First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael
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November 8, 2020 – Worship Experience
and Video Links

Autumn On The Lake by Marcia Baldwin

First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael 

In this Enews

  • Worship Service with readings, special music, sermon and Moment for Stewardship
  • Sunday Zoom Conversation 11:00 am
  • Wednesday Zoom Conversations
  • Zoom gathering instructions - Sundays 11 am, Wed 11 am, Thurs 10 am
  • Supporting our church’s ministry and mission

Church Calendar

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Opening Hymn      Give Thanks
                               Click here for video
                               Click here for pdf of hymn

Service Video – Welcome, Reading, Special Music, Sermon & Moment
                            for Stewardship

                            Click here for video on YouTube
                            Click here for video on Vimeo

Welcome     Pastor Cynthia Cochran-Carney

Reading       Morning Prayer read by Ralph Purdy

as long as we love
hate does not have a chance,
as long as we love
the forgotten will always have a family
as long as we love
fear’s dreams will turn to ashes
as long as we love

as long as we sing
despair will be turned into hope
as long as we sing
wonder will emerge from
clouds of worry and grief
as long as we sing
shouts of anger will drift away
as long as we sing

as long as we share
no one ever need hunger
as long as we share
the poor will receive support
as long as we share
those with no resumes will have jobs
as long as we share

as long as we pray
we will be transformed daily
as long as we pray
grace will fill our empty hearts
as long as we pray
we find strength to serve others
as long as we pray

as long as we act
injustice shall be tossed in the bin
as long as we act
cruelty will be made redundant
as long as we act
we can put an end to hate
as long as we act

God in Community, Holy in One
may we love
may we sing
may we share
may we pray
may we act
as long as we can. Amen
            - a morning prayer for November 5, 2020 by Thom M. Shuman

Special Music      Telemann: Fantasia for Flute No. 8 - Largo and Spirituoso
                              Isabella O’Brien, flute

Scripture Reading      Acts 4:32-35

Sermon      Stewardship is…. Giving or Sharing or Both?
                   Cynthia Cochran-Carney
                   Click here for pdf of sermon

Hymn     As Those of Old Their First Fruits Brought
               Text: Frank Von Christierson, Arr. by Ralph Vaughn Wiliiams
               Singers – Leslie and Ralph Purdy, Janie Martin
               Click here for pdf of hymn

Moment for Stewardship     Sandee Muirhead

Closing Words
May the power of Christ lift us above despair.
May the energy of Christ move through our weariness.
May the peace of Christ settle our anxiety.
May the challenge of Christ raise our expectations.
May the grace of Christ assure us of mercy when we fall short.
May the love of Christ, greater than we could ask or imagine,
set us dancing into the future. Amen

Rev. Dr. Rohele A. Stackhouse, First Church of Christ, Hartford, Connecticut
from "Liturgical Resources for Election Season" Clergy Emergency League.

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Online Service Production Team
Martha Wall, John Steiner, Alan Choy and Cynthia Cochran-Carney
Filming & Video Production – Karyn Kleinman

Songs included in this service are covered by streaming copyright license
One License #A-706502

Join us on Zoom at 11:00 am on Sunday
Share reflections on the sermon and service
Share joys and concerns
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Stewardship Reminder
If you have not received your Stewardship Campaign letter, narrative budget and pledge card, please let the church office know.

Pledges are due back to the church office by November 11.
Pledge Dedication Sunday is November 15.

If you have questions or would like to get copies of any of the materials, including the Adult Education session on Stewardship and Church Finances, please call or contact the church office or any member of the Stewardship Committee.

You can now access the Stewardship Campaign materials on the FPCSR home page. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

From the Stewardship Committee:  Steve Astle, Susan Bryant, Ralph and Leslie Purdy, and Cynthia Cochran-Carney

Wednesday Community Conversations on Zoom
Nov. 11 at 11:00 am

Project Homekey: Purchasing 3 properties (2 motels and commercial property) in Marin County for Permanent Supportive Housing for families and individuals who are currently unhoused

Presenters: Bob Hirni, Leslie and Ralph Purdy, Barbara Tjernell

Learn more about this important current project in Marin County that involves funding from the state. What are the positive aspects of this project? What are the objections? What are the strategies we can use to offer support? How is the Marin Organizing Committee involved? Bring your questions.

Zoom Info for all gatherings

Click on link (includes password)
or Click on link
Password for the FPCSR Zoom room. 996359
Meeting ID: 738 258 079
Call in number 1-669-900-9128

Zoom Sundays  Today 11:00 am – 11:45   Adult Ed Speakers and Conversations

Wednesday Conversations  11:00 am
Church members lead discussions on topics they are interested in. All are welcome. 

Centering Prayer Thursdays 10:00 am
Contact Kay Collette for information

Financial Support

1) Send a check to the church
    First Presbyterian Church, 1510 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
2) Set up automatic payments through your bank
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1510 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901

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