Church Events & Announcements
ON-CAMPUS WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES/PLACES
We offer three servies on Sundays:
- 8:30 am Liturgical service in the Sanctuary
- 11:00 am Liturgical service in the Church Sanctuary for remainder of the Winter Season
- 11:00 am Praise & Worship service in the Gym
One Service on Wednesdays:
- Noon On-Campus Liturgical service in the Sanctuary
Holy Communion will be offered at all on-campus services; precautions are in place.
On-Site Adult Bible Study & Sunday School (K-5th grade) have resumed! Adult Bible study meets at 10:00 am in the sanctuary; and K-5th Grade Sunday School meets at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. 6th-8th grade catechism classes will remain on-line for now. We ask 6th-12th grade folks who are attending services on-campus to please join in with the Adult Bible Study class in the sanctuary; thank you.
CURRENT CHURCH OFFICE HOURS!
Our new Hours of operation will 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
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.
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.
> 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. Please 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!
January Non-Agenarian Birthday Celebrations (90+) for those wishing to send cards to honor these special birthdays:
> None for the month of January
1/26 Hans & Lula Meulenberg
> 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. Currently 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.