Welcome to Holy Week,
In years past we have seen snow storms during Holy Week that may have slowed us down, but nothing in my memory compares to what is happening in our world. These are such unusual times. Do know you are in my thoughts and prayers as we come to Holy Week.
We will not be gathered together for worship or celebrations of any kind, except by online opportunities. Still, I encourage you to observe Holy Week at home. A special Holy Week guide has been created and will come by mail or emailed to you. Take time each day to read the scripture for that day and an action for that day.
Our Prayer Group continues to meet on Tuesdays and bible studies are taking place. You are welcome to join us. Contact me for more information or just to share prayer concerns and joys.
Your prayers and support during this time are greatly appreciated.
Keep safe while at home.
Sunday Worship—Palm Sunday
This is Palm Sunday. Palm branches will be at the front doors of the church from 10 am to 5 pm if you want to stop by.
Our worship will once again be live on the church Facebook page. A link to that is on our website. Hopefully this week, even if you don’t have Facebook you can watch it. If you don’t have internet, we are recording the service and you can request a cd by calling the church.
Each Sunday we will record a worship service. For those with internet access it will be live on Facebook. If you don’t have Facebook, you can find a link to that on our web page. Look for it Sunday morning at 10:25.
If you don’t have internet, a bulletin can be mailed to you. You can also request a recorded cd of the service and we will deliver it to you.
Tuesday Prayer Group
Tuesday Prayer Group will be meeting by phone each week at 1:30.
Join us at:
By Phone: Call in by using the following number: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 269 637 3804
If you have prayer requests, please let us know. These will be added to the Tuesday and Sunday lists .
Please hold the following in your prayers this week:
All affected by the Coronavirus. (CoVid 19)
We pray for our brothers and sisters at Pilgrim Congregational Church in St. Joseph.
Adult Bible Study
Would you like to be a part of a video chat or phone call regarding the scripture for next Sunday? Pastor Dick has one group meeting on Thursday evenings and would be interested in forming one or two additional groups. Let him know by contacting the church or calling him at
Church Meetings will take place through phone calls and video conference. See more on those below.
Church Building: Here at church the doors are locked and the church building is closed. Victoria will be here in the office M/W/F from 9:30—1:30 to do the most needed work. Pastor Dick will be here as well on a limited basis.
The Food Pantry will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 to noon with limited staffing. Food is being handed out while people stay in their cars.
How Can We Help
You should be receiving a call from a member of the church each week to see how you are doing. If there is something at the church we can assist you with, please let them know or call the church.
How Can You Help
You can mail weekly church offerings to:
First Congregational Church
651 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Jeffrey Dick 269-214-8924
Mike Tupper 269-303-3743
Church Office: 268-637-3804
During these times of staying home, we trust that you are taking care of yourself, getting outside for a walk when the sun is shinning.