In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday: "On Earth As It Is In Heaven"
This Sunday, we welcome guest preacher, Rev. Dr. David Van Dyke, who is filling in for our vacationing Pastor Sal. Rev. Van Dyke is a retired minister in the Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Nancy, have been attending Douglas UCC since retiring full-time to Saugatuck in 2019. This Sunday, he will be preaching on John 6:35, 41-51. Music: Peter Black and Stan Greene.
Last Week's Service Video -- "I AM: The Bread of Life"
In last Sunday's gospel reading, Jesus says, "I am the bread of life." Jesus wasn't taking about his physical self, but about the "I AM," Spiritual Self, which dwells in each one of us. Are you nourishing yourself with this "daily bread," or are you finding yourself spiritually malnourished?Please enjoy last Sunday's service and learn some practical ways to feed your spirit, enrich your soul, and partake daily of this life-giving bread. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
Or click here to read, listen to, watch, or share Pastor Sal's Homily!
Welcome New Members!
During the August 1 service, we were delighted to welcome ten new members to our congregation. Pictured left to right, Bernie Lopata, Carol Rice, Anne Peterson, Lynne Snyder, Virginia Stuart, Meridith Ridl, Michael Tuleja, Shane Anderson, David Bohn.
Not pictured: Arturo Inda
Allegan County Covid-19 Transmission Rate Increased to "Substantial," Mask Recommendation
Mask Recommendation for Sunday Services
Because our area transmission rate has increased to "Substantial," the Church Council recommends that we wear masks at the Sunday Service. Greeters will have masks available for anyone who needs them.
Members Needed for Live Broadcast Team
We are looking for volunteers to operate the video camera during Sunday services. If you want to help please email Chris Clark - firstname.lastname@example.org. We can train you if you have not done this before.
Art of the People, Levi Rickert, August 12, 7pm
Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) is the editor and publisher of Tribal Business News, as well as the founder, publisher and editor of Native News Online. Levi will speak on the Standing Rock protest about The Dakota Access Pipeline a 1,200 pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Illinois. Protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline occurred at several places because of concerns about the pipeline's impact on the environment and to sites sacred to Native Americans. Indigenous nations around the country oppose the pipeline, along with the Sioux tribal nations.
Creative Spark: Celebration of the Bodewadmi (Potawatomi) Tribe, “Keepers of the Fire,”