CURRENT EVENTS

“Virtual Worship” is being substituted for sanctuary in-person worship, during the COVID-19 pandemic, see the welcome page for links to this “in-home” adventure! 

RESTORATIVE STRETCH GROUP IS BACK!

You’re invited:  Dianne Stefanini is hosting weekly Zoom Stretch meetings.  Sessions are every Wednesday at 10 am and will last 60 minutes or less. 

You will need an internet connection, a straight back chair and a pillow for back support.  Your feet need to touch the ground when seated so you may need an additional pillow for foot support.  Music is optional and on your own so you may want play some soothing background music of your choice on a separate device.

Each session will start at 10:00 and all participants will be muted to avoid sound distractions.  The automatic Zoom settings for each session will allow you to see and hear Dianne but you will not be able to hear or see each other, nor will you be able to ask questions.  Hint:  For most devices and settings “internet audio” is the best choice if you are asked to make an audio selection.  Please be patient if there are technical difficulties as this is a big learning curve for all of us.

A typical session will start with breathing exercises while seated and progress from seated mild upper body stretch to moderate lower body stretch and gentle yoga poses while standing.  The session usually ends with a 5 minute seated meditation.  All participants will be reminded to practice at their own level of ability, to not exert to the point of discomfort or pain and to modify the exercises and poses as necessary for personal comfort and safety.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom but wish to try joining please do not hesitate to call Dianne for help in setting up whatever devices you use.  Her contact information is below. It is preferred and a good idea to do a test with Dianne prior to your first session to work out any sound or video problems.  Unfortunately this is one of the few times using Zoom that an internet connection is required as you will need to be able to see the exercises.

Also, here is an option if you feel you’d like to exercise but aren’t ready for Zoom Stretch or don’t have an internet connection.  KBTC, local channel 28, broadcasts Sit and Be Fit at 9 am Monday through Friday.  This is an excellent half hour senior fitness program that all levels can join and modify their activity level to.  Its fun and the time goes by fast.

Dianne’s Contact Info:
Phone 360-669-9380 (call or text)
Email address:  distefanini@gmail.com

This is a recurring meeting, every Wednesday at 10:00 am, Duration:  Less than 60 minutes.

Zoom Meeting Invitation: Click on the link below (or enter the internet link into your browser):    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85820059184

by A Sanctified Art

Wednesdays – Bible Study: UNRAVELED

   Feeling a little “unraveled” by the happenings in the world?  Or unsettled and un-anchored without a spiritual support through Bible Study?  You are not alone!  “UNRAVELED” is a Bible Study that deals with these questions:  What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on— comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.

   This study explores 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations.  Pastor Karla hopes that you will join her on ZOOM, Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM for about an hour of sharing in this study.  A study guide was emailed to participants.  If you still need one, call or email the church, and it can be emailed to you.  Some printed copies are also ready for pick up at the church building during limited office hours.

The links to the ZOOM study are: for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/94897642352   One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,94897642352# US (Tacoma) or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 948 9764 2352 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

NEW!  First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, beginning June 7, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom.  We will have a short Communion Service with meditation and the Lord’s Supper.   One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage!   

Zoom links:  for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756   One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma)  or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

TUESDAY “COFFEE HOUR”

Want to see and talk to other church friends (and the Pastor) in person?  Even though we are physically distanced we can be socially and spiritually close.  Follow the link on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM for “Coffee Hour.”  If you miss the sharing that happens during the Prayers of the People, or is you miss the “Coffee Hour” that would normally happen weekly after worship – perhaps this can help replace those.  We share what’s happening in our lives, joys, concerns, and we pray together.    SEE MORE WITH LINKS TO THE ZOOM CALL

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SAD TO SAY, but the STP bikers rally has been cancelled this year.  We will miss all our regulars for their sleepover, and hope to see you next year!