December 13, 2020

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 “A Family Matter”, and is based on the scripture Luke 2:1-7.

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

THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT

Today 9:00 Morning Worship
(Online: https://zoom.us/j/754794031 )
(Event # 754 794 031)
(Audio only phone # 1 301 715 8592)
The Missions Committee has called a special offering to help after the disasters in Honduras. Your support of this mission may still be given to the treasurer today.
10:30 Sunday School for Adults & Youth

**Advent Devotionals are available in the narthex**

**January/February “Upper Room” devotionals are available in the narthex**

UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 7pm. If there is anyone who would like to perform any special music please let Missi Lint know as soon as you can. Thank you.

There are still advent devotionals in the narthex if anyone would like to come get them.

Christmas Flower Forms

Forms are located at the back of the church. Please fill out the form and place in the offering plates. The flowers you purchase may be brought to the church on Saturday, December 19th between 9 am and 11 am or to the church on Sunday December 20th.

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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