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Sunday Bulletin for 7.25.21

CLICK HERE to see the worship bulletin for our Christmas in July service, 7/25/21.

Christmas in July! On Sunday, we’ll gather online and in person to celebrate Christmas in July. Our worship will start with lighting the Advent Wreath and will include scripture, poetry and Carol singing as we tell the story of Jesus, the light of the world and the Prince of Peace, coming into the world. There may even be some Christmas cookies for Coffee Hour! Feel free to dress up in red and green! I will be asking for volunteer readers on Sunday to help with all of the lessons.
 
Our congregation is not the only church celebrating Christmas in July. Here’s a wonderful radio story which appeared earlier this week on NPR. As NPR corresponded Deena Prichep said, “Christmas is usually celebrated on one of the longest nights of the year, when the light of the world scatters the darkness. Nobody knows when Jesus was really born. It might not have been December at all. And for many congregations, finally coming together again brings that hope of a new dawn.”
 
So let us gather with hope, peace, joy and love as we celebrate Christmas in July!
 
With Advent(urous) Anticipation,
 Katelyn

Bulletin for Worship 7/18/21

CLICK HERE to see the worship bulletin for Sunday, July 18, 2021. This week, our service will be led by guest preacher, Rev. Doug Wysockey-Johnson. There will be sharing in both word and song, reflecting on the most recent mission trip to Nosara, Costa Rica in memory of Soren Wysockey-Johnson. Other worship leaders: Jenn Arnott – Deacon, Ingrid Cichoski & Barb Wyman – Welcome Team, Jen Greenwood, Ginny Churchill & Gary Beckwith – Musicians, Cindy Preston – Reader, Francis Churchill – Technical Director, and Carole & Jay Furr – Hospitality.

Worship Bulletin 7.11.21

CLICK HERE for a copy of the worship bulletin for July 11, 2021.

On Sunday morning, we’ll gather outside and online at 10 am hear how David welcomes the Ark of the Covenant into the city with joy, dancing and music. The Covenant/Tabernacle contained the two stone tablets with the Ten Commandments and was thought to house God’s presence among the people. What makes you dance with joy? Or, like David’s wife Michal, have you ever been embarrassed by someone else’s dancing? We’ll dig into the complexity of this story during the sermon.

Sunday Worship 6.27.21

CLICK HERE to watch the video recording of our worship service from June 27, 2021. Worship was led by Pastor Katelyn Macrae, Deacon – Cindy Preston, Welcome Team – Carole & Jay Furr, Musician – Jen Greenwood, Reader Carole Furr, Technical Director – Nathan Sadler, Hospitality – Gretchen Paulsen & Phyllis Modley

CLICK HERE to see the accompanying Worship Bulletin.

Sunday Worship 6.20.21

CLICK HERE to see a video of our Sunday Worship Service – our first outdoor, in-person worship service – on Father’s Day, June 20, 2021. The service was led by Pastor Katelyn Macrae, Deacon – Morgan Wolaver, Technical Director – Nathan Sadler, Musicians – Jen Greenwood, Carole Furr & Marshall Paulsen, Reader – Dave Thomas, Welcome Team – Phyllis Modley & Esther Nui, and Hospitality – Phyllis Modley and JoEllen Swaine.

Worship Bulletin for 6.20.21

CLICK HERE to find the weekly worship bulletin for June 20, 2021.

This will be our First outdoor worship service followed by a
102nd Birthday Celebration for Harriet Riggs
.

If you’re joining us outside, please…

  • Bring your own chair
  • Consider the health of others.
    • Masks are not required for outdoor worship for vaccinated individuals but are welcomed for your health and the health of others. Stay home and worship online if you’re not feeling fine.
    • Wear a mask inside the building.
  • Be patient with this new way of being together.
  • Offer your feedback and ideas to the Deacons, Pastor and Musicians for how to make the services meaningful and engaging.
  • Sign Up to be a Reader, Usher, Greeter, Musician, Coffee Hour Host, or Tech Guru Trainee

If you’re joining us online, please…

  • Be patient as we experiment with a new sound and camera set up.
  • Offer your feedback and ideas for how to make the services meaningful and engaging.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, we will worship inside the Fellowship Hall with the windows and doors open and masks on. RCC is committed to livestreaming worship for the foreseeable future to ensure that “no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.”

Questions? Ideas?  Contact Katelyn – katelyn@rccucc.org