Bishop Frank J. Beard has instructed churches in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference not to meet indoors for the next 4 Sundays. Our church building will be closed during this time except for Secretary and Custodian. Sunday worship will continue to be broadcast at 10:00 AM in the parking lot at FM 98.3 and live streamed on YouTube.
Please keep our country in your prayers as we struggle through this challenging holiday season. A lot of traditions cannot be followed. Maybe we can find some new traditions. Call somebody you haven’t seen recently or who might be alone this holiday. Share God’s love.
Be safe and wear mask when you must go out.
Grace and Peace.
Beginning Sunday, 8 November 2020 you, will have several options for worship.
Option 1: Indoor Worship In The Sanctuary, 10:00 am.
- Mask And Social Distancing Required
- You Will Be Seated By An Usher
- Hand Sanitizer Provided
- Enter By The Office Doors And Choose The Elevator Or Stairs.
- Exit By The North Parking Lot Door Or Use The Elevator If Needed
Option 2: Driving In Parking Lot Worship Service, 10:00 am. Tune In To FM98.3
Option 3: View The Worship Service Online via this web site. http://bethelwesley.org/worship/sermons/
We will be ending our Stewardship month with a Dedication Service on Sunday, 8 November. This year’s theme: FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP SHOWS LOVE FOR: 1)God 2) God’s Church 3) God’s People.
Pledge cards are available in the office if you didn’t receive yours by mail. Bring your pledge to the Dedication Service, or you can turn it into the office during the week.
Bonnie Johnson is collecting for UNICEF. If you would like to contribute, please put your gift in an envelope marked “UNICEF”. You can turn-in your gift envelope either in the office or place in the Sunday morning offering plate. Thank you.
The pecans will be here the middle of November. Pieces or halves will be $10 a pound. Please see Mary Ann Harvey to make your purchase.
September is Stewardship month. This year’s theme is FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP SHOWS LOVE FOR:
2) God’s Church
3) God’s People
Stewardship letters will be mailed the first week of October. Please return your Pledge any time during October either by mail or place it in the offering basket at Sunday worship.
Please let Pastor Stan know how much you appreciate him during the month of October.
Safety is our primary concern and we feel we have a simple plan that will allow us to be together and still keep everyone safe.
Worship will be at 10:00 a.m. We ask everyone to enter the parking lot from the 13th Ave. end of the alley and follow the direction of the parking staff. We will all be wearing our bright green shirts. We will not be utilizing the marked parking spaces. Pastor will be standing either on the porch of the parsonage or on the curb in front of the parsonage fence. You will remain in your cars and tune your radio to FM 98.3 If you wish to bring a battery operated radio rather than run your car that would work well, too. The handicap accessible door will be unlocked if you need to use the restroom and someone will be nearby to sanitize the bathroom and door surfaces. The drinking fountain and other parts of the building will not be available. Parking lot staff will pass between cars to collect offering. Please put it in an envelope with your name and the amount written on it. Communion will be distributed in a sterile packet. The service will not be more than 30 minutes. We will exit after the service on the 12th Avenue end of the alley.
This fall we will be doing a once a month “Virtual Choir” and this will be open to everyone who is interested. Please contact Amie Callahan via email email@example.com or by cell phone: 309-269-2796.
Pastor is on vacation in Arkansas. Parking lot worship will resume Sept 13. Karen Evans, who is a Lay speaker, will deliver the message.