Dear CCGR Family,
THIS SUNDAY 10/25 – Indoor worship service in the sanctuary; it will be live streamed, as well, to watch from home for those who aren’t able to attend.
The service will also be available to view on Youtube at a later time in the event you miss the 10:00 a.m. streaming.
The title of the sermon will be ‘HOME ALONE’.
Scripture: John 17:20-26
– Social distance and masks covering nose and mouth a must.
– Paperless service — no hymnals or bulletins.
– Prayers will be emailed; bring your smart phone for paperless participation.
– We will have instrumental music — no hymns per CDC COVID recommendations.
IMPORTANT—-FOR ANY SERVICE:
Please stay home if ….
1…. within the past 14 days you have experienced a fever (+100.4 temperature) or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or a new loss of taste or smell.
2. …within the past 14 days you have been exposed to anyone with or suspected of having COVID.
3. …within the past 10 days, you have tested positive for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic.
NEW for CCGR: Within the past 14 days, have you traveled outside of the U.S. or outside of NJ, NY, or Connecticut? If so, to what state?
As per New Jersey’s travel advisory, currently there are 14-day quarantine orders in place for those traveling from certain state and U.S. jurisdictions. The up-to-date list can be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/
faqs/nj-information/travel- information/which-states-are- on-the-travel-advisory-list- are-there-travel-restrictions- to-or-from-new-jersey
Any member or guest who has traveled from outside of the U.S. or from one of the states noted above in New Jersey’s travel advisory (even if returning home from those states), should not come to church during the 14-day quarantine period.
HAVE YOU MISSED A SERMON?
Should you have missed any sermons this year–or would like to re-listen again, please take a look back over the below list of sermon titles that are available on-line (Youtube) since April 5. We are so grateful to Boyd Lowry for the gift of his time and technical talents and knowledge which have enabled us to have our services available to us on-line — now and since the pandemic began. Should you be interested in reading any of Pastor Terry’s sermons from this year prior to April 5, please contact him, and will arrange for you to receive a copy. Please note that the messages shared by our visiting pastors — on the dates Pastor Terry was on vacation — were also recorded and are available on-line, as well.
In addition, we are blessed for Janet Montroy and the gifts of the beautiful music she has shared with us each and every Sunday, and continues to do so,…for her talents on the organ and piano, and for bringing us such wonderful guest soloists and instrumentalists.
1-5 Follow That Star
1-12 Embrace Change
1-19 A Baptism of Dreams
1-26 Drop Everything Faith
2-2 The Power of Positive Thinking
2-9 Share Your Gifts
2-16 Find Strength in God
2-23 Freedom Train
3-1 The Other Road Less Traveled
3-8 Break the Binds – Feed the Soul
4-5 Overcome Adversity
4-12 The Joy of Easter
4-19 Where Do You Look for God?
4-26 How Do You Really Feel?
5-3 All You Need Is Love
5-10 How Do You Spell Relief
5-17 What’s In a Name?
5-24 Protection Guaranteed
6-7 It’s All Under Control
6-14 How Do You Respond?
6-21 A Whole New World
6-28 Does God Twitter?
7-5 Dependent Independence
7-12 Meet Your Challenges with Faith
7-19 Gone With The Wind
8-2 Triumph Over Tragedy
8-23 Keep It Simple
9-6 Justice, Not Just Us
9-13 Forgive and Forget
9-20 Be A Stamp And Stick To It
9-27 Even the Boiling Kettle Still Sings
10-4 Crunch Time
10-11 Giving Is Living
As many of us continue to remain close to home during this time — or take precautions when we do venture out — we ask that you continue to keep each other in prayer.
Please continue to pray for our church members, families, and those close to us who have shared a special part of our lives —
Prayer is a way to help comfort others — to express our love and understanding; sometimes it is the only thing we can do.
We ask for prayers for Janice Roer. She has been diagnosed with early detection cancer. We will keep you posted as we learn more.
