Ask a Pastor
Pastor Kirk is traveling this week. He made a trip to California to visit his mom who lives in a memory care facility there. He shared this touching video and an explanation of when it was taken:
My mom is still living at age 90, and resides at a memory care facility in California. Sadly, she doesn’t usually remember or recognize who I am, but this clip is of my most recent visit (right now) and, praise the Lord, sure seems like after she looked at some flowers she turned and–at least somewhere deep down inside–maybe knew I was her son! It was blessed moment. I got my name from her–her maiden name was Rosemary Kirk. I was her firstborn out of 6! My sister, who lives in Middleton, is woman pushing my mother in the weelchair.
Thank you, Pastor Kirk, for sharing this sweet moment with your mom on video with your FPC family!
Three Ways to Worship
Pick the way that works for you!
Indoor Worship: All attendees should SAY YES TO…
- Signing up in advance to attend worship
- Wearing a face mask as you enter and throughout your time at FPC (If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, we invite you to enjoy our online service from home.)
- Picking up your name tag at the check-in table in the narthex
- Worshipping together in our Sanctuary
- Choosing your own “Place in the Pews” while maintaining a minimum of 6 ft social distancing from people outside of your household. Pews will be marked off to guide you.
- Using hand sanitizer in the pews
- Refraining from singing
- Following an usher to exit worship as we empty the sanctuary from the back to the front
- Chatting with fellow worshippers outside before and after the service
Attendance is limited to 50 people, plus staff for worship and you can “show us some love” by using the electronic sign-up. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Church Office at (608) 949-9445 during regular business hours.
Parking Lot Worship: Listen LIVE to the indoor service on your car radio
Sit in your car, tune your car radio to 93.5FM and enjoy the audio version of the service beginning at 10:00AM. This is a great opportunity for “FPCers” who may not feel comfortable worshipping inside the Sanctuary but would like to “attend” on Sunday morning. Feel free to drive up to the portico entrance, ask a greeter for a bulletin, find a parking spot, and listen to the service.
Online Worship: Watch from the comfort of your home
Our meaningful and joyous virtual service continues as you may watch from the comfort of your own home anytime on Sunday from myfpc.org.
Amazing works of snow!
37 people attended this fun event in the snow at FPC. Check out the pictures of these amazing creations that were built because with this 40º heat wave… they aren’t going to last!
More upcoming events:
TONIGHT!!! FPC’s Amazing Race Game Night–At Home Edition
Join us on Friday, February 26 from 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom for an all ages Virtual Game Night based on the Amazing Race which will include at home scavenger hunts, some trivia, and some surprises!
Join The Amazing Race on Zoom
Meeting ID: 876 1109 4730
Hey FPC Family, are you looking for in-person opportunities?
Would you be interested in an in-person art night or craft-ernoon? What about an in-person small group Bible Study? Or maybe meeting up for fun outdoor activities?
Email Christa or Ezrah Schmeelk with your interest!
Next Blood Drive
Friday, March 19 | 12-5pm
We are hosting the WEB Community Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall.
Deacons Listening Session
February 28 |4:00-5:00pm
The Deacons invite you to a ZOOM listening session. We’re all living with different levels of isolation these days and the deacons and Pastor Ben would like to share your company for an hour and hear how you are doing. All ages are welcome. Whether you’re feeling disconnected, or just enjoy fellowship with your church family, this informal hour is for you. We’ll guide a conversation, connect, and bring our happies and heavies to the Lord in prayer. We hope you will join us.
Sunday, February 28 | 4-5pm
Meeting ID: 881 8358 0949
FPC Fire Pit Night
March 5 | 6-7pm
Come dressed in warm clothes and a mask! We will hang out and then end with a prayer. Email Christa Schmeelk so we know how many folks to plan for!
Craft-ernoon and Games with Children’s Ministry
March 14 | 1-1:45pm
Children between 4k and 6th grade are invited to join us for some in-person fun! Drop-off and pick-up will be in the back parking lot circle by the education doors. Masks and social distancing will be in effect so please come in a mask.
Email Patricia to sign up!
Video Devotional: Lent – Forty Days in the Wilderness
Rev. Jeff Quinto, member of FPC and Executive Director of the Bethel Series, presents his video devotional, “Lent – Forty Days in the Wilderness,” based on Mark 1:12-13.
Our Daily Bread is Available
The new issues of Our Daily Bread have been delivered. They are in a plastic tote at the front of the church under the portico on the right side as you face the church. The large print version is now also avialble!. Stop to pick up one for your house anytime!
Graceland Student Newsletter
Catch up on all the student ministries offerings in the now-weekly Graceland newsletter. In this week’s newsletter:
- Sign up for in-person High School and Middle School youth group
- Ezrah personally introduces a new series!
- KB’s His Glory Alone music rec
- Da meme
- Ezrah wants to meet with you! Set it up!
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone—raising the level of fear, stress, and anxiety for people all over the world and underscoring the importance of caring ministry. As a Stephen Ministry congregation, we equip and empower lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care. Our commitment to this ministry is extremely important during these uncertain times.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this ministry, contact the church office.
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