Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24
A NOTE FROM PASTOR AILEEN - May 18, 2022
Our hearts are broken and our heads are spinning from the mass shooting in Buffalo last weekend. The neighborhood targeted is the neighborhood of one of our churches. While Jesus words to his disciples, read in worship just a week ago, invite us to "love one another as I have loved you," that love is not evident in our world. We are invited to make our proclamation of Jesus' love and mercy to the world bolder and brighter in these days. Our Bishop, Lee Miller II sent the attached letter to the pastors of our synod and I commend it to you as care for all of us from the Synod office in these days.
In person worship at 10 am and 5 pm Masks are still required, but we have eliminated the every other pew and sign in requirements. In your bulletin, a prayer or reading may be highlighted and you will be asked to read that portion of the service. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may choose an unmarked bulletin. The 10 am service is on Zoom with the following link: us04web.zoom.us/j/573579627 If you do not have internet, listen 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 be accessed through Messiah’s Facebook page.
Be sure to join us outside for a “Time to Talk” following the 10 am service and enjoy fellowship with friends old and new. Chairs will be set up under the tree. Volunteers are needed to set up chairs, take down chairs and serve cold beverages. A signup sheet is on the communications board.
Green Tip of the Week: Two minutes in nature reduces stress, muscle tension and blood pressure. Two hours in nature improves memory performance and attention span by 20%. Two days in nature increases cancer fighting white blood cells by 50%. Contact with nature is shown to reduce anxiety, depression, ADD symptoms, and risk of diabetes; while increasing energy, immunity, weight loss, fitness, and vitamin D production.
Food Distribution needs: Cleaning products, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant. Donations can be dropped off during distribution hours on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month - Tuesday between 10 am and Noon or Thursday between 1 pm and 3:30 pm. There is also a donation bin under the table at the top of the stairs. Donations of gift cards or checks should be mailed to the church
The Spiritual Growth Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7 pm – 8:15 pm. To receive the lesson in advance, contact Julie Gerstenberger.
Meeting ID: 840 9314 3723 Passcode: 4301
Dial-in: +1 929 205 6099 US Meeting ID: 840 9314 3723#
Work out together with the Ripples Chair Yoga Group, every Wednesday at 10 am. Join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84095575895?pwd=MWl2V0lHdjJnaDJpOXU5S01qM3JmUT09
Meeting ID: 840 9557 5895 Passcode: yoga
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.
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