Message for Sunday, May 24: Beatitudes Sermon Series - The Good Life: "The Price of Love"
Scripture: Matthew 5:4
To access past sermons:
1) Visit sandiapres.org/sermons (audio or video available)
2) Search Podcast store: “Sandia Presbyterian Church Sermons” (audio)
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SUNDAY SERVICES: Sunday, May 24 services will be available at 10am on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM5-8nrgX7f5W6Qw3Vbm4wA or on our website: http://www.sandiapres.org/. Watch your email for the worship order or access it from our website. Participate with us by printing the worship order or viewing it on your device.
Beginning next Sunday, May 31 our online service will be available to view at 9am.
Dear Members and Friends of SPC,
Good news! We will be meeting again for in-person worship!!
For more details, please see the SPC reopening plan which has been posted on our website and can also be accessed using the link below. There is a lot to consider when reopening the church and most of your questions are probably addressed in that plan.
The latest guidance from the Governor and the State of New Mexico (as of May 15, 2020) is that places of worship can open to 25% of building capacity. This means some churches in New Mexico will be meeting this Sunday for worship. Our Session has approved the recommendations of a re-opening task force with a rescheduled reopening for May 31.
On Sunday, May 31 we will meet for traditional worship in the sanctuary at 9am. We will follow the 25% guidelines which means we can host a total of 150 in the sanctuary with overflow in the fellowship hall of 20 people. We will follow all the mandated safe distancing guidelines.
On Sunday, May 31, we will have contemporary worship in the Family Life Center (gym) at 11am. The 25% guideline means we can include 175 people in the gym. Again, we will follow all the mandated safe distancing guidelines.
If these venues exceed capacity we will be forced to turn people away. However, we will transmit the services again on FM radio. This was very successful during our Easter Sunday drive in service.
Finally, let me say this, and it is very important. If you are a person whose age or underlying health makes you vulnerable, we strongly recommend you stay home and worship with us online. If you are feeling sick or fear you may have been exposed to the virus, we also ask you to stay home. If you are just uncomfortable for any reason, we ask you to stay home. We will continue online worship services because many people are not ready or able to be presence of other people.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns I can address. I can’t wait to see you all again!
Pastor Doug Hucke
If you would like to speak or pray with someone, or would like pastoral care, our staff are willing and able to meet with you by appointment. Please reach out by email:
Doug Hucke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Pearson: email@example.com
Matt Pooley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Halecia Wimpy: email@example.com
Jennie Jacobson: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS - Singing Our Faith: The Power of Musical Theology. The focus of this class will be on the scriptural basis and theology of the hymns and songs we sing in worship. The discussions will be on various topics of hymns and some background information relating to the hymns. The hope is that you will be inspired and encouraged in your faith as a result. Taught by John Reith, our Director of Music, on Sundays at 9–10 AM starting May 17 on Zoom.
Download the handout for each week’s class here:
Join the class using Meeting ID 881-9279-9864 and password 740628 in the Zoom app on your computer, tablet, or phone. You can also use this link to join the meeting:
DADS’ ZOOM CALL: “Dads in Quarantine – An Intervention”: This group will continue weekly, Thursdays 8-9pm. Dads: sign on any week you’re able! Find camaraderie and support as the stress of the pandemic continues to affect our work, our marriage and parenting, and our relationship with God. Hosted by Pastor Matt Pooley (email@example.com). Standing Zoom link for every Thursday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83440374415 (Meeting ID: 834 4037 4415)
CONNECT & PRAY VIRTUAL GROUP: Join us as we connect virtually over Zoom to support and pray for one another during the isolation of COVID-19. If there ever was a time to pray and support one another, it is now. Rev. Matt Pooley is facilitating a group on Mondays at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
You don't need a Zoom account to participate and you can visit http://zoom.us for more information on how to use this technology. Join the meetings using Meeting ID 526-915-373 in the Zoom app on your computer, tablet, or phone. You can also go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83483358552 or join us by phone by calling 1-346-248-7799.
FAMILY PROMISE, a ministry to homeless families long-supported by SPC, has decided to stay at Church of the Good Shepherd through June 1. However, we will still be providing support with dinners and food supplies during our original host week of May 24-31. They will need dinners provided for 11 people – 4 adults, 2 teenagers, and 5 school age children. The dinner meals will be for Sunday 5/24, Tuesday 5/26, Friday 5/29, and Saturday 5/30. They also need supplies for families to prepare breakfasts, lunches, and a few dinners. General items needed are 2% milk & vanilla almond milk. Supplies for meals include rice, tacos, chicken strips or tenders & simple salads. Food allergies include-blueberries, honeydew, shellfish, and pumpkin. Please avoid spaghetti, brownies & tomato sauce. Use the Singup page at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0a45aeae2ea3fd0-family2 For questions, contact Steve Sobolik or Rachel Caird by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: If you are experiencing financial hardship right now, our Deacons want to help. The Deacons have a financial assistance fund to help members of the SPC community with short-term financial needs. Please email Dan Ontiveros, the chair of the Deacons financial assistance committee, at email@example.com to request financial assistance from the Deacons. All requests are confidential.
DEACON ASSISTANCE: SPC Deacons are willing to do grocery shopping for congregants who are homebound by the current virus situation. If you need assistance please contact Ruthie Mendoza at 505-353-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.