Announcements and Stuff

Quarantine Exercise
Help Reba and me Find Number Sixteen!

After two days of searching we can find only fifteen. On the first Sunday when we return together from Stay At Home, we will have a special recognition for those who found all sixteen Books of The Bible (Bring Your Sheet to Church).


Quarantine Exercise: Can you find the names of sixteen (16) books of the Bible hidden in the paragraph below?

I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible (merely by a fluke). It kept people looking so hard for the facts and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the name of the books were not capitalized, but the truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now.

There really are sixteen names of books hidden in this story!

Look For Change- COVID-19

As we prepare for re-engaging our Claybanks Church Body these are a few of the changes you will or may experience as we gather for Worship, Bible Study, Sunday School, meetings, and other activities of the church.

Please monitor your health for signs of illness (Covid-19 or other illness) remain home and seek medical attention when needed.

We will enter through the double doors between the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall (please respect safe distancing as you approach and are waiting).

Face coverings will be necessary (you are encouraged to wear your own personal covering, or one will be provided for you).

Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available in the entry way and throughout the church.

Temperatures with a non-contact instrument maybe taken when necessary.

An Offering Basket will be placed by the entry of the Sanctuary for your gifts to be placed in. Also Prayer Request forms.

Ushers will seat you in the pews using safe distance guidelines (Family members from the same household may sit together).

Bulletins will be placed in the pews being used prior to the beginning of worship.

While we will have music, we will not be singing as a congregation.

Bible and Hymnals will still be in the pews but we ask that you refrain from using them (for cleaning purposes). If items are used, please leave them on the pew seat for cleaning.

Worship Leaders will remain in the front of the Sanctuary as much as possible.

The Fellowship hall will have some seating space as needed. The remaining space will be closed off (with the acceptation of entrance to restrooms).

Following worship, you will be dismissed using appropriate distancing. We ask that you exit the building immediately so that others may follow.

For time being, no Coffee or Social Time will be offered following worship.

For childcare during worship, prior arrangements will be needed.

Meetings, Bible Study and Sunday School Worship practices will be used as appropriate.
Limited number of attendees will be determined by safe physical distance and need.
After building use please clean the area space used as needed.

Please understand these and other precautions that may be established are being made because we love you as God’s children and are committed to, “Do No Harm” as Methodists following the guidance of John Wesley our founder.

A Little Bit of This and That

Shared joy is joy doubled,
Shared sorrow is sorrow halved.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart
In a garden
Then anywhere else on earth.

You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high-flying flag!
Flag Day, June 14 – Sunday

Father’s Day
June 21, 2020

That man is a success –
Who leaves the world better
than he found it;
Who has never lacked
appreciation of earth’s beauty
or failed to express it;
Who looked for the best in others
and gave the best he had

Kids Say the Darndest Things!

A woman invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?”
“I wouldn’t know what to say,” the little girl replied.
“Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the mother said.
The little girl bowed her head and said: “Dear Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”

Greetings my dear sisters in faith.

Here it is another month with no social contact, no planning for a strawberry social, and I miss you all! Fortunately, we continue to stay in touch the best we can and with the help of all sorts of social media, by phone, or by “snail mail”. We have been able to show love in old ways made new with cards and food. We are blessed to be able to be church even without being in our beautiful building. Our prayer chain is active, and I know God is listening.

Shalom my friends and with the love of Christ to support us,

Edie Bogart

Nursery Schedule (if needed)

June 7 – Kathy Ohman
June 14 – Joyce Twiss
June 21 – Doris Graham
June 28 – Carol Adams

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