Weekly Update - November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020
Woven at 9:15 am
Traditional at 10:45 am
These services will be live-streamed from the new space and will available on our YouTube channel.
Join us as
we finish the series,
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, November 22th - Scripture
Paul’s Church Ladies
, Acts 16:11-15
11 We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district[
] of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. 13 On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. 14 A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. 15 When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.” And she prevailed upon us.
With our nation dealing with another surge of Coronavirus cases, experiencing all-time highs in both new cases and deaths, our ReEntry Team met this week to discuss our ongoing response to this health crisis.
While we are not abandoning our plans to return to in-person worship on November 29th (the first Sunday of Advent), we do want to emphasize a few important reminders.
we encourage everyone to stay home and worship with us online.
This is the safest option, the only one without risk. This is even more important for those who are high risk - people over 60, people with heart, kidney, or lung disease, and those with chronic respiratory conditions.
For those wanting a safe alternative, we encourage you to join us in the parking lot and
listen via FM transmitter.
You can choose a parking spot close enough to see through the windows and tune your radio to 89.7. This will allow you to see and hear the worship service. We encourage you to bring your own communion elements and remain
in your vehicle.
For those who want to join 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.
Lastly, this is all very tentative. ReEntry will continue to monitor cases and will meet routinely to reevaluate. Thank you for your support and patience.
*On November 29th, Tapestry groups will be able to expand from 10 to 20 people following the same protocols.
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Sunday, November 22nd, from 2-4 pm
This will be a come-and-go experience that will allow you to see the new space and offer prayer for our future within it. Registration will be required. Time is allotted in 15-minute increments and only 10 people may register for each increment.
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Open & Affirming Process
On Monday, November 16, 2020, the Board of Tapestry Church unanimously approved the proposal from the Elders and voted for Tapestry to officially become 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.
The next step is congregational approval.
We will call for this vote in a Special Called Congregational Meeting on
Sunday, December 6th, at 2:00 pm
. You can join the meeting via Zoom, in the parking lot via FM transmitter, or in-person (limited to 25 people, registration required). After discussion, the vote will open at the conclusion of the meeting and remain open until
5:00 pm on Saturday, December 12th.
Everyone will be sent a link to record their vote digitally, although a paper ballot may be requested. To ensure safety in the voting process, Church Staff will be able to view voting responses, although these will not be shared publicly.
In our regularly scheduled Annual Congregational Meeting, on Sunday, December 13th, at 2:00 pm, we will announce the results of the vote. A 2/3s majority will be required for approval. We will also be voting on the 2021 Leadership Roster and the 2021 Budget. You can also join this meeting via Zoom, in the parking lot via FM transmitter, or in-person (limited to 25 people, registration required).
We are grateful to our Elders for their vision and leadership throughout this process. Please make plans to join us for this historic moment!
New Alarm System
We have changed the code to the lockbox that contains the church-key as well as installed a SimpliSafe alarm system at the church.
Please contact the church office at (317) 784-4431 or
to get the code and simple instructions on how to arm and disarm the
Tapestry Scholarship Fund at Christian Theological Seminary
Tapestry Church has a scholarship fund at Christian Theological Seminary which pays out annually for scholarships for a deserving student. This is just one more way that we make difference in the community. This year’s scholarship recipient was Sherry Mason.
Click here to see her note of gratitude.
Thanksgiving Food Donations
As in previous years, Tapestry will be helping those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are able to purchase items, you may 1) take the items to the church or 2) contact Brenda Rohl (317) 847-3824 for a pickup of the items. All donations must be received by
All food collected will be delivered to the Social of Greenwood Food Pantry on 11/23/2020 so it will be available for families to pick up.
Click here for a list of suggested donation items.
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. School starts August 6th and our program will start the week after. 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, and. 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.
Living Memorial Fund Expenditure
The beautiful carpeting in our new church space was paid for with money from the Living Memorial Fund. On August 16, 2020, the Oversight Team approved $7,800 from the Living Memorial Fund to be used to purchase the new carpeting. This was then approved by the board on August 17, 2020. The Living Memorial Fund receives donations in memory of persons connected with Tapestry Church who have passed away. These funds are then used primarily for capital project purchases for the church.
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I hope your congregation will participate in the Disciples Mission Fund Thanksgiving Offering taking place on November 15th and 22nd. The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the colleges, universities and graduate theological institutions affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
In the midst of national and global challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our higher education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges and they need our support now, more than ever. Even as they work diligently to ensure safe and healthy learning environments, the financial realities faced by many or our schools is adding additional stress to students, faculty and staff. So while there is much to be thankful for in our schools continuing to meet the needs of students, there is also much work still to be done to ensure they remain financially viable.
The fifteen colleges and universities and the seven theological institutions in covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) encourage students in their intellectual pursuits and nurture them as leaders to transform church, society and world. Your congregation’s gift to the Thanksgiving offering helps support these efforts in education and leadership formation.
You will find online the materials to help promote the Thanksgiving Offering on the Disciples Mission Fund website (https://disciplesmissionfund.org/special-offerings/thanksgiving/). The gifts received are an investment in our students and the work of our schools, and we thank you for your participation and continued support.
Chris Dorsey, President
Higher Education & Leadership Ministries
Click Here to Support Disciples Higher Education
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.
Woven Worship: November 22nd @ 9:15 am
Traditional Worship: November 22nd @ 10:45 am
Open House: November 22nd, 2-4 pm
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Bells Rehearsals: November 23rd @ 6 pm at Tapestry Church
Ukulele Jam Session: November 23rd @ 7:30 pm at Tapestry Church
The password for all Tapestry Zoom meetings is
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Contact the Tapestry staff if you would like help
Zoom meeting for your group.
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We pray for Paula Ream’s father, Roger Neumann, as he recently lost the remainder of his sight.
We pray for Paul Jones’s father who has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatments.
We pray for Susan and Clint Hicks and their family as Susan prepares for surgery for her cancer.
We continue to pray for Larry and Debbie Bolen as Larry recovers from cancer treatments.
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 relaxing of restrictions.
"Thank you for your prayers of healing for our granddaughter, Sloane, and her cousin, Will, after their recent Covid diagnosis. Both are feeling much better."
Cort & Sarah Davisson
Middle and High Schoolers: Interested in joining us for a mission trip this summer? We will be going over the week of July 4th. Let Shannon know ASAP if you are interested in attending!
Click Here for the most recent Kid & Youth Update
One of the most iconic Advent scriptures is Isaiah 9:6:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
What do these titles, written centuries ago about an earthly king, mean? And what does it mean for us to apply them to Jesus?
Join us this Advent as we consider the significance of these labels, as we seek to draw closer to the one who was Born for Us.
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