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, we encourage those who are unvaccinated to wear a mask. Those who are vaccinated are welcome to continue wearing a mask if they wish. We also encourage social distancing. 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.