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SPC Worship Schedule

  • Morning Prayer, 9:30 am CT live-streamed on Facebook, available on YoutTube channel. You do not need a Facebook or YouTube account to watch the live service, nor access the video afterward
  • July 11 Morning Prayer. (7th Sunday after Pentecost) Scripture Readings: Amos 7:7-15; Mark 6″14-29; Eph 1:3-14
  • July 18 Morning Prayer. (8th Sunday after Pentecost) Scripture Readings: Jer. 23:1–6; Eph. 2:11–22; Mark 6:30–34, 53–56
  • July 25 Morning Prayer. (9th Sunday after Pentecost) Scripture Readings: 2 Kgs. 4:42–44; Eph. 3:14–21; John 6:1–21
  • Masks optional for vaccinated. We ask that people still honor physical distancing while gathered indoors, as well as those who continue to mask for multiple reasons.

    Support
    Please let us know if you need someone to call you or if you know of someone in need. During this time of limited physical contact, we will find creative ways to be the loving embrace of God to each other and our neighbors. Specifically, the Deacons will be reaching out to our most vulnerable members. They will be checking in to see what support may be needed, such as meals, grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, etc.


    Southminster Blessings Box

    The Blessing Box has been installed at the Southminster Church Campus, right at the entry to the car park. If you have the ability, and would like to contribute, you can stop by the church to place any items inside to share with the community.
    The Blessing Box has been installed at the Southminster Church Campus, right at the entry to the car park. If you have the ability, and would like to contribute, you can stop by the church to place any items inside to share with the community.

    We are beginning to get a feel for things that people seem to find most useful in the Blessings Box. Judy Johnson has been monitoring the box weekly and suggests that we avoid glass containers and cans for winter, and put cardboard boxes in plastic bags or avoid them because they get wet and soggy. Really large boxes of food take up too much space and don’t seem to be as popular as single serve items. Judy reports she stocked the box with cracker and cheese sandwiches, single serve fruit cups, single serve entrees that are heat and serve, a small box of tea bags and some squeeze fruit, and almost all were gone in a day! She shops the dollar items at Meijers.

    Here is an additional list of items to consider donating:
    Food Items: Soft packs Tuna/Chicken, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cereal, Oatmeal, Pop Tarts, Breakfast Bars, Boxed and Canned Soup (with pop-up lids), Rice/Pasta, Dried Beans, Crackers, Coffee/Tea/Cocoa, Cake/Brownie/Cookie Mixes, Healthy Snacks, Baby Food.
    Personal Items: Travel size Toiletries; Razor; Toothbrush; Tooth Paste; Diapers, Wet Wipes, Hats/Gloves/Scarfs, Lip Balm

    Thank you to Judy Johnson for the great tips!!

    Sunday Worship

    We will be live streaming on our Facebook page at 9:30 am CT, and the videos will be available on our YouTube channel and emailed out on Sunday afternoons. No more in-person worship services are planned until the Spring, hopefully by Holy Week. Join us on Sundays for our Virtual Sunday Worship.


    **Life after Loss Support Group**


    For the safety and protection and in response to the recommendation of social distancing, this group is currently on hold from meeting in person. We will provide updates here as we navigate through these times.

    On Saturday January 11th, 2020, we will launch a Life after Loss Support Group that will offer us the opportunity to listen to and support one another; to love one another as God has loved us. The group will be coordinated by Jim O’Dell and Edee Rolli.
    We will welcome those who have experienced any kind of loss:
    the loss of a loved one; the loss of a job; the end of a friendship, relationship or marriage; a missed opportunity – where a door was closed, and no window opened.
    The first meeting of the Life after Loss Support Group will be held at Edee’s home on Sat. Jan. 11th at 1:30 p.m.
    Please contact Jim O’Dell or Edee Rolli if you are interested.

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