COATES STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

601 West Coates Street

Moberly, MO  65270

(660) 263-4571

Rev. Joel W. Lynn, Pastor

 Mary Riley, Youth Christian Education Director

Donna Fainter, Church Secretary

Email:  cspcmoberly@gmail.com

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WEEKEND UPDATE

We Seek to Know Christ’s Love and Minister in His Name

Welcome to all every Sunday, here at Coates Street Presbyterian Church or on Facebook Live (just search for Coates Street Presbyterian Church)!  Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30, and everyone is welcome. The Adult class will meet in the Session Room.  Please join us for worship, which begins at 10:30 AM.

 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who dwell in it.    For He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.         Psalm 24:1-2

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CHURCH NEWS & NOTES

Deacon meeting will be November 9th at 6:00 pm.

Session will meet Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30 pm.

We are updating our contact lists within the Church.   As people are doing away with their landlines, we are asking for everyone to send their contact info to the church for us to make sure that we have their most recent info: address, phone numbers, and email.  You can call or email the office, or sign the red folders in the Sanctuary with your information, if it has not changed, please still let the office know, so we can have an up to date listings for everyone.

For Coronavirus safety measures please look at past weekend updates. Wearing a mask in particular when singing is important as singing spreads particles more than speaking does.

As we reopen worship, we will be instituting new guidelines to keep everyone safe. Please wear a cloth facemask or scarf covering your mouth and nose. This will somewhat lower the distance and density of air particles we spread. Please take your temperature in the morning before coming to make sure you don’t have a fever. Please don’t come to worship if you are sick. Throughout worship we will be asking each family to socially distance from each other.

You can be close to your own family, but please stay 6 feet away from other families. We will be closing off pews throughout the sanctuary to leave 1-2 empty pews in between where people are sitting, and we would ask that you and your family unit sit on the far right or far left of the pew so as to maintain 6ft of distance in every direction. There will be no coffee, snacks, and fellowship in the parlor.

Then you are invited to just come in and find your seat in the sanctuary for the 10:30 service. We will dismiss row by row as we exit to maintain social distance. There will be offering plates in the back of the sanctuary if you want to drop in your offering on the way out; the plate will not be passed. You can still choose to contribute by mail or online instead.

The bathrooms in the church will be open, but we encourage you to only use them for emergencies as risk of spread is higher in bathroom areas. There will be no choir.

There will be no bulletins, we will simply use the projected screen.

Do not shake hands or hold hands with others. And again, maintain 6 feet of socially distanced separation from those not in your family.

These guidelines will be awkward and feel weird, but they will help lower the risk of us meeting together as we try and keep one another safe. These guidelines will also help us maintain the legal requirements of social distancing still required by the state and our county health department. It will be good to worship together again, even in this limited capacity.

We have had a few cloth masks donated.  Contact the church office.

Please remember to keep in contact with your loved ones, the elderly and anyone that you know that may need some help in this time of uncertainty.  It may just be as simple as calling to see if they need some groceries or other necessities.  Call the Church office if you need help, or know of someone that does to see if one of our volunteers can help!

Choir Rehearsals are Wednesday’s at 5:30pm.   Welcome all that love to sing!  Rehearsals will resume in the Fall.

 Deacon’s Meeting is the second Monday every month at 6:00 pm

 Session meets the third Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm

Women’s group usually meets on Saturday mornings at the Church at 9:30 AM, in the Parlor, However we have cancelled them until further notice.  Keep checking for when they will resume.

 Be sure to get a copy of “These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith” and/or “The Upper Room, Where the world meets to pray”.  Free copies are available on the table in hall.

The Lending Library in the hallway is waiting for you to see what is available!  The Care and Fellowship Committee invites you to TAKE A BOOK, BRING A BOOK and pass them on or return them.  Religious or not!  There are several new additions to the library.  The shelves are full, waiting for you to find your perfect reflection book, bible, nice daily devotional books.

Do you know someone in the CSPC community who would like to attend Worship, Church events or may need a ride to Doctor appointments, need to go grocery shopping, or have someone pick up your groceries?  Call the Church office to see if one of our volunteers can help!  Pastor Joel is visiting with people that are not always able to come to Church, he can take them Communion also, if they wish.  If you know someone who would like a visit from Pastor Joel, please let the office know, or contact Pastor Joel.

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Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and glory, forever.

Amen.

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MORNING PRAYER    The sunlight of the morning shows us that darkness cannot prevail and that everything hidden is seen by the eyes of our God. Remind us this day that you see our needs and our deeds. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

EVENING PRAYER   As the day turns into darkness, I give you thanks, O God, for the coming sleep, the time of silence, and the security of your never-dimming love. Watch over your weary world, care for those who have no home, and nourish me so that in my waking hours I am counted among those who remember the poor. May all your children find rest this night; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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 YOUTH GROUP NEWS: 

YOUTH GROUPS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR WHEN THEY WILL RESUME.  GOD BLESS EVERYONE!

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

                                                                            Matthew 19:14            

Do you have a school aged child or grandchild?  Please consider signing them up to attend our youth program.   For each group, CSPC provides a healthy snack, different ways to learn about Jesus in the weekly lessons and crafts or activities   to help reinforce the lessons.  Mary has a way of telling the stories of Jesus on the child’s level, they all are tuned into her as she tells the story.

Would you like to become involved in the youth programs?  Volunteers are always needed to help.

See Mary to sign up!  Youth groups will be starting up soon, be thinking of how you can become involved.  The children are picked up from school on the CSPC bus, and transported to the church, parents pick them up here after group meetings.

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