed out and posted on Facebook.

We are also offering in-person opportunities.  On Dec 24, there will be 3 outside services near the corner of Washington and 6th (by the wooden church sign).  Each service will be about a 1/2 hour long and will be scripture readings and singing carols acapella by firelight.  Times are 4PM, 5PM, and 6PM.  Dress warm!  We will hand out song sheets and tea lights.  We will also email out the song sheet if you want to have them on your phone.  Masks will be required and please social distance from your neighbor.  We are limiting each service to around 25 people, so please RSPV to https://forms.gle/bZr7z52jhvmNqmVe8 or email pastorshudson@eoni.com to reserve a spot.  

Does anyone have some firewood they would like to donate?

Friday, December 11, 2020

Worship Info for 12.13.20

 Dear Saints-Happy 3rd Sunday of Advent!  Connect with worship at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande at 9:30 AM Sunday morning.  You don't need a Facebook account to connect.  You may also use that same link to watch the service or see other posts at anytime after the live service.


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Midweek Connection for 12.9.20 & Concert

 Here is the link to our Midweek Connection for today: https://youtu.be/agHVhq6DqYg


And the wonderful offering of Christmas music from Mary Helen with some assistance on the bells and piano with Connie:  https://youtu.be/mVcG0_uschA

During the Midweek Connection, we discussed that folks could email Ellen Barton their estimate of giving for 2021 if they haven't had a chance to mail or drop off their card.  Her email is elbarton3@frontier.com.  She is the only one with access to this email and anything sent to it is held confidential.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Worship Info for 12.6.20

 Please find us for online worship at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande at 9:30AM Sunday morning as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent.  As a reminder, you don't need a Facebook account to watch.  Also, you can use that same link to watch the service anytime or just check out other things posted on the Facebook page.



At 3PM, Roberta Smythe will join us for an Online Carol Sing.  Tune into the Facebook link about that time or a little earlier.  Send your requests to pastorshudson@eoni.com.  And during the event you can call or text 541-786-8281 and get your requests in.  Hot chocolate and a warm fireplace are appropriate!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Midweek Connection 12.2.20

 Dear Saints-Here is our Midweek Connection for 12.2.  Lots of announcements about upcoming Advent and Christmas events: https://youtu.be/VDzB5FtlfAo


There's also an invitation from Laura for you to take a photo of a holiday decoration which has significant meaning for you, and email us the photo as well as a paragraph or two telling us the item's story. We will share these photos and stories with the congregation during Advent. 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Drive through communion correction

 Drive through communion will be 11AM-12:30PM tomorrow, Nov 29.  I put in the wrong time with the info that went out yesterday.  Sorry about that.  Keith

Friday, November 27, 2020

Worship Info for 11.29.20

 Happy First Sunday of Advent, Saints!  A reminder that we are not having in person worship right now.  Thank you for your exploring new ways to glorify Christ with us as we await his coming.

If you have an Advent Wreath, please join us in lighting the first candle of Advent at home during the virtual worship.

We will also celebrate communion.  We will have a drive through communion in the Friendship Center parking lot from 11:00AM-12:30PM (corrected time) on Sunday.  If you are not able to join us in person for that, feel free to have your own elements at home and partake when we do during the service.

Live stream starts at 9:30AM at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande.  You don't need a Facebook account to join us and you can use that same link if you wish to watch the service later that day.  Bulletin information is https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RQH2olLG958BvM_AYieerk5exBZiN11PiwxzDzAgbM0/edit?usp=sharing

Blessings,
Keith and Laura

Friday, November 20, 2020

Worship Info for 11.22.20

 Dear Saints,


A reminder that we are not meeting in person on Sunday,  November 22, 2020.

Find us live at 9:30AM at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande or use this same link to access the sermon anytime.  You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Worship Info for 11.15.20

 Dear Friends-If you didn't catch it on the Midweek Connection, we will not have in person worship on November 15 & 22.  We will live-stream the services starting at 9:30 AM at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande  You do not need a Facebook account to follow along.  If you are not able to join us at 9:30AM, that same link will get you to the recording of the service.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Midweek Connection 11.11.20

 Yes!  It is a day early.  Or I'm a week late.  Depends on how you look at it.  Please watch for important information about worship and the church office over the next couple of weeks.


https://youtu.be/q7DbCmk_wLA

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Worship Info for 11.8.20

 Here is the link to this Sunday's service: www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande  Remember that you don't need to have Facebook to watch.  You can also use that link to watch the service at any time. 



