Response to COVID-19

June 14, 2021

 

God has reconciled humanity to himself through Jesus the Christ! God has bridged the chasm of Sin in Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation! (See 2 Corinthians 5:6-21.)

 

Here’s some things coming up this week:

 

  1. THIS SUNDAY (June 20): Special Congregational Meeting at 9:45am in the Sanctuary. The Council voted to call a special meeting to consider a bid by KYKO to recoat the flat roofs for $21,500 to be paid from the Building Improvement Fund. It has been almost 11 years since the roofs were coated and our warranty has expired. This treatment will warranty the next 10 years. The meeting will vote in-person with the option to participate by BlueJeans.

  2. We are at PHASE 4. This means people who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask (“fully vaccinated” means two weeks after having received the last shot for full vaccination). No registration for weekend services is necessary. Read the full policy here.

  3. VBS. We are partnering with Community of Grace for Vacation Bible School June 21-25. Please sign up by Wednesday! Register at http://boldrecklessgrace.org/vbs/

  4. Camp ALOMA  will be in-person this summer! Children grades 3-12 are invited to participate. The camp is looking for Junior Counselors grades 10-12—go to www.campaloma.com to register or for more information. Cost is $315/child—camperships are available from St. John’s.

  5. Hosting Family Promise in-person June 27-July 4. We will be hosting at church families struggling with homelessness Sunday June 27 to Sunday July 4. We will need people willing to set-up, cook and drop off food, serve food, stay overnight, and clean up after. Please call the church office if you can help (623-931-2451) or talk to Phil B.

 

Prayers:

Please include in your prayers this week:

  • For firefighters and those suffering the effects of the fires throughout Arizona.

  • Although COVID-19 is not as severe in the USA, there is still great suffering around the world from the virus. Please pray especially for the people of India, Thailand, Brazil and Argentina that God would guide and give courage to love neighbors.

  • For Israelis and Palestinians to work together to forge lasting peace and a just society.

  • Asylum seekers and migrants at the border living in dangerous situations. Please pray for a safe and orderly process to determine who should enter the U.S. and how to influence unsafe conditions in home countries.

  • Our missionaries, the Liss Family in Beirut and Pr. Kristin Engstrom working in Senegal.

We have continued opportunities to deepen relationships with God and each other:

  • IN SANCTUARY and on YouTube and Facebook: Sat 5:30pm, Sunday 8:30am Traditional and 11am Contemporary

  • Weekday Fellowship at 6:15pm and Prayer Meetings at 6:30pm Monday through Friday.

  • Monday Evening Study at 7pm and Thursday Morning Bible Study at 10am

  • Food Pantry The Food Pantry remains open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-12noon and can use whatever canned goods and other non-perishables you can donate.

 

Come, Holy Spirit!