June 21st service scheduled to be outdoors.

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The service is planned to be outdoors.

As of the Tuesday 6/16 there’s about 20% chance of having precipitation during the setup and service time this coming Sunday, June 21st. This means that the service will likely be indoors. This post will be updated by Saturday, June 20th at 6pm with a final determination on whether the service will be indoors or outdoors.

In either case, we’ll be following the inclement weather plan, overflow plan, and procedures documented in the June 14th service plan.

The plan for the service is as following:

  • Service Starts at 10am.
  • We won’t be serving food.
  • There will also not be childcare provided.
  • Call to Worship
  • Congregational Prayer
  • Sermon delivered live. A pre-recorded version of the same sermon will be available as it has been in prior weeks.
  • Lord’s Supper. The offering basket will be available as it typically is.
  • Song #1: Jesus Paid It All
  • Song #2: Give Me Jesus
  • Doxology

Lyrics:

Jesus Paid It All (CCLI #3257593)

I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
find in Me thine all in all.”

Jesus paid it all; All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power, and Thine alone,
Can change the lepers’ spots
And melt the heart of stone.

Jesus paid it all; All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.

And when before the Throne,
I stand in Him complete.
“Jesus died my soul to save”
my lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all; All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.

O praise the One who paid
my debt, and raised this life
up from the dead. (4x)

Jesus paid it all; All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.

Give Me Jesus (CCLI #3257593)

In the morning, when I rise;
In the morning, when I rise;
In the morning, when I rise,
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
But give me Jesus. Give me Jesus.

And when I am alone;
When I am alone;
When I am alone;
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
But give me Jesus. Give me Jesus.

And when I come to die
When I come to die
Oh, when I come to die,
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
But give me Jesus. Give me Jesus.

Caring for Our Missionaries During the Coronavirus

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Over the past few months our own lives have been turned upside down and certain things we took for granted were taken away. While our own “normal” has looked different from our brothers and sisters overseas, we all shared in the common experience of having our routines radically changed over a short period of time. Some of our missionaries experienced a much stricter lockdown than we did; some weren’t even allowed to go out for a family walk around the block! There are always challenges that come with the joy of living in another culture to share the Good News, but the Coronavirus heaped on even more challenges for our missionaries.

During this challenging time, we’d like to send our missionaries a little love in the form of a care package – a way to remind them that they are not forgotten; we see the struggle they’ve faced, we love them, and we stand behind them 100%.

We have a list to sign up to donate items for the care packages (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FAFAC2EABFD0-overseas). Please have all items ready to pack by July 10th. You may drop items and notes off at the church or arrange for contact-free pick-up by contacting Sarah Hyun (sarahmhyun@gmail.com or 262-374-0572). Blank paper and cards will also be available at the church.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Make it personal

Hands down, the most encouraging and appreciated items we could send are letters from us. You could write a note or card. Children (and adults!) could make artwork. You could include a picture of your family. You could include homemade items. Write a family update – our missionaries really want to know what’s going on in our lives and how they can be praying for us.

  1. Be discreet

There is a good chance that the care packages will be searched. Please do not include anything that identifies the recipients as missionaries. Books and other materials should not be related to missions. Please note that due to the delicate position our missionaries are in, the missions team will be reviewing all notes and items prior to packing. Please also do not include medicine, vitamins, liquids, or other items that may be mistaken as illicit.

  1. Come together

This is a great opportunity for whole families and small groups to write letters and contribute to care packages. Maybe as a group or family you want to take on a care package for one missionary. Maybe you want to have a letter-writing party or craft items together.

  1. Pray

Make prayer a part of your letter-writing and item-gathering. While these items and letters will certainly provide some encouragement and comfort, let’s lift up our missionaries to the source of true and lasting comfort, strength, and joy – our Lord. Perhaps now would be a great time to start regularly praying for the missionaries – maybe weekly or even daily at a particular time.

To learn more about our missionaries, stop by the missions table at church for the annual missions report.