And don't forget to RSVP for worship!  541-963-5114 or email pastorshudson@eoni.com

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Worship Info for 11.1.20

 Hello, Saints!  A friendly reminder to "fall back" this Sunday.  Remember to set your clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night.  


The worship link is www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande Remember you do not need to have an account on Facebook to watch.  We typically try and connect at about 9:20AM.  You may watch the worship video later at the same link.

Here is the bulletin for Sunday if you wish to follow along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oDAzXUIujZeIAP6SyrHOFiW2qoerR6xchBouZs7C-l0/edit?usp=sharing

Please remember to RSVP for worship.  You may call us at 541-963-5114, email us at pastorshudson@eoni.com, or fill out this handy form:  https://forms.gle/6MZQuDu3cwvvPDzh7

Blessings, 
Keith and Laura

Friday, October 23, 2020

Worship Info for 10.25.20

 Dear Friends-This week we do not have a prerecorded service.  Roberta has started recording her in-person worship to then email out and we are going live streaming.


For ease of use on our end, we are going with Facebook.  The link is www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande.  We will start the live feed at approximately 9:20 so you can enjoy the gathering music.  If you do not watch it live, you can still use that same link to watch it.  We will 'tack' it to the Facebook feed for a few days so it is always at the top of the page and you don't have to hunt for it.  

We will also email out a bulletin weekly so you at home can follow along better.  And if you wish, you may do something we are not doing in person.  You may sing!  Here is this week's bulletin:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1981Rx4J9ihjt8SgoiQTo6DcpdxEsjnS7Cxe0kZGk42Q/edit?usp=sharing

Also, if you are coming in person, please remember to let us know you are coming!  You may call us at 541-963-5114 (press 4# to go directly to our voicemail if no one answers), email pastorshudson@eoni.com, or fill out this form: https://forms.gle/PSUDk8mMomx9reyd8

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we navigate these new possibilities of worship.

Blessings,
Keith and Laura

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Midweek Connection 8.21.20

 Hi, Friends-Here is our Midweek Connection for today with some beautiful music from Mary Helen.  https://youtu.be/xnumvSLAMoE.


During the announcements, we talk about a couple of things that you will need more info for:

Nov 1 is All Saints Day!  And don't forget to fall back an hour on your clocks.  This year, instead of the usual reading of the names like we have done in the past during worship, we are inviting you to send us the name and picture of a loved one who has passed and has now entered as a saint in the heavenly realm.  We will make a video to share with the congregation.  Please email the name and picture to pastorshudson@eoni.com.  We need those pictures and names by noon Oct 28.

Christmas Eve Survey.  Due to Covid, Christmas Eve is going to have to look very different this year.  We need your help as we decide how to move forward and plan accordingly.  Here is the link to a survey that we need you to respond by noon on Oct 28.  https://forms.gle/1dPRH9UPw3hw7VnM8

And Laura will send out info on her Story Legacy class soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Worship Info for 10.18.20

 Hi, Saints!  Here is the link for the prerecorded worship for Sunday October 18, 2020.  


https://youtu.be/P8ZMNj4thAU

We are also experimenting with a live feed one more time before we stop pre-recording services.  We are going with Facebook Live again.  The link for that is the same as last week:  www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande 

One last reminder to let us know you are coming!  

Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement…

  • For Nick’s friends Dave and Stacey

  • For Teresa’s mother Barbara

  • For Judy’s grand-nephew, Preston, and his ongoing health issues

  • For Adam (son of Dennis and Ruth) for kidney health and a full recovery

  • For friends and family who have been evacuated due to fires; for everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes

  • 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

Saturday, October 3, 2020

New IP Address for live feed

Hi, Friends-In testing the link to the live stream, we discovered it picked up an symbol at the end of the in the address. Not sure why. Still figuring things out! Try this: https://youtu.be/bdSMy_kHKr0 Blessings, Keith

Worship Info for 10.4.20


Greetings, saints!

Here is the link for Sunday's pre-recorded online worship service: https://youtu.be/2YQXAAi7EQ0

This week, we are also testing out doing a Livestream synchronous online worship experience of our 9:30AM Sunday service. Please click this link by 9:30AM Sunday or after: https://youtu.be/bdSMy_kHKr0\

Drive-Thru Communion and Animal Blessing will happen Sunday, Oct. 4th at 11AM-1PM at the PFC Parking Lot. 

Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement...
  • For Judy Martin's grandson Preston in health concerns
  • For the family and friends of Lois' sister Linda as they grief her death 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
  • 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

In Christ, 
Pastors Laura and Keith

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