Last Sunday in Review
Catch up on the happenings of this past Sunday!
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 9, 2020
Worship This Past Sunday
Morning Worship at Common Ground
Evening Fellowship & Worship on Zoom
Focus Scriptures: Matthew 14:22-33
Download this week's bulletin and inserts below!
It is the same for both services
Aug 9, 2020 Full Bulletin.pdf
Sunday's Music and Message!
Watch, listen, or read as you prefer!
Below is a video recording of the music and message:
Here is a text manuscript of the message:
Jesus Draws Near, Sun. Aug. 9, Sermon
Background to the Sermon
The link below give a peak into part of what Pastor Kelsey discussed in the sermon. It is not required to understand the sermon, but may help you mull it over.
Pastor Kelsey referred to Nadia Bolz-Weber's sermon on the same topic. Below is her full sermon on the text:
Jesus Walking on the Water – A Sermon Sarcastic and Serious
by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Learn more about Nadia Bolz-Weber
Her website is:
"Finding Peace in an Anxious World" Book Study
Join fellow church members for a book study based on "Finding Peace in an Anxious World." Start Date: Week of Sept. 13th Book Cost: $11 paper copy, $6 kindle version If in person, we would meet someplace outside like Common Ground. If online we would use a facebook group to share the resources and have some discussion then have a 30 min zoom meeting to talk about it together.
I'm interested, but not sure yet.
I would only do it if we meet in-person outside
I would only do it if it is online
I would be a part of it no matter how it is hosted
I just want the book, I don't want to be a part of the group study part
“Finding Peace in an Anxious World” uses the book of Proverbs and "The Serenity Prayer" as a guide to help Christians find their way through anxiety, worry, and fear and move towards God's peace that surpasses all understanding.
The book is written by Urban Village Church, Chicago, based on a four-part sermon series they did on “The Serenity Prayer” in 2015. It was through that series that the church was able to address the tumultuous events of that summer and present a framework for how to approach a God who desires peace for the hearts of God’s people in times of anxiety.
The four chapters, each written by a different UVC leader, focus on different aspects of the prayer—serenity, acceptance, courage, and wisdom—and each concludes with a spiritual practice to help further develop the featured characteristic in your life so that we can be rooted in God and energized to live fully as Disciples of Christ.
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:
August 16th Worship at 10am
As of this email being sent, the forecast predicts storms, so it is likely we will be on Zoom. Read the Wednesday e-news for the call.
August 17th Hopkins Ad-Board Meeting
at 6:30 pm HUM Hall
August 23rd Worship at 10am, Common Ground, weather permitting. Worship at 7pm, Zoom, Fellowship first at 6:30pm.
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
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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
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try these alternative phone numbers:
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on Monday, August 10 at 6:49PM