WORSHIP this SUNDAY
There are two options for worship this Sunday: Online or In Person. Both start at 10:30 a.m. Online is at Facebook Live. The doors open for in person worship at 10:15. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. In addition, we have worship on our website and by CD’s. If you need help connecting, let the office know.
Our July message series is entitled Rescue: The Ways God Rescues Us. God is still in the rescuing business!” This Sunday, July 12, the message title is “Where is God in the Darkness?” The message will include a story from a vacation that Pastor Mike Tupper took with his family to the White Mountains of New Hampshire years ago where they almost died. It will also include a story from the early church in Acts 16.
Pastor Dick will be on vacation from July 6th through July 28th. During this time Pastor Tupper will be leading worship and attending to any pastoral needs. He will also be meeting with the prayer group on Tuesdays. Please feel free to be in contact with him during July. His contact information is at the end of this newsletter.
Tuesday Prayer Group
The Prayer Group meets on line Tuesday’s at 1:30 p.m. You can join the meeting by going to Zoom.us and go to JOIN A MEETING. There you will enter the phone number 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:
- Lisa Pietenpol
- Al Lyon
- Steve Siler
- Rick Siler
- Brad Ayers
- Elsie Hoffman—3 yr. old great-granddaughter of Ann Gruber
- Juanita Wellever—Florida
- Craig Arms
- Bonnie Deke
- Jan Danczyk
- Bill Sinclair—father of Laura Bos and Beth Ayotte
We pray for our brothers and sisters at St. John UCC in New Buffalo.
All affected by the Coronavirus. (CoVid 19)
Prayers for resolutions in a peaceful manner.
Thank you to the Handbell Choir for providing our special music today. Members in the video are:
Front: L-R Joann Putman and Susan Murphey
Back: L-R Christine Valentine and Mary Pietenpol
Kris Ayers did the video.
Remember, if you are interested in participating in the Handbell Choir contact Ann Habicht.
Mission Board sponsors road clean up
Each time we have this we have had positive responses from those who drive that route. Everyone is invited to participate at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 (rain date July 25). We will meet at the field on the SE corner of M-140 and 24th, first road past Ranch House Ribs.
Wear gloves, we will have vests and bags, and some sticks.
Please RSVP the church office by Friday morning so we can contact you if there are changes.
See you there!
Young Adult Activity
A Walk and Ice Cream Event for Younger Adults and their families is planned for Sunday, July 19th at 1 p.m. Meet at the Kal-Haven trailhead. After we will have an Ice Cream Social at 2:00 p.m. at the church.
Our next activity will be kickball and supper on July 21 at 6 p.m. at the church.
Masks, an ongoing need
The church is handing out cloth masks. If you make these and would like to donate some for the church, that would be most helpful. We are most thankful for the ones that have been donated so far.
Put on your calendar the Installation Service for Rev. Mike Tupper here at First Congregational Church, August 2nd at 2 p.m. in the Tenhopen Garden area.
Church Building Reminder
Any one/group wanting to use the building must give the office at least a 24 hour notice. This is so that that space can be sanitized before another group is to use it.
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
Church Office hours: 9:30-1:30, M-F