The Seed: January 16, 2022

 

 

The Seed Newsletter

January 16, 2022

 

 

 

 

THIS MONTH AT CHRISTIAN TEMPLE

Our services of worship for the month of January will be offered online but not in-person at least through January 23rd. The combination of the spike in our positivity rate, along with the usual inclement weather, makes us feel like streamed worship is the way to go. We will look to return to in-person worship as soon as we can safely do so, Thank you all for your understanding and your prayers. Stay safe everyone while we weather this serious but temporary storm!

 

THIS SUNDAY AT CHRISTIAN TEMPLE- JANUARY 16th

Everyone loves a good wedding, right? Or at least the good party that follows the wedding? Well, hear the good news, so did Jesus! This week we get to drop in on Jesus, his meddling mom and a few of the guests who attended a wedding ceremony in the small town of Cana, in Galilee, where those who were part of the late night crowd were in for a big surprise!

 

COVID NEWS

While Rick Powell’s Covid quarantine is officially over this Saturday, January 15th, we will continue to pre-record our services of worship through January 23rd. Mark Wilson is on vacation through that Sunday, and our crowds are typically low during these weeks due to inclement weather. Look for word on when we will re-start live worship, hopefully no later than the first Sunday of February.

 

THE PASTORAL SEARCH AND CALL COMMITTTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

We are currently hard at work, doing the important tasks needed to help us identify a candidate for our next pastor. Part of this process is filling out a Congregational Profile that potential candidates will see to provide them information about our church. To help us complete this profile, we have composed a questionnaire to allow you to provide input about what our church means to you and what you desire in our next pastor.

You can access the questionnaire by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/Dyssb33pEnL7tNch9

Please complete this by January 16th. Thank you for your help!

 

TRADITIONAL CHURCH DIRECTORY

The church directory is now back up on the website! It is password protected, so you will need to log-in to your Members & Friends account to view the directory. This document is updated every month or so and should provide you with the latest contact information. (A revision date is on the lower front cover of the church directory.) Please know that we only include contact information in this document that a member or friend would like to have published.

As always, feel free to contact Robin by email office@christiantemple.org or phone 410-747-2041 if you would like to make any changes or additions to your information.

To view the directory, please CLICK HERE

If you are not logged into your Members & Friends account, then please follow the directions on the Traditional Church Directory page (located under Archives). If you have any difficulties, please feel free to contact Robin.

 

NINE O’CLOCK FORUM KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH A SERIES LED BY OUR “OWN” JOHN CHEADLE RICH

  1. Rich will be leading our discussion on Sunday mornings for the next few weeks, focusing on the scriptural and personal bases for the various calls he has felt throughout his ministry. We hope you are able to join us! Here’s the schedule:

January 16th- “Call Stories” How are we called to do what we do with our lives?

January 23rd- “Economic Justice for our Times” How are we called to work toward the Realm of God Jesus envisioned?

January 30th- “Healing and Health”- How can we be healers in the name of Christ?

 

WATSON HALL- NEW YEAR SALE! (By Appt Only)

The New Year is always a good time for a change! Watson Hall Montessori School is in the process of selling a portion of its classroom furniture and educational toys. So much stuff accumulates over the years! If you are interested in purchasing some of these items, please contact Kenda Watson at kenkenwatson78@gmail.com She would be able to tell you a general description of what is left and also set up a date/time for you to view these items.

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE AT CHRISTIAN TEMPLE- OUR “END OF YEAR CAMPAIGN” IS COMING TO A CLOSE

While our members and friends are welcome to continue making gifts to our “Back to the Future” midyear campaign, we will no longer be actively promoting the effort. Thanks to everyone who made a gift to Christian Temple in this significant way.

Please Click Here to see more information regarding our Back to the Future Mid-Year Campaign.

 

KIDS CHOIR WELCOMES ALL KIDS!

Each Sunday from 10:15-10:45, the Kids Choir meets on Zoom to learn about Jesus through music. We'd love to have your child join us! The Zoom link is also posted each week in the Sunday information. Hope to see you there!

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO ISN'T RECEIVING THE SEED?

Our email distribution lists are almost up-to-date, but we are concerned that we may have missed a friend or two during this process. If you know of anyone who isn't receiving the J&C and/or The Seed, please ask them to let the office know. Contact Robin at 410-747-2041 or at office@christiantemple.org. Thank you!

 

ZOOM LINKS!

Wednesday Bible Study, Wednesdays (9:30 AM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89678926477?pwd=Yno4ZW01RER0a00zNGlnWUFyWE9wQT09

 

The Well, Thursdays (6:30 PM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89200881845

 

9:00 Forum, Sundays (9 AM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/602793616

 

Children's Choir, Sundays (10:15- 10:45 AM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87001372088