WORSHIP IN JANUARY
After concluding our Advent and Christmas sermon series on John the Baptist on January 3, we will consider what Scripture has to say about our times of being alone and lonely. Because COVID restrictions have forced us to limit our contact with others, how can God guide us through these times of isolation?
January 3: Matthew 21:23-27
January 10: Matthew 4:1-11
January 17: 1 Kings 19:9-18
January 24: Psalm 102:1-17
January 31: Isaiah 49:19-23
Because of the current pandemic conditions, Old Union Church will not have in-person worship until after January 4. It is possible that this restriction will extend beyond January 4, depending on how circumstances develop. Please keep in touch with your flock leader, check the church’s website, or visit the church’s Facebook group for any updates.
We will continue to worship by livestream and by telephone each Sunday at 10:30. Join us by livestream at the church’s Facebook group and by phone by calling 605-468-8003 and using access code 627725#.
INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS
On January 3 we will install new officers for three year terms. Charles “Roger” W. will join the session, while Carrie M. and Mary Rae T. will each begin a second term of service. Roger has extensive experience as an elder in other congregations. Bonnie E. and Pat W. will begin second terms as deacons, and Nancy K. will rejoin the deacons after previous years of dedicated service. Please offer your encouragement and prayers for each of them as they seek God’s will for our congregation.
A big thanks to Judy P., whose term on session has come to an end. Thanks also to Linda M. for her six years of service as a deacon.
After many years of dedicate service, Kristen H. is stepping down as our church treasurer because of their upcoming move to Texas. Please let her know how much you appreciate the work that she has done for us all. Please also offer your encouragement and support for Dick C., who will serve as our new treasurer.
The pastor posts video devotions every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00 to the church’s Facebook group and YouTube channel. You can also find links to the devotions on the church’s website.
Our church has received a $2,000 grant from the Wood Charitable Trust to install automatic door openers for the entrance and restroom doors. This will increase our building’s accessibility for those who may have difficulty opening doors. Watch for more information as we move forward on this project. The Wood Charitable Trust was established by Velma N.’s late brother, Ira W., to provide charitable support for approximately 65 churches and other charitable organizations.
The session is looking into the possibility of installing solar panels on the south-facing roof of the fellowship hall. They could provide a long-term and environmentally-friendly cost savings for our electrical use.
For a limited time, we are taking orders for memorial bricks for the church’s entrance. The cost is $50 per brick, and the proceeds will raise money for the automatic door opener project. Please sign up in the lobby or contact the church for information about how to place your order.
Old Union supplies desserts every January for South Butler Meals on Wheels. Because of the special challenges this year, we will run it all out of Linda M.'s house. We need 50 desserts each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. (There is no dietary restriction, and they do not all need to be the same.) If you'd like to donate, please call Linda to schedule your day. You can drop them off at the back entrance to Glade Run Church between 8:00 and 9:30, or you can ask Linda to pick them up at your house.
When you enter the church building, please wear a mask and use one of the touchless hand sanitizer stations located just inside each entrance.
Because of COVID concerns, we will not hold a Lego Tournament this year.
Chelsea C. is organizing a 50/50 raffle to support Bob Mincer's family upon his death. Tickets are $5.00 each, and the drawing will be Valentine's Day. (This is not a church-sponsored event, but we encourage you to help Chelsea support the Min. family.)
Sign up in the lobby or contact the pastor if you’d like to read Scripture for one of our upcoming worship services.
Old Union Presbyterian Church | 200 Union Church Road, Mars, PA 16046
724-538-8672 | OldUnionChurch@gmail.com
724-538-8672 | OldUnionChurch@gmail.com