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, October 15, 2021

Worship Info 10.17.21

 Dear Friends,


Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.  We are celebrating communion.  If you are joining at home, feel free to have bread and wine/juice to join us.

For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47


See you Sunday!
Keith and Laura

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Fall 2021 Newsletter

 Dear Friends-Here is our Fall 2021 Newsletter.  Please note that we will only be mailing out a hard copy of the newsletter to non-digital folks.  


Worship Info for 10.10.21

 Dear Friends,


Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time. 

For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

Friday, October 1, 2021

Worship Info 10.3.21

Dear Friends,

Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.  Sunday is World Communion Sunday.  If you are joining us in person, you are invited to bring items of cloth or clothing from your international travels to help decorate the sanctuary.

For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Worship Info 9.26.21

 Dear Friends,


Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.

For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Worship Info for 9.19.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47


Blessings,
Keith and Laura

Friday, September 10, 2021

Worship Info 9.12.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47


See you Sunday!  May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Worship Info for 9.5.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47


Hope to see you Sunday!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Worship Info for 8.29.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


For those joining us in-person, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask.  We have masks available for your use.   Due to the upswing in Covid cases, we ask that during singing, you either hum the tune, sing very softly, or meditate on the words.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47


Hope to see you Sunday!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Worship Info 8.15.21

 Dear Friends,

Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 10:30AM Pacific Time as we glorify God together with our brothers and sisters in Christ from the Pendleton and Baker City Presbyterian Churches at the beautiful chapel at Westminster Woods.  There will not be a worship service in La Grande.

For those joining us in-person, we are following the governor's mandate that all people indoors together should wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.  We'll have masks available. We will be singing, but the chapel has a removal outside wall to allow ample ventilation and spacing, and some worshippers can choose to sit completely outside as they feel comfortable. We also ask worshippers to maintain social distancing to help.

There will not be a potluck this year, but folks are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to eat following the service.  

To get to Westminster Woods, take I-84 West approximately 24 miles.  Take exit 234 toward Emigrant Springs State Park and at the top of the exit ramp, make a left turn to cross back over I-84.  At the intersection make a sharp left turn.  Continue straight for approximately .4 miles and turn right at the entrance to Westminster Woods.

If you join us on line, the link this week will be https://www.facebook.com/PendletonPresbyterian


Hope to see you Sunday!

Blessings,
Keith and Laura

Friday, August 6, 2021

Worship Info for 8.8.21

 Please join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47


Please be aware that as of July 27, due to the uptick in Covid cases and hospitalizations across the nation, the CDC and the State are recommending that all people, whether vaccinated or not, should resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces. At FPC, we review the changing Covid situation frequently, adapting as necessary and trying to walk a fine line between due caution and honoring individual needs. We seek the health and wellbeing of our whole community.

If you are joining us in-person, we encourage everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering or mask. Since we are singing, people should still maintain social distancing to help reduce the possible spread of Covid-19 variants to those who are still vulnerable.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Worship Info for 8.1.21 Please Review Mask Update

Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.

Please be aware that as of July 27, due to the uptick in Covid cases and hospitalizations across the nation, the CDC and the State are recommending that all people, whether vaccinated or not, should resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces. We continue to review the changing Covid situation frequently, adapting as necessary, trying to walk a fine line between due caution and honoring individual needs, seeking the health and wellbeing of our whole community.

If you are joining us in-person, we encourage everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering or mask. Since we are singing, people should still maintain social distancing to help reduce the possible spread of Covid-19 variants to those who are still vulnerable.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship. We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

Monday, July 26, 2021

Worship Video Link for 7.25.21

 Hi, Friends-Tech!  Due to an automatic update with our camera programming, we were unable to live stream yesterday's service.  But we quickly set up our phone to record.  Then for some reason the video wouldn't upload to YouTube at the church which is usually pretty quick.  So we did it at home overnight.  Here it is!  


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Worship Info for 7.25.21

 Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.  

We will have a congregational meeting at 10:30AM to discuss a pastors' compensation proposal.  That meeting will in person and via Zoom.  A follow-up email will be sent with information for that meeting.

