In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "The Baptism of Jesus"
In Sunday's Gospel reading, we'll hear the story of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. Most Christians have been baptized at some point in their lives, either as infants or as adults. But, what exactly is the meaning and significance of the ritual of baptism? Please join us this Sunday for our "Video Worship Service," where we'll celebrate Jesus's baptism and explore the meaning and purpose of baptism in our lives today.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Elizabeth Estes.
Tune in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website.
A Message from our UCC President
After the attack on our nation's Capitol building this week by domestic terrorists, our UCC President, Rev. John Dorhauer, offers us words of prayer and hope. Read his words HERE.
Last Sunday's Video Service
Last Sunday, we celebrated the Epiphany, when the Magi followed the Star of Wonder and were guided to that Perfect Light. Who were the Magi, and how does their story apply to our lives today? Tune in to our "Video Worship Service" for last Sunday, when we explored how the "Journey of the Magi" can inform and transform our own spiritual journeys today.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black, Jeff Spangler, and Steve Debbink.
Mid-year Congregational Meeting, Sunday, 11am
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Congratulations New Stephen Ministers!
A Lovely Thank You from Kathy & Mike
Words are not enough to express how humbled and honored we were to receive your kind words and well wishes before leaving home. The items in the gift basket will ever remind us of our beloved church with the personalized tile proudly displayed in our undecorated apartment! Although we are now living in North Carolina, pieces of our heart will always remain with all of you in Michigan.
Also, thank you for all of your prayers and support for my wonderful mother, Phyllis Wallis, who transitioned to the next life on January 2. She always felt so welcome when she visited our church.
With love and gratitude,
Kathy and Mike
Reverse Advent Calendar Reminder
Friendship Hall News
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Elaine Overweg, 14- nelson Hart, 15- John Rossi, 16- Joyce Wright
Birthday and Anniversary cards are a great way we can continue to reach out to one another during this time. If you wish to mail a card to one of our church members, addresses can be found in our Church Directory. If you don't have a directory, please let us know, and we will email one to you.
All of our Covid-19 pandemic first responders, and for the researchers and scientists working on effective tests and treatments for Covid-19. Prayers for all in the military and their families; all who are homeless or addicted or abused or neglected or rejected or hungry; The UCC; the Grand West Association; our Church Council; our Stephen Ministers; our church committees; our communities, our schools, our nation and our planet.
To add or remove a name from the Prayer List, please email us.
January 3, 2021
Viewers for January 3, Online Service Videos: 795
Podcast listeners, December: 397
Online Donations: $5,275.19
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