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Announcements

  • Koinonia Soingers

    Join us for the 2021 public performance of the Koinania Singers on Tuesday, June 22 at 7pm in the Turtle Lake Village Park. These talented young performers will offer skits, song, and a great Christian message. Their show is great fun and fellowship for all ages!

     

    Click here for more information

  • Amplify Media

    Click on the "Amplify Media" tab in our main menu for more information! 

  • Wesley Discipleship Covenant Group

    All are welcome to a new small group starting on June 6: A Summer Wesley Discipleship Covenant Group.

    A Covenant Discipleship group consists of a small group of persons who meet together for one hour each week to hold one another mutually accountable for their discipleship. Groups tend to form based on the day and time people are available for a weekly meeting. The ideal size is 5-7, so depending on the level of interest we may form several groups. 

    The purpose of the weekly meetings is mutual accountability and support for discipleship. The group is guided by a covenant they write, shaped by the General Rule of Discipleship according to Wesley:

    To witness to Jesus Christ in the world
    and to follow his teachings through
    acts of compassion, justice, worship and devotion
    under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    The covenant serves as the agenda for the weekly meeting. It keeps the focus of conversation on discipleship; what each member of the group has done, or not done, during the past week to follow the teachings of Jesus in their daily lives.

    Covenant Discipleship groups are where Christians "watch over one another in love" as Wesley would say by giving each other a weekly compass heading. If you have ever used a compass you know that, when used with a map, a compass will point in the direction you need to travel in order to reach your destination. Occasionally, life and the world put obstacles and choices in our way that cause us to get off course. This is why it’s important to frequently check our map and compass so that we can get back on course and make progress towards our destination.

     

    The goal of discipleship is to become fully the human beings God created us to be, in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. Our map is the Scriptures which contain the teachings of Jesus Christ, summarized by him in Mark 12:30-31

    … you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,

    and with all your strength. … you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

    Our compass is the General Rule of Discipleship. The mutual accountability and support that happens in the weekly meeting of a Covenant Discipleship group provides the regular compass headings that help us to make the course corrections need to keep us on the way of Jesus that leads to our desired destination.

    Starting June 6 and continuing through each Sunday throughout the summer we will meet at 9:00am in the Fireside Room. All are welcome regardless of age or membership status. If you cannot make it each week that is okay, however, it is important that attending the weekly Discipleship Covenant meeting is a priority in life. 

    For more information you can click here or contact Pastor Adam 

  • Parkview Update after CDC Guidance Update from May 13

    As you all probably know the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidance regarding the need for mask wearing among those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (click here). This update combined with discussions and decisions this past week during the Worship Committee and Ad Council meetings mean that worship and church life will definitely begin to look and feel more normal.

     

    However, we have to keep in mind that we as a church congregation and a part of a small-town community are a mix of fully vaccinated people, those who have received doses but are not fully protected, children who are not eligible yet, and those who for a variety of reasons will not be receiving the Covid vaccine. This means we still have to take precautions to protect the health of our fellow church members and the wider community we interact with the rest of the week. 

     

    All that to say, we will once again have congregational singing throughout worship--for the opening hymn, the hymn after the sermon, and the closing hymn. Based on the spirit of the CDC's updated guidance, we still ask that while we stand and sing as a congregation we all put our masks over our nose and mouth. True, if you are fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks past your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen) you are at very little risk of spreading the virus and even smaller risk of getting infected. However, until later in the summer when all members of our community have had an opportunity to receive a vaccine and allow for two weeks for the vaccine to become fully effective, we ask that we all follow the same worship practice of wearing a mask when we stand to sing as well as before and after worship when we are all milling around talking with each other and having fellowship time indoors. 

     

    Once again, if you are standing and/or singing while inside the church, please wear a mask regardless of your vaccine status. During the other times in indoor worship while we are all seated, socially distanced, and facing the same direction, please simply remember that masks are a highly effective way to reduce the spread of Covid when you determine if you need to keep yours on. The Pandemic is not over, but with the falling case numbers in our area and the widespread availability of the vaccines we are certainly heading toward the new normal we have been longing for. 

     

    Throughout the summer Adult Sunday School will meet at 9:00am in the Fireside Room. No Children's Sunday School during the summer break. Worship will be at 10:00am each week and broadcast to Facebook Live. We will no longer be offering Zoom, but the worship service video will be available by early afternoon on Sundays through a link on our church website as well as on our Facebook page. 

     

    Finally, let us give thanks to God for the news headlines we have been reading today about the updated guidance from health experts. These updates and these headlines point to brighter days ahead because so many people have done their part to promote the health of our communities and nation. The pandemic is not over, but clearly the efforts behind the vaccination campaign, complying with social distancing, and wearing masks are clearly making a difference in our area and our nation. 

     

    Let us give thanks to God for being behind our desires to care for the health and wellbeing of our neighbors near and far throughout this pandemic. 

     

    Let us give thanks that God has inspired the hearts and minds of all those who were a part of the development, production, and distribution of a vaccine that is helping us gradually return to the familiar rhythms of life. 

     

    While we know God has brought our human ancestors through pandemics in the past, I imagine you all are especially grateful alongside me for how God has not abandoned us during such a difficult, disruptive, and devastating time in this generation of humanity. 

     

    We still grieve the losses of this past year, we still must continue to do our individual parts to ensure the health of our neighbors who are still vulnerable to Covid, but we can also celebrate the good news that we are reading and watching right now. Thanks be to God!

     

    Grace and Peace,

     

    Pastor Adam 

     

  • National Day of Prayer

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