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Hi Everyone! Join me this Sunday at 10:30 for another virtual church school meeting! I will send out the link via my g-mail account on Saturday evening. For safety purposes I am not including the actual google meet link in this email.  If you do not receive the link I sent out via g-mail or you have a friend or grandchild who would like to join, please email me and I will send you the link! I also wanted to include a song this week that really connected with me during these uncertain times. Some words that really stuck out are: "Even when I can't see it, you're working. Even when I don't feel it, you're working. You never stop, you never stop working." I hope the song can bring you some com

PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP Saturday, 24 October 2020 Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

Included in today's update: Rector's Message, Birthdays this Week, Stewardship Campaign, NEW Book Group Starting, TWO New Recipes, Yoga Continues, Liturgy For Tomorrow's Worship, and more. FROM THE RECTOR Saturday, 24 October 2020 Dear Friends: Have you voted yet? If not, please make sure to return your mail-in ballot, or make plans to visit your assigned polling station on Tuesday, November 3rd. The right to vote is perhaps the most important privilege of living in this great nation and should never be ignored. Beginning last week, and continuing until the weekend before Election Day, I will be giving you prayers written for this important season in our country's life. This week's prayer

November 6-7-8 COMMUNITY DONATION DAYS

Your help is needed to help others! Most likely, you are fortunate enough to have three healthy meals a day. But everyone is not so fortunate. Right now, there are many individuals and families in your town and in towns close by who don’t know where their next meal will come from. And now, because of conditions associated with COVID-19, there are many more people facing this reality. The food supply in local food cupboards is dwindling and needs to be replenished so that people in need can have nutritious food during this challenging time. Several churches in the North Wales/Gwynedd communities are joining together to help alleviate this situation by hosting Community Donation Days. We are a

Church School News

Hi Everyone! Join me tomorrow morning at 10:30 for another virtual church school meeting! Once again I will send out the link via my g-mail account. For safety purposes I am not including the actual google meet link in this email.  If you do not receive the link I sent out via g-mail or you have a friend or grandchild who would like to join, please email me and I will send you the link!  Here is our Bible story for the week(note: I will be reading the story to the children from a Children's bible so it will sound different. I am including this story in case you would like to revisit it with your child.): Deuteronomy 6:1-9 The Great Commandment 6 Now this is the commandment-the statutes

PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP Saturday, 17 October 2020 Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

Included in today's update: Birthdays this Week, Stewardship Campaign Begins, Ushers Needed, Community Donation Days, A New Recipe, Yoga Benefits Local Agencies, Liturgy For Tomorrow's Worship, and more. FROM THE RECTOR Saturday,17 October 2020 Dear Friends: Rather than one Election Day, we now have a Voting Season with the vote-by-mail option being expanded. In fact, voting has already begun here in Pennsylvania, as in many states across the nation. Over the next several weeks, I will be offering a number of prayers from a variety of sources appropriate for these days running up to November 3rd. This first prayer comes from The Book of Common Prayer. Almighty God, to whom we must account

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 4 October 2020

LITURGY FOR WORSHIP EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 4 OCTOBER 2020 Click above for the Service Video To read today's Sermon Click here OPENING PROCLAMATION The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Alleluia! And also with you. Alleluia! Alleluia! COLLECT FOR THE DAY (Proper 22) Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ

PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP Saturday, 10 October 2020 Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Included in today's update: Reopening Church Message, The Liturgy for Tomorrow's Worship, Birthdays this Week, Ushers Needed, Kid's Church School, YOMS, Yoga Fundraiser, and more. FROM THE RECTOR Saturday, 10 October 2020 Dear Friends: LET'S DO IT AGAIN TOMORROW!!!! 9:30 A.M. IN THE CHURCH Last Sunday morning was a wonderful time of worship and reunion! It was so good to be reunited and regathered together as a community of faith after such a long exile! Forty-two of your fellow Messiah friends arrived to worship in-person, and many more tuned in and participated through the live-streaming presentation. Thanks to the hard work of the Messiah Technology Team - Sam Frenkel, Nick Kapusta, Jean

Church School Lesson For Sunday

Hi Everyone! Tomorrow Morning is our second virtual Church School meeting!! We are going to play some more games and have some fun while learning this week's Bible Story! Once again I will send out the link via my g-mail account. For safety purposes I am not including the actual google meet link in this email.  If you did not receive the link I sent out via g-mail or you have a friend or grandchild who would like to join, please email me and I will send you the link! Here is our Bible story for the week(note: I will be reading the story to the children from a Children's bible so it will sound different. I am including this story in case you would like to revisit it with your child.): Exodus

Online Giving is Now Easier Than Ever…with Tithe.ly!

We are excited to announce an additional way to give to the church. We have partnered with Tithe.ly, an on-line giving platform, recommended to us by the Diocese! In addition to checks, cash, and bank transfers, you can now make electronic payments directly to Church of the Messiah. To sign up either: 1. Visit our website messiahgwynedd.org and click on the DONATE button, OR 2. Download the Tithe.ly app (via the App Store) on Android/Google and Apple Devices. Both options will guide you through creating an account requiring minimal information. Choose to enter your bank, credit card or Apple/Google Pay information and you are all set! Don’t worry – all financial information is encrypted for

YOM Kick Off is Today!

Hey YOM Families! I am sending a follow up to our previous email regarding our meeting/service project this evening, October 4th. The previous email included a few general details as we were still fine tuning our plan for set up and procedures. Here are a few guidelines we must follow to help ensure everyone's safety while we gather: All volunteers will wear masks during our meeting times. We will have masks and gloves available for anyone who may need them, but you are encouraged to bring your own mask. We will be practicing safe distancing between all of our members at all times, with the exception of family/siblings. We will have multiple tables set up separately for our materials during

Church School Begins Tomorrow!

Hi Everyone! Tomorrow Morning is our first virtual Church School meeting!! I am so excited to see everyone's faces! For safety purposes I am not including the actual google meet link in this email.  If you did not receive the link I sent out via g-mail or you have a friend or grandchild who would like to join, please email me and I will send you the link! Once again, here is our Bible story for the week(note: I will be reading the story to the children from a Children's bible so it will sound different. I am including this story in case you would like to revisit it with your child.): Exodus 3:1-15: Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his floc

PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP Saturday, 3 October 2020 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

TOMORROW!!! 9:30 A.M. IN THE CHURCH FROM THE RECTOR Included in today's update: Reopening Church Message, The Liturgy for Tomorrow's Worship, Birthdays in the Week Ahead, Introducing "CREATIVE ANGELS" and more. Saturday, 3 October 2020 Dear Friends: That is the date and time Bishop Gutierrez has approved the reopening of Church of the Messiah for in-person worship services! We will be resuming services at 50% capacity, 125 worshippers. A letter to all parishioners was mailed to all parishioners with more details concerning guidelines and restrictions. If you did not receive this mailing, please notify the church office so we can add your name and address to the distribution list. If you are

YOGA FUNDRAISER CLASS UPDATES

JOIN me for YOGA FLOW The Church of the Messiah is sponsoring another series of yoga classes. The proceeds will benefit the charities Belfry Bargains would typically support if we were open. Please join us for one class, or as many as you like! Monday and Wednesday nights @ 6:00pm ~~and~~ Tuesday and Friday mornings @ 9:30am For a class where we break down the poses and slow down the flow. These classes will be held in the Parish Hall socially distanced.  You will need to bring your own water bottle, yoga mat, and mask.   If the temp is nice, we will be outside! The cost is $10 per class paid via cash, or check to Belfry Bargains, or you can venmo @Diana-Mulroy Space is limited, so sign up t

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