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Sunday July 25
Adult Bible Study (via Zoom) 9:00 AM
Online Worship via YouTube 10:45 AM

In-Person Worship in our Sanctuary 10:45 AM

Tuesday July 27
Book Discussion group in Social Rm. 9 AM 

Sunday Aug 1
"Wild Worship" in Krug Park 10:45 AM


We conclude our sermon worship series "What Next, O God?" this Sunday with the theme "Creating a New Reality," based on a reading from Ephesians 2:11-22. Worship will also be led by church friends Mike Pittman, Kenny Crawford and more. 

Our in-person worship begins in the sanctuary at 10:45 AM this Sunday.

Our online service will premiere on YouTube, also at 10:45 AM, at the link below (and can be viewed at that link any time after that.)  The online service this Sunday will be led by Nancy Nash, Kenny Crawford, and Pastor Brian.  

Experience our Online Service via YouTube.

Download/view the bulletin for this Sunday's online service

Due to the rapid rise in Covid cases locally, we ask that you take a few simple precautions if you attend our upcoming in--person worship experiences at the church building. We strongly encourage you to wear a mask anytime you are moving around the worship space. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided in the foyer. You may remove your mask when seated. We also encourage you to socially distance, allowing six feet of separation between yourself and others not part of your immediate household. These simple precautions will help us avoid returning to online-only worship and allow us to continue to meet in-person.
Thank you, Pastor Brian
Our ongoing anti-racism book group invites you to join them for a multi-week study of How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice by Jemar Tisby, cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Compromise. This group will tentatively meet on Sunday afternoons beginning Aug. 8. If you are interested in participating, please contact facilitators Pastor Brian or Karen Lewis and let them know if you prefer an online or in-person option. 
On Saturday July 25, 1st Christians members attended a soil collection and remembrance ceremony at the local site of the 1933 lynching of Lloyd Warner. This remembrance event was the beginning of a community-wide effort to draw attention to the history or racial terrorism.  One jar of soil will reside in the Black Archives Museum in St Joseph. The other will be sent to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama. Funds are being collected locally to raise money for a headstone for Warner's unmarked gravesite and for a historical marker to be placed at the site of the lynching. To learn more, speak with Jane Frick or Pastor Brian. 
As Covid cases increase in our St. Joseph area, it's imperative that we help our friends, families, and co-workers get the information they need in order to get vaccinated and protect themselves and others. Please pass along this update from our local health department to anyone you think it might help. 

Local Vaccination Sites:

Moderna (age 18 and up): 5201 N. Belt (Target)
Pfizer (age 12 and up): 3320 N Belt (Karnes Rd.)
Pfizer (age 12 and up): 930 N Belt (Frederick Ave.)
Johnson & Johnson (age 18 and up): 1301 S Belt (Mitchell)

• Hy-Vee
Pfizer (age 12 and up): 201 N Belt (Faraon)

• Rogers Pharmacy
(816) 232-3348—Choose option 10 to register
Moderna (age 18 and up): N Belt (Rochester Rd.)

• Sam's Club
Moderna (age 18 and up): 5201 N Belt

• Walgreens
Pfizer (age 12 and up): 4022 N Belt (Cook)
Pfizer (age 12 and up): 3645 Frederick Ave (Belt)
Pfizer (age 12 and up): 2620 S Belt (Pickett)

• Walmart
Moderna (age 18 and up): 4201 N Belt (Cook)
Moderna (age 18 and up): 3022 S Belt
Our food pantry shelves are almost bare and we need your help to keep our Blessing Box full of food for those in need in our neighborhood. Please consider bringing food items with you to worship this Sunday (or dropping them by the church this coming week).  We especially need items that are easy-to-open and that can be consumed without cooking.  This might include peanut butter, breakfast bars, canned meats, canned fruit.  But any and all non-perishable food items are welcome. Individual hygiene items are also welcome. 
It's so easy to give online to support our ministries.  Either use this direct link or simply download the free app to your phone, tablet or computer. Then select our church by name or zip code (64501), connect your bank or credit account and start giving. Use the drop down menu on our app to let us know which fund or ministry you are supporting (and consider checking the box labeled "cover fees" to help us cover the processing fees.) 

Global Ministries: This week we pray for our partners and projects in Morocco. Learn more here
Congratulations to Cooper McLaren who received the Mayors Youth Artist Award
Congratulations to Mike Pittman who received the Mayors Extraordinary Lifetime Achievement Award
Our condolences to Ron Johnson in the passing of his father Gene. 
Our condolences to Hutch Hutchinson
in the the passing of his mother Cleta
John Chavez, 3 years old, friend of the Potter family, battling cancer. 

Manuel Zarate, recovering from  shoulder replacement surgery.  
Mike Barton, recovering from brain surgery.
Sandy Hamlin, recovering from eye surgery. 
Chuck Medley's sister Amy, recovering from surgery.
Judy Spencer, recovering from hip surgery.
Dorothy Wenz, friend of our congregation, in rehab. 
Judy Van Vickle, recovering from hip surgery.
Carole Walters, now living at the Riverside care facility.
Beth Kar, daughter of Bev Grienke, living with cancer
Arlene Sollars, with a recent "remission" diagnosis from her cancer treatment
Steele, teenage son of Sara McLaren's cousin, recovering from a serious head injury.
Bette Lampton, in care at home
Sandy Hamlin’s father, Wiley Wilson, dealing with health issues

Judy Spencer,  continuing cancer treatment.
Kathy Long, friend of Janet Pullen. 
Carolyn Koftan, sister-in-law of Sandy Hamlin, in hospice care.

Robin Knotts, mother of Kayla Ann Harris, living with cancer. 
Our foster parents, Mark & Miranda Virden, Chuck Vaughn & Chris McCarty, and Derrick & Molly Ring. 
Our Homebound:  Frances Hesnault, Bette Lampton
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