Christ is the Man of Sorrows, by whose wounds we are healed.
Virtual Meeting with the Elders: All are invited to a virtual Informational Meeting Sunday evening at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The Elders will report where we are as a church in this time of pandemic and pastoral transition. If you did not receive information on how to join this Zoom webinar, please contact email@example.com this afternoon.
COVID-19 Resources & Outreach: People are asking the right questions during the pandemic. How can you share God's perspective to your friends, neighbors and co-workers? If you have an interest in learning how to facilitate an interactive Bible study for those who are seeking, we will be offering training this spring. Pastor Tracy will provide a Virtual Class that walks you through the how-to's of facilitating a discussion surrounding God's Word for those who may not yet have any faith. If you are interested in being part of this training please email Pastor Tracy. He will provide more information and set the training times in the next few days.
If you need more support at this time-2 Opportunities
- Connect with a Lay-Mentor. Lay-Mentors are not professional counselors, but have been trained to walk with people needing a sounding board and biblical wisdom. You can have a virtual meeting with a Lay-Mentor to talk, pray, and have someone listen. Unlike professional counselors, their time is given to you at no cost. Contact CARE if you would like a Lay-Mentor to reach out to you.
- Meet with a Christian Counselor. Christian counselors have helped many of our congregants with counseling. Stone Hill Church can also help with fees. If you need to connect to one of these Christian counselors please email CARE.
Additional Virtual Resources
Dwell: Want to listen to God's Word on your phone? Some of our congregants recommend Dwell. Dwell is a free app that you can listen to! If interested, you can get more info and sign up.
Outreach Opportunity: We would like to send letters or cards to the residents of our local nursing homes, including the Atrium, PCC, Acorn Glen, and a few others. During these challenging times, our elderly are among the most vulnerable and susceptible to illness in society, and could certainly use your prayers and support. All of these nursing homes are currently in lock-down, are not accepting visitors, and many residents are quarantined in their rooms. We can show them the tangible love of Christ just by sending a simple letter or card in the mail expressing words of encouragement, comfort, and healing, and also letting them know we are praying for them. For many of them, this may be the only contact that they will receive from the outside world during this health crisis. We would like to continue to send each resident at least one letter/card weekly, until quarantines are lifted and the nursing homes once again can take visitors. This opportunity is open to adults and children alike.
Note that as a precaution and for the protection of the nursing home residents, we kindly request that anyone who has been ill recently not participate in the letter writing.
If you are interested, please sign up by choosing a resident and following the directions given in this Google Sheet. Alternatively you can email Wayne Hong, who can also connect you with a resident.
In need of shepherding and prayer?
Call in prayer times for next week are as follows:
- Monday, April 6, noon with Lindsei Lansky
- Tuesday, April 7, noon with Pastor Tracy Troxel
- Wednesday, April 8, noon with Pastor Jin Lee
- Thursday, April 9, noon with Michael Sentance
- Good Friday, April 10, noon- 3 p.m. on Zoom (details coming soon)
To participate call 856-807-0309 at one of the indicated times and enter the Participant Code 3816 when prompted.