Sundays Worship Service 9:00 am Everyone is welcome at our services!! If you are new to the neighborhood, come on in!! Even if you do belong to another faith, you are welcome to come to our services, make new friends, find out where things are, and pray with us until you find your church. This is one of those times that more is better!!!
Pastor Cal is doing a four part lecture series called "A Wonder-Full Life" about your relationship with your money, and your relationship with your money and other people.
August 7 - Looking Back: Matthew 22:15-22 This will be a Communion service. August 14 - Looking In: Matthew 6:19-24 August 16 - Soup Kitchen Prep 8:45 am August 17 - Soup Kitchen Serve August 21 - Looking Out: 1 Timothy 6:17-19 August 23 - MLG Meeting 6:00 pm August 28 - Hymn Sing! Come to our worship service and pick your favorite hymn to sing. This service is a member-favorite.
September 2022 September 4 - Looking With Gratitude: Acts 4:32-35 We'll finish our lecture series with this service and also have Communion. September 11 - RALLY DAY!! We'll be having an outdoor service at Baroda Village Park. The park is located at 1500 W. Lemon Creek Rd, Baroda, MI 49101. There is one driveway just east of the tennis courts on Lemon Creek, otherwise to enter the park turn south onto Third Street from Lemon Creek. Third street only goes one way from Lemon Creek. Then turn east onto South Street, then back to the north on Fourth Street. You're making three sides of a square. September 18 - Sunday School Resumes! 10:15 am to 11:15 am Ladies' Fellowship Meets at 2:00 pm
The Ladies' Fellowship will meet again on September 18 at 2:00 pm in the Narthex. Our speaker will be presenting "The Road to Hope".
We have many programs and activities throughout the summer!! The Church picnic in June, the Rally Day in September, displays in the chapel, and many other opportunities to help. If you would like to help with any of our activities, please contact us and let us know your interest and hours of availability. Contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcia at email@example.com for more information!
A Prayer for You
Whatever happens today, dear Lord, help us remember that you are present. If we find ourselves in the shadows of disappointment or rejection or pain, let us see your comforting light. If we’re in the radiant light of success or acceptance or wholeness, may we acknowledge your providence and grace. Wherever we are, grant us the assurance of your nearness. Amen.
The MLG, Pastor Cal, and many of us are continuing to review our COVID-19 Guidelines.
We mourn with those who have lost loved ones due to this virus, or are currently suffering from it or its many impacts. May God and God’s people surround and comfort you.
Currently, our sanctuary and church building are open on Sunday mornings. We are also open for other events by request. The church office is open as well. We have resumed coffee hour in the narthex after Sunday worship. We have taken down the dividers from the pews, and put Bibles and Hymnals back, and resumed singing together. Let us enjoy worshipping and fellowshipping in old and new ways together!
While we are grateful to be able to do many of the things we love to do again, we continue to recommend following health department guidelines. Please take precautions to protect yourself and others, as well as respect one another’s boundaries. It is always a good idea to allow personal space between yourself and others, and ask before engaging in physical contact. Please leave the aisles and doorways into and out of the sanctuary and building clear, so that people are able to enter and exit easily.
If you have been in our building and test positive, or learn you have been exposed to Covid-19, please notify the church so we can respond accordingly.
Thank you for understanding and respecting these guidelines, which are in place to protect our neighbors and ourselves.
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly — John 10:10b
From August through Sept. 4, we will be engaging with the worship series: A Wonder-full Life: Looking at Money & Meaning by Worship Design Studio. Spiritual practice feeds that part of ourselves that is oriented toward serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates vastly diverse reactions from several characters that can hold up a mirror to our own relationships with money. In this four week series, we will “look” squarely in the face of our money issues in compassionate ways that can offer more depth of meaning, healing, and wholeness and a whole new “outlook” on what constitutes a wonderful life. If you want to engage more deeply during this series, I encourage you to watch the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and/or read the book: “Money and Meaning:Practices for a Heart-Centered Life” by Maggie Kulyk: https://www.amazon.com/Integrating-Money-Meaning-Practices-Heart-Centered/dp/1733732209 Stay tuned for a possible movie night/book study opportunity in the future! Let Pastor Cal know if this is of interest to you!
Check out our August Worship Schedule below, including an Outdoor Service and a hymn sing!
Aug. 7 : Looking Back: Matthew 22:15-22 (Communion) Aug 14: Looking In: Matthew 6:19-24 Aug 21: Looking Out: 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Aug 28: Hymn Sing Sept. 4: Looking with Gratitude: Acts 4:32-35 (Communion)