ON-CAMPUS WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES/PLACES

We will offer three servies on Sundays:  

  • 8:30 am Liturgical service in the Sanctuary
  • 10:00 am Outdoor Liturgical service in the Church Courtyard (if inclement weather - in the Sanctuary)
  • 11:15 am Praise & Worship service in the Gym

One Service on Wednesdays:

  • Noon Liturgical service in the Sanctuary

Holy Communion will be offered at all services; precautions are in place. 

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NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS!

Our new Hours of operation will 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

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CATECHISM AND FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES

Catechism Classes for this year's catechumens have begun. To view the current posted lessons or to find out more about this year's classes and how they will be held, please click HERE.  If you have further questions or are ready to register for the class, please contact Pastor McFarland at [email protected] or 828-423-6517; thank you.

First Communion Classes have also begun. Lessons are pre-recorded and will be posted online each week. If you have signed-up for the class but have not yet picked-up your workbook, you can do so at either the church or school offices. Please call in advance (281-8182 - ask for Shari) to alert us you are coming by to pick one up. If you have an eligible child who has not signed-up for the class yet but would like to attend, please contact Pastor McFarland at 252-1795 or [email protected] To view current posted lessons, please CLICK HERE to go to the webpage.

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NEXT VIRTUAL PRAYER SERVICE - Sunday, November 1 at 7pm. See emails for login information to join the meeting or contact the church office at 828-252-1795 for further information; thank you.

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CONFERENCE CALLS WITH PASTOR MCFARLAND

Every Wednesday at 11:00 am Pastor McFarland will host a conference call where our parish family can come together over the phone. It is very simple to join the call by following these directions: 

1. Call this toll-free number; 1-866-678-6823

2. When prompted, enter this guest passcode: 3747914#

3. At the noted times, you and others, will be connected to Pastor McFarland. 

Each call will include a devotion, a time to check in with each other and a time of prayer will occur. We hope you can join us for at least one call per week but we welcome you to call more than once a week.

Please call the church office 828-252-1795 if you have questions or have trouble connecting to the call. 

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VOLUNTEER NEEDS

> UPKEEP: We need help please with keeping the grass mowed around the church groundsIf you like the outdoors and are handy with mowers, PLEASE consider volunteering for the remainder of the growing season to help us keep the grounds looking nice. We are not asking anyone to do the whole thing but rather take ownership of a portion of it. If you can help, please contact Shari or Debbie at 252-1795 or email us at [email protected]; thank you!

> Volunteers Needed for audio and video tech team. We will be live streaming our services and need a team of members to learn the equipment and help us on Sunday mornings. Training will be provided. We hope to have at least 4 people trained so we can have them rotate through each month. Please contact Kevin Lorenz if you are interested. [email protected]

> Food Pantry volunteers needed. Contact Sheila Edwards to help 615-504-0642

The Food Pantry is open every Sunday 12 pm - 2 pm. Just pull up to the back parking lot and we will load your vehicle. Open to the public! 

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CELEBRATIONS!

Birthdays
10/26 Floyd Guy; 10/27 Stephen Taylor; 10/29 Rich Baldwin, Rachel Stackhouse; 10/30 Karl Koon, Robert Mayer. 
 
October Non-Agenarian Birthday Celebrations (90+) for those wishing to send cards to honor these special birthdays:
> Bertha Mertens on 10/14 (95)
311 Vallie Lane, Wilmington, NC 28412
> Irene Kaeding on 10/16 (92)
Hilliard Assisted Living, 4303 Trueman Blvd - Apt 240, Hilliard, OH 43026

Wedding Anniversaries
None for this week.

Altar Flowers
This Sunday's Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Doug & Martha Greene in honor of Reformation (On-Line recording); by Kay Thorp in honor of Reformation (On-Site), AND by Seth and Brenda Baker in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary (On-Site).
 
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POSTPONNED/CANCELLED MEETINGS OR EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 

> Emmanuel's Thanksgiving Dinner (Cancelled)

> Octoberfest & PTL Fall Carnival (Cancelled)

> Youth SNL Meetings on Sundays evenings. No Youth activities at this time.

> Pickleball 6 pm - 8 pm every Friday in the gym. Equipment provided. Not meeting at this time.

> Open Gym for basketball is every Sunday from 3 pm-4:30 pm. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Need more info? Contact Lynn Bellows at 778-1339. Not meeting at this time.

> Linus Blankets - 1pm on Second Tuesday of every month in the narthex. Working from home and bringing in donatons at this time.

> LWML Meetings - First Tuesday of every month during the school year at 5:30 pm. Still selling PECANS. Please contact church office or [email protected] to place an order.

> No in-person Small Group Bible Study meetings at this time. Recording Bible studies and posting online instead.

> Wednesday Evening Handbell (6:30) and Choir (7:30) Rehearsals - music room with Dr. Kevin Lorenz. Meeting in small groups at various times for recordings.

> 2020 Octogenarian Meal (Cancelled) for our members 80 and over. Next event theme will be The Roaring 20s! More info to come when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

> Bushwhackers: not meeting as a group but working out a schedule where individuals can work on projects separately to help with up-keep of church and school grounds. Want to help? Please contact the church office at [email protected] for more info; thank you.