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IN THE LIFE OF OUR CHURCH

Saturday April 24

S.U.P.P.E.R. (local anti-racism group) via Zoom 6:30 PM


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

Tuesday April 13
Book Discussion group 9 AM (via Zoom)
 

WORSHIP SUNDAY APRIL 25
We hope you'll be with us this Sunday, April 25, for online worship when our guest speaker will be seminarian Elijah Burton offering the message "Welcomed. Wanted?" Elijah, who identifies as a queer trans man, joins us courtesy of Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance, a justice ministry of our denomination: The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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View the 10:45 AM Sunday service at this link:  YouTube

Download or view the bulletin for Sunday's service here

(Note: You will also always find the link for the current week's online worship service pinned to the top of our page on Facebook.)
LOCAL ANTI-RACISM CONVERSATION CONTINUES
Our St. Joseph-area anti-racism forum, called S.U.P.P.E.R., meets Saturday April 24 via Zoom for open conversation regarding the ongoing struggle for racial justice in light of recent events in our nation. You are welcome to join this discussion at the link below, starting at 6:30 PM. For more information, contact Judy VanVickle. 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 284 604 3575
CHURCH CAMP SUMMER 2021
Our regional children and youth church camps are happening this summer, observing special Covid safety guidelines. A reminder that First Christian offers scholarships to all our children and youth to cover the full cost of one summer camp. For more information on camp descriptions and dates go here. Once you have registered online, contact Kenny in the office so he can arrange for registration payment from the church to the regional office. 
Our in-person worship gatherings in Krug Park will continue the first Sunday of each month throughout the spring and summer, or until we return to our building.  All services will be at 10:45 AM. 
BOOK STUDY: THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST
Join us for a multi-week discussion of Richard Rohr's "The Universal Christ," Tuesday mornings at 9 AM via Zoom. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet. For more information of for help in ordering the book, contact Pastor Brian. 
It's so easy to give online to support our ministries.  Simply download the free Tithe.ly 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 Tithe.ly 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.) 
WE HOLD IN PRAYER
All the medical and health care professionals serving during this pandemic.
For those in our church family and beyond who are recovering from Covid-19
Global Ministries: Pray for our partners and projects in Japan. Learn more here.  
Jessie Lent, recovering from a fall and injury.
Kristi Bartlett, following surgery this week
Suzanne Shay, recovering from a foot injury
Carole Walters, now living at the Riverside care facility.
Beth Kar, daughter of Bev Grienke, living with cancer
Arlene Sollars, living with cancer

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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