LINK TO VIDEO FROM WORSHIP SERVICE FROM JULY 18, 2021

Click on this YouTube video to see our worship service from July 18, 2021. Sermon Title – “Best Practices for Being the Church”  Scripture – Colossians 3:1-5 and 12-17 (NRSV) This is the last Sunday that our Interim Minister, Rev. Diane Zehr, will be with us. Next week, Rev. Pamela J. Pettyjohn, Interim Minister, will be leading us in worship.

HELLO, REV. PAMELA…FAREWELL, REV. DIANE

This upcoming Sunday, July 18, will be one of mixed emotions. We will be sad to see Rev. Diane Zehr, our friend and “Interim-Interim” Minister, depart after helping us this summer. She has been a rock and firm foundation, and we so appreciate her worthwhile messages and the creative spark she has brought to our worship experience.

We look forward, however, to meeting Rev. Pamela Pettyjohn. She will serve as our Interim Minister until our next Minister is called. Part of Rev. Pamela’s ministry here will be to move us forward with various initiatives to keep us growing in our faith and active in our community during this period.

 

COMMUNION UPDATE 07-15-21

Communion will return to a more “pre-pandemic” experience starting Sunday, July 25. For those fully-vaccinated wishing to come forward, the loaf and cup for intinction will be served, as well as the two traditional trays with individual servings. The 2-in-1 packets will also continue to be offered. For the time being, they will be located near the sanctuary on a wooden table by the minister’s office. Eventually, some packets will likely be placed on the traditional tray, as we now do with the gluten-free wafer option.

Please remember we are broadcast via Facebook Live, so if you prefer being served where seated, or you want your children to remain off-camera, the Deacons will accommodate.

Thank you to the COVID-19 Protection Plan Team for continuing to monitor in order to help us with such decisions: Tony Gill, Jeff Heavilon (medical consultant), Bob Weller, and Ann Wolfe.

 

SEARCH COMMITTEE 07-15-21

In August, the Search Committee will meet at Hazelwood with Rick Spleth, regional minister, or Dean Phelps, interim regional minister (Kentucky), to go over the Search and Call Manual. The newsletter following that meeting will cover informative highlights.

The Search process will be a bit condensed this time through, with congregational input at some point. The August meeting will help pinpoint the steps needed to reach the goal of calling our next Minister. Questions and ideas may be directed to any one of the Search Committee members: Tony Gill, Joanna Hahn, Winnie Muhiga, Jason Ratts, Rachel Smith, and Ann Wolfe.

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE 07-15-21

NOTE OF APPRECIATION

“Dear friends at Hazelwood Christian Church,

It is both in giving and receiving that we experience joy. Thank you for your gift of $400.

Survivors of violent relationships find joy as they move toward eventual peace in their lives, without constant struggle for survival. They need outside support to get them through immediate crises, and then to become established in their new lives.

You have given from your heart. We at A Better Way appreciate you, and are thankful for the privilege of connecting donors’ gifts to survivors’ successes.

Thank you so very much. We wish you joy and peace, today and always.  Sincerely,”

~Teresa Clemmons
Executive Director, A Better Way

 

DISBURSEMENT

$150 to Habitat for Humanity