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E-News – July 27, 2020

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Regathering with Care & Compassion

Next week Sunday, August 2, remains the tentative date for our first regathering worship service! Those wishing to worship in the sanctuary will be responsible for Self-Screening prior to coming. A temperature check will be done when they arrive. Please review the regathering protocols to learn the changes made to comply with WA State requirements. To register your intent to attend a service in person, click here. If you are in very close, “family-like” contact with another person of our church family, consider sharing a seating option. Live streaming services will continue for the foreseeable future.

Small groups of up to 12 people can now meet at a hexagon-shaped table arrangement in the Fellowship Hall. Small group leaders would need to arrange with the Church Office for its use and commit to following all protocols approved by the Leadership Team. A binder with the protocols and Contact Tracing forms, as well as safety supplies, are stored in the Office.

Office Assistant

The Leadership Team is actively seeking a part-time Office Assistant, beginning with 10 hours per week and hopefully increasing to 20 hours. Notify the Office or one of the pastors if interested in the position.

Covenant Readers

Covenant Readers is off to a good start! Want to join this small group that simply reads and reflects on Scripture together? The group meets on Zoom Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 PM. Contact Pastor Deb for further information or to sign up. 

Prayer Concerns

  • Pray for Paul and Louella Hanson’s grandchildren, Chris and Jess, whose newborn child was just diagnosed with HIE.

Thank You

  • To be in compliance with WA State requirements for regathering, all pew holders needed to be cleared of contents. A big shout out to Josh, Nathaniel and Mathias Kelley for packing up all these items! Hmm, the work doesn’t appear to have been equally divided!
  • To Rosemary Maulden and Ruth Hill for refreshing the flower pots at the entrances to the church!

Local Outreach

  • After several leadership transitions, Young Life in Highline area thought big changes were behind them; however their Spring 2020 Newsletter reports changes from COVID-19 have been “REALLY big and REALLY hard.” And yet, by adapting to current realities and innovative new opportunities, “kids are still hearing the gospel and talking regularly with their leaders…Thank you for your continued prayers, and your generosity.” Jessica Garcia is part of this ministry.
  • Tim Klerekoper, of Chateris Foundation, sent his July 2020 Newsletter. He writes of the impact of protests, demonstrations and COVID-19 on chaplaincy work. Tim’s work relies solely on donations.
  • Lighthouse Family Ministries Northwest, based in Des Moines, continues providing stable, safe housing and hope in these challenging days for those escaping from domestic violence. A donation of only $15 can provide a night of safe housing and the opportunity for change for hurting people. Click here if you’d like to help.
  • Care Net Pregnancy & Family Services of Puget Sound continues to “offer hope by providing compassionate practical care, accurate information, Biblical truth, and life-affirming resources for pregnancy, sexual health & integrity, and abortion recovery.” Click here for their most recent newsletter. Call the Federal Way office (253-941-2664) to learn what their current boutique needs for the Parenting Program are.

Upcoming Sermons

Acts: The Movement Begins

July 26, 2020 – “The Turning of Saul” – Acts 9:1-31 (watch now)
August 2, 2020 – “Cornelius: Jesus’ Church Advances” – Acts 10
August 9, 2020 – “Antioch: Barnabas gets Saul” – Acts 11:19-29

Special Days


Rick Gettis, September 22


none this week….