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Two Services this Sunday ~
July 14

Worship at 8:45 a.m. & 11 a.m. ~ 

We welcome Adam De Sorgo as our guest organist/choir director

8:45 a.m. ~ We gather in the chapel to worship.  We continue our sermon series on singing our faith focusing on Isaiah 42 ~ singing a new song to God.

11:00 a.m. ~ We gather in the sanctuary or online.  We continue our sermon series on singing our faith focusing on Isaiah 42 ~ singing a new song to God.  Our choir will sing, “Total Praise”.
 

 
Please join us to make Peace Flowers for the First Day of School.  The Fellowship Team will provide a special ice cream treat!

Pastor Wes’s Morning Meditations on our  ~  You can click here to read.

 

This Sunday, July 14th after church, our Welcome Task Force invites you to let loose your craft side by making Peace Flowers.  These flowers will be “planted” for the first day of school, August 12.  We want to make 100 Peace Flowers in English and Spanish with encouraging sayings to the children at Alta Vista.  All supplies provided on July 14th, you bring your love and willing hands. 

Please put August 12th at 8:15 a.m. on your calendar to cheer the children back to school and warmly greet the parents.  We will gather in our parking lot.  

 

We will continue to open our hymnal as a prayerbook and theological textbook.

As an extension of the sermon series on singing our faith, we will gather on the following Tuesdays OR Wednesdays to discuss our almost 30-year-old New Century Hymnal.  Just as no one hymn can bear the weight of all our diversity.  No one hymnal can do that either.

Here are the topics:

Please note: each week the topic on Tuesday and Wednesday will be the same.  Yes, feel free to attend Tuesday night one week and Wednesday the next.

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, July 24 at 11 a.m.  ~ Translated and Updated, talking about inclusive language

Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. ~ Where do we go from here?  The unresolved and unfinishable work of letting our lives flow on in endless song.

 

Tomorrow, Sacred Conversations on Race ~ gathers at 3 pm in the Oasis Center and on Zoom on the following date:
 

July 10 ~ We will explore our Top 41 hymns as a church and ways to cultivate singing our Racial Justice Covenant.

Sacred Conversations on Race will take the rest of July and August off for a summer break.

 

Please also remember that voting procedures in many states have changed!  NOW is the time to check your REGISTRATION for whatever state you vote in!  Do it online. Websites below.  (If you vote by mail, you can check on the same site to see that your vote is counted!)
Be sure you’re still registered!  (Vote-by Mail MUST be renewed this year!)
~ Sarasota:  
sarasotavotes.gov
~ Manatee:  votemanatee.com
~ Any state, any county:  vote.gov.

New Florida voters:  vote.gov or your county website 

National Voting Dates for your calendar:
Vote-by-mail ballots will be sent out:  September 26th ~ October 3rd 

Here is the link to watch the video from the League of Women of Voter:

To rewatch the video we showed on Sunday, please click here.

 

Church Directory…

We are bringing our directory up-to-date.  And we need your help!!
Please go to our Instant Church Directory and verify that your address, phone, and email are correct!

Or please contact the church office to verify.

If you have dropped your landline, gotten a new cell phone number or email, or had any changes in the way the church contacts you.

Finally, if you would like a new picture in the on-line directory, let us know!!

Our hope is to have this project done by September!  Please check today and let us know that the information is correct.

 

Lord, listen to your children praying. 
Lord send Your Spirit in this place. 
Lord, listen to your children praying. 
Send us love, send us power, send us grace.  

 

Prayer Circle ~ Thank you to Jane Delgado-Semidei, we have re-established our Prayer Circle ~ a group of members who will pray for you each day.  There are prayer cards in the pews OR you can also find the prayer request on our website. 

Please click here to send a prayer to the prayer circle.

 

Director of Music Search Team Update ~

We are receiving interest in our search for a new director of music.  We still appreciate your help sharing and spreading the word about the position. 

 
 

The Search Team will continue the prayerful work to find the candidate who is a good fit with our Covenants, Core Values, choir, congregation, and staff.   We will conduct initial Zoom interviews.  Eventually, we will bring candidates to campus for face-to-face interviews.  During this time, we do need to maintain confidentiality concerning who is applying.
   
Please hold the Search Team in prayer.  Thank you to Lori White, Jane Hunder, Jeff Smith, Peggye Mezile, Linda Pursley, Gregg Matthews, Diane Miller, Nancy Morris and Pastor Wes.

 

Pastor Wes will be on vacation July 16-21. On July 21, Dr. Christian Hoffman will lead worship.  

July 21 is also Adam De Sorgo’s last Sunday with us.  We have been blessed in so many ways by Adam’s music ministry.  Please be sure to thank him!  

Stephen Fancher and Glenn Priest will bless us in July and August as we continue to search for our permanent Director of Music.

 

Coming soon!!  Mark your calendars that there is one service at 10:30 a.m. from August 4 – Labor Day (September 1).  

If you have questions please see Pastor Wes or our moderators.  (Harold Mezile ~ Moderator; Carol McCloud ~ Vice-Moderator; Nancy Morris ~ Immediate Past Moderator)

 

Dale Moore will facilitate a discussion group looking for more understanding of the Holy Spirit.  They will meet on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 2:00pm starting Aug, 6th and then every Tuesday, for four weeks (the 13, 20, and 27) in the Oasis Center.  If you are interested, contact Dale by e-mail from the directory. The group will be limited to 12 people. 

 

 

Wednesday, July 10
Pastor Wes at Plymouth Harbor Chapel, 10 a.m.
Hymn Conversation, 11:30 a.m., Oasis Center and Zoom
Sacred Conversations on Race, 3 p.m., Oasis Center and Zoom
Choir Rehearsal, 7 p.m., Chapel

Friday, July 11
Finance Team, 1 p.m., Zoom

Saturday, July 13
Service for Michael Matles, 11 a.m., Sanctuary and online 
Please click here to read Michael’s obituary. 

Sunday, July 14
Early Morning Worship, 8:45 a.m., Chapel
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. in Sanctuary and online
Making Peace Flowers, noon, Syster Hall

Monday, July 15

Music Director Search Team, 12:30 p.m., Oasis Center
Service for Bill Brackett, 3 p.m., Plymouth Harbor
Please click here to read Bill’s obituary.

Tuesday, July 16
Drumming as a Spiritual Practice, 3 p.m., Chapel

 

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