CALENDAR, EVENTS, & NEWSLETTER
In-person physical worship has been suspended until Sunday, January 17, 2021
for the Week of 11/29/2020
Sunday In-Person Worship for Sunday, December 6
Scripture: Mark 1:1-8
Sermon: "Those Who Dream Prepare the Way"
Preaching: Rev. Matt Nickel
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 has made the decision to suspend in-person worship gatherings and move to online only until Sunday, January 17, 2021. It is a decision that I wish we did not have to make. JAPC will do what it can to participate in diminishing infection rates and continue enrich our lives together spiritually. Worship will still be led from the sanctuary with the gifts of our music ministies.
Here are some ways of accessing worship in the weeks to come:
Livestream on Facebook each Sunday at 10:30 AM.
Watch recordings on Facebook following worship.
Watch recordings on Vimeo following worship.
Watch recordings from the church website: https://www.japc.org/watch
Church Office Closed but Open by Appointment Only
The church office is closed but is open by appointment only. You may continue to connect with staff by email. You can reach the Church Secretary Margie at email@example.com, Bookkeeper Phyllis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Matt at email@example.com.
Bible & Brew
Bible & Brew will gather on December 2 (7:00pm) on zoom to explore one of the wonders of the Christmas story in the detail Scripture provides. It’s tempting to limit the scope of God’s plan, reducing it to nativity plays or tidy scenes on greeting cards, but we should never overlook the bigger picture of what God was doing in the world at that time – giving us HOPE. Paul sums it up in one verse: “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.” This is a great time to invite others to join us. Contact Lou Prues with questions. Zoom Details: To Join the Zoom Meeting click: http://bit.ly/bibleandbrew and use the passcode: jesusloves OR you can join by phone by dialing: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago), entering the Meeting ID: 886 7165 4328 and Passcode: 6688736790
Angel Tree Gifts
JAPC, in partnership with Prison Fellowship program, will again have the opportunity to bring Christmas to children who have a parent in prison. The angel tags are available starting Sunday, November 15. You can pick up a tag or contact Margie during office hours to get the information. Wrapped gifts are due Sunday, December 6. Families will be invited to pick up the gifts in a parking lot event on December 19.
Christmas Concert with the JAPC Singers
Join us Wednesday, December 16 (7:30 p.m.) for a one-hour concert of Holiday Music both sacred and secular on Wednesday evening! Our soloists will bring their favorite Christmas party pieces and we will feature members of our chancel choir on handbells! We will also enjoy the symphonic capabilities of our mighty Skinner Pipe Organ with music including both Delius’s and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleighride” and a scene from “Hansel and Gretel”. The concert will be live streamed on Facebook. If it is safe and legal to do so, we will also open to a live audience of limited capacity. Please stay tuned for further developments.
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.
Fresh Food Boxes on Fridays - Please note there will be no food distribution on Friday, November 27
JAPC is distributing fresh food boxes every Friday at 11:00am in the church parking lot. Through our partnership with Food Rescue US, JAPC gives thirty 25 lb. boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy to any who may find it helpful. Distribution is “contactless”. All food boxes are first come, first serve, so arrive promptly. VOLUNTEERS: Sign up online at https://bit.ly/JAPCproduce.
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.