In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "Called Together"
In Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus continues to call his first disciples, telling fishermen Simon and Andrew, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
What did Jesus mean by this? Was he really instructing us to go and 'catch' people for God, or did he have something much deeper in mind?
Join us on Sunday at 10 AM (either in person orstreaming live online), as we explore more fully the meaning of this Gospel message and the purpose our Christian calling. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
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Last Sunday's Video — 2nd Sunday after Epiphany: "Martin & Jesus"
In last Sunday's gospel reading, we heard the story of Jesus calling his first followers. And, we celebrated the life and spirit of another follower of Jesus: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Christian pastor and a man of great faith, Dr. King reminds us during this Epiphany season that "Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only Light can do that." Please enjoy last week's service, when we celebrated Jesus and Martin and their vision of building the Beloved Community together. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
Click here to read, listen to, watch and share Pastor Sal's homily.
The Prayer List Reboot
At our meeting last Sunday, Pastor Sal announced that we are rebooting the Prayer list this week, with a new process for keeping our prayer requests updated. If you have a prayer request you'd like include in the list, just send your request to Julie Ridl at her church email address.
Call for Altar Flowers
We have a new Altar Flower signup sheet in the Friendship Hall, posted on the bulletin board over the coffee table. There are plenty of openings over the next six weeks. If you would like to provide flowers in memory of a loved one or a special event, please sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the Friendship Hall or email Julie Ridl. Thank you!
Tax Letters are In the Mail
All of the year-end donor letters are in the mail, and should arrive in our mailboxes in the next week. If a letter is expected and does not arrive, please contact Jim Kern, our Church Council Financial Secretary, by email (click here) to let him know.
Social Justice Team Meeting: All Are Welcome: January 24
The Social Justice Committee will be holding an organizational and planning meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 7:00 pm in the DUCC Friendship Hall. Those interested in finding out what the Social Justice Committee is all about are invited and welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend in person, please email Bob Kenny (click here) for a Zoom link.
In Search Of: Camera People!
The DUCC Stream Team is looking for three more volunteers to run the video camera for our service livestreams. The team offers training to all camera people, no experience necessary! If you are interested, contact Lewis Corbin by email (click here).
Soul Collage, February 4
Our friend and spiritual teacher Ruth Zwald will be giving another Soul Collage workshop on February 4. Contact Ruth at the address above if you'd like to join in and learn about this powerful means of seeking and finding soul support.
Church Council Minutes & Pastor's Report
Birthdays & Anniversaries
January 15– John Rossi, 16– Joyce Wright
Birthday and Anniversary cards are a great way we can reach out to one another. If you wish to mail a card to one of our church members, addresses can be found in our Church Directory.
Cole Hartman (Kathy Hartman' son); Chris Stuart, (Virginia Stuart's sister-in-law); Darren Dixon (Beverly Hawkes' nephew); Diane Carr & Family (Debra Carr's sister); Kirstin Barendsen (Ruth VandenBosch's Cousin); LathamVicki Latham (Ruth VandenBosch's cousin)
In-Person Attendance, January 15 : 77
Total Views for January 15 Online Videos: 405
Collection Plate & Mailed Donations: $6,009.00
Online Giving: $2,472.92
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