FPC Video Worship for 02-28-21 – Second Sunday of Lent

Dear FPC Friends,
We hope that you are all well.  Worship with us on the second Sunday in Lent.https://youtu.be/xG-veApe3RU
You’re also invited to Adult Ed class, and Bible Study on Tuesday morning.Pastor Meg’s class:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81387905694?pwd=RlYwTU5JMFowQ20vYVpJRUNnK0FtQT09
Bible Study:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84861234310
Pease remember that next Sunday is communion Sunday, you’re invited to come through the church parking lot between 11-11:30am.  And don’t forget to bring some food or goods with you to help our youth in their support of Cache Community Food Pantry.
Peace be with you all,Derek

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FPC Video Worship for 02-21-21 – First Sunday of Lent

Dear FPC Friends,
The season of Lent is upon us.  Join us for worship this first Sunday in Lent, link to YouTube worship is below.https://youtu.be/lTA49mbSDvU
Pastor Meg’s Sunday School class:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81387905694?pwd=RlYwTU5JMFowQ20vYVpJRUNnK0FtQT09
Tuesday morning Bible Study:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84861234310
May the grace and peace of Christ be with you,—Derek

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Westminster Bell Choir Christmas Concert

Dear FPC family and friends,
Our wonderful Westminster Bell Choir usually holds a Christmas Concert in the Logan Tabernacle this time of year.  For obvious reasons during the Covid pandemic there is no in-person concert this year.  Instead, the bell choir has produced an entire concert for you that is now available on YouTube.  Cathy and the ringers wanted to share their love of music and knew they had to produce something as a ‘gift’ to our faith community.  The concert is about 40 minutes long, and in addition to beautiful music it includes some thoughtful reflections from the bell ringers.  
I hope that you can find some time to enjoy this wonderful bell concert:https://youtu.be/7lasX1eBRNM
Many thanks to Cathy Bullock (Director of the Westminster Bell Choir) and the incredible ringers who worked for hours to practice for and produce this concert.  They recorded these pieces across many evenings over the last few weeks, oftentimes after a full day of work.  The importance of this season is certainly reflected in the beauty of their music.  And I think you’ll find it to be absolutely joyful.  A senior student at Utah State, Mr. Eric Price, was responsible for the bulk of the recording and editing of this video.  Many thanks to Eric for his hours of hard work.  Eric is finishing his studies in broadcast journalism and will be starting a job in Chattanooga, Tennessee in January of the new year.  We wish him well.
Sit back and enjoy some lovely music of the Advent and Christmas seasons.
May the joy and peace of Jesus Christ be with you all.
—Derek Forbes, on behalf of Cathy Bullock

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Sunday School for Adults resumes 11-01-20

Join us for Adult Sunday School each Sunday afternoon from 4-5 pm via Zoom. The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81387905694?pwd=RlYwTU5JMFowQ20vYVpJRUNnK0FtQT09

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Zoom Bible Study starts September 8

For the time being, our primary Adult Education activity will be a Zoom Bible Study on Tuesday mornings beginning September 8 from 8-9am. Pastor Derek will lead the discussion on the text for the upcoming Sunday. Hopefully we will have a lively and educational discussion about the subjects.

As this will be held via Zoom, you must have the invitation. Pastor Derek will post the Zoom invite link on the FPC Logan facebook page each Monday morning.

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  • Lent in the Midst of COVID

    We’re in the church season of Lent, a time of journeying with Jesus as he makes his way to Jerusalem and to the cross.  In addition to Sunday worship services on YouTube we will be adding short mid-week Lenten devotions from Pastor Meg and myself (also available on YouTube).

     Last month Mary-Ann Muffoletto sent me a picture. She took a ‘screen shot’ of our most recent Zoom congregational meeting, and I’m thankful she thought to do this. This is the moment when we ordained and installed new elders and deacons to our church. This is usually a sacred moment of our worship together on Sunday mornings, a special time for those new deacons and elders and also for the congregation as these individuals step into leadership positions for us. We’re usually doing a “laying on of hands” at this moment, as we offer a prayer for these new officers. This last year Presbyterian churches around the country have doing this via Zoom, and here we are, lifting up our hands as a blessing for these church officers, as we lift them up to God in their new roles.

    The big thing on our mind in the church office and with Session is when will we be back in worship together? I don’t have an answer for you at the moment, but as more people receive vaccines and transmission rates continue to decrease in Utah and around the country, we get closer to that time. Two Session members have volunteered to work with Pastor Meg and myself on plans for when we get back into the building. Outdoor worship services in a park is also a possibility before we return to our church building. When we are back in the sanctuary and Bruner Hall together our plan is to record the service and make it available on YouTube for those who choose to continue worshiping from home.

    I want to close by sharing a few things with you about our building during this last year. You might think the building has been empty and unused, but I assure you this is not the case. While most of our activities have been put on hold, several things have been occurring in our building. Session approved Loaves & Fishes to serve take-away meals and that has been ongoing through much of the year. Additionally, numerous recovery programs (similar to AA) have been meeting throughout the year (for some people, being able to attend a sobriety meeting is a life and death matter). And finally, the Red Cross has been holding blood drives every month or so. Craig Mortensen passed along to me that Red Cross blood drives at FPC collected 490 units of blood in the last year. Most of these units even came from willing donors… (just kidding!). All of these activities have required people to wear masks and socially distance to prevent spread of COVID.

    It brings me great joy to think of how many people Loaves & Fishes has helped, how many people have continued their journeys of sobriety, and how many people were helped through blood donations in the last year. Each of these activities come with some risk of COVID transmission, but Session approved them because they are essential for certain members of our community. All of these happenings are possible because of the use of our church building. I thank all of you for your ongoing support of FPC Logan. I know we aren’t worshiping there, and many of us are anxious to be back in the sanctuary (I am too). Thank you for bearing with us and our cautious approach. Good things are indeed happening through use of our building and because of our collective journeys with Jesus Christ.

    Grace and peace be with you on your Lenten journey.

    Pastor Derek

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