Sunday May 17, 2020
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Mental Health Sunday
Welcome to First Congregational, United Church of Christ in Charlevoix’s online worship experience. Though we are separated physically for one another’s physical health, we still join together to worship God, be inspired, and care for our mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
You are invited to find a comfortable place in your house and set aside a time for worship and prayer. This could be your usual Sunday morning time, or at sunset. Light a candle if you wish, or get a cup of tea.
Take your time as you read, listen, watch, sing, pray, and share in this worship of God. Whether you worshiping on Sunday morning or whenever you have time, we are glad you are a part of our community.
As always, we want your feedback on how we can worship better with you in this time of physical distancing. Feel free to give feedback and suggestions to email@example.com Ok, let us begin!
This Sunday’s Worship Service has been prepared by the Council of Conference Ministers of the United Church of Christ. Our denomination is made up of 29 Conferences, each one having its own conference minister. (You can see a map of the conferences by clicking here.) As a gift to local church staff, both clergy and lay, the Council of Conference Ministers prepared worship for this week.
We will still have our regular Zoom joys and concerns time at 11 am EST.
In addition to the worship service itself, this service gives our church a chance to try a slightly different form of online worship, with a single full worship service video and separate bulletin. Please share with pastor Greg your impressions experiencing this different worship style.
If the video does not load properly, or you prefer to worship without video, a read only bulletin is provided.
We are witnesses to the power of the Holy Spirit and the glory of God,
and now we turn in thanksgiving to share the good news of forgiveness and grace to all the world.
Let these our gifts be a living testimony to those who most need the healing grace of Christ this morning,
cornerstones of faith and joy for the entire world.
You can mail your donations into the church, and you can also give online by clicking here: Donate to the church
Join us this Sunday at 11 am on Zoom for us to have a virtual coffee hour and share our joys and concerns.
We will also have our weekly Bible study on Tuesday at 10 and Pastor Greg’s Open Office Hours on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm, both via Zoom.
Check your email for instructions for zoom, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join our discussions. They are truly open to everyone, but we are not posting the link publicly to discourage zoom bombers.