IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

WORSHIP SERVICES and MEETINGS ARE NOW VIRTUAL

... with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism,…  one God of all. Ephesians. 4:2-6

 

In a week, we have gone from feeling a little worried -- to intense anxiety as we respond to the pandemic. Now as we ‘Shelter-in-Place’ we wonder what’s next.

For our shared protection, our Congregation Council acted quickly by suspending on-site worship services and meetings. We are making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, in the one body of Christ.

There is no reason why we should be isolated from one another while keeping social distance. Each of us has a spirit that will be taxed emotionally and spiritually in the days ahead. Our spirits will be enriched as we engage with each other, by listening and praying for each other, hearing God’s Word of transforming love always seeks to set us free and give us life. Thanks to so many who are ‘mailing in their offerings’ to support the ongoing work of the church.

This letter comes to the whole congregation so that everyone knows we are gathering regularly by phone and online. We have multiple gatherings every week:

9:30 am – Sunday Morning Worship followed by a Virtual Coffee Hour

9:30 am – Tues., Wed., Thur. and Fri. morning Check-Ins with devotions. 

7:00 pm – Wednesday Lenten services on March 25 and April 1

 

We are meeting by conference call through your plain old telephone. Additionally, if you have a smartphone or a tablet, laptop, or computer (PCs or Apples), you can Zoom into the conference call to both hear and see each other.

Dial-In:  

Phone 669-900-9128 (a San Jose area code)

Enter Meeting ID:  408 248 3668

 

Go to Zoom, get the app, then open your app and enter

     Enter our Meeting ID:  408 248 3668

Or you may click on the link:  https://zoom.us/j/4082483668

 (If your computer does not have a microphone, logon anyway, and dial-in, so you can hear & talk.)

 

 

CALENDAR

ENCOMPASS MINISTRY DONATIONS may be dropped off Thursday (3/26) from 10 am until noon at the church office.

Joanne Hendricks’ Memorial Service will be rescheduled when we can gather safely.

PRAYERS

All the people of the world as we all face the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Help doctors, nurses, and therapists as they deliver treatment and care. 

Mark, who, as he says, ‘is hanging in there’ is continuing his treatments as long as Stanford Hospital has capacity.

Marilyn is improving with treatments. She is playing her home organ for 15-minutes daily as she plays through the ELW.