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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18,  2020, 10:00 am U.S. EASTERN TIME

We worship together LIVE using Zoom.  Join us by computer, smartphone, or tablet for video & audio, or using any telephone for just audio. Join early, between 9:00 and 10:00 am, to see important announcements and updates about classes, events, and special occasions in the life of the church. See the Worship Videos area, above, to view past services.

Dear Friends in Christ,

This Sunday, our Lectionary Gospel reading is Matthew 22:15-22.. As part of your preparation for Sunday, I invite you to read and ponder this story. What word, phrase stands out to you in this passage? This story is often held up for the separation of church and state.  Is that how you understand it or is there possibly something else Jesus is saying?

The attached Worship Guide is offered to you to do by yourself, with family and/or join in the ZOOM Live Service this Sunday at 10 am. Also, there is a Children’s Worship Guide that has been created so that all ages may worship together during this time. Our Worship Leaders today are The Farfones, Scottie, Dottie with their children, Brooke, Rivers and Jackson! It is the first time that our Worship Leaders are in the sanctuary since the first of March!

Here are some ways to prepare for worship:

  1. Set up a special place to worship with the elements. You may want a cross or some symbol of the Resurrection; a Bible; the Worship Guide and Children’s Worship Guide
  2. Pray to God that this time of worship is to His glory and is to draw you closer to God.
  3. Read the scripture for worship: Matthew 22:15-22. What do you think this story says to you and to the church TODAY?

Blessings to you wherever you are!

Laurey
Dr. Laurey Harrell, Pastor

Oct 18 Worship Guide

Oct 18 Children & Family Prayer Guide

A message from our Pastor

Click the below link to join the service:

Meeting ID: 924 0969 5549
Password: 350856
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Meeting ID: 924 0969 5549
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Announcements

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION  DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

For some of the events noted below, participants can engage either by video or audio by either their smart phone, computer, OR phone line. Questions regarding connecting through ZOOM for Christian Education events can be sent to Elizabeth Nix (enix@jipc.org; call or text 843-303- 7275). Zoom links can be found in the Wednesday Email blast.

SMALL GROUPS

Tuesday Night Small Group will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 pm. Masks and social distancing will be required. Contact Elizabeth Nix for more details and locations.

Women’s Bible Study will meet Tuesdays  at 10:00 am. Contact Alice Hills or Elizabeth Nix with questions. Zoom Link:

https://jipc-org.zoom.us/ j/96958653591? pwd=ZmxDV0NKWHNOQm01TkozU 3dnMVZidz09

Meeting ID: 969 5865 3591; Password: 579862

The Men’s Bible Study Group meets Thursday mornings, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.  Currently the group is studying Hebrews. To join, contact Charlie Larsen at kiawahchas@aol.com.  Zoom link:

https://jipc-org.zoom.us/j/753982333

Meeting ID: 753 982 333; Password: 612375

Kids for Christ (KFC) will have a virtual meeting Sunday evenings, October 11 – November 15 (no meeting November 1). Elementary age children (PreK – 5th grade) at 4:30 pm; Middle and High school youth at 5:15 pm. Contact Elizabeth Nix for details.

Theology Thursday will meet on October 22 at 7 pm. We will discuss the Christian instruction to love our enemies. During such a divided and polarized time, who do we see as “opposed” and “other”? And how do we pray for and love them?

At Theology Thursday meetings, ALL are welcome and ALL are invited to share their own experiences and opinions when applicable. Disagreement and debate are important parts of discussion and wrestling with faith. However, hateful speech, harsh language, rude comments, and an inability to hear others’ perspectives and opinions will not be tolerated.

We are opening up Fellowships with a Coffee Time!

Join us October 21st from 9:00 till 11:00 to share a cup of coffee and conversation!

Bring your favorite beverage, plus a snack if you like, and drop by for a few minutes or stay the entire time. It will be so much fun to see each other again! Johnsie and Kay will meet you there. Also note, the Sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation from 10:00 to 11:30, so you could do both in one visit to the church.

To keep us all safe, there are a few rules:

·Bring your own Food and/or beverage.

·Bring your own chair(s) and keep a minimum of 8’ apart; if you want more space, that’s fine, you can move where you are comfortable.

·Masks are required until you are seated or stationary if standing. Masks can be removed once you are settled. If you move around you must wear a mask.

As with anything in life, there is a risk of coming into contact with someone who has COVID-19. While the church is implementing many precautions to try to ensure the safety of all participants, the decision to attend a fellowship is the sole responsibility of the person attending the gathering. We look forward to seeing you there!

Faith in Practice

Feeling an empty space because your regular spiritual practices aren’t an op- tion right now? Looking for something to help deepen your faith during this challenging time?

This week we are continuing the Christian Education Section of the Beacon Light which includes a weekly, brief thought and prayer from Adam Hamilton’s new book, The Walk. Hamilton brings us along as he explores 5 essential practices for Christian life.

No virtual meeting or commitment necessary! Read the thoughts in the Beacon Light each week and go to God in prayer. Of course, you are welcome to read along in Hamilton’s book if you would like!

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Connect with Us

Although the office is closed, you can stay connected with us!

Visit Our Website: www.jipc.org

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Request Prayer for You or Others: click here
Watch Recorded Sermons: Videos 
Call the Church Office: 843-559-938

PHASE 1 IS BEGINNING! COME TO THE SANCTUARY!

The Sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am and Sundays 4:00 – 5:30 pm beginning Sunday, September 20th.

In compliance with our Phase 1 reopening procedures, you must sign up for a time slot – see button below.

Each session is 15 – 20 minutes. Ushers will be available to help with social distancing. Everyone in the sanctuary is required to wear a mask at all times. You will remain seated until an ushers directs you to exit again following all safety requirements. Please note that all Bibles and hymnals have been removed and you will need to bring your own.

You may also call Elaine Earl at the church office, 843-559 -9380. Please pass this information along to anyone you feel may be interested.

Our Mission Statement

As members of Johns Island Presbyterian Church, we seek to embody Christ and extend his grace to the Sea Islands and beyond through worship, discipleship, and mission.

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Welcome to Our Visitors!

Open hearts and open doors welcome you to Johns Island Presbyterian Church! As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are committed to nourishing one another, growing spiritually, and spreading God’s love through word, deed, and service to our neighboring communities. We invite you to visit when in town and become a part of our family of faith by making Johns Island Presbyterian Church your church home.