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Sunday Bulletin and Announcements

Please join us January 24th, at 9:30 p.m. for our Live Sunday Virtual Worship And RESERVED In-person worship.
Please note you must make a reservation with the church office. You can call or email us at dppc@desertpalmschurch.org.

Announcements - from January 17th, Second Sunday after Epiphany



Positive Activities

If you have been listening to Pastor Jim’s Video Ministry Moments or to last Sunday’s sermon, then you know that the Church is still the Church during this COVID-19 pandemic. To continue our connectedness, Pastor Jim shared three positive activities you can do to be the Church during Covid-19.

Get out the church directory and each day select one name … pray for that person, think about what you know about that person -- especially something positive. Then, write that person a letter or send an email or call the person and tell that person why you appreciate him or her.

In the midst of the negativity of COVID-19, we are sure something good has happened to you. Take some time to write about that positive experience – whether it was because of or in spite of the pandemic -- to share with the congregation. Send it to dppc@desertpalmschurch.org. We will post your encouraging stories on Facebook, our website and/or in our newsletter. Tell about a trip you took, the kindness of others or something beautiful you discovered about yourself or about God because of COVID-19.

Be reminded that God loves all of us for who we are. Jesus wants you to be a part of the family of God. A day is coming when the church will reopen. We will walk into a beautiful new Fellowship Hall. When we do, wouldn’t it be great to be met by a positive message? Think about five positive words that describe who you are. Then finish this sentence “I am …” and list those five positive words or phrases and send them to me at dppc@desertpalmschurch.org.

Stay Positive

 


Positive Stories - Keeping the Faith

There are so many reasons during this pandemic to give up and to give out, so many reasons to just say, we are “over it” but keep the faith. We must believe amid this pandemic God is at work. Pay  attention to what God is doing in your life, in your faith community and in your neighborhood.

If we pay attention, we will discover God’s work in our lives and the lives of others and we will be revived and revitalized.

Below are stories, lighthearted reminders and activities that are examples of so many who are  keeping the faith during these times.

May the fierce love of God and the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the communion of the Holy Spirit remind us again and again that we do have enough food for the journey, enough for all people in our neighborhoods, our country and the world.

Click here to read the stories


Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational Meeting Part I was held on Wednesday, October 28, at 3 p.m. both in-person and by Zoom.  It was very successful in something that we have never done before. 

The meeting was held for the purpose of electing new officers for the class of 2023, the 2021 Nominating Committee, a person for the class of 2023 Scholarship Committee and the Pastors’ financial packages.

The newly elected officers for Elders - CLASS OF 2023: Dave Finney, Kay Kernek, Glenda Miles, Gary Seright, Don Swanson and David Wilson

The newly elected officer for Elder - CLASS OF 2021:  Bonnie Wood

They will be joining the ongoing Elders as of March 1, 2021:  Judy Beacon, Jim Booy, Kay Hartwig, Ernie Kuck, Phil Moulton, Craig Cross, Phyllis Evans, Glenn Hagen, Norma Laity, Bruce Lea, Lee Weir and Clerk of Session Jane Willis

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The newly elected officers for Deacon - Class of 2023:  Ann Baumhover, Patti Cross, Jayne Everett, Claire Frame, Marty Kixmiller, Sandy Warmuth, Shelley Walters, Dolores Willumsen and Marge Van Dyke.

The newly elected officers for Deacon - Class of 2022:  Bonnie Boyce-Wison, Pat Bradach, Alan  Goff, Jean Heins, Linda Longley and Ann Silva.

They will be joining the ongoing Deacons as of March 1, 2021: Joyce Auer, Sara Bassi, Irene Fiet, Terry Linehan, Barbara McKendall, Ellie Pecher, Kevin Rufolo, Ziggy Weir, Cindy Hagen, Betsy Hock and Jacque Larson.

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Elders retiring as of March 1, 2021 are:   Doug Belleville, Betty Drew, Charles Green, Gary Seright, Nora Timson, Sue Watson and Jack Wood.

Deacons retiring as of March 1, 2021 are:  Jeanette Belleville, Barbara Bostrom, Dorrit Briere, Jackie Broderick, Ron Kixmiller, Peggy Munis, Shirley Puro, Etha Quinlan and Marge Van Dyke.                                            

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The newly elected member for the Scholarship Committee Class of 2023:  Peggy Munis

Scholarship member retiring is: Peggy Munis (she is qualified to serve another term)

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The newly elected 2021 Nominating Committee members are: Merlyn Carlson, Cathy Crelin, Dinah Finney and David Montgomery.  They will be joined by two elders from Session and one Deacon from the Board of Deacons

Officer Nominating Committee members retiring are:  Merlyn Carlson, Dinah Finney, Jean Montgomery and Martie Outzen and they were joined by two elders Judy Beacon and Phyllis Evans and Deacon Barbara McKendall.

We thank all those who have served and will be retiring on March 1, 2021, and all those who are newly elected to take office on March 1, 2021.

 

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