WORSHIP: Sunday March 7thth – The Third Sunday of Lent
The scripture this week is from Exodus 4. The sermon title is, “What’s in Your Hand?” The theme for this week is SELF–AWARENESS and the object of focus for this week is a STICK or a TWIG.
Our Lenten series this year is inspired by the book “The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom from what Enslaves you” written by Danielle Strickland.
LIVE STREAM WORSHIP REMINDER: We are now Live Streaming our worship services! Worship begins at 10:45 am on our YouTube channel. If you can’t tune it at 10:45, our worship service will still be available on our YouTube channel any time after 10:45 am Sunday mornings. If we have any technical problems, we will get the service on YouTube as soon as we can.
WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY:
The re-opening team has been meeting and has put a plan in place to begin phase one of holding in-person worship in the Sanctuary.
Beginning Sunday March 14th, those who feel comfortable may come to worship in person in the Sanctuary at the church. Worship begins at 10:45 am.
If you choose not to attend, ONLINE SERVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE!!! Online services are here to stay. As long as our technology is working, you will always have that option. Please make the decision that is best for you.
If you do choose to attend in-person worship in the Sanctuary, these are the guidelines that you need to be aware of:
– Please RSVP to let us know you are planning to attend so that we can monitor the attendance numbers. Please call the church and leave a message on the machine or with Rose.
– You must wear a mask at all times when in the building.
– Please follow social distancing guidelines of keeping 6 feet apart.
– Please refrain from hugs and handshakes. (A friendly wave is a perfect alternative.)
– Please keep your coats and jackets with you. Do not hang them up or leave them in the Gathering Area.
– Please fellowship with one another outside in the parking lot rather than inside the building.
What to expect when you show up for worship:
We will have hand sanitizer stations in multiple locations throughout the building. Every other pew is roped off to keep with social distancing guidelines. There will not be congregational singing, or passing offering plates. A box for your offering will be inside the Sanctuary doors or you can give online. Individual communion cups will available for you to pick up before you enter the Sanctuary. Deacons will be in various places to help make sure you have what you need for worship. Our services will function very similar to our drive-in services we had this past summer.
Please remember that even our best laid plans could end up changing at the last minute. Should that happen, we will communicate that with all of you as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jim or Ali.
Prayer for the Third Sunday of Lent From Our Lent Devotional
Written by Pat Burridge
Lord our God in heaven, hear our prayers. Help us to know what you would have us do. Even Moses was unsure until you worked your wonders through his staff to free your people.
We give you thanks for giving us your word that we may search and find your will for us. We give you thanks for your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who showed us how you would have us live. He promised to send a helper, the Holy Spirit, to live within each and every one of us. We pray that you awaken the Spirit within us to guide us in your word that we can continue to do your work here on hearth until Jesus returns.
And it is in His name we pray. Amen
NHCC WOMEN’S GROUP ZOOM MEETINGS: Every Wednesday evening during Lent, from 7-8 pm, Ali will be leading a Zoom gathering for the women of NHCC. We will spend an hour together checking in with one another and discussing the Lent theme for each week. If you would like to be connected to our women’s group page on Facebook, have the Zoom link emailed to you or you have any questions, please let Ali know. Our next Zoom gathering will be Wednesday, March 10th.