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After much discernment, in light of Gov. Wolf's decision to "shut down" Montgomery County we are CANCELLING Sunday Worship Service and all activities including Sunday School for this Sunday, March 22, 2020 and next week, March 29, 2020.

Outside activities are suspended as well (i.e. scouts).

Thursday morning Bible Study is cancelled for this coming week through Easter weekend at this time. 

Sunday School is cancelled until schools reopen

Children, Teen, Bell Choir rehearsals are cancelled until further notice.  Adult Choir will meet Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. 

Please use common sense and good judgment in your comings and goings. Watch for continuing updates.

It is unfortunate that we have to do this at this time, but out of an abundance of caution, and for everyone’s safety, this is the plan for now.

Thank you and God bless you,

Pastor Adrian and Consistory


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Every Tuesday - Morning or Noon or Night ...  Home or Work .... Vacation or Staycation ... On your knees or at your desk or laying in bed ...

Take 5 mintes (or more) out of your Tuesday and pray specifically for our church!  Your prayers have 'great power' and can 'produce
wonderful results' (James 5:16).

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March 8th!  Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour!  


Join us for Mid-Week Lenten SOUP SUPPER & WORSHIP
March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1
- Soup and bread will be served (feel free to bring a soup) from 5:30-6:45pm.  A brief worship service will follow 7-7:30pm

++ While our "Hunger - A Matter of the Heart" soup and service is cancelled we will continue on Facebook Live on March 18, 25 and April 1 instead of in person.  We'll try again next year!


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After a succeeful class in February another class is beginning to form.  The class is limited to 12 particpants. The cost is $25 to cover the book and card.  To register, please contact: Pamela at waldronfamily.home@gmail.com.  A date is TBD.

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Sunday, April 5th is Joyful Noise Collection.  This collection supports smaller projects within our church.  Thanks for participating!

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Are you interested in making Heidelberg UCC you home church?  We would love to welcome you into membership this Spring.  Please see Pastor Adrian for more information. 
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Annual Heifer Luncheon - Sunday, March 8 - Following Worship
- Heifer International is a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development. Heifer distributes animals, along with agricultural and values-based training, to families in need around the world as a means of providing self-sufficiency.
- Join us for lunch and making a donation to this missional project!

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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION.  Stay tuned for a possible rescheduled date. 
Join us Saturday, March 21 at 7pm for a lot of fun, food & fellowship!


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One Great Hour of Sharing Colletion: Sunday April 5th.  OGHS partners to provide sources of clean water, food education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and much more.  Please support this wonderful mission!

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Saturday, April 4th from 9-12noon. Rain or Shine!  We will meet at church at 8:30am and carpool to our destination. There is a sign-up sheet in the sign-up center.  Please see Warren or Nancy Doerner with questions. 

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Easter flowers are availble for purchase and to beautify our Sanctaury on Easter Sunday.  The last day to order is April 5th.  Forms for flowers or to make a memorial donation will be on the windowsills in the Sanctuary.  


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Saturday, March 21st from 9-12.  Please reach out to a Property Committee member with any questions. CANCELLED - Will be rescheduled at a later date.
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Sunday, March 15th - the Girl Scouts will be recongized in worship and will take part in leading the service.  
++ Cancelled -- we'll try again next year!


Children ages 4 thru 6th grade, come explore with us at “To Mars and Beyond” Vacation Bible School!!!  “To Mars and Beyond” VBS invites Voyagers on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them!  Along the journey, Voyagers discover a new realm of possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God!  Our Voyagers will experience memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats and experience one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures!  We’re looking forward to this exciting event and hope your children (and their friends) will join us!  Save the date!!!  June  22nd thru June 26th; 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Please, come as you are.
Worship with us at our 'Come and See' Church!

 

 

Our Weekly Inspirational Scripture:

Matthew 4:12-23  (NSRV)

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 
13 He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 
14 so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
15“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
light has dawned.”
17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 
18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 
19 and he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” 
20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 
21 As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 
22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.

