Worcester Weekly- October 18, 2020
The Heart of New England
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.
Stronger: This global virtual conference will take place on October 24 from 10 am – 7:30 pm. The conference features keynote speeches, breakout sessions and speed fellowship sessions with participants all over the globe. The main speech, which begins at 10 am will be repeated at midday and all registrants will receive access to all the breakout sessions to watch at their convenience. Registration is $10 until October 18, and $15 after that. Register online at: http://stronger2020.live.
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: Here is our midweek service schedule for the next few weeks: 10/21: Family Group; and 10/28: Women; 11/4: All Church; 11/11: Men and 11/18: 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 $40,812, and our goal is 10 times our regular Sunday contribution, which is $80,000.
Parenting Devotional: There will be a parenting devotional on Monday, November 2, at 8 pm via ZOOM. Matt and Alyssa Pierce will be our guest speakers as we continue to go through the book “How to talk so your kids will listen.” Contact Michelle Grasso for more information and to get the link.
Bridal Shower: There will be a bridal shower for Nicole Maday to celebrate her marriage to John on Saturday October 24, from 2-4 pm at 3 Healy Road, Worcester. Nicole and John were married this summer and are registered at Amazon. Please RSVP to Lori at 774-239-6951.
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.
Eldership survey: A very short survey regarding the eldership process was emailed to all members. Please complete it by the end of October, if you have not already done so. If you have any questions 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. If you are interested in joining the call, contact Sheron at 508-847-1458 for the password.
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.
PRAYER REQUESTS Jadon Kabaso: Please pray for him as he undergoes treatment for constant headaches and that the doctors can find the cause and an effective treatment. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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/