Weekly Update - June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020
Join us this Sunday as
we continue our summer series, "Colorful Stories"
You can watch
live on YouTube (
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Last Sunday's worship service may be found
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.
Sunday, June 14th -
Melchizedek, Genesis 14:17-20
17 After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18 And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High.
19 He blessed him and said,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
maker of heaven and earth;
20 and blessed be God Most High,
who has delivered your enemies into your hand!”
And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.
Design Team Update
After touring several properties over the past few weeks, the Design Team has entered active negotiations on a potential new home for Tapestry Church. We hope to report some good news very soon. Thus far, we’ve been trying to find a new, temporary space that will serve as both office, meeting, and worship space. Once we have an agreement in place, we will renew our commitment to finding land on which to build our permanent home. We thank you for your ongoing prayers and patience throughout this process.
The Mid-Week Update
Several years ago, through a partnership with Global Ministries and Bethany Fellows, I was able to visit South Africa. The trip will forever be etched into my memory – the magnificent natural scenery, the massive disparity between the rich and the poor, the lingering effects of apartheid and racial injustice. Words cannot describe what it’s like to stand in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island or tour the District Six Museum.
One of the other memories I cannot shake was hearing a local pastor describe his work in post-apartheid South Africa. He said that, even now, their country was like a small house with a large elephant inside of it. The elephant certainly didn’t come in any time recently – the windows and doors were far too small. No, the elephant was brought in when it was small and innocent, when people could make excuses and look the other way. But then it was allowed to grow into a behemoth. What’s more is that there is only one way to get it out. It is going to be painful and destructive, yet it is absolutely necessary.
I thought of this metaphor over the past few weeks in our country. We, too, have an elephant in our house. Many have noticed it growing larger and larger throughout the years and have been telling us to get it out before it was too late. Yet, we didn’t heed their warnings. Now, the elephant is so large that no one can pretend it isn’t there. The murder of George Floyd has sent shockwaves through the nation, and the subsequent protests have forced us to have a different kind of conversation. America’s elephant will also be painful to remove but remove it we must. Part of the task that lies before us is figuring out the best way to remove it. Yet, the first action is admitting how and why we allowed it inside in the first place. That confession and repentance must undergird any action we hope to take – individually and collectively.
Tapestry Church is committed to being an anti-racist/pro-reconciling church. Church leadership is in active conversations about the ways that we can help facilitate change – in our own hearts, in our communities, and beyond. We are not looking for a quick fix, but rather a thoughtful, intentional process that honestly should’ve happened long ago. In the weeks to come, we will share those details with you. For now, keep listening and learning. Do not look away.
We still have much to learn - and unlearn.
The Christian Education Team is offering another Bible study opportunity. We will be meeting via Zoom every Thursday in June from 8 - 8:30 pm. Different people will share scripture each week. Please join us for this time of sharing and growing.
for the meeting link.
Donations for The Refuge
The Refuge is continuing to see lots of cars in their drive-through food pantry line during these difficult times. Tapestry Church has a plan to help. We must emphasize, however, that we want no one to put themselves at risk or compromise their own food supply. If you are willing & able to help, we will be collecting Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit, Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, & Peanut Butter Crackers. If you have these items to donate or have questions, contact Brenda Rohl (317 847-3824) and we will arrange a “porch pick up” and get your items to The Refuge.
A Few Reminders
Next week John and Cory will both be on vacation. Please contact Shannon
Next week both Cory and John Kixmiller will be on vacation. Please contact Shannon if you have any ministerial needs.
We are posting weekly devotional videos, on our church
, every Wednesday at 10:00 am.
We continue to provide a full worship service each week on Sundays at 10 am. You can join us via
The church office is closed, and our staff is working remotely. Should you need access to the office, please make arrangements with one of the pastors. We can all be reached via email or cell phone.
You can continue to give online through
or you can mail your tithes and offerings to the church office (2801 Fairview Place, Suite M, Greenwood, IN 46142). The work of the church is ongoing, and we are always grateful for your sustained generosity.
Your Tapestry Ministerial Team
Cory Glover –
/ (731) 924-8676
Shannon Sedgwick –
/ (317) 450-9099
John Kixmiller –
/ (317) 691-2587
Tapestry Church Board
The Board, together with the Senior Minister, oversees and coordinates the various administrative functions of the church. The Board members also serve as the legal agents of the church.
Why is it important to be involved in this ministry?
At it's best, the Board sets policy and provides meaningful input to help keep us focused on whatever we can do to further that mission in healthy and life-giving ways.
What are some Opportunities to be a part of this ministry?
Saying "yes" when approached by a member of the Leadership Development Team.
How does this ministry benefit Tapestry Church and Johnson County?
If the behind-the-scene administrative tasks are handled well, it gives the church the best chance to thrive in serving the community in which God has placed us.
Sunday Worship: June 14th @ 10 am
Board Meeting: June 15th @ 6:30 pm
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Midwest Food Bank
: June 16th @ 12:30 pm
Bible Study: June 11th @ 8:00 pm
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The password for all Tapestry Zoom meetings is
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to view the full Tapestry calendar.
Contact the Tapestry staff if you would like help setting up a
Zoom meeting for your group.
We hold in prayer Cami Jones as she prepares for surgery on Tuesday.
We pray for Jennifer Claycomb as she recovers from COVID 19.
We pray for Sterling Tipton as she recovers from COVID 19.
We give thanks that Dureta Stanley has recovered from COVID 19 and has been released from Rosegate.
We pray for Betty Briggs as she faces new and continuing health challenges.
We pray for one of June Coffey’s sisters, Julie, as she has been diagnosed with cancer.
We pray for another one of June Coffey’s sisters, Nan, as she recovers from falling.
We pray for our country and our world as we strive to combat racial injustice.
We pray for all those affected by COVID 19 as well as those caring for them.
We pray for our governmental leaders as they continue to make decisions regarding COVID 19 relaxing of restrictions.
New Youth and Kids updates will be sent
out next week.
Announcements for the Friday, June 19th Update must be submitted by noon Wednesday, June 17th. Prayer requests must be submitted by 5 pm on Thursday, June 18th.
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on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:30PM