Worcester Weekly- June 27, 2021
Welcome Baby! Jimmy and Anita Allen and Gerry and Paula Brady welcome their new granddaughter Mikenna Grace Brady who was born Friday, June 18, weighing in at 6 pounds and 10 ounces. Congratulations to Jesse, Jenna and her big brother Carson.
Special Missions: Collection our Special Missions has begun, and we have already received over $37,000 towards our goal of $80,000. Special Missions is used to help fund the work in Eastern and Western Europe and New England. Please be planning and praying so that we can reach our goal.
Preteen & Teen Camp is on! Registration is open through July 1 for both Teen and Preteen camps, which will be held at Camp Laurel in Maine. Register online here or through the app.
Midweek Services: We will be having a Family Group Midweek service on Wednesday, June 30. For July our schedule will be July 7 – Congregational at St. John’s; July 14 – Men’s (in person at St. John’s); July 21 – Family Group; July 28 – Women’s (in person at St. John’s).
Main Street serving: We will NOT be serving with Net of Compassion in July; our service resumes August 7, and continues the first week of the month thereafter.
Saying Goodbye: Sunday, July 11 is the Jones’ family last service with the Worcester Church before they move to Boston. There will be a farewell fellowship time following service.
Guest Preacher: The Painters will be in town on July 11, and Ryan will be preaching that day.
Outdoor Service: We will be having an outdoor celebration service on Sunday, July 25 at Saint John’s followed by a cookout. Invite your friends to join us for this encouraging time!
In Person Worship: It is has been a little slice of heaven to return to worshipping together in person at Saint John’s! We will be meeting together in person every Sunday and Wednesday, beginning in July. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Kids’ Kingdom: Kids Kingdom Lite has begun for the 2s/3s, preK/K and 1st/2nd graders. Teachers are still needed for two week rotations throughout the summer - please sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eadac2da5f94-kids . Third and 4th graders and preteens will start class on July 4.
Men’s Camping Trip: The men are invited to a camping trip at Jefferson Campground in New Hampshire July 30 –August 1. Please contact James Waire at 774-222-8567 or Jameswaire3@gmail.com if you are interested in coming.
Babysitter for the Quinns: The Quinns are looking for childcare help 16hrs a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in mid-July when Lisa goes back to work. They have two boys (currently 2y, 3mo). Please let us know if you or anyone you know may be interested that you can recommend. Contact Lisa at 617-512-0496.
All New England Church App: We are excited to announce that the Worcester Church is part of the recently launched All New England Church app for smartphones! To get the app, type in "ICOC NE" in your app store or click this link: https://a3a.me/ICOCN. To see a promotional video on the app, go to: https://vimeo.com/user69738629/download/495018048/26c62fe179
Worship services online: Sunday services will continue to be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook, as will the congregational midweek service the first Wednesday each month. Sunday service is at 10 AM and Midweek will be at 7:30 PM.
Jette Family: Eric and Emmanuelle both lost their mothers earlier this month on separate continents. Please continue to pray for them and Remy and Stephan as they mourn with their families. Kathy Vicaire: Kathy is recovering from a heart attack. Laura Overdevest: Her neighbor Peggi’s kidneys are failing, and while she will be having surgery, the prognosis is not good. Please pray for her healing. Santa Spiegel: Her mother has been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Please pray for her recovery. Samantha Nganju: She is requesting prayers for Nganju Muturi's mom whose cancer has returned and that her treatment will be effective. Susan Auger, Christine Arsenault and Mark Holmberg: They thank the church for all the prayers. John is now cancer-free and in remission! Dad continues to be weak but recovering from his stroke at home. Rebecca Mora: Her sister Emily’s cancer is very advanced and she has been in the hospital twice this month. She has three kids, ages 5, 14, and 16. We are asking for time. Dan Dorval: His brother-in-law Pete has an updated diagnoses of viral encephalitis. He's still suffering, and Dan’s sister Kathy is handicapped and struggling. Tyrone Jones: He is continuing treatment for amyloidosis.
MINISTRY STAFF Lead Evangelist/Women’s Ministry Leader: Tom & Sydney Caswell 508-434-0253
Campus Ministry: Ida Benson-Jaja 912-508-2871 Marcela Torres 781-479-6395 http://www.worcesterchurch.org/