Current Info

In light of the current Covid-19 virus situation, we are doing things differently to follow government guidelines and keep everyone safe. However, the church is still active and is adapting to the current situation.

This page contains the latest information from the church, during this challenging time.

Should you want to talk, or have questions, please call Pastor David Adams at 802-888-1764; Mail him at: P.O. Box 181, Lake Elmore, VT 05657; or email: pastordavid3@comcast.net

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WORSHIP SERVICE INFORMATION

As of November 15, we are not having in person worship services at the church, due to the current COVID-19 situation. We are making the decision about in person worship on a week by week basis, based on the current recommendations and situation. We will resume services as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.

There will not be any Zoom worship service on November 22.

We have two alternate methods of worship services. We have an online or phone Zoom worship at noon on Sunday and electronic worship materials to be used at that service or for home worship. See below for more detailed information on each of these.

Live Online/Phone Worship Service – Sunday at noon – We are having live online/phone worship services using Zoom. There is an option of using a computer to watch and listen to the service, or phoning in to listen to the service. Due to security concerns, this is available by invitation only. You will need to provide your name and email and/or phone number. Contact Janie or Pastor David if you are interested or want more information. We recommend having the bulletin included below to follow and participate with during the worship service.

Worship Services/Materials – We are also providing online worship service materials. These include a bulletin with links to songs, a sermon message, quotes and prayer.   The worship materials are in the files below.

Return to Inside Worship in the Sanctuary/Re-entry – At this time we anticipate returning to the sanctuary on September 6, which is also communion Sunday. What a fitting way to celebrate re-entry! See the Inside Worship Re-entry Protocol below.

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OTHER CHURCH INFORMATION

Youth Bible Activity/Discussion – Youth from seventh to twelfth grade are invited to attend a series on how to read the Bible. This is being offered online using Zoom or phone. These sessions take place every Wednesday at 7 PM. It is a 15 minute chat that includes a 5 minute video on reading the Bible. It will be short, sweet, and to the point. Youth from seventh to twelfth grade are invited. We’ll talk about what we watched as well as check in with the group. Contact Jane Kimberley (snowshoeon@aol.com ) The Bible is the only book that will give you the answers to the questions of our origin, morality, life meaning, and our final destination.  If you would like to explore content and tips on reading the Bible, contact us. Help spread the word, please.

The Prayer Team continues to pray for concerns in our community, our nation and the world. We pray that God will care for us, and help us through this difficult time. Please contact Pastor David with any prayer concerns.

The Adult Study Group is meeting using Zoom. Contact Janie for more information.

Meals On Wheels. We are delivering meals for this program.

The following programs and activities are suspended at this time: Sunday School, Community Gathering and fun time (Open Doors) and the Good Samaritan Haven meals delivery.

Children’s Activity Pages – Here is a link for free activities for children to use while they are home during this time. There are many other sites with children’s activities on the internet. https://www.childrensbulletins.com/covid19-childrens-activities-for-churches

Donate – During this time when we cannot have our traditional worship services and many in our community are struggling, we are thankful for those who support our ministry by sending in donations. How to Give.

Other Resources – During this time of staying at home, there are many websites and other resources available with free Christian activities, videos and studies for children and adults. We encourage you to check these out and use this time to learn more about and connect with God.

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Bible Comfort at this Difficult Time

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Philippians 4:6

I will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

I look up to the hills, but where will my help really come from?
My help will come from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth.
He will not let you fall. Your Protector will not fall asleep.
Israel’s Protector does not get tired. He never sleeps.
The Lord is your Protector. The Lord stands by your side, shading and protecting you.
The sun cannot harm you during the day, and the moon cannot harm you at night.
The Lord will protect you from every danger. He will protect your soul.
The Lord will protect you as you come and go, both now and forever! Psalm 121