Presbyterian Church of the Eternal Hills
10 AM Worship
May 10, 2020
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Theme: Cast our nets from the other side of the boat!
Gospel Reading John 21:1-14
Sermon Series, Resurrection Stories; This week, “A Gentle Reminder”
It’s easier to go back to doing things the way we are used to doing them. It’s comfortable. After the resurrection, Peter and several disciples returned to fishing from a boat for fish, when Jesus had called them to “Fish for disciples!” All they needed was a gentle reminder from Jesus, who showed them again that they will do much more than they expected, by casting their nets on the other side of the boat. The Church universal finds itself in much the same place: a new world seems to be before us. Will we go back to the way we are used to doing them? Or will we, also, find ways of casting our nets on the other side of the boat?
Each week we have been repeating some newer praise songs to help us learn them so we can sing together when we return. This song, originally recorded by Casting Crowns, have lyrics that are seemingly meant for these days of CoVid Crisis, uncertainty, and grief over the loss of so many things (freedom to be out and about, fellowship with our friends, jobs, security). Outside of worship, I want to give you a chance to read these lyrics and let them sink in.
I Will Praise You in this Storm, as recorded by Casting Crowns (CCLI Song # 4543620/CCLI License # 1670495)
I was sure by now, God you would have reached down
And wiped our tears away, stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen that it’s still raining
As the thunder rolls I barely hear your whisper through the rain “I’m with you”
And as your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise
The God who gives and takes away, and I’ll praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands/ That you are who you are /No matter where I am /
And every tear I’ve cried/ You hold in your hand/ You never left my side
And though my heart is torn/ I will praise you in this storm
I remember when I stumbled in the wind / You heard my cry you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone how can I carry on if I can’t find you
As the thunder rolls/ I barely hear you whisper through the rain
“I’m with. . .”
More announcements at bottom of blog post!
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Please register for the Special Called Congregational meeting on May 31 at 11:00 AM via Webinar. Email church office to receive invite: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Passing of the Peace each week has included a personal challenge to help you pass the peace when we can’t be together for hugs and handshakes. SO, this Week: write a card or letter to someone you haven’t seen in a while and share the peace of God with them. Call the church office at 970-887-3603 if you’d like to write one of our elderly members who is still homebound during the “Safer at Home” recommendations. ALso, if possible — CALL YOUR MOTHER! 🙂
I’m also challenging each of you to memorize our benediction, which comes from Genesis and is a great way to remember that no matter how far apart we are by distance, God will watch over us and keep us close. This week I’m using the KJV for the wording: Benediction Mizpah (Gen. 31:43): “May the Lord watch between thee and me while we are absent, one from the other.”
Congregational Meeting via Zoom Webinar, May 31 to vote on moving forward with engaging the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program Construction Bridge Loan.
Online classes are available by Zoom (subscribe to classes email@example.com):
Monday: Lectionary Discussion on the upcoming scriptures
Tuesday: Exploring the Wilderness of Genesis and Exodus
Wednesday: High School Breakfast Club zoom at 12:30
Middle School Check-In, via Zoom 6:00 pm
Ya Ya Check In (Young Adults) Happy Hour, via Zoom 8:00 pm
During this time of economic distress, please remember to send in your regular pledges. Your offerings will help us offer continuing Sunday morning worship.
Online Giving: Two Easy Ways to Give
1. Go to our website at www.eternalhills.org and click the Give Now button.
2. Download the free “GivePlus Church” app (displays as Give+ by Vanco) from App Store or Google Play; enter Eternal Hills when prompted and then select.
This online giving system is provided through the Presbytery Foundation and used by churches across the country. You can specify the fund (e.g., general fund, Project 2020) you wish to donate to. In addition, you will receive a receipt and your giving is tracked. The provider, Vanco Solutions, meets or exceeds all industry standards to safeguard your data, so your financial information is secure. Note that there is a 2% online processing fee; on the payment page, you have the option to cover those costs.
As always, regular pledges via check or auto bank transfer (ACH) are appreciated; simply mail them to:
Church of the Eternal Hills
PO Box 300
Tabernash, CO 80478-0300
Thank YOU for your generosity and support!
And don’t forget that when you use your dedicated Safeway Shop Smart and City Market cards, CEH receives rebates that are put back into missions that serve our community!
Celebrate Recovery Grand County would like to invite your congregation to watch the Celebrate Recovery Live Stream from Winter Park Christian Church at 6:45 on Friday evenings. Go to the Winter Park Christian Church Website to tune in.
HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Non-perishable items can dropped off at Church of the Eternal Hills, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4pm
Items needed for the food pantry include:
Cereal and oatmeal
Tortillas (they have a longer shelf life than bread)
Canned chicken, tuna and Spam
Peanut butter, jam/jelly
Pasta and pasta sauces
Packaged pasta, rice, or potato sides (such as mac and cheese, rice-a-roni, instant potatoes)
Canned meals with a protein (e.g. ravioli, chili)
Canned starchy beans
Canned veggies (FYI – the pantry typically has a lot of green beans and corn)
Canned fruit and fruit cups
Monetary donations for food pantry / Saturday mobile food pantries are used to purchase additional food and produce to round out the bags and boxes being distributed. Checks should be made out to Church of the Eternal Hills, earmarked “Outbreak of Kindness” or “Food Pantry.” Address: PO Box 300, Tabernash, CO 80478
Support for Stay-At-Home and Vulnerable Populations
Monetary donations can be donated to Grand County Rural Health Network, earmarked Outbreak of Kindness. The Network is acting as a fiscal sponsor and guarantees 100% of these dollars go to the Outbreak of Kindness.
Donations support: medication and food delivery for people who don’t have the ability to pay; administration of the volunteer group as decided by the core team (such as marketing, purchasing masks for volunteers, etc.)
Donations can be made:
Check to Grand County Rural Health Network, in memo “Outbreak of Kindness”. PO Box 95, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Online at https://gcruralhealth.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/60210/Default.aspx; donation category is Outbreak of Kindness
Participants in our virtual services each week are:
Rev. Paula Daniel Steinbacher, Liturgy, Sermon; Tony Rosacci, guitar, vocals; Traci Maddox, piano; Chorus: Traci Maddox, Sarah Lantermans.
James Steinbacher, Audio, soundtrack; Emily Lantermans, audio editing; Stephen Steinbacher, camera, lighting, directing, editing.
CEH CoVid Chorus: Bass, Matt Nixon; Tenor, Dave Maddox; Alto, Linda Brumagin; Soprano: Lori Ouri; Accompanist, Traci Maddox.