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A 3-part study of the quest for the historical Jesus in the last three centuries, brought to us by the Learning Ministry Team, Mondays, November 30, December 7 and 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., via Zoom. What can we know about "the real Jesus of history" and why is there such debate? Registration needed. Please email class instructor Rod Hutton at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you the Zoom link.
On World Communion Sunday, October 4, our congregation gathered for a live, online worship via Zoom at 10:00 a.m.
Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to that service, Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church will gather for worship via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. on each Sunday!
Check your email for information from the Church office about these ZOOM services.
Live, Online Worship and Communion in Real Time
Sunday, October 4, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Watch your email for a message from Mountain Shadows containing the necessary Zoom link to attend the service. You’ll need a device that allows you to access Zoom. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, you’ll need to sign up at zoom.us (which you can do for free) before the October 4th service. Mountain Shadows is not equipped to provide technical support during the service.
Sunday, October 4, 2020 is World Communion Sunday. We will worship God together in real time, sharing the sacrament of Holy Communion with each other and with Christians across the globe. Before the service, prepare some bread and juice or wine for Communion.
You’ll be encouraged to contribute through Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church to the Peace and Global Witness Offering of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 25% of the offering will support SWERV (Southwest Emergent Response Volunteers), a program for people 18 to 35 years of age, hosted by Presbytery de Cristo.
A video recording of the October 4th worship and Communion service will be created, emailed to the congregation, and posted on Mountain Shadows' YouTube channel as soon as possible following the live Zoom service. Anyone with access to YouTube will be able to access the video.
Advent Study: “Finding Jesus in History.”
A three-part study of the “Quest for the Historical Jesus” in the last 3 centuries, culminating in the a study of the so-called “New Quest”, considering especially works by those such as James Robinson, John Dominic Crossan, and N.T. Wright. What can we know about ‘the real Jesus’, and why is there such debate?
The dates are Mondays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14.
Those interested in registering for ths study should contact either the church office or Rod Hutton at email@example.com.
October Educational Offering: “Hell, the Dead, and Christ’s Victory”
The stores have their Halloween supplies front and center! In our spiritual preparation for the celebration of All Hallows Eve (Oct. 31) and All Saint’s Day (Nov. 1), Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church is offering a three-session study of the topic during the month of October. Mark your calendars for Mondays, Oct. 5, 12 and 19, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. each of those days. The three planned sessions are:
Oct. 5: The Concept of Hell and the Netherworld in Ancient and Biblical Tradition
Oct. 12: Christ’s ‘Descent into Hell’ in Christian Tradition
Oct. 19: The Festival of the ‘Dia de los Muertos’ in popular (Hispanic) Culture
Please contact Rod Hutton to indicate your interest in joining our Zoom conversations, including your email address. We hope that you might consider preparing for the little Trick-Or-Treaters with some theological reflection. Rod’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join everyone in our congregation as we recognize Charmaine Piane Dame celebrating her ninth year as our Director of Music.
Her talents and leadership are a blessing for our Church.
Trusting in God as Lord of the conscience, Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church’s Session has made the following careful, conscientious decisions:
• to keep Mountain Shadows’ church facilities closed through at least September 30, 2021;
• to continue providing worship services via videos accessible on YouTube;
• to continue the curtailment of all in-person ministries (including one-on-one spiritual care visits) through at least September 30, 2021;
• to review public health realities monthly to determine whether or not circumstances have improved sufficiently to warrant changes to these closure and curtailment decisions;
• to communicate clearly and regularly with the congregation by every available means.
A Gathering for Spiritual Formation and Practice among Friends
Presented online by Pastor Rachel Srubas, via Zoom
Wednesday mornings, September 30, October 14, and October 28 at 10:00
Deepen your own relationship with God and honor others’ ways, too.
All are welcome. All are beloved by God.
All are encouraged to email email@example.com to receive the necessary Zoom link to join this gathering.
GIVE – ONLINE at GIVE >>> Button
Now you can give to the church directly from this Website! No more check writing or bringing cash for the offering plate!
See the BIG RED “Give >>>” button on this page. Just click on it!
You will be taken to a donation page.
Enter your offering amount for any one or more of our several funds where the offering should be used; then enter your bank or credit card information and you’re done.
If you want, you can create an account with a password to save your giving information.
Offerings of all amounts are accepted and can be set up to be made on a one time, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
Try it- it’s easy, you’ll be surprised.
The Finance, Stewardship Teams recommend that you consider establishing an automatic donation account. It’s convenient and improves efficiency for yourself and the church.
Truly a Win-Win!
Saturday Hymn Sing – OPEN TO EVERYONE! Please join us on Zoom Saturdays at 10:45 for visiting and checking in. Followed by singing all our favorite hymns at 11:00 am!
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