Pastor Aileen is on vacation this week so there is no Pastorial Message
INFORMATION JULY 20, 2021
Outdoor communion worship at 10 am August 1 through Labor Day we will be worshipping at 10 am under the tent. Please bring your own chair and a mask (in case there are children under 12 present. If there are no children, masking is optional.) Worship will follow a simpler format, and we will share the wealth of liturgy with all participants. When you arrive for worship your bulletin may be marked in particular places. For instance, you may find the prayers or a reading highlighted on your copy. You will be asked to read that particular portion of the service. If this is something that makes you uncomfortable, you may choose an unmarked bulletin. As the word liturgy literally means “the work of the people,” this is a way for us all to participate and perhaps experiment to see if we wish to become more involved in leading worship in the future. The service will be available on Zoom for those who cannot be present in person. The connections are the same: us04web.zoom.us/j/573579627 If you do not have internet, listen to the service by dialing 270-2524. After the greeting, enter conference ID 291-1296 followed by the # key. At the prompt, state your name, and then press the # key again. The service will be recorded and can accessed through Messiah’s Facebook page. Zoom coffee hour will no longer be held.
Our 5 pm outdoor in person worship will follow the same guidelines as 10 am. Ushers are needed. If you are able to help, please contact Jim Taylor.
Mobile Directory Discontinued Due to the impact of COVID-19, Lifetouch Church Photography has permanently stopped operations. Unfortunately this means the Mobile Directory is no longer available. Changes to member addresses, emails and phone #s will continue to be published in the announcements.
Green Tip of the Week: Brighton Memorial Library and Colorbrightongreen present “The Need to GROW,” a documentary about 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, decentralized solutions and cutting-edge technologies to heal our broken food system and regenerate our soils. Monday, July 26, 6:30 pm on-line movie screening, 8:15 discussion led by Kathleen Draper, local biochar expert. Register by contacting Deena Viviani at BML: 784-5342, or Deena.Viviani@libraryweb.org.
School is out for the summer and children are home all day. Wanting to be sure that the families we are serving with our Emergency Food Ministry have the additional food supplies and snack foods to provide for the children who previously received their lunches at school, we are preparing bags filled with lunch foods and some healthy snacks and treats to help meet their nutritional needs. There are several ways you could help out with this Summer Lunches and Snacks for Kids project. You could donate items to be included in our bags, attend one of the packing sessions to help prepare the bags, make a donation by cash, check or gift card, and, most importantly, support us with your prayers. The following is a list of some of the kinds of food items we are including: pasta meals, individual cups of mac & cheese, Lunchables, crackers with peanut butter or cheese, small bags of chips or pretzels, small packs of cookies, Capri Sun or other juice boxes, yogurt or gogurt, individual cups of jello or pudding, small cups of fruit or applesauce, fruit flavored gummie snacks, bags of fresh apples. We get together Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am til noon to prepackage these lunch bags. Bring donations to the main door on distribution days. (2nd and 4th weeks of the month: Tuesdays 10 am - 12:00 pm, Thursdays 1 - 3:30 pm). To donate a gift card or check (“Summer Lunches” on memo line), mail it to church. If you have any questions regarding this Summer Lunches and Snacks for Kids project, I would be happy to discuss them with you. Tarri Mundt
Memorial Service for Ed Orlando: Sunday, August 1 at 1 pm (outside under the tent) Chairs will be set up, so no need to bring your own.
Messiah Altar Guild Update: As Messiah draws closer to resuming Sunday morning in person worship - in addition to the 5:00 pm in person service - the need for altar care also draws closer! If you served previously on Altar Guild and wish to continue, THANK YOU!! Please let me know. If you have not served in the past and would like to start, wonderful!! Just let me know that as well!! As new Chair of Altar Guild, there are many things we will be learning together! I ask for your help and your patience! Thanks to all!!! Sandy Moncrief
Food distribution needed items: Size 5 diapers, Personal products (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, feminine hygiene etc.) Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues), and side dishes. DO NOT LEAVE OUTSIDE AT ANY TIME. Bring to the main door on distribution days. (2nd and 4th weeks of the month: Tuesdays 10 am - 12:00 pm, Thursdays 1 - 3:30 pm) To donate a gift card or check (“Food Distribution” on memo line), mail it to church.
Mindful Meditation Ripples of Wellness offers the opportunity to practice Mindful Meditation with Joyce Callen each Wednesday after Chair Yoga from 10:45 am - 11:05. Come join us to learn how 20 minutes of meditation can bring composure and calmness to your life. Any questions, contact Joyce.Work out together with the Ripples Chair Yoga Group, every Wednesday at 10 am https://us04web.zoom.us/j/450243871 Zoom meeting ID: 450-243-871