Audio of Past Scripture Lessons:

Jan 26, 2020  
Children's Chat: - "Building the Church" - Rev Adrian Tierson
Hearing the Word:  Psalms 27:1,4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4 12-23
Sermon: -  "Follow Me" - Rev Adrian Tierson


Donations and Drives:

In Ian’s Boots

The goal of "In Ian's Boots" is to spread the good news of Ian's faith by providing shoes and winter boots to those in need! A collection bin is in the Narthex if you have new or used shoes or boots to donate. Children’s boots are especially needed for the winter. For more information you can review their website at www.iniansboots.org


Daily Bread Community Food Pantry

We are continually looking for donation for the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.  The pantry shelves are very low and any and all donations are greatly appreciated! They are also in great need of volunteers to help Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm.

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

Dear Church Family and Friends,

It is time for an update!  I hope this e-mail finds you and yours well.  I understand that this is a difficult moment, but I trust we will come out of it sooner rather than later and resume life with some measure of normalcy.  I hope you are finding time to enjoy your family and remembering to read your daily devotions and praying. 

If you are in need of anything even a phone call, please reach out to me.  Your Consistory and I are committed to meeting your needs during this unusual time.  I can be reached directly at 585.455.6364 and adtierson@gmail.com.  Here is some important information ... 

+ Please check your e-mail regularly, check our website and sign up for Facebook.  Even if you delete in another month or so, these are the two best way to stay up-to-date on what's happening here at HUCC.  If you prefer not to sign up for Facebook - I learned you can go to our website (www.hucc.net) and click on the Facebook Logo at the top of the homepage and it will direct you to our Facebook page (Heidelberg United Church of Christ).  It will ask you to create an account, click "not at this time" and you will be able to access our page. [Phone calls/mailings are being made to those identified as having no internet]

+  Sunday, March 22 and Sunday, March 29 services are CANCELLED, but will be held "live" on Facebook at 10:30am.  Please join us!  The bulletin will be posted for you to follow along.

+ Lenten Soup Supper and Service is CANCELLED for the season.  I will "go live" on Facebook at 7pm for the next three Wednesday to lead you through the worship experience. The bulletin will be posted too.  Join me!

+ All outside activities using our building are CANCELLED or POSTPONED until after Easter weekend.

+ All Sunday School classes and Bible Studies are CANCELLED through Easter weekend or until the schools reopen. No Nursery will be provided while schools are closed.

+ Palm Sunday (April 5) is planned to be held in the Sanctuary.  We will offer two services to help with attendance and make social distancing more feasible.  Services will be held at 8:30am and 10:30am.  One Great Hour of Sharing and Loose Change will be collected.  No Communion. 

+ Maundy Thursday (April 9) will be held in the Sanctuary, again with two services at 12noon and 7:30pm.  Communion will be celebrated in a safe manner.  The soup supper portion is CANCELLED this night.

+ Good Friday (April 10) will be held in the Sanctuary, again with two services at 12noon and 7:30pm.

+ Easter Sunday (April 12) will be held in the Sanctuary, again with two services at 8:00am and 10:30am. Communion will be celebrated in a safe manner.   

+ Spring Cleaning is CANCELLED.  Watch for a new date to be set.

+ Youth Group Planning Meeting on Monday, March 23rd. is CANCELLED.  Watch for a new date to be set.

+ Time is flying for Easter Flower orders and Memorial Fund donations.  Orders and donations are due by Sunday, April 5th.  Please contact Rhea at 610.287.7889 with orders or drop off orders to the church office or mailbox.

+ Cherub, Chapel, Bell, Teen Choirs rehearsals are CANCELLED until schools reopen.

+ Adult Chancel Choir will next rehearse on Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary in preparation for Easter Sunday.

We're in this together!  Stay alert and prayerful! 

With love,

Pastor Adrian

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Keeping your tithes and offerings current will help the church tremendously!  Thank you for your generoisty.