Sunday, September 20th - 10 a.m.

 

3 ways to worship - online and in person!

 

Our sanctuary will be open for those who chose to worship in-person. We will also continue to stream worship on Facebook and on Zoom, if that option works best for your family. Please join us, in whichever way fits the needs of you and your family.

 

  1. Facebook. We will continue to stream our worship service “Live” through the Community Presbyterian Church’s Facebook page.

 

​    2. Zoom. We are adding a “Zoom” meeting room to stream our service. The meeting room is under “Pastor John Curtiss”.                           The meeting room id is: 310 400 2644. 

                          Click here to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3014002644

 

       3.  In Person. Limited seating (25% capacity) will be available. There will be pew cushions spaced at least six feet apart for seating.                                 Masks are required.

 

 

Bulletin for Sunday, September 20, 2020
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                                                                                    “Community Matters”

                                                                          (Please read Matthew 18:15-20)

 

Dear Friends –

The passage from the 18th chapter of Matthew (listed above) is written from a place of concern for community. The author of Matthew shares this story of Jesus dealing with conflict because he is concerned for his community. Clearly there are struggling with disputes and the impacts of poor behavior (what community doesn’t, right?). And so Matthew lifts up Jesus and his model for dealing with the hard realities of being a community together.

We know from experience that conflict can hurt a community. We know that conflict is messy and takes work to work through. We know…because we’ve all experienced such things. But the thing is that the absence of conflict doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is perfect either.

I want to reflect for a moment on the name of our church – Community Presbyterian Church. This name implies that we value “community” – and I know this to be true. We are a church that cares deeply for the community we live in and we are a church that cares deeply for those who are part of our church family.

But I also know that community – you know: honest-to-goodness, authentic Christian community is so hard to come by. It is something we all say we want, but we usually have no idea how difficult it is to bring into reality. Because if we are honest, the community we desire is always going to be filled with people. And as Jesus reminds us, people are difficult. And because community is made up of difficult people (and by that, I just mean people!), community is a difficult ideal to achieve.

To put it simply, authentic community is hard to come by. But it’s worth it. Because when you find it, it’s like discovering a little bit of the thin space between heaven and earth. And, as Jesus promises, when you gather together in this kind of community, amazing things happen because Jesus is with us.

So, I’d like to ask…what kind of community do you want to be a part of? What kind of community do you want this church to be? What are you willing to do to get there? And maybe more importantly, what kind of community is God calling us to nurture, grow, and share?

I know things are tough right now. 25% capacity. Mask mandate. Distance learning. There is just a lot of everything right now.

But I also think that this is just the perfect time to reflect on community. And how community matters. Because I believe that Plainview needs Community Presbyterian Church.

Sincerely,

Pastor John

COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN
COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.docx
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Worship: 10:00 am Sunday

Office Hours: 1:00-5:00 pm Monday-Thursday

505 W Broadway

Plainview, MN 55964

Phone: (507) 534-2298

Save the Date - Sunday, September 20th from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (Zoom option will be offered)

 

Pastor John and the Outreach Committee are pleased to announce a new member class. If you are interested in joining Community Presbteria Church, please let Pastor John or the church office know by calling 507-534-2298

 

BLESSINGS IN SOUP

 

Community Presbyterian Church has a freezer full of soup - sealed in individual sizes. If you know of anyone that could use a "cup of good cheer' please let us know. The soup was lovingly made and intended to be a blessing to others.

 

 

 

Prayer Group - 9:00 am every Thursday morning.

 

Pastor John is part of a faithful prayer group that meets every Thursday morning at 9 am for an hour of prayer. If you would like to join us, all are welcome. If you would like to add a prayer, please call or text Pastor John at 507-316-8048.

 

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