Weekly Update - October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020
Join us this Sunday as
we continue our series,
"Hearing the Call"
You can watch
live on YouTube (
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, October 11th -
Calls Require Community
, Nehemiah 2:1-18
2 In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was served him, I carried the wine and gave it to the king. Now, I had never been sad in his presence before. 2 So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This can only be sadness of the heart.” Then I was very much afraid. 3 I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my ancestors’ graves, lies waste, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?” 4 Then the king said to me, “What do you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 Then I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor with you, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my ancestors’ graves, so that I may rebuild it.” 6 The king said to me (the queen also was sitting beside him), “How long will you be gone, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I set him a date. 7 Then I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given me to the governors of the province Beyond the River, that they may grant me passage until I arrive in Judah; 8 and a letter to Asaph, the keeper of the king’s forest, directing him to give me timber to make beams for the gates of the temple fortress, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall occupy.” And the king granted me what I asked, for the gracious hand of my God was upon me. 9 Then I came to the governors of the province Beyond the River, and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent officers of the army and cavalry with me. 10 When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard this, it displeased them greatly that someone had come to seek the welfare of the people of Israel. 11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days. 12 Then I got up during the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only animal I took was the animal I rode. 13 I went out by night by the Valley Gate past the Dragon’s Spring and to the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire. 14 Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool; but there was no place for the animal I was riding to continue. 15 So I went up by way of the valley by night and inspected the wall. Then I turned back and entered by the Valley Gate, and so returned. 16 The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing; I had not yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, and the rest that were to do the work. 17 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, so that we may no longer suffer disgrace.” 18 I told them that the hand of my God had been gracious upon me, and also the words that the king had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us start building!” So they committed themselves to the common good.
Open & Affirming Process
In the next few weeks, there will be several opportunities to join the conversation around Tapestry Church officially becoming an Open & Affirming congregation. This designation means that we would publicly identify ourselves as an inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the church.
Wednesday, October 7th, at 6:30 pm
, our Senior Minister, Cory Glover, led a training session via Zoom called “What the Bible says and doesn’t say about homosexuality.”
Click Here to watch a recording of the training
Wednesday, October 21st, and Wednesday, November 4th, at 6:30pm
, we will be having two Listening Sessions via Zoom. These will be a time of education, reflection, conversation, and prayer.
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For those of you who would prefer to meet in person, we will be offering two additional opportunities - on
Wednesday, October 28th, at 10am and 11am.
You will need to sign-up for these in advance. Spots are limited so that we can remain within our ReEntry guidelines for occupancy. You may sign up below.
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We hope that you will be able to join us for one or more of these sessions. If you cannot, please reach out to any of our Elders.
Please watch the video below for more information.
Earlier this week our 2020 Stewardship email was sent out. Please be sure to take a moment to review the email and fill out the survey. If you did not receive the email please contact the office at
CLICK HERE to fill out the 2020 Stewardship Survey
We are currently getting mail regularly at the new location. Please make sure anything mailed to Tapestry Church is addressed,
1001 North State Road 135 Suite A1. Greenwood, IN 46142
ReEntry Phase 1
As of September 1st, we are now in Phase 1 of our ReEntry plan. Groups and committees have already resumed in-person meetings, in accordance with the Phase 1 guidelines - groups of 10 or less with masking, distancing, and cleaning protocols.
The Church Office is now open twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays,
from 9 am-2 pm
Worship will remain online only until Phase 2.
Click here for all the details of the ReEntry Plan.
Celebrating with Kyrmen Rea!
We were blessed to have Kyrmen serve as our Student Minister and as our Minister of Visitation and Worship, and now we are blessed to be her primary sponsoring congregation for ordination into Christian ministry. Kyrmen’s ordination service will take place on Sunday, October 18th at 2:30 at Trafalgar Christian Church. As her primary sponsoring congregation, we will be presenting her with a gift that she can use in her ministry. If you would like to contribute towards her gift, please send a check to Tapestry Church, 1001 N. State Rd. 135, Suite A1, Greenwood, IN 46142 and mark your check as a “love gift for Kyrmen.” You may also contribute towards her gift by
and making an online gift that is designated as a “love gift.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only eight people from Tapestry will be able to attend the ordination service. If you would like to attend, please text or call John Kixmiller at 317-691-2587 or email him at
to make your reservation. Thank you so much!
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.
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.
Sunday Worship: October 11th @ 10 am
Elders Meeting: October 12th @ 6 pm
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Bells Rehearsal: October 12th @ 6:30 pm at the Church
Ukulele Jam Session: October 12th @ 7:30 pm at the Church
Oversight Meeting: October 13th @ 6:30 pm -
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Diversity Training: October 14th @ 6:30 pm
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Bible Study: October 15th @ 7 pm
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Women's Circle: October 17th @ 10:30 am
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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
Zoom meeting for your group.
Click here for a list of all the available resources.
We pray for Ellen and Chuck Robbins as Ellen recovers from a fall in which she broke her hip.
We pray for Karen and Jerry Henderson as Karen recovers from a fall in which she dislocated her shoulder.
We pray for Suzanne McCarty as she undergoes physical therapy at a care facility.
We pray for Susan and Clint Hicks and their family as Susan continues her treatments for cancer.
We continue to pray for Larry and Debbie Bolen as Larry recovers from cancer treatments.
We pray for those affected by the recent hurricanes in the south and fires in the west.
We pray for our church, our country, and our world as we strive to combat racial injustice.
We pray for God’s guidance and protection for our governmental leaders who are making laws, for those in law enforcement who are tasked with enforcing those laws, and for protestors who are seeking fair implementation of those laws.
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 relaxing of restrictions.
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Announcements for the Friday, October 16th Update must be submitted by noon Wednesday, October 14th. Prayer requests must be submitted by 5 pm on Thursday, October 15th.
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