Sunday September 20

We welcome Dr. David Stains this Sunday morning and pray God’s richest blessing on him as he brings the morning message.

Sunday’s morning’s message is titled “Jesus & the Lame Rat”, and is based on the scripture John 5:1-15.

If you are in need of pastoral care while Pastor Joe is recuperating, please contact Dr. David Stains.

Sunday 9:00 Morning Worship
(Online: )
(Event # 754 794 031)
(Audio only phone # 1 301 715 8592)
10:30 Sunday School for Adults (NO Sunday School this week)

2-5 Church Picnic at the Youth Building. If you did not RSVP there is still time. Please contact Pam Ondrejik before Sunday if you plan to attend so she knows how much food to prepare.
The construction of the fire pit and seating area for Samuel Neisner’s Eagle Scout project was completed in June. And, we would like to welcome everyone to come and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun! Drinks, hot dogs and snacks will be provided in a safe manner for everyone. Please bring a lawn chair. You are welcome to bring a yard game.

Tuesday 6:30 Nominations Committee Meeting

**September 28 th – 7:00 Women’s Meeting**
**October 4 th – Charge Conference (Date to be determined) **

**ATTENTION YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS**we will resume Sunday School for the youth class on Sunday, October 4 th **

Pastor Joe is working hard and improving daily.

HELP NEEDED: As you all are aware Katherine Stains has been preparing and placing the Sunday services on Zoom for people who are unable to attend in person services. She has been faithful in doing this task and we are very grateful to her for her time and service to the Lord and Mt. Hope.

That being said we also need to prepare in case for some reason IE: health, work, etc. she would not be able to attend a Sunday morning service. We are looking for volunteers to be trained and ready to step in just in case Katherine is unavailable. If you are willing to help, please see Katherine on Sunday mornings. Thanks

We encourage all who are not in self-quarantine to come join us for worship. For the sake of the most vulnerable among us, please remember our guidelines:

-If you feel ill or suspect you were in a setting that exposed you to COVID, please use the streaming of the service at home.

-Please use the hand sanitizer (wall mounted) as you enter.

-Be sure to space yourself or your household 6 feet or more from others in the pews. There should be plenty of room in the sanctuary.

-Please wear a mask, and use it as you can, especially if you raise your voice while speaking or singing.

-Let the ushers/microphone runners handle offering plates and microphones. We count on ushers and runners to be masked, with cleaned hands, while serving in your role. Runners need to wipe the top of the microphone after every use, and re-sanitize after sharing time is done.

-We will continue to stream our services via Zoom and on our Church’s Facebook site (Mt. Hope UM Church of Greater Johnstown) indefinitely. Some of our folk will need to continue to protect their health by staying at home.

Let us all keep watching/praying for all the ways we can continue to broaden our church life and connections with each other while protecting our health as well. Be generous in sharing your outreach personally with each other, as well as fresh ideas for the coming seasons.

See you in church.

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