JULY 2020


Parson’s points

Judy and I thoroughly enjoy our time in the mountains at our cabin. We have what we call our mountain family. Currently we have a phoebe nest with youngens on the rafters under our porch. The parents are actively feeding and caring for them. As we scan the creek just 20 yards away we instantly see merganser (ducks) fly back and forth and mommies with 8 or 10 babies swimming and paddling their little fluffy bodies. Sometimes mallards (also ducks) also swim or fly up and down the creek which is about 40 to 50 yards wide. Geese also are very common.

One of the greatest thrills is to watch the eagles fly and roost in the trees searching for food. An occasional osprey will also come by. Deer are common and occasionally a bear will visit and knock down our bird feeder or stroll through the front yard to the creek. We also have a resident red squirrel that suddenly appears when we arrive. The squirrels and a number of chipmunks wait for us to toss them peanuts. Occasionally, Judy will hold a peanut between her toes and the chipmunks will take it.

Indeed there are many members of our mountain family. We feel peace, harmony and well-being as we are surrounded by this beautiful setting.

We feel blessed that during this crisis we have the availability of our church grove. I trust as we worship outdoors, the beauty and harmony of God’s creation will continue to inspire and uplift our church family. May the inspiration of the Holy Spirit continue to guide our path of faith.

In His Light,

Pastor M

610-987-6637


SHARE YOUR MUSICAL TALENTS

Anyone who would like to share their musical talents with the congregation over the summer months please see or call Jeff Griffin

610-217-7624.


WEDNESDAY EVENING & FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES

Bible Studies will be continuing throughout the summer months. We trust you will want to come out and share with the group.

Meet in the social hall.


Happy July 4th

IN GOD WE TRUST


JOINT OUTDOOR SERVICE

July 12th @10:30 A.M.


HUGE THANK YOU TO THE CHOIR
Thank you to all who have been involved in the choir this year!  We all have been touched with your music.
You opened last fall with “He's Still Workin' On Me”, continued with a new one "We Will Be Your People", and “A Noel Celebration” Cantata at Christmas was so awesome. 
Thanks for all of your hard work.  It has been a pleasure leading you.
I so look forward to the time when we will sing together again, and so hope it will be soon.
Jeff Griffin


JULY 11th BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL/

FLEA MARKET

CANCELLED


LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS
The next date for us to make lunches for the homeless is after church on July 19th. Call the church office if you would like to make a food donation to the vet lunches and Sue will sign you up. It can be dropped off on Sundays after church or given to Sue or during the week when Sue is in the office. Mon. –Thurs. 9am-2pm.

Please have your donations in by the week prior (July 12th), with the exceptions of the bread and fresh fruit. The monetary and food donations from our church family have been very generous. With the help of God, we are making a significant difference in many lives. Our thanks to all that support this mission.

Because God gives us all we need, we should give to those in need.


NEWLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH. This Month July 19th.


CARD SHOWER LISTS

Card shower lists for members of our congregation 80 yrs. of age and over provided by Evangelism Outreach, are on the table in the

Narthex or on the website.


2021 CALENDARS

are beginning to arrive; if you have extras, Linda Wilson will accept them for the shelter.


CHURCH SERVICES

All July & August church services will be held in the grove. Either stay in your car and tune to 87.9 FM or bring your chairs and sit 6 ft. apart in the shade. We also broadcast live on facebook. Go to Zion Spies Evangelical Reformed Church facebook page and you can watch live.


AUGUST 9th

Holy Communion


VBS 2020

CANCELLED
August 16-20 (Sunday-Thursday)

6:30pm - 8:30pm

AUGUST FAMILY RETREAT

TENTATIVE

(Decision will be made July 20th)

Keep Saturday, August 15th free to join us at our outdoor retreat.

The day runs from 9am-2pm.


AUGUST 16th

Outdoor Service in the grove

“New Earth Band” will join us.


JUST A REMINDER! Please remember to notify the church office regarding anyone in the hospital or of any transfers from hospitals to home or to any other facility. It becomes difficult sometimes to keep up with everyone’s moves which results in extra traveling.

Thanks so much.



MONTHLY PRAYER LIST

 Monthly prayer lists are located on the side table in the Narthex. If you have requests for the list, you can fill out a prayer request form which will be on the table in the Narthex and give the information to Jessica Houck 610-823-0183.If you have any questions about this list or our  prayer chain you can see Jessica Houck or Bob Hallman. New lists will be available the Sunday following our monthly prayer meetings.

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