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Cottage Grove
Isaiah 43:1-7
Matthew 3:13-17

When You Pass through the Water
Baptism of Jesus by He Qi, 2005



OFFICE HOURS The church office is open Tues.– Fri., hours are 8:30 - 12:30.  In an emergency, please call the office, or the Deacons on call. Reverend Karen will be away from the office on retreat this week and will be back in the office on Thursday January 16th.
DEACONS ON CALL Shirley Estrada 541-767-3817 and Patti Noë 541-767-9056.
KITCHEN COORDINATOR FOR JANUARY Kaylen McArthur 541- 556-4113.

FLOOR REMODEL in process in the Parlor.  Due to the nature of this project the Parlor will be closed and inaccessible through January 15th.  The back entrance will be closed, as well, so please use the other doors to enter the building during this time.  Thanks to our Building and Grounds Committee for shepherding this project.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Bob and Dana for removing the very heavy partitions in the parlor, and to Building and Grounds for prepping the parlor before the asbestos removal took place.
A QUESTION FROM THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE In an effort to be more inclusive, the Worship Committee is wondering if large print bulletins and hymnals might be helpful to some in our congregation. Would large print materials enhance your worship?  If so, please put a note in the offering plate or see the Chair of Worship Committee, Wendy Kelsh, or Rev. Karen Hill. Thank you.
BOOK GROUP First Pres Readers, please join us for our next book group on Sunday, February 16th from 3-5pm in the Friendship Hall.  We are reading, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian by Brian McLaren.  From a description of the book, “Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun.”

DEATH OF A FRIEND OF THE CHURCH: Alan Richards died on Tuesday, January 7th; a service in celebration of his life will be held in the sanctuary on Saturday, January 25th at 11 am.  Alan was the son of Kathleen Richards Grubbe and the grandson of Warren and Ina Daughtery, who were longtime church members.  

HOSPICE OF SACRED HEART LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS to provide practical help and emotional assistance to patients and families with a terminal illness.  Additionally, those who might be interested in learning about volunteering with the Courageous Kids program, a grief support program for kids (1st - 12th grades).  Volunteers support our evening groups, school groups or at our summer camp and help with special projects, administrative tasks, and camp preparation. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at 677 E 12th Ave., Eugene, OR. To register for the January 23rd meeting with no obligation or for more information, please call Victoria Spear at 458-205-7443 or email at

HOMELESS STREET COUNT January 30, 2020. Volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts across Lane County. For more information and to volunteer visit
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