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The Weekly Bee for the week of September 20, 2020

Here's The Buzz

 

 

 

Church News:

 

-Stewardship & Finance Committee 

    *Forms are available in the church office to have church contributions made by direct deposit.

    *Don’t forget to put that extra dollar in the plate.  It adds up by the end of the year!

 

 

Worship Service Information:

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

The Rev. Dr. Phil Olson, Interim Pastor

 

Old Testament Lesson:          Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm:                                     Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16

Epistle Lesson:                       Philippians 2:1-13

Gospel Lesson:                       Matthew 21:23-32

 

Ushers:      PeeWee & Susan Robbins

 

Worship will be a drive-in service on the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. Tune your radio to 91.5 FM and adjust the volume as necessary.

 

Prayer Friends of the Week:

Our prayer friend this week is Lauretta Adams. Lauretta is currently on Session in the Class of 2022 and serves as a Trustee. Lauretta and her late husband Freddie and their two children Don and Sandi joined Odell Avenue Church in the 1960’s when they moved to Marshall. Freddie was a member of the building committee for the present structure of Covenant Church. Both he and Lauretta served as Session members. Lauretta is retired as an administrator of an elder care facility. Please remember her in your prayers this week, and perhaps take a moment to send her an encouraging card or note. Mail may be sent to her at 110 E. Mission in Marshall.

 

Announcements: 

 

By order of Session, all indoor events and activities at Covenant Presbyterian Church have been cancelled until further notice.

 

Session will meet on the church lawn after worship on Sunday, September 27 (having been postponed one week from the previously scheduled date).

 

The deadline for the October newsletter has been extended to noon on Monday, September 28.

 

Outdoor, socially distant Younited youth group meetings have resumed. Elementary and Mid-High groups meet on Wednesdays at First Christian Church, and the Sr. High group meets on Sundays at Covenant.

 

Covenant is collecting items to be donated to the Community Food Pantry. We are collecting dried and canned fruit in September. Donations may be handed to an usher upon arrival at drive-in worship.

 

Rather than following the assigned greeter/usher schedule, the Worship Committee invites volunteers who are willing to hand out bulletins and receive offerings at our drive-in services to contact the church office to indicate dates of availability.

 

The Worship Committee invites members of the covenant family to communicate announcements, joys and concerns by phone or email to the church office by close of business on Fridays in order for them to be shared during drive-in worship.

 

The church office is aware of volunteers who are willing to help with the needs of those trying to maintain optimal self-isolation. If you are in need of assistance with errands, please contact the church office.

 

Please contact David Van Horn at 660-815-7707 if you are in need of pastoral care.

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries:

 

Happy Birthday

    September 23  Judy Purdy-Dobson

    September 26  Linda Brock

                             Linda Mordan

    September 27  Karson Heying

                             Kyle Zimmerman

    September 28  Elie Guthrey

                                        

Happy Anniversary

    No anniversaries this week.

 

                            

PRAYER LIST:

BE IN PRAYER FOR:  

Ayden Wright, Jack Sandwith, Genie Anders, Jim & Barbara Thompson, Brenda Howerton, George Rea, Dan & Laura Festa, Gina Brown, Leon Thompson, Katherine Falls, Kathy Lang, Dan Larson & Darla Coffey, Penny Athon, Jean Watson, Barbara Van Horn, Nancy Schultz, Bonnie Page, Jason Pulliam, Emma Sheffer, Edwin Eahart, Kris Milliron’s niece Sarah, Marie Reeder, the Browning family, Charles Ferguson, Bob Barr, Chuck Reiff, Bobby Muhrer, Don & Myra Switala, Bob & Donna Flowers, and Martha Jean Cowen. We pray for friends and family of Ruth Ann Clemens and Chuck Mordan (who recently died). We pray for all whose lives are affected by the coronavirus pandemic, wildfires, and hurricanes. We pray for justice and peace in relations between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. This week, in the prayer calendar of the Missouri Union Presbytery, we pray for First Presbyterian Church in Mexico.

 

On The Church Calendar (This Week's Events):  

 

Tuesday, September 22

No events scheduled.

 

Wednesday, September 23

5:30   Elementary Youth

7:00   Mid-High Youth

 

Thursday, September 24

No events scheduled.

 

Friday, September 25

No events scheduled.

 

Saturday, September 26

No events scheduled.

 

Sunday, September 27

9:00    Drive-In Worship

9:45     Session

7:00     Sr. High Youth

 

Monday, September 28

No events scheduled.

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