Sunday Worship Services
Beginning May 17, 2020 we will have public services in our sanctuary at 8:45 AM and 10:30 AM. The 10:30 AM service will be live streamed. Once the service is over, it will be uploaded (takes about 60 minutes to do so, once the service ends) and will be available to watch at your convenience. This will all be available at www.youtube.com. Once you are on YouTube’s website, search “Orrville CMA Church”. Please feel free to pass this info along to others.
Recordings of today’s service are available. Please fill out the green request form located on the back table and turn in to the Audio/Visual room.
All meeting cancelled
All dates are tentative – Watch for updates
May 12 – Governing Board Meeting
June 7 – Elders Meeting
June 9 – Governing Board Meeting
June 28 – Fellowship Groups
October 18-25 – Missions Conference
Remember those with physical illness & health concerns.
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Update 5/8/2020 – News about resuming public worship services: All of us have experienced the widely differing opinions concerning this virus. Some are comfortable with few restrictions. Others prefer to remain more cautious. While religious gatherings are exempt from the state restrictions, we also wish to follow the intent of issued guidelines.
It is our desire to restart corporate worship in the sanctuary while also providing safeguards for us as we gather together. A key part for all of us will be to follow the words of Philippians 2:4, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Even as we begin to meet again, the 10:30 a.m. service will continue to be live-streamed each week. If you are not comfortable with attending in person, you are welcome to continue with the live-stream. We would love to maintain whatever contact we can with you – by phone, email, or even a visit during office hours. And it’s vitally important to mention that if you have any symptoms of illness, you should not come to the church building, but worship at home with the live-stream.
Since we don’t know how many will immediately attend in the sanctuary, starting Sunday, May 17, we will have two services (8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) so that people can find a seat that is comfortably distant from others for the time being. We intend to hold two services for the short-term, perhaps only a few weeks. We will not have a nursery or children’s church yet, but would look to add that (and other ministries) as time goes on.
Here are a few ways to consider the interests of others:
- Think about where you sit as you arrive. Look for a place that will allow room for those who may not want to sit close to others. Don’t expect to sit in your regular seat!
- Refrain from initiating greeting that includes physical touch. While not prohibited, some will want to avoid that – be sensitive to those wishes.
- Some may choose to wear masks as protection, while others may choose not to wear one.
- Be courteous to people who have a differing opinion.
For the time being, the offering will be received at the close of the service. Plates will be available on the front pew, on a table outside the back doors of the sanctuary, and outside the east entrance of the balcony.
One other minor change is that the two Sunday School classes being held by Zoom call will start at 9:00 a.m. rather than 9:15 starting on May 17 so that people who are a part of the class will have time to get to church to attend the later service if they would like.
It is our desire to have everyone worshiping together in one place, but it is also wisest to accomplish this in incremental steps. Please pray for all our church leaders as we continue to navigate carefully through all these decisions. Pray also this Scripture for our church family: Ephesians 4:3, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
In Christ, Pastor Paul Simonsen, Pastor Mark Buchwalter, Mike Amstutz, Ed Beacon, Jeff Herr, Ken Lehman, Wayne Steiner
Beulah Beach announcement
The Beulah Beach Board of Directors met on April 30 and approved the following:
- The 2020 Summer Camp Program, including Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Adult/Family Events, and Beulah on the Road will begin the week of July 5, 2020. Click org/calendar for an updated 2020 Camp Schedule. If you have registered for camp prior to this new start date, you will be contacted by Beulah Beach to discuss registration refunds and transfers.
- Beulah Beach Office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm beginning May 4, 2020.
- View our Health & Safety commitments at org/health.
Beulah Beach Annual Benefit Auction
Go online today to place your bid!! Special Online Auction: Ends June 1, 2020
We are going ONLINE with 20 in 2020! We have selected items for an abbreviated online Auction. This online ONLY auction will be open until June 1 at 7:00 PM.
All proceeds will go towards the renovation of the current pier at Beulah Beach–Auction Goal is $200,000
If you are interested in plants and flowers THIS YEAR, we are still planning a sale/auction of these items on Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 AM.
Save the date! Next year will be the biggest benefit ever! We will be celebrating our 100th birthday! Mark your calendar for May 29, 2021.
- In today’s offering
- By mail
- Direct pay through your bank
- Online at www.orrvillecma.org