CALENDAR, EVENTS, & NEWSLETTER
In-person physical worship has resumed on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allot time for the health safety screening.
Face masks will be required to attend service. If you do not have one, one will be supplied.
Hand sanitizing station will be located throughout the building.
for the Week of 9/13/2020
Sunday In-Person Worship for September 20
Scripture: Philippians 3:4-14
Sermon: "Humility Is the Church's Lighthouse"
Preaching: Rev. Matt Nickel
Ordination & Installation of Officers
On Sunday, September 20, in morning worship, the church will ordain and install Elders and Deacons who were elected by the congregation last June. We will give thanks for the gifts God has given the church through these people and bless them for their faithful ministry through the church.
Shine Like Stars Sermon Series
In worship during September, sermons will focus on the book of Philippians. The church in Philipi was diverse, seeking to be faithful, worried about the future, and trying to understand what new life looked like in their time and place. Paul said to them that when they live to imitate Christ in their lives, they “shine like stars in the world.”
Recordings of Sunday Worship
The worship service will be recorded and made available after worship. A link will be emailed out when it is available. You may visit our online worship video page here: https://vimeo.com/japcdetroit
Session approved returning to the sanctuary for worship on Sundays at 10:30AM. We will be taking significant precautions to maintain safety of those who attend. To learn more about what to expect and to know how to prepare if you plan on attending, please read this summary Session has prepared to help church members: https://bit.ly/japcreentry
Church Office Resumes Regular Hours but Open by Appointment Only
The church office has resumed regular hours but is open by appointment only. You may continue to connect with staff by email. You can reach the Church Secretary Margie at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bookkeeper Phyllis at email@example.com or Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Usher Sign-Up
As the church returns to in-person worship, ushers are needed for Sunday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am. If you are willing and able, please use the link to sign up. On the signup website there is a link to the responsibilities that you can download and print. If you need helps signing up, please contact the church office. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/JAPCushersignup.
Produce Boxes on Fridays this Summer
JAPC will be distributing produce boxes every Friday at 11:00am in the church parking lot. Through our partnership with Food Rescue US, JAPC has thirty 25 lb. boxes of fresh produce to those who may find fresh food helpful. Distribution will be “contactless” and distanced. All food boxes are first come, first serve, so arrive promptly. VOLUNTEERS: Sign up online at https://bit.ly/JAPCproduce to be driver to pick up food or do distribute from the parking lot. We are in need of people with pick-up trucks for full size SUVs to assist.
Red Cross Blood Drive
JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 29, from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendar and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important event. Blood donors are eligible if they donated on or before August 3. To register online go to www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: japc13).
Jazz at JAPC
On Wednesday, September 30, at 7pm, Jazz at JAPC will present Cary Kocher and friends in a socially-distanced combo concert on our front lawn. The concert will also feature our tower bells with a first-time collaboration with our Carilloneur, Jenny King!
JAPC publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called The Calendar listing the activities and news of our faith community. Click below for the archive of past newsletters.