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COVID-19 - Church Building and Ministry Update
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DR. MATTHEW RICH


June 14, 2020
Second Sunday after Pentecost

Service will be posted for online viewing on Facebook and YouTube
Click Here for Order of Service for Sunday and Access to Links for live viewing. Watch your email on Sunday morning for a link to the adult Sunday School Class.
Click Here for the Order of Worship and other information about the Evening Outdoor Service
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"Let us Boast"
Romans 5:1-5

 
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The Children will join the Youth in the Pixar Shorts Sunday School Study. See the Youth section below for details.
 

Youth Summer Activities will begin for rising grades 6 through 12 beginning in June. Look out for information from Hannah in the coming weeks.

Summer Sunday School for both Children and Youth will be on Zoom. For the summer we are looking at Faith through the lens of Pixar shorts. We’ve got some great teachers on board. Email or text Hannah for the zoom link. 

  • June 14: Lou & For the Birds
  • June 21: Loop & Float
  • June 28: Steamboat Willie & Luxo Jr
  • July 12: Partly Cloudy & SmashnGrab
  • July 19: Wind & Boa
  • July 26: LaLuna & Day and Night
  • August 2: Piper & SanJays SuperTeam

Check your email for links on YouTube or find them all on Disney+.

Adult Sunday School Class:
Join Pastor Nadine as she brings reflections from Bob Goff’s book “Everybody Always.”  This study will run through mid-June. Lessons will be recorded and posted to YouTube and Facebook to watch before worship or later in the week.  The book isn't required to participate, but if you enjoyed "Love Does" you may also find this a rewarding read.
 
Our lives as a church family changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to receive and monitor new information from medical and government professionals.

The Session has closed our church campus until June 1, 2020.

The Session met on May 26 to discuss how our ministry can best continue going forward. See the statement below for more detail.

Remember to let Dr. Rich, Reverend Ellsworth-Moran, or Reverend Hunt know if you have any prayer concerns.

May 27, 2020

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

I am writing to share with you an update from the Session after their May 26th Monthly Stated Session Meeting. In addition to this letter and watching the video, I ask you to please read the three attachments. There is a great deal of important information contained in each, so please take time to review them all.

The Session takes its responsibility very seriously to be spiritual leaders for our congregation and community. The decisions it faces are challenging and complex and also surrounded by prayer. To guide their work and decisions regarding reopening the church campus, the Session first approved the following Theological Commitments:

  1. We seek to be gathered together as the church - “Where two or three are gathered in my name, [Christ is] there among them” Matthew 18:20

  2. While the church is the people and not the building, there is a vitality for the church’s faith, spirit, health, and ministry experienced when the church gathers together for worship, fellowship, study, and service.

  3. While it is impossible for the church to completely eliminate the risks associated with gathering together, it is the responsibility and commitment of the Session, church staff, and all members to reduce the risk in gathering as much as possible. We will seek to act and make decisions out of love and not fear. 

  4. While the Session and the church staff will seek to reduce the risk in gathering for all members of our congregation and community, we recognize a particular responsibility to care for the most vulnerable during this time of pandemic.

  5. While we recognize that not everyone will choose to be present every time the church gathers, the Session and church staff will make every effort to ensure that precautions and arrangements are made so that all are welcome and included every time the church gathers. 

  6. We will live in hope and confidence - “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 

In light of these Theological Commitments, the Session voted unanimously to set Monday, June 1, 2020 as the beginning of phase 1 of reopening the church campus. This will allow the church staff to return to work in their offices, for you as congregation members to make appointments to see members of the staff (but not just drop in), and for us to work toward when the church campus will be available for small (less than 10 people) groups, meetings, and studies.

The Session also voted unanimously to approve guidelines for Phase 1 of in-person worship as an outdoor, evening, worship experience beginning on June 14, 2020 at 7 PM. A recorded video worship service will still be shared at 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings, so this evening service will be a different, creative, casual service for any who choose to attend. The Session will confirm this date, based on the most recent guidance and information, on Thursday June 11th.

Again, please watch the video and read the attached documents for important information on the reopening of the church campus, plans for outdoor worship, and a summary of all the other ways we continue to minister and share the good news of the gospel during these days. 

As I shared with the Session last night, the church continues to be sustained by the same practices as it was on that first Pentecost: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42). Thank you for your faith, your care for one another and the most vulnerable in our church and community, your financial support, and most of all your prayers. 

God bless,
Matt   

Re-opening the Church Campus- Phase One
Instructions for In-person Outdoor Worship
RMPC Ministry Updates- May 26
Re-opening Video
 
Notes from Pastor Nadine


Reid Book Group:
The Reid Book Group is now on summer hiatus.  Please check back in August for book and meeting announcements.  Gatherings will begin again in September.  

Wednesday Evenings “Prayers in Pajamas” via FaceBook Live 8:30 pm. Join Pastor Nadine for evening prayer. Prayers in Pajamas gatherings are approximately 15-25 minutes in length and are recorded for later viewing as well. What better way to bring your day to a close than spending some time in quiet reflection and prayer?

Prayer Walks at the Locks:
Weekly prayer walk videos will continue until the walks resume at the Locks on Wednesday mornings.  Stay tuned for more information and continue tuning in each Wednesday for new videos!  If you missed a week, don’t worry!  Prayer walk videos are saved on both Reid’s YouTube and FaceBook pages.
 
Adult Sunday School Class:
Join Pastor Nadine for Session 5 “Love Even the Difficult People” from Bob Goff’s book Everybody Always.  On June 14, there will be a wrap up lesson for this series.  Lessons are recorded and posted to Reid’s YouTube and Facebook to watch before worship or later in the week. 
A new two-week study for June 21 & 28 will be led by Mike Williams.  Stay tuned for more details!

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