Happy Birthday to:
Christy Wilson (September 2)
Kim Bengen (September 3)
Theo Holland (September 3)
Charlotte Couto (September 5)
Cory Hoeger (September 5)
The seasons are changing, and we are excited for the opportunity to re-engage and to grow together.
We hear the cry for more connection, for more consistency, and for more community. In response to the cries of our hearts and the changing season, we are going to take this opportunity to try something different for our Sunday worship gatherings.
Starting at 5pm on Sunday, September 13, we will be connecting via Zoom to all gather at one place at one time to participate in worship together. We’ll be able to see each other’s faces to remember we are not alone. We’ll have the opportunity to participate in the elements of the service by reading the scriptures, praying, and singing in real time, and we’ll provide space either before or after the service to interact in breakout rooms.
There are many details to work out between now and then and the staff will keep in contact to update you with specifics as they take shape.
We invite you to join us starting the week of September 13, as we engage in a 10-week course called Re-Frame, by Regent College!
Though many participated in Re-Frame a couple years ago, it pairs well with the Daniel sermon series called Flourishing in Exile that Pastor Chris will be preaching this fall. Both deal with how to live our biblical faith in the everyday world of work, life, and play.
There are two elements to Re-Frame: a) A weekly video teaching by some leading scholars and thinkers, and b) weekly discussion questions based on the video and scripture.
See Here for more information, or to sign up for Chris’ group!
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who have been gracing our computer screens and filling our hearts with the Word of the Lord each week!
An updated volunteer schedule has been posted on the LSCC website that includes worship leaders and scripture readers. Please take a look for your name and note the date. For scripture readers, Morgan will send an email with the text and instructions in the week leading up your scheduled Sunday. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Morgan Lingbloom.
-LSCC’s Phased Preparedness Approach
At this time we are recommending that we do not gather as a large group in person, inside, until Phase Four. The attached graph outlines a very basic strategy for how our congregation will navigate Washington State’s Phased Approach.
Please know that we will stay on the alert for new data and updated guidelines that may help us safely move toward large group gatherings sooner. Nothing is set in stone if new, positive changes or data shed light on better practices.
-The Whatcom Unified Command Center (WUC) in collaboration with the Bellingham Food Bank is seeking drivers to help with food distribution. To apply or view other volunteer opportunities in this time, visit the Whatcom Unified Command website.
-If you would like to join our mailing list, please let us know! We typically send one email per week to this list with all of the current church announcements.
-Morgan is coordinating care within our congregation. If you need help, or even someone to make a grocery store run, please contact Morgan.
-If you have prayer requests, please submit those HERE.
-If you would like to set up a time to talk with Pastor Chris, contact him directly HERE.