Welcoming Hearts - Growing in Faith and Service Announcements for Sunday, June 28, 2020
WORSHIP The Session has decided to continue to worship via Zoom at 10 AM on Sunday mornings and will do so at least until September. Feel free to invite family and friends to join us. Our Sunday Zoom time opens up at 9:30 AM so come early and say ‘hi’ to folks. At 9:50 the Prelude begins and we have a time for prayer before worship begins at 10 AM. After worship, hang around and visit as long as you like. Immediately after the service you will be offered a chance to join a smaller group for conversation or to stay with the pastor and others in a larger group.
PASTORAL INFORMATION Please note that Pastor Sally will be on vacation June 29-July 13. If you need pastoral care, please call the church (603 889 1170), leave a message, and someone will return your call.
PREACHERS IN JULY
JULY 5 Rev. Rick Otty Rick is a member of Boston Presbytery, retiring in 2017 and living in Ayer, MA.
JULY 12 Rev. Dr. David VanArsdale. Dave retired in 2013 after 41 years in ministry and moving to Andover, MA.
JULY 19 & 26 Pastor Sally will be back in the pulpit these Sundays
SOUND ON ZOOM [Zoom controls have changed] - You will be muted once the Prelude begins - At times you will be invited to unmute yourself (we can’t do it for you – we can only invite you to unmute) - When you are invited to unmute, a banner will pop up on your screen with instructions. - Once you accept the invitation, you will be able to speak - If you called in on a phone without video, you can mute and unmute yourself by hitting : *6
OUR FINANCIAL SITUATION Many congregations are facing difficult financial times ever since we had to stop worshipping in person. But thanks to your faithful support of our ministry, we are able to keep paying our bills. Gifts to our special offerings, the Deacon’s Ministry, and to our general budget can all be sent to the church at: 1010 West Hollis Street, Nashua NH, 03062
INVITATIONS TO MINISTRY
GARDEN You can help in the Deacon’s Garden on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-11 AM. The Harvest has Begun and our first crop was taken to the Soup Kitchen. PRAYER TEAM We have a team of 18 folk who will pray for you if you let us know your request. You can email the church [firstname.lastname@example.org] with your request or contact any member of the team. We email all prayer requests to the team when we get them. We sometimes get 3-4 a week. You are also welcome to join the Prayer Team – just let the Pastor know of your interest.
NH HOST SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES There are folks across our state who offer their homes as a place of hope for those who have been detained by ICE. Once detained, if a judge decides they have a valid case to seek asylum, they cannot be released from detention unless they have a place to go in state. Some of us have been working together with other people of faith in Nashua to develop a support group to help anyone in Nashua who ends up hosting a person. One of our families has learned that they will begin hosting a woman this week. Once her 14 days of quarantine are over, she will be moving into their home. Let’s surround the family and their new guest with our prayers and loving support.
PNNE Call to Action: 21-Day Racial Justice Challenge As part of our commitment to dismantle structural racism, you are invited to join in the 21-Day Racial Justice Challenge, formulated by the PC(USA) and shared through the Matthew 25 website. We will begin the challenge on Sunday, July 5 and complete it on Sunday, July 26. Three different opportunities for conversation will be offered by PNNE, but you can also form your own small group to go even deeper. However you do it, the purpose is to engage in daily learning challenges for 21 days, and to go deeper through conversation. You can learn more and register to join the challenge at https://www.pnne.org/Matthew-25/Structural-Racism
Free Resource: ‘Just Mercy’ The film "Just Mercy" based on the book by Bryan Stevenson is available for free viewing this month on most viewing platforms. It’s a powerfully done movie!!