If you are joining us in-person, we are following the state guidelines regarding masks:  facial coverings are no longer mandatory for the fully vaccinated. Per the CDC recommendations, we would also highly encourage people who are not vaccinated to wear a facial covering. And, regardless of vaccination status, anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a facial covering for any reason whatsoever, should certainly do so. Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible as we navigate our unusual and changing times. Since we are singing, people should still maintain social distancing to help reduce the possible spread of Covid-19 variants to those who are still vulnerable.   We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship.  We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing. 

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Worship Info for 7.18.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 10:30AM Pacific Time as we glorify God together with our brothers and sisters in Christ from the Pendleton and Baker City Presbyterian Churches at the beautiful chapel at Westminster Woods.  There will not be a worship service in La Grande.


If you join us in person, we encourage those who are unvaccinated to wear a mask.  Those who are vaccinated may wear a mask as they feel comfortable.  The chapel has a removal outside wall to allow ample ventilation and spacing.  There will not be a potluck this year, but folks are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to eat following the service.  To get there, take I-84 West approximately 24 miles.  Take exit 234 toward Emigrant Springs State Park and at the top of the exit ramp, make a left turn to cross back over I-84.  At the intersection make a sharp left turn.  Continue straight for approximately .4 miles and turn right at the entrance to Westminster Woods.

If you join us on line, the link this week will be https://www.facebook.com/PendletonPresbyterian

Hope to see you Sunday!

Blessings,
Keith and Laura

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Worship Info for 7.11.21

 Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.  Keith and Laura are on vacation but we will have Sally Wiens leading the service and preaching.  It will be fun!


If you are joining us in-person, we are following the state guidelines regarding masks:  facial coverings are no longer mandatory for the fully vaccinated. Per the CDC recommendations, we would also highly encourage people who are not vaccinated to wear a facial covering. And, regardless of vaccination status, anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a facial covering for any reason whatsoever, should certainly do so. Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible as we navigate our unusual and changing times. Since we are singing, people should still maintain social distancing to help reduce the possible spread of Covid-19 variants to those who are still vulnerable.   We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship.  We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing. 

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/


On July 18, we will join First Pres Pendleton at Westminster Woods near Emigrant Springs State Park at 10:30AM.  Please see the above bulletin for directions.  More info about online access will be coming out later next week.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Worship Info 6.27.21

Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.

If you are joining us in-person, continue to wear your mask and social distance in worship.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship.  We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing. 

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/


Please note we will not be live streaming the service on 7.4.21. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Worship Email for 6.20.21

 Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


If you are joining us in-person, continue to wear your mask and social distance in worship.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship.  We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing. 

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 11, 2021

Worship Info for 6.13.21

 Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


If you are joining us in-person, continue to wear your mask and social distance in worship.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship.  We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing. 

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book (we fixed the link!) to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://forms.gle/2oa9f7RoQV8rJEX47

We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Worship Info for 6.6.21

 Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


If you are joining us in-person, continue to wear your mask and social distance in worship.  We are no longer requesting RSVP's, but please sign in when you arrive for worship.  We are continuing to keep names just in case we need to do contact tracing. 

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We invite you to add your name to our Virtual Guest Book to help us know who is watching, take prayer requests, and connect with you if you wish.  The link to the Guest Book is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DtuCjrkUdkd_Aj_1rNrOSjaPf6FRiAKzjMdjhU2XuNY/edit?usp=sharing

We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 28, 2021

Worship Info for 5.30.21

 Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


If you are joining us in-person, we ask that you RSVP.  We do this to help monitor our numbers and have a checklist of names.  If you wake up Sunday morning and think, I want to go to church but I didn't RSVP,  please still come!  There has been plenty of room to spread out. We are reviewing new state masks regulations, so for the time being, please continue to wear your mask and social distance in worship.  You can call us to RSVP at 541-963-5114 (please leave a message if we aren't there), email us, or use this handy RSVP form:  https://forms.gle/DJHar4oWKqUVWFtn6.  

