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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the necessary Zoom link to join this gathering.