Latest Event Updates
Hello to all of our friends and family!
We are so glad we can update and connect with you virtually via Email, Facebook, Youtube. You will find links below to several important issues we are facing due to the CDC recommendations to limit gatherings of groups larger than 10 people. You will find links to opportunities to participate in worship services and to share with your children. We will continue to work towards better usage of the digital resources we have available. We will make use of our YouTube channel and upload as we are able.
We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers!
Love and prayers,
Pastor Jo Ellen, Pastor Robert, Wess, and Shelley
Holy Week Worship Opportunities
- Daily Children’s Holy Week Stories will be posted to Facebook and YouTube
- Daily “Poured Out” Worship series sharing to Facebook and YouTube at 6:00pm each evening of Holy Week
- Living Last Supper from 2019 will be shared at 7:00pm Thursday April 9th on YouTube
- Easter Sunrise, 6:30am, at Junto Drive-In style! (details coming soon)
- Easter Worship Service at 10:30am in Church Parking Lot, Have your bread and juice ready for Communion
Make a cross with a palm branch and/or draw an Easter Egg picture for your home window. Add it before Holy Week and then take a fun drive around town to see all of them!
We invite you to create a worship space in your home with a cross or similar worship item. Each evening of Holy Week you are invited to partake of a “holy element” with us. Please gather the items ahead of time listed for each day.
Holy Week Daily “Poured Out” Lessons at 6:00pm
- Monday Mary, Friend of Jesus – oil
- Tuesday Simon Peter – bowl with water and a small towel
- Wednesday – crackers/bread and grape juice
- Thursday Roman Soldier – your voice
- Friday Mary, Mother of Jesus – black cloth
- Saturday Salome – candle (one each) and a match
We look forward to sharing these monologues and worship opportunities with you each evening as together we walk the journey to Easter. These will all be Live at 6:00pm each evening and can be watched again later on at any time. The daily links will be added as each lesson is scheduled.
Holy Week Daily Children’s Easter Story Lessons
- Monday – Legend of the Easter Egg
- Tuesday – The Easter Lily
- Wednesday –
- Thursday –
- Friday –
- Saturday –
Wednesday FOCUS at 6:00pm and Sunday 10:30am Services will be shared LIVE via Facebook. This will be LIVE if you subscribe to our Youtube Channel… It is free! We have also started Lenten Live Wednesdays and Music Mondays that will be available on our Youtube Channel. Cable TV viewing will continue as in the past on Cable Channel 13 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 10:00 a.m. Thursday.
- FOCUS March 18th
- Sunday March 22nd
- FOCUS March 25th
- Sunday March 29th
- FOCUS April 1st
- Palm Sunday April 5th
Lenten Lunch Live
A Sunday bulletin can be viewed or downloaded so that you will be able to look up the music ahead and have your Bible handy so you can participate in worship. We would invite you to create a worship space by adding a cross, a candle, or just a comfortable space for your home to be part of worship with us each week. We very much miss seeing you in the same room, but are very appreciative to be able to meet with you on our digital platforms, Facebook and Youtube. We hope to continue improve this new process.
Songs and Lyrics
- March 29th When We Face and Unknown Future
Options for online giving are available. Look for the Paypal Donate button on this page. Electronic Funds Transfer from your bank can be set up by contacting the church office. You can always mail offerings to 1400 N. 5th Street and indicate in the memo on your check the ministry you wish to support. We also have a secured drop box/mail box near the front red doors to the building.
Letter to Members from Finance Chair Randy Halder
Pastor Jo Ellen’s Art Room is a children’s story, prayer and activity ideas to watch/listen/do provided on Youtube. This weeks recording is not as “smooth” in spots. I hope to improve the quality for next week. Please contact me to share your children’s prayer requests.
Art Room Lessons
We are looking into options to virtually meet perhaps on Zoom… watch for an email.
We have posted some links on our Facebook page for children, youth, and adults. These are all free right now from Cokesbury.
Weekly Outreach Ministries
Prayer Warriors and Helpers Needed – If you are willing to help with a project which entails calling our church family and friends, please contact Jo Ellen. Many thanks to all who might assist!
Give and Gather Boxes – We will be adding some totes for “Give and Gather” outside our East door. You are invited to share items of need. These can be food items, toilet paper, hygiene produces etc. Please feel free to share this to anyone!
Food Net – Drive up sharing of items on Thursdays at 5:30pm. Volunteers will be needed… please let us know if you might be able to assist at some point.
We encourage you to visit the Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership Website for updated information on all kinds of local business and community needs. The chamber is doing a great work with this.
Bright Beginnings Child Development Center
The child daycare remains closed at this time. We will update as we have further details.
Keep Strong, Keep Connected, and Keep Walking in Faith… You are Never Alone