Our ongoing prayers continue for Anne Allen & Family (including Anne’s daughters, Liz & family and Sara & Boyd Lowry & Family); Ed Archbold; Rich Balch & family; Debbie Azzarone & Family (including Debbie’s daughter, Elizabeth & Kyle Popiolek & Family); Laura Bird-Bennett & Family; Trudy Carhart & Family; Okey Chenoweth & Family); Rich Dethmers; Beryl Ferrari; Jean Franklin; Terry Gilligan & Family; Colleen Janssen & Family; Eric Lundquist & Family; Connie Sinkway and the Sinkway/Emery Family; Pam Speck; Doris Van Ostenbridge & Family; Rev. Jerry Wright and Family; Barbara Zucchino & Family; the Ruth Rankin Leaper Family.
In addition, please keep all those whose lives have been affected and lost by the blazing ravaging wildfires in California ….., and in addition, now in Colorado.
We pray that God continues to strengthen, comfort, and provide for all who have lost loved ones, their homes or vehicles, special heirlooms in these disasters and that aid is provided in helping to put lives back together.
CCGR PRAYER RESOURCES:
WEDNESDAY PRAYER TIME
Are you looking for a quite place to pray, or others to pray for you?
CCGR’s sanctuary continues to be open for prayer and meditation each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by anytime during these hours, in the quietness and peaceful solitude of our church. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Know that all precautions have been taken to make our sanctuary a safe place. Please use the entrance/exit doors adjacent to the Memorial Garden.
CCGR PRAYER CHAIN
For those more ‘private’ prayer requests, it gives us comfort knowing our church has a small group ‘CCGR Prayer Chain’. We share prayer needs in confidence on a regular basis those prayers shared with us that you would like to be kept private. If you have a need for prayer that you feel you would like us to share confidentially amongst the small group Prayer Chain, please email requests to Candy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org and Donna Nihen at email@example.com, and of course, Pastor Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org
CCGR STEWARDSHIP MONTH
Please continue to show your support to CCGR —
During these difficult and unprecedented times, if you are able, please remember supporting Community Church in your time of giving. In addition to mailing contributions, you may access CCGR’s website and donate on-line, as well: https://communitychurchgr.com
And specifically important is that we are in the midst of our 2020 Stewardship Campaign. While praying about your pledge for the forthcoming year, please remember Paul’s words in his second letter to Corinthians ….
“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. ”
Community Thrift Shop
The Community Thrift Shop is now open — with limited hours — to receive donations of clothes, linens, and shoes, and some bric-a-brac. They are now beginning to receive fall and winter items. They request that you limit clothing to 2 kitchen plastic garbage-size bags (or 4 paper grocery bags), and 2 small boxes for bric-a-brac.
Their current ‘limited’ hours are:
Monday: Drop-off Only (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).
**It’s better to get there earlier than later; there are limitations as to how much the Thrift Shop can take in at one time. They sometimes have to stop receiving before 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: Open for Sales (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Wednesday & Friday: Closed
(85 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park — in the lower level behind Kings Shopping Center; 201-652-7661)
*Please remember to mention ‘Community Church‘ (#3), as we will receive a percentage of any of our donated items.
CROP WALK SUPPORT – DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER 1st
Fall 2018 CROP Walk Organizers
REMINDER —- BABY BASICS COLLECTION — through October 31
Through the end of October, The Women’s Ministry are holding their annual Baby Basics Collection (for Children’s Aid & Family Services) throughout the month of October (postponed from this past Spring).
Needs are diapers in sizes 3,4 and 5, as well as Similac formula. Wipes and baby toiletries are always needed, as well. Anything collected would be appreciated. Please drop your items off at the church at your convenience. There will be a box located inside the Education Building entrance — near the office door
**Anyone who would like to donate but can’t deliver to the church, please give the office a call, and we will arrange to pick up your donations from you.
Spring 2018 Baby Basics Collection
~~ Happy Birthday ~~
(Belated Wishes to):
1 – James Stewart
5- Mary Erdman
8 – Lee Ann Richards
9 – Kara Stansel
12 – Bob Nihen
14 – Betty Vella
27 – Joan Sherry
28 – Randi Willey
10 – Sara Lowry
30 Lois Mims Cook
Any other celebrations you’d like us to share — or if we missed someone — please let us know.