Worcester Weekly- September 27, 2020
Updated: 4 hours ago
The Heart of New England
Outdoor Services: We will be having a socially distanced outdoor service as a congregation at Saint John’s on Sundays October 4 and 18 at 10:30 AM for anyone who would like to come. The service will also be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube for those who prefer to watch it online. The rain date will be the following week for each service.
Sermon Series: We are continuing our sermon series: Heaven, hell, angels, demons and the afterlife. If you have questions about any of these topics, email them to Tom at Tomcaswell@inbox.com.
Midweek Services: We will be having a Congregational Midweek service on Wednesday Sept. 30 at 7:30. In October, we will have the following schedule: 10/7: All Church; 10/14: Men; 10/21: All Church/Family Group; and 10/28: Women.
Special Missions Contribution: We will be collecting the second of our annual Special Missions Contributions on Wednesday, November 4, however you can give any time before that as well. To date we have given $36,345, and our goal is 10 times our regular Sunday contribution, which is $80,000.
Main Street Serving: We need three more volunteers to help serve on Main Street with Net of Compassion on Saturday, Oct. 3. One person is needed for set up (9-11 am) and two are needed in the kitchen (9am – 1pm). Please contact Sandy Meindersma at 508-207-3159 to sign up. There are additional opportunities to serve in the clothes closet on Wednesday afternoons and the food pantry on Thursday afternoons – contact Sandy for more information.
Family Group Leaders: We will be having a meeting for Family Group Leaders and assistants on Sunday October 4 at 12:30 pm. A zoom link will be sent out via email.
Women’s Day: We will be having a virtual women’s day, “For Such a Time as This” on October 24 at 10 am. Karin Painter will be our guest speaker. The ZOOM link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86928265828 and the password is WD2020.
RevivEE: The Revive Eastern Europe team, which includes Chris and Ann Efstathion, has landed in Istanbul. Follow them on Instagram at reviveeasterneurope and online at www.reviveeasterneurope.org.
Eldership survey: A very short survey regarding the eldership process was emailed to all members. Please complete it as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. If you have any questions regarding the plan or process to appoint elders, please send them to Tom at Tomcaswell@inbox.com.
Women’s Prayer Time: Sheron Adair is organizing a women’s prayer time to discuss racial issues and pray about them. The prayer time will take place via ZOOM on the last Sunday of each month, beginning at 12:30. The next time will be Sunday, October 25. The link to the ZOOM call is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4542816022
Worship services online: We will be holding online services for midweek and Sunday worship for the foreseeable future. Sunday service is at 11 AM and Midweek will be at 7:30 PM. Both will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.
Virtual Fellowship Hall: Join us every Sunday after service by going to The Worcester Church website (http://www.worcesterchurch.org) and click the Virtual Fellowship Hall links (VFH button on the top or under the ministries section). You will be asked to enter the password: 537871
Contribution: We are collecting contribution every week. We encourage everyone to sign up with Tithe.ly as it will be so helpful during this time! Contribution can also be mailed to John Clark, 1 Brendon Drive, Northborough, MA 01532. Please do not mail cash.
Carmen Underwood: Please pray for her brothers: Ovidio Ortiz with terminal bladder cancer, Edwin Ortiz with very bad heart condition and Jose Ortiz with alcoholism. She is asking for prayers for their spiritual life and then their physical health. Carol Justice: She is back home after being hospitalized. Please encourage her with a card at 11 Bringham Circle #3, Hudson, MA 01749. Lisa Mayer: Please pray that her disability claim is approved, that she gets relief from her back pain and that she can be at peace about the future. Kela Bolduc: Her mother has serious health issues right now. She has only one kidney and it has formed an infection, her white blood cells count are very bad and on top of that she has 2 displaced discs in her spine that she needs surgery for but she's too scared to undergo surgery in Albania. Please pray for her kidney to be healthy again and for wisdom in decision making in regards to her back issue. Marilyn Wilson: Her friend Ivy’s daughter Katrina has stage 4/5 liver and pancreatic cancer. Her tumors have recently shrunk, but she needs continued prayers for a complete recovery. Penny McCormack: Her niece Dani suffered a severe stroke but is home and making progress. Her niece Eden is recovering from breast cancer surgery. Please pray for continued healing for them both. Robin Farrell: Linda Dutile & Kathy Hartman’s sister (and Erin and Jessica’s aunt) has been diagnosed with bone cancer. Please pray that she can grow in strength in the Lord and for pain relief. Jeff Crumble: He is in need of liver transplant and is being placed on the donor list. Tyrone Jones: He is continuing treatment for amyloidosis. OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
Nick Holmberg 10/1 Jim Curtin 10/2 Letty Richland 10/6 Matt Butts 10/8 Sue Bolduc. 10/9 Linda Dutile 10/9 Deborah Muchiri 10/10 Richie Zenon 10/11 Kostika Vangjeli 10/19 Daniel Nowlan 10/22 Michelle Waire 10/24 Marilyn Wilson 10/24 Ruo Chen 10/25 Gabriella Albaledejo 10/25 Samuel Cantrell 10/28 Melisa Fuentes 10/29 Carol Justice 10/29 Maiya Mitchell 10/29 Laura Nowick 10/29 Lisa Quinn 10/29
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/