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Pentecost/Ring Praise Reminder

 Hi, Friends-Just a last minute reminder of things happening tomorrow in celebration of Pentecost.


For the church service, remember to wear red!  We encourage you to wear red at home, too!  We will serve communion during the service and have an option for drive through communion for those who don't come to the in-person service.  A reminder that we are still requiring the wearing of masks.

We are hosting Ring Praise at 6:30PM in person in the sanctuary and virtual at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande.  I think I sent out a not complete link earlier.  It is the same link we do for Sunday morning worship.  Masks required.  Please let us know you are coming by calling 541-963-5114 (leave a message) or email us at pastor...@eoni.com.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Worship Info for 5.23.21

 Dear Friends-Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.  


It is Pentecost Sunday, so remember to wear red!

If you are joining us in-person, we ask that you RSVP.  We do this to help monitor our numbers and have a checklist of names.  If you wake up Sunday morning and think, I want to go to church but I didn't RSVP,  please still come!  There has been plenty of room to spread out.  We are reviewing the new state requirements about masks, so please continue to wear a mask in worship.  You can call us to RSVP at 541-963-5114 (please leave a message if we aren't there), email us, or use this handy RSVP form:  https://forms.gle/DJHar4oWKqUVWFtn6.  

We are celebrating communion in worship and will have a drive through option at the Friendship Center from 11AM-Noon for those who don't join us for in person worship.  If you are at home, please have your elements for communion ready.

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Ring Praise reminder

 Just a reminder that on Sunday, May 23, we will host Ring Praise for a bell and piano concert at 6:30PM.  Masks will be required and we recommend you RSVP to 541-963-5114.  For more info on Ring Praise, please see http://www.ringpraiseministry.org/


We will live stream the concert at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Worship Covid Protocols Update

 As many of you have probably seen, there have been lots of updates from the CDC about masks especially if you are vaccinated.  The Worship Committee met this afternoon to review what has been coming out of the CDC and the lasted information from the State of Oregon.  Here is the changes/updates that were decided upon in regard to Sunday morning worship:


1) For the time being, masks will still be required for worship.  We do no plan to be the "Are you vaccinated?" police and with the mixing of people who are and are not vaccinated, it is best to leave that protocol in place.  The state is supposed to be coming out with additional guidelines soon since the CDC made their recommendations.  We will be watching for those guidelines in discerning the next steps with masks.

2) After this Sunday, we will be removing the barriers that have roped off every other pew.  Even with the green strings down, we encourage people to social distance.

3) After this Sunday, we will also be placing the hymnals, Bibles, and other items like offering envelopes back into the pews.  Our local library quarantines books for three days before placing them back out for circulation.  The longest I could find any recommendations for not using a book that had been out was 6 days.  Our hymnals do not get used during the week, so the 7 days between services should be adequate.

Friends, we are getting closer!  Be safe, be smart, and remember to continue to glorify God!  Our county numbers continue to remain low and that is because of your diligence.  Stay tuned for further updates.

Blessings,
Pastor Keith and the Worship Committee 

Worship Info for 5.16.21

 Join us for worship this Sunday either in person or online at 9:30AM Pacific Time.


If you are joining us in-person, we ask that you RSVP.  We do this to help monitor our numbers and have a checklist of names.  If you wake up Sunday morning and think, I want to go to church but I didn't RSVP,  please still come!  There has been plenty of room to spread out.  Remember to wear your mask.  You can call us to RSVP at 541-963-5114 (please leave a message if we aren't there), email us, or use this handy RSVP form:  https://forms.gle/DJHar4oWKqUVWFtn6.  

You can connect online at www.facebook.com/groups/fpclagrande to watch the service live and you can use that same link to access a recording of the worship service anytime. We are also posting the videos to the church's blog after the service and is available at http://fpclagrande.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Ring Praise Concert

 Please join Ring Praise in our sanctuary on Sunday, May 23 at 6:30PM for a concert!  Phyllis Tincher will be on handbells and Sean Rogers will play piano.  We ask that you RSVP to the church as we are limiting our numbers for the concert.  Call 541-963-5114 or email us.  Masks required!