In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "Peace! Be Still!"
In the gospel reading from this Sunday's lectionary, the apostles are in a boat during a storm, and they are gripped with fear. Jesus calms the storm with the words, "Peace, be still."
Often, when we are in the storms of life and our world is being rocked, we, too, are overcome with fear. The Good News is that Jesus gives us the tools to transform our fear into faith.
Come join us this Sunday at 10 AM, as we learn the path to "Fear-Less Living."
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Max Brown.
The Sunday morning service will be recorded and posted later in the day to our church's YouTube channel.
Last Week's Service
In the gospel reading from last Sunday's lectionary, we heard Jesus's "Parable of the Mustard Seed." This parable is found in Matthew, Mark and Luke's Gospels, as well as in the Gospel of Thomas, so the early Christians must have felt it was an important lesson. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. Enjoy last Sunday's dervice, when we explored how with faith in God and our Divine selves all things are possible!
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
Click here to read, listen to, watch, and share Pastor Sal's homily.
Celebrate Juneteenth, June 18 at 12pm
Juneteenth marks the official end of slavery in the U.S. The original legal declaration was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln which instituted Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. Follow this link to register for the online Juneteenth service with the UCC.
Holland Sunrise Movement hosts GND Teach-In, June 24
Author JAMES BALDWIN said it best: "One has got to find some way of forcing, from the present administration in Washington, a moral commitment... to the life of this country." COME JOIN US at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 24 for a fun, interactive event- for all ages- to learn from 6 young people about the policy proposal known as the Green New Deal, the components of environmental and social policy we need to achieve as a country, and how we will do it equitably while creating millions of good jobs in the process! You'll also learn about opportunities to get involved locally with climate justice. We'll see YOU there!!
**Please note that wearing a mask will be required, and we will be socially distancing as best as possible.
Men's Group Trip to Gilmore Car Museum
Mark Your Calendar, DUCC Annual Meeting, June 27
Our Annual Church Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 27, at 11:30 AM in the Friendship Hall and online via Zoom. Our Church Council and Financial Oversight Committee will be giving us updates, and we’ll be approving the new church budget for the upcoming fiscal year. All church members are strongly encouraged to attend. If you’ll be joining the meeting from home, please be sure to email Julie Ridl (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive the Zoom link. You can also email Julie to request a copy of the budget for review, and click below to download a copy of last year's meeting minutes, which will be approved at the start of this year's meeting.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Margaret and Dave Bazany and their daughter, Jennifer; Sarah Johnson Lock; Linda Masten (Mark Reiman's friend); Pam Carr (Debra Carr's sister); Vicki Latham (Ruth VandenBosch's cousin); Sarah Ver Meulen (Susan Fleming's Daughter); Mike VerMerris and all of Luke Burnett's family; Cole Hartman; Walt Lawrence; Shannon Connell; Dennis Konarski and the Konarski family; Mike Sneedon (Peg and Jack Donohue's friend); Pamela Chappell; Sandy Feldman; Tim Reineck, Matt Brazys, Suzanne Cook, and Ken Cassbon (friends of Pete Wehle and Pamela Chappell); Richie Czarnowski (Mark Reiman's friend); Dale Lower; Sherri Kanten (Ruth VandenBosch's friend); Michael (a friend of Dan Mack's); Myron (Wendy Hamlin's grandson, Fred Hamilin's great-grandson); Chris Stuart (Virginia Stuart's sister-in-law); Darren Dixon (Beverly and Orie Hawkes' nephew); Mary Elizabeth Loudin (friend of Laurie VandenBeldt); Chris Robinson (Peter and Kathleen Mueller's nephew); Gregg Kirchen (Sheryll and Greg VanPortfleet's friend); Daniel Ver Meulen (Susan Fleming's son); Marcia Sullivan (Jo Cooley's friend); Len Lynch (Kathleen Mueller's brother).
Church Council Minutes & Pastor's Report
June 13, 2021
In-Person Attendance: 91
Viewers for June 13 Online Service Videos: 418
Online Donations: $3,240.37
Collection Plate: $755.00
Collection plate (mailed in): $5,205.00
Strengthen the Church: $100.00
Retreat House Use $700.00
Church Use: $150.00
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