Worship updates: April 5, 2020

Dear friends,

We are learning new ways to be the church. Our Sunday services have moved from sanctuary to online. Our outreach has moved from hospitality meals to food drives. Our pastoral care has moved from face-to-face to phone calls. We are still Strathroy United Church, and we still serve the community and world.

A few brief updates:

Offering Envelopes: Please use the Maria St. entrance mailbox for your offer envelopes. Patti B will check the mailbox regularly. Please do not leave cash in the mailbox. Please contact Patti B by email to learn about PAR, the United Church’s pre-authorized giving program.

Building Closure: Our church building is closed, and staff are working from home. John will check the building regularly.

Youth Group: Kaeleigh Berdan is exploring online options for Friday evening youth group. Contact her at kaeleighb13@hotmail.com for more information.

Holy Week: In addition to Sunday services, I’ll post a Good Friday worship service. Worship services are available at: https://www.facebook.com/strathroyunitedchurch

Easter Memorial Flowers. To have your loved one’s name included in the Easter Sunday online worship service, please email the name to Patti B (office@strathroyunitedchurch.ca). If a few people drop flowers at the front entrance of my house on 79 Laura Lane (please no lilies), I’ll include them in the video.

Remember to join us online Sunday morning for Zoom Coffee Time from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Click here to join: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/my/bradmorrison

Thank you to the congregation’s newly formed Pandemic Response Team for organizing the food drive and phone check-in, telephoning everyone without an email address to offer care and support. I am proud of our caring lay leadership.

“Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.” — Deut 31:6

Yours faithfully,
Rev. Dr. Brad Morrison