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Sunday Worship for November 29, 2020

Important Note:

Since COVID-19 infection rates in Porter County continue to rise, in order to keep our staff, volunteers and worshipers safe during this time, we have suspended in-person worship until we see that the pandemic is under better control in our area; as always, our livestream worship remains our primary gathering.

Livestream worship at 9:00am

Our primary worship service gathers us from all the places we dwell, as we welcome people from across the country and around the world!

Our service is here: https://youtu.be/PBf4jwV_2tU
Bulletin is here: November 29, 2020

For Children and Families

Children’s Worship Activity Pages:

Sunday School livestream at 10:15am – https://youtu.be/H-yP1_lyYSU

This week’s coloring page: Coloring page 10

Advent Midweek Worship

Advent is our season of hope, preparation, anticipation, and expectation.  Join us for Advent Midweek Night Prayer Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7pm: https://youtu.be/SM9clufYHtI
Our bulletin is here: Evening-Advent-Service-11.25.pdf

Annual Meeting and Forum

Our Annual Meeting was held on-line November 15, 2020.

Recording: https://youtu.be/UEr7QC32IaE

Our Annual Report is available here.

The 2021 Detailed Budget is available here.

Costa Rica Mission Team Presentation

The CLC Costa Rica Mission Team and our partners in Costa Rica didn’t give up when all travel stopped! The team had been preparing and learning through the whole year, and met with partners in Costa Rica via Zoom on a weekend retreat in June. With the youth on the team taking some leadership, the team wants to share their learning with the whole congregation – watch their presentation here: https://youtu.be/-U3uz_OMrt8

A word about Livestream Communion:

While we keep ourselves separate to steward each others’ health, we are including Holy Communion during our livestream on Sundays. Our goal is to experience Communion together, even while apart; immediate, not something available as a recording that someone might use later; organic, not something prepackaged or purchased; safe and accessible, so people don’t need to travel/have contact with others to pick things up. Please note: extraordinary times like these require us to depart from our usual practices. We all eagerly look forward to the time when we can leave these extraordinary measures behind and return to safely gathering in person on Sundays, as is our norm!

Here’s what you need to prepare in advance: Before Sunday’s service, choose a plate and cup that you will use for Communion in your space. Find some bread (whatever kind works for you; even a cracker can do in a pinch) and, if you have it, grape juice or wine. Note that if you don’t have grape juice or wine, that’s perfectly OK; our theology teaches that receiving Christ in one element (i.e. just bread or just wine) is more than sufficient! You can leave an empty cup ready as a sign of that overabundance of blessing. We also recommend having a candle handy, which you can light throughout the Sunday service, if that is safe for you, to help create a worshipful space in the midst of our homes which are also offices and schools in this time!