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Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches
The suggestions in the phased plan below are driven by our Three Simple Rules:
· We are a people that do no harm. We practice physical distancing to minimize harm to others, especially the vulnerable.
· We are a people that do all the good we can. We care for the spiritual and physical needs of our neighbors, providing food, emotional support, and supporting our health care system.
· We are a people that stay in love with God. When we love God through prayer, praise, and worship, we grow in love of our neighbor. Love of God and love of neighbor are inseparable.
We are currently in the YELLOW Phase. For more info on the various phases, go to our Minnesota Conference webpage https://www.minnesotaumc.org/regatheringplan
We are currently in the YELLOW Phase. For more information on the various phases, go to our Minnesota Conference webpage https://www.minnesotaumc.org/regatheringplan
For Our Specific County: We have been asked to make safe decisions based on the positive test rate for our county. If the positive test rate is over 5% then we are asked to consider whether we need to initiate more precautions.
At this point Wright County has increased tremendously since last month and is now hovering around the 18% positive test rate level. We will be adjusting our response weekly, with an eye to whether the infection rate either declines or increases.
We would like to ask you to consider wearing a mask indoors. Some churches in Wright County have gone back requiring masks indoors, however at the time of this writing, we have opted to continue with the precautions we have in place. If you feel so led, please wear a mask when indoors.
– From Pastor Paul, “I don’t want anyone else to end up dealing with long-hauler symptoms like my brother Ray is dealing with in Fargo. And tonight, my 89-year-old dad is in the emergency room with Covid!”
Advent Worship Series
December 12, 2021 “When You Are Sure You Are Right”
Scripture Readings: Matthew 2:11; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:52-53
December 19, 2021 “The Heart That Grew Three Sizes”
Scripture Readings: Psalm 136:1-3; Luke 2:8-20; Romans 12:17-21
December 24, 2021 “It was Not a Silent Night”
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7
Annandale: 4:30 PM Candlelight Service
Christmas offering: Camp MN and Discretionary Fund
Montrose: 7:00 PM Candlelight Service
December 26, 2021 Lost at Home For Christmas
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:41-52
NO Blue Christmas this year in Montrose. Please encourage the people who do usually attend that service, to attend Sunday services, as the sermon themes may fit their needs.
“Looking the Part”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 60:3-6; Zechariah 7:9-10; Matthew 3:7b-12
“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 61:1-2, 6-7; Amos 5:21.23-24; Matthew 2:6; Romans 12:9
Christ the King Sunday
Scripture: John 18:33-37
“Not One Stone” Scripture: Mark 13:1-8
Scripture: Matthew 21:8-11; John 20:11-18
“The Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion of the King”
Scripture Reading: John 19:14b-20
“The Farewell Discourse”
Scripture Reading: John 15:8-10
“The ‘I AM’ Sayings of Jesus”
Scripture Readings: Exodus 3:13-14; John 8:56-58
“The Word Made Flesh” Scripture Reading John 1:1-3a
"Power of Prayer"
Scripture Reading: James 5:13-20
"The Root of Conflict"
Scripture Reading: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
"Taming the Tongue"
Scripture Reading: James 3:1-12