Worcester Weekly- November 15, 2020
Special Missions Contribution Update: If you have not yet given your special contribution, please do so as soon as possible. If you cannot give right now, please send John Clark a pledge with your name, amount and when you plan to give. To date we have given $62,640, and our goal is 10 times our regular Sunday contribution, which is $80,000.
Thanks-living: We are celebrating thanks-living during the month of November. You should have received an email with some ideas – you can put some of these into practice or come up with some of your own as we actively seek to live out our gratitude.
Turkey Baskets: We will be doing turkey baskets with our family groups this year. Please see your family group leader for more information.
Midweek Services: This week Women’s Midweek will be via zoom. Here is the ZOOM link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87360182762
Meeting ID: 873 6018 2762
We will have our annual Thanksgiving midweek on Tuesday, November 24 via Zoom.
SCUAD: We have created a new team called the SCUAD, Social Cultural Unity And Diversity. This ministry will work together to examine the social unrest and other cultural issues that we are seeing in the world today through the lens of God’s Word. We will provide relevant support to the Leadership group and to our small Bible Talk leaders as needed. The group, led by Ida Benson-Jaja, will include the following members: Sheron Adair, Christine Arsenault, Alice Clark, John Clark, Angele Goss, Oscar Goss, Patryce Hudspeth, Greg Korzec, Jon Meindersma & Maretta Poston.
RevivEE: The Revive Eastern Europe team, which includes Chris and Ann Efstathion, has landed in Odessa, Ukraine. Follow them on Instagram at reviveeasterneurope and online at www.reviveeasterneurope.org.
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, November 29. If you are interested in joining the call, contact Sheron at email@example.com.
Exhale:A time for brothers to join together, listen to one another and to breathe out. This meeting is a time for prayer and a safe place for brothers to discuss feelings on their hearts dealing with issues of race. Join us as we Exhale and cast our burdens and anxiety on Christ. This meeting will be led by both Gerry Brady & Ida Benson-Jaja. The next meeting will be scheduled for a Saturday in December. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a zoom link for the meeting.
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).
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.
Carol Justice: is currently at Marlborough Hospital battling Covid-19. Please pray for Carol’s recovery. Maretta Poston: Her grandmother, who raised her, and her cousin recently passed away. The calling hours and funeral services for Maretta’s grandmother will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Mercadante Funeral Home, 370 Plantation St. from 9 am – 12 noon. Please pray for Maretta and her family during this difficult time. Sue Auger: Sue is currently recovering at home from Covid-19. Sue is highly compromised. Please pray for her continued recovery. Paul Albosta: His mother has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Please pray for her prognosis, and for the Albostas as they travel to Michigan to be with his mom. For more information and/or to provide assistance, please contact Kela Bolduc. Melanie Crumble: She has a very bad upper respiratory infection. Linda Lolli: Her friend Barbara has colon cancer and a spot on her liver. Please pray for her treatment and that she will seek God. 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 will be finishing the second round of treatment for her kidney infection and is still receiving treatment for her displaced discs. She is not able to have surgery right now. Please pray that her only kidney can be healthy again and that she is able to cope with her back issues. 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.
Nasia Bykov 11/2
Meaghan Kabaso 11/2
Christine Arsenault 11/3
Michelle Charon 11/3
Vicki Dimond-Lopez 11/3
Angele Goss 11/7
Natasha Addo 11/9
Kara Salazar 11/9
Samantha Muturi 11/12
Sandy Meindersma 11/14
Jeff Crumble 11/16
Linda Lolli 11/18
Jon Meindersma 11/23
Mark Overdevest 11/24
Bria Dolan 11/25
Lisa Mayer 11/27
Sheree Ohen 11/28
Christine Ramos 11/29
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/