Sunday July 26, Worship at Common Ground and Evening Zoom!
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
July 26, 2020
Announcements for July 26, 2020
Morning Service at Common Ground
We will be back worshiping at
Common Ground at 10 am
this week. We will be
practicing social distancing and masks are required.
Please bring your own lawn chairs, a cool beverage, and something to give you some shade. It is still quite hot out, we don't want anyone to roast!
Fellowship Time & Evening Service on Zoom
We are starting something new to keep connected with those who cannot worship with us in person at this time. Join everyone on Zoom for
open Fellowship time at
At 7pm we will have a worship service on Zoom
using recordings of the morning music and message
The recordings of morning worship will be posted on the church website.
Food Pantry Donation Needs
Thank you so much for your faithful donations!
The most significant needs right now are for Canned Soup, Canned Pasta and Canned Fruit.
Drop off Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm.
Getting to Know Pastor Kelsey
Pastor Kelsey is settling into Hopkins but has a lot of you to get to know still! She will be working on contacting/calling everyone in the directory, so be prepared to receive a call sometime in the next few weeks from the number below! You can always call her when it is convenient for you to chat, to plan a visit, or for a pastoral care need.
Another option is to submit a get-to-know-you type question for the Children’s Message time during Sunday worship, submit by email.
Pastor Kelsey French:
Phone: (248) 613-0366
Upcoming Worship Schedule
Aug 2 -
Worship at Common Ground at 10am, weather permitting.
Summer Worship Plan!
Plan A (Good weather)
10am – Worship at Common Ground
6:30pm – Zoom Fellowship
7pm – Zoom Worship
(The Zoom link is the same for both fellowship and worship, connection information at the bottom)
Plan B (Bad weather)
10am – Zoom Worship for everyone
After service – Fellowship time
(Same zoom information, connection info at bottom)
To read more about this decision go to the church website:
Worship This Sunday
Morning Worship at Common Ground
Bulletins Passed out on site
Evening Fellowship & Worship on Zoom
Bulletins emailed to most, paper copy mailed to those who are called in to Zoom
Focus Scriptures: Romans 8:26-39
Sneak Peak to the Sermon
Get the conversation started! The video and links below will give you a peak into part of what Pastor Kelsey will discuss in the sermon this Sunday. It is not required to understand the sermon, but may help you mull it over before and after.
Some easy-read articles that discuss the phrase "Everything Happens for a Reason," take your pick:
Not Everything Happens for a Reason
by Christine Suhan
A Note After Trauma: Not Everything Happens For a Reason
by Zita Fontaine
Let Go Of The Myth That Everything Happens For A Reason: Try This Instead
by Thomas Koulopoulos
For those that were part of the past book study on Adam Hamilton's "Half Truths," this idea was discussed in the first chapter. A pdf of that chapter if you would like to review it can be found
. A video discussion by Adam Hamilton can be found
August 2nd Worship at 10am, Common Ground, weather permitting.
Worship at 7pm, Zoom, Fellowship first at 6:30pm.
August 17th Hopkins Ad-Board Meeting
at 6:30 pm HUM Hall
Your Generosity Continues
Worship inside our sanctuaries has stopped for a season. The work of God never stops, and neither do the bills! Please continue generously supporting the work of our congregations by your gifts and offerings. Every dollar makes a difference!
Please mail checks to the addresses below or give online:
South Monterey Hopkins
Carl Collier Mandi Edgell
2547 127th Ave.
PO Box 356
Allegan, MI 49010 Hopkins, MI 49328
How to Join Zoom
If you've never used Zoom before and want to participate on your desktop or laptop,
simply click the join link below
, and you will be prompted to download and install a quick software package. The software is safe and helps ensure that your connection is as stable and reliable as possible. You can download and install Zoom at any time before the gathering begins. You should not need to create an account to do so. See the 60-second video above for additional instructions.
Joining Worship on a Smartphone
Download the Zoom mobile apps
click the join link above
after installation has finished. Or, join worship by using the instructions below
Joining Worship from Any Phone
Enter meeting ID
768 555 3158
If asked for a participant ID, just enter
If asked for a password, enter
In the event that you encounter a
try these alternative phone numbers:
1-646-558-8656 or 1-301-715-8592.
The Meeting ID, password, and joining process will be exactly the same.
on Wednesday, July 22 at 5:10PM