Covid Worship Update 3.2.22

Covid Worship Update 3.2.22

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 will be optional starting March 12. 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 open, but we do not have a nursery attendant. Parents are invited to listen to the service in the nursery while tending their children.

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

Thursday, December 30, 2021

FPC Worship Info for 1.2.22

 Happy New Year! 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 number of 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


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Nativity Show and Tell

 Dear Friends-on January 9, we are hosting a Nativity Show and Tell for our church members and brothers and sisters from some of the other churches.


If you have a nativity or nativities you would like to display, please bring them to the Friendship Center on Saturday, January 8, from noon to 4PM.  We will have tables set up for you to show your display.  If you wish to include a note about where it is from or other interesting tidbit, please do.  

On Sunday, the Friendship Center will be open for people to come see the displays from 11AM-2PM.  Masks required. Light refreshments will be provided.  If you are showing nativities, feel free to hang out or sit near your table to share information about them.

Clean up and taking nativities home will be from 2-3PM Sunday afternoon.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Connie Ingerson or Pastor Keith

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Worship Info for 12.26.21

 Merry Christmas! 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 number of 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, December 23, 2021

Christmas Eve

 Here is the current information on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, and the services offered.


Prerecorded Ecumenical Service: Here is the link to the service we put together with the Episcopal, Methodist, Lutheran, and First Christian Churches.  Please note that we will not be live streaming the in-person services held at the church.  https://youtu.be/aDJ6nbFjKzA

4:00 PM Lessons and Carols with Candlelight and Communion  This is our more traditional service with scripture readings and carol singing.  Masks are required.

6:00 PM Outside Service  We will meet outside near the corners of Washington and 6th.  Masks are optional.  We will read scriptures and sing carols around the fire.  Bring a chair and a headlamp if you wish.  Dress warm!  Hot chocolate to follow.

Blessings,
Keith and Laura

Friday, December 17, 2021

FPC Worship Info for 12.19.21

 Dear Friends,


Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.   It is the Fourth Sunday of Advent!

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 number of 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. If you have a candle to light for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, please light it with us when we do it in the sanctuary.  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, December 16, 2021

Christmas Eve 2021 Options

 For Christmas Eve, we are offering three opportunities to celebrate the coming of the Christ child:

1) We are putting together an ecumenical prerecorded service.  When that is available, we will send out the link and post it here.

2) At 4PM, we will have a traditional Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols with communion and candlelight in the sanctuary.  Masks are required.

3) At 6PM, we will have an outside service of scripture reading and caroling with a fire going.  Hot cocoa will follow.  The service will be located in the church yard near the corner of 6th and Washington.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Worship Info 12.12.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.   It is the Third Sunday of Advent!


The youth and children will help lead the service.  Please bring your favorite mug or a story about a favorite mug that you can share with the congregation.  The Starman will be joining us as well!  

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 number of 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. If you have a candle to light for the Second Sunday of Advent, please light it with us when we do it in the sanctuary.  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, December 9, 2021

Advent and Christmas Happenings 2021

 Happy Advent!  Here is a link to all the things coming up this season, including what we are offering for Christmas Eve.

Advent and Christmas Eve 2021 Happenings

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Worship Info for 12.5.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.   It is the second Sunday of Advent!


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 number of 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. If you have a candle to light for the Second Sunday of Advent, please light it with us when we do it in the sanctuary.  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, November 27, 2021

Worship Info for 11.28.21

 Join us for worship online or in person this Sunday at 9:30AM Pacific Time.   It is the first Sunday of Advent!


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 number of 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.

We will 'Green' the sanctuary right after worship and you are welcome to stay and help decorate for the Advent/Christmas season.

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, November 19, 2021

Worship Info for 11.21.21

 Dear Friends,


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

Eric Valentine will be filling the pulpit while we are out of town.  He would like to share the attached pictures to help prepare you for "Waiting for the Son Light."

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 number of 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, November 12, 2021

Worship Info for 11.14.21

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 number of 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

Bulletin info is https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yfpRPwiMcmVpwmV5ZwPG18b3Z80P1i6vAqJNUyMUADc/edit?usp=sharing

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Worship Info for 11.7.21

 Don't forget to 'fall back' this evening.  Set your clocks back an hour before going to bed.


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 number of 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, October 28, 2021

Worship Info for 10.31.21 All Saints' Celebration

 Dear Friends,


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

We will have our reading of the saints who are now in the glorious presence of Christ during our prayer time.  You may email us the names of the saints you would like read to pastorshudson@eoni.com before hand.  There will also be a sheet in the sanctuary you may list those names as well.

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

Sunday, October 24, 2021

All Saints' Celebration

 On Sunday, October 31, we will have our All Saints' Celebration.  You have a couple of ways that you can submit names that will be read in worship of your loved one who have entered the church triumphant.  On Sunday morning, we will have a sheet you can write their names on.  You may also email us your names to Pastors' Email before Sunday.


I (Keith) also plan to update the video that was made last year celebrating All Saints'.  If you submitted a photo or name last year,  I still have your photos. But if there are people you would like to add this year, please email me a photo or bring one by the church so it can be scanned and added to the tribute video.  Please have them to me by Thursday noon as it takes a bit to edit.

2022 Giving Letter

Dear FPC Family,


It is time for us to begin our stewardship drive to prepare for 2022.  Thank you for your continued generosity over this past crazy year!

We are trying a new route for you to let the church know your estimated giving for 2022.  You will find a link to this year's stewardship letter.  In that letter you will find a couple of ways to give your estimate directly to Ellen Barton, our Financial Secretary, directly and securely via electronic means.  We will also have Estimate of Giving cards available at the church for those who would prefer to let Ellen know that way.

Here is the link to the letter:  2022 Giving Letter

Please respond by November 21, 2021 so your session can prepare and plan for new ways we can glorify and serve God together!

Again, thank you!

Your Stewardship Team,
Sondra Rosholt and Pastors Keith and Laura 

Worship Video 10.24.21

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.