A Time to Mourn: An Ecumenical Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID-19
The event will be broadcast at 6 p.m. (ET) Sunday, May 24, on YouTube and Facebook Live.
The service will include a sermon offered by the Right Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, known as the “Love Preacher” after speaking at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Meagan Markle. Many other clergy from at least eight other Christian traditions – including the United Church of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Reformed Church in America — will offer prayers, readings and songs during the observance.
A list of names of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 is being collected and will be scrolled during the service. Add names to the list by clicking here.
The NCC is comprised of 38 member communions ranging from mainline Protestant to historic African American and Orthodox churches.
Plans for the program grew from a profound concern by faith leaders that, due to the lock-down and other restrictions surrounding the coronavirus, people have been unable to properly grieve the passing of loved ones. The nation has not had a public moment of collective grief to acknowledge and mourn the impact of losing so many lives in such a short period of time.
Click here to register for this event.
PRAYER CHAIN–We would like to form an official prayer chain for the many people who request prayer. Please sign up at the greeters’ table. It would be very helpful if you’d provide a cell phone number and an email address. See Pastor Scott if you have questions.
GIVELIFY! You can now make donations on the Givelify app, easily downloaded on iPhones and Androids.
FOOD PANTRY–Many of our food pantry clients ask for personal and home products like paper towels, bath tissue, and laundry detergent. If you are able to donate, we’d be thrilled to share those items with our clients. Cash donations are always welcome!
WEEKLY CHURCH CALENDAR
Linda is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Choir practice 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Pastor’s Sabbath; call for emergencies.
Other needs can wait, or call Elders Catherine Ravitch or Shirley Hagelberg-Klemish
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Food Pantry open 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pub Theology 7:30 @ The Livery
Veterans Groups Here 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food Pantry open 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Community Supper 6:00 p.m.
Youth Group meets 5:30-ish
Choir practice 6:30 p.m.