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Tune-Up     August 13th 2020     Issue: 2020-33

Coming soon!  Maybe……

Just maybe this Sunday will bring us a little closer to being in church as we know it.  Fr Bob, Deacon Lauri, and Don Lauffer are conspiring to video record some of the service from the sanctuary.  If all goes according to plan, you will see a Zoom link (like what we have been doing for the sermon) that will take you to the last half of the service.  We are slowly inching our way up the very steep learning curve to having a complete service live from the sanctuary.  BUT WE ARE NOT THERE YET.  We are learning new skills and making good strides.  Watch here for more updates.  

We will always provide the written word for those who have trouble accessing the electronic video portion.

Zoom Sunday School on Sunday

Zoom classes will be held this Sunday for all classes separately with their teacher.

   Godly Play 10:00 AM
   Elementary 10:45 AM
   Middle 11:30 AM

Look for an invitation in the coming days.
Contemplative Prayer
   continues on Friday mornings

      We pray you will join us every Friday morning for prayer in silence. The Zoom meeting opens at 8:25 A.M. and silent prayer begins promptly at 8:30 and ends at 9:00. Out of an abundance of caution, the meeting will now require a password and the link will not be published here. If you are interested in joining the group, please send me an email and I will send you the link and password. Please do not share it.

Deacon's Dialogue

  Have you been listening to the bishop candidates this week as they travel around our diocese?  We are so incredibly blessed—there are 4 amazing candidates and I really think that any one of them would do a great job for us.  Of course, I have a couple of favorites, but they are all so well spoken, so dedicated, so spiritual, so transparent.  One of the questions that was asked of them today was about their own personal story of coming to grips with racism.  Each of them had a gripping moment of realization and they were completely open about their background.  The stories were touching and spoke of transformation.  It doesn’t matter who the convention will elect, we will have won this one.  

  I invite you and strongly suggest that you go to the Oregon diocesan web page and read their bios and resumes.  I would also suggest you listen to at least one of the discussions (there will be five, eventually).  These four people, Diana, Mary, Andrew, and Tanya, are going to go far in the wider church—and one of them will be ours!

  In the meantime, Resurrection is playing a special role in their time here.  On Friday, the whole traveling entourage is going to be at Resurrection.  Somehow this involves 12 cars and 25 people!  They will view Hospitality Village, take a look at the Home Starter Kit operation, peek into the sanctuary, and eat lunch (quite socially distanced) in our beautiful downstairs area.  You can bet Resurrection will make a lasting impression on them.  The church is squeaky clean and ready for this adventure.  Fr Bob and I are privileged to be there with them—I’ll fill you in on all the details!

  To get ready, the residents of Hospitality Village have been cleaning and straightening.  Don and Jack and Donna have spent hours on the grounds.  Ron has done an amazing job of cleaning the whole place.  Tina straightened and organized the front and hallway of the church.  Neal took on the downstairs and the kitchen.  The church looks like something fun is going to happen.  I’m always proud of this church—the people and the building.  We are unique.  Thank you for being just exactly who you are.

Blessings this week,

Deacon Lauri

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3925 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405

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