Presbyterian Church (USA)

Sunday Service:   May 2, 2021  watch below at 9:30 am 

Theme:  "The Pruning of Pain"

Scripture Readings

1 John 4:7-21

John 15:1-8

Important Announcements

After a year apart, we are opening things up again!

Online Concert Today:  Remembrance  and Hope with Henry Perkins
Date:  May 2, 2021 - 1:30 Central 

Hello, Presbyterian Friends! 

 

For those of you who enjoy choral music on a Sunday afternoon...see below for more information and a concert program. Henry Perkins, grandson of Margo and Bill Perkins will sing a solo in Baba Yetu, a Swahili adaptation of The Lord's Prayer, from the Grammy winning composer Christopher Tin and his album Calling All Dawns.

 

Please feel free to share with anyone who might enjoy it.  The performance is at 1:30 on Sunday., May 2, 2021,   The link will be available for 24 hours. 

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Fleazaar 2021 is a GO!
Date:  Wednesday, July 21, 2021

On Wednesday, March 17,2021, our church session voted to host our annual Fleazaar fundraising event. 

 

Drop off Location:  Church Barns at Hwy 51/Marathon Road

Saturday Drop off Dates, 9am to Noon

May 8

May 15

May 22

May 29

June 5

June 12

June 19

June 26

July 3

July 10

 

Help Us!  When dropping off your donations, please sort into categories to help us with set-up and to minimize work at the end of the pandemic.

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Church Grounds Clean Up Day
Date:  Friday, May 28, 2021   9:00am to Noon

Mark your calendar for the annual grounds clean up, hosted by the building and grounds team.  Please bring gloves, rakes and other year tools and join us us for a fun morning outside!  All are welcome!

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Volunteers needed:  Lawn Mowing of Grounds
When?:  Every two weeks
Sign Up:  Sheet posted in church hallway
Church is Opening for In-Person Worship!
Date:  April 11, 2021 at 9:30am

On March 17, 2021, our church session met and voted unanimously to approve the reopening of our sanctuary for in-person worship services starting on April 11, 2021.  However, we are mindful of recommended Covid safety procedures and we will proceed with caution in the early months.

 

You will now have two choices for worshiping:

 

1.  Virtual online services will still be provided until we are fully back to normal. 

2.  In-Person Worship at 9:30am in Sanctuary:

     a.  Masks:   Will be required that cover the nose and mouth for all people age 5 and up, no exceptions.  Masks are also required for those who have been vaccinated.

     b.  Social Distancing:  Family groups are asked to sit 6 feet apart from others.

     c.  Socializing:   No indoor coffee fellowship will be held. Socializing wil be limited to outdoor spaces.

We will not yet have Greeters and you may notice modifications for communion, offerings, and passing God's peace.   We will all do the best we can to worship together safely, and we will make adjustments as needed.

 

We are on our way back to the friendly services we have always enjoyed!

 

Thank you for you cooperation and hope to see you soon.

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Save the Dates!  Photography for New Church Directory
Dates:   Monday, August 2 , 2021:  2:00pm to 8:00pm
             Tuesday, August 3, 2021:  10:00am to 5:00pm

This year our church is partnering with Universal Church Directories to publish a new church directory.     This directory will include photos of all of our members and other important contact information.  

To make this a success, we will need our members to schedule a time for their photographs.   You will receive a free 8x10 portrait and there is no further obligation to purchase photos.

More appointment scheduling information to come.   

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Call to Action!

See the current opportunities to be engaged in the life of our church!

Call to Action:   Weekly Zoom Bible Study
Zoom Meeting Date:  Tuesdays, 9:15 am -10:30am 

New Discussion:   Book of John,  starts on April 20, 2021

Pastor Chips leads a weekly bible discussion via zoom for members and friends every Tuesday morning at 9:15 am.  It is an informal discussion where we read a chapter and discuss the participants insights of the passages. It leads to lively and  interesting conversation!    Sign up at the link below, call Pastor Chips at :  715-776-2998 , or just use the zoom link to hop on the study. 

 

 Feel free to join at any time!   

 

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Call to Action:   Pura Vida Ministry Update

 Saludos a todos!  Greetings to all!

 

hope that this email finds you and yours in good health and looking forward to better days as Covid-19 vaccines get distributed and Spring continues to warm things up. 

 

It’s been a while since my last update.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to schedule our Guatemala Service Learning Trip this May, as we’d hoped.  Here is an update from Pura Vida’s Executive Director, Mark Ely:

In an effort to continue our mission work in Guatemala, as well as provide much-needed employment for our Guatemalan construction crews, we currently have several Virtual Work Trips scheduled for this year.  The best part is – anyone can participate! 

Check it out at:  

Here is a cool time-lapse video from our current Virtual Trip, building a home for Valentina.  For those of you who have not met Valentina, she is the director of the Nutrition Center in Lemoa, Guatemala, where many of our students and their families live.   

 

With vaccines rolling out, we hope to be able to send work teams down in early 2022.  Until then, think about joining us for a Virtual Work Trip.  You will receive updates, photos and videos throughout the construction project.  The next best thing to being there, as they say.  

 

Thanks for your continued support!

 

Blessings,

 

Janie Williams

Student/Sponsor Liaison

Janie@puravida.org

218-969-4433

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Worship with us online!
Virtual Worship Song Selections for Sunday, May 2, 2021
"The Pruning of Pain"

Song links for the worship service are in the buttons below! 

General Announcements:
-Church will open for Worship services in the Sanctuary , beginning Sunday April 11, see details above.  Online services will continue to be oferred.
-Read our May Newsletter!
-Women's Fellowship has tentative plans to resume meeting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:30am.   Details to come
-Fleazaar donations start on Saturday, May 8 from 9am to noon through July 10, 2021

Daily Devotions

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Follow the daily lectionary

Online giving

Giving can be mailed or done online with the link below.   This is especially important as we re-open our church.

Manitiowish Waters Community Church

PO Box 69

Manitowish Waters , WI 54545

Phone:  715-543-2998

Become a member! 

We welcome new members!  Joining our church is easy.   It doesn't matter what tradition you came from, our church is a community from many backgrounds.   We welcome you and encourage you to join us and our ministry today!  www.mwcpc.org

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