Weekly Update - January 1, 2020
January 1, 2020
Sunday, January 3rd
Woven at 9:15 am
Traditional at 10:45 am
These services will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. You can also attend in person or via drive-up (pre-registration required)
Last Sunday's worship service may be found
Join us as we begin our new January's series,
Making Sense of the Bible.
The Bible. The world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. Ever. For some, it is part of the fabric of life – it informs everything they do. For others, it is a relic of the past that doesn’t seem to be relevant. Recent polls indicate that biblical illiteracy at an all-time high. So, how do we reclaim the bible in our modern time and place? How do we allow the bible to speak to us – on its own terms and in its own voice?
Join us this January,
as we seek to
make sense of the bible
Sunday, February 23rd
Join us as we celebrate the Installation of
Cory Glover at
Woven Worship 9:15
Traditional Worship 10:45
A reception for Cory will be held between services.
Week 1 - Sunday, January 3rd
What is the Bible and how did we get it?
6 Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the ordinances—that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy, 2 so that you and your children and your children’s children may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life, and keep all his decrees and his commandments that I am commanding you, so that your days may be long. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe them diligently, so that it may go well with you, and so that you may multiply greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7 Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 8 Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, 9 and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
We have returned to offering in-person worship, as well as our new drive-up option. If possible,
we encourage everyone to stay home and worship with us online.
This is the safest option, the only one without risk.
For those wanting the drive-up option please join us in the parking lot and
listen via FM transmitter,
. We encourage you to bring your own communion elements and remain
in your vehicle. We will also have a greeter available outside to assist if you have any questions or issues.
For those who will be joining us for in-person worship, please be aware of the following:
-Preregistration will be required and attendance will be limited to 20 people in each service (not counting staff). This is a reduction from 25.
-Please leave the parking spaces closest to the church for those remaining in their cars.
-We will record all attendees in a log so that we may do contact tracing should a spreading event occur.
-Upon entry, you will have your temperature checked.
-Masks and social distancing will be required.
-There will be no congregational singing, but we will have one or two masked singers to lead us in song.
-Prepackaged communion will be available. No offering plates will be passed, but we have an offering box into which you may place your tithes and offerings.
-We will be dismissed in stages, and we ask everyone to avoid any clustering inside the building.
We cannot fully mitigate the risks of transmission, but we are working to be as safe as possible.
gain, the safest options are to join us online or in our parking lot.
Please do not come to the church if you have experienced any sickness or symptoms - or have been around anyone who has - in the last 14 days.
Click here to pre-register for worship on January 3rd
Click here to pre-register for worship on January 10th
2021 Giving Envelopes
The 2021 giving envelopes have been ordered but due to COVID, have not yet been delivered. We will update everyone when they are available.
2021 Polar Plunge
The Polar Plunge is looking for volunteers to run registration again this year. They need about 5 church members from 7:30 am - 12:30 on February 20th. Please contact Dawn Arnold if you are interested, (317-507-0003)
The Refuge - Help Needed
Do you know somebody who might be interested in the following? Please let The Refuge know! 317-889-7338
"We wanted to update everyone with some news. Tina Loudermilk has been our pantry coordinator for the past year. She has resigned and is closing out her employment effective the end of this year. We wish her well in her new adventures and are thankful for her place here this past year. With that being said, if you know of anybody that would be a good fit please send them to me. The job involves coordinating the food pantry volunteers and donations. We also will be re-opening a position in the summer to oversee the after school program. How amazing would it be if one person could coordinate both portions of our ministry?"
Westwood Weekend Bags
Weekend Bags is a program where we will assemble weekend bags of food for those children that may not have the nourishment they need over the weekend! There are currently 15-20 students that are in need of this program at Westwood Elementary School. No child should be left hungry. We are asking for non-perishable, easy to prepare food for the children to ensure they receive enough food on the weekends to avoid hunger when they can't depend on a school meal. Two entrees (pasta bowls, chef boyardee, ind. cereal, two snacks, one juice box, applesauce, pudding cup, raisins, granola bars, crackers) are just a few ideas!!! Please contact Dawn Arnold (317-507-0003) to arrange pick-up/drop-off.
The staff would like to thank all Tapestry members for the Christmas bonuses as well as their continued support.
You can continue to give online through
or you can mail your tithes and offerings to the church office (
1001 State Road 135, Suite A1, Greenwood, IN 46142
). The work of the church is ongoing, and we are always grateful for your sustained generosity.
Click here to pre-register for worship on December 13th
Woven Worship: January 3rd @ 9:15 am
Traditional Worship: January 3rd @ 10:45 am
Worship Team Meeting: January 5th @ 6 pm -
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Personnel Committee Meeting: January 5th @ 7 pm -
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Adult Mission Trip Meeting: January 6th @ 6:30 pm
Bible Study: January 7th @ 7 pm -
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to view the full Tapestry calendar.
Contact the Tapestry staff if you would like help
Zoom meeting for your group.
We pray for Alex DeVore’s father, Everett, as he faces health challenges.
We pray for Sue Dykes and her mother, Wilma Hilgeman, as Wilma faces continuing health challenges.
We pray for Larry and Debbie Bolen as Larry faces health challenges.
We pray for Betty Briggs as she makes decisions regarding treatment options related to pain in her leg.
We pray for Susan and Clint Hicks and their family as Susan battles esophageal cancer.
We pray for Cindy Dennis, Barb Moore’s sister, as she battles bladder cancer.
We pray for all those affected by COVID-19 and those caring for them, as well our governmental leaders as they make decisions regarding COVID-19.
Prayers requested for Richard Opsahl as he was admitted to St. Francis Hospital on December 31st.
Announcements as well as prayer requests for the Friday, January 8th Update must be submitted by noon Wednesday, January 6th.
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If you need access to the office and do not have a key please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
October Board Minutes
Realm Instructional Video.
on Friday, January 1 at 2:00PM