June 14th – Music Lyrics for Outdoor Service

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Come Thou Fount

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here there by Thy help I’m come
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Words by Robert Robinson

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only be first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art

High King of Heaven, my victory won
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all

Traditional Irish Hymn

June 14th Outdoor Service

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We’re meeting for an outdoor service on June 14th.
This will be a full service with prayer, a live sermon, the Lord’s Supper, and singing.

To help communicate the plan for the service, I (Aaron Decker) have written up the below plan and
procedures. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Service Plan:

  • 10:00 am service starts
  • We won’t be serving food.
  • There will also not be childcare provided.
  • Call to Worship
  • Congregational Prayer
  • Sermon delivered live. A pre-recorded version of the same sermon will be available as it has been in prior weeks.
  • Lord’s Supper. The offering basket will be available as it typically is.
  • Congregational singing of 2-3 hymns. After consulting with a healthcare professional I believe
    this is safe to do. In addition, we will be outside and distanced apart.
    Nevertheless, the singing will be done after the Lord’s Supper so that those who believe it to be
    below their acceptable safety threshold may still partake with us before singing commences.
    Lyrics for the hymns will be sent out by the Saturday before the service. Congregants are encourage
    to memorize, print, or have the lyrics available on their mobile device.
    For the 14th the songs will be:
    • Song #1: Come Thou Fount
    • Song #2: Be Thou My Vision
    • Doxology

  • Plan for inclement weather:
  • Aaron Decker will check the weather forecast on Saturday and, if necessary, send an email to the
  • congregation letting everyone know that it will be indoors.
  • If it starts raining during the service we will move indoors.
  • The service plan for an indoor service will be the same as for the outdoor service.

Overflow plan:
Legal issues may arise with having more than 50% of building capacity at and outdoor event.
Based on attendance for past services I don’t believe this will be an issue.
However, if I determine that it will be an issue, we will use the indoor sanctuary to hold up
to an additional 50% of buliding capacity. The service plan inside will be the same, with the exception that the sermon
will be the pre-recorded sermon projected on the wall.

If the service moves indoors and we are over room capacity, we will use the basement as the
overflow room. In that event the sanctuary will have live preaching and the basement will view the
pre-recorded sermon on the TV or will watch the live-stream.

Seating plan:
We will be arranged as in the below diagram.

There will be about seventy folding chairs set out in zones A and B. These chairs will start out distancing 6+ feet from each other. Households may choose to rearrange chairs to sit closer together.

The back of zone B and zone C will be open for folks to bring their own chairs or blankets if they desire.

Lord’s Supper Procedure:
We will have a single server who will tear off a piece of bread, dip it in the juice, and drop it into your hands. This way those partaking do not need to touch bread that others will be eating. Congregants are also welcome to bring their own fruit of the vine and bread.

Bathroom Cleaning Procedure:
The upstairs bathrooms will be open during the service.
The downstairs bathrooms are closed due to renovations.
On Sunday morning before the service I will wipe down the sink, counters, soap dispensers, and door handles
with antibacterial wipes.

Other Health Procedures and Policies:

  • Those who are sick are asked to please stay home and do the on-line service.
  • Masks (not required) and hand sanitizer are available at the door.
  • HEPA air purifiers are running in the sanctuary.
  • Seating arrangements will be made to provide physical distance.

6/7/2020 – Music Lyrics for Outside Service

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In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease.
My Comforter, my All in All –
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For every sin on Him was laid –
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death –
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home –
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

“In Christ Alone”
Songwriters: Keith Getty / Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music
CCLI #11478857

How Great is Our God

The splendor of a King
Clothed in majesty
Let all the Earth rejoice
All the Earth rejoice

He wraps himself in light
And darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Age to age He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end
Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One
Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Name above all names
Worthy of all praise
My heart will sing
How great is our God

You’re the name above all names
You are worthy of all praise
And my heart will sing
How great is our God

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

“How Great is Our God”
Songwriters: Chris Tomlin / Ed Cash / Jesse Reeves
Copyright © 2014 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow
CCLI #11478857