Worship Info for 6/14/2020

Worship Info (6/14/2020)

Happy Saturday! Today is Day 2 of Annual Conference, and I’m listening to the Conference as I finish up preparations for tomorrow’s worship service. Praise God for multitasking!!

I want to remind you that it’s not too late to contribute to the Annual Conference Mission Project, which is collecting funds to provide much-needed water to the Native American Reservations in the desert southwest. To contribute to this important project, go to https://dscumc.org/blog/2020/04/30/water-for-the-reservation/.

Tomorrow we will finish our “Bad Boys & Girls of the Bible” Sermon Series with a sermon based on Sapphira who we learn about in the Book of Acts. This is also Pastor Jody’s last Sunday before going on vacation. On June 21, we will share in a unique worship service prepared by our Annual Conference Worship Team, and on June 28th, our friend Rev. Asa Holly, who served as a Pastoral Intern at Song of Life, will deliver the message called “How Long…”

On the first Sunday in July we will begin a new Sermon Series called “Three Simple Rules.” The series is based on the book called “Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living” by Reuben Job . To get the most out of this series, we suggest you buy this short and affordable book, which is available through Amazon, Cokesbury, and other book sellers. We will also use this book during our weekly Pastor’s Study, which will resume meeting on Tuesday afternoons at 3pm on July 7. If you would like one of the books but are unable to afford it, please send an email as soon as possible to  and we’ll do our best to provide it for you.

Do you miss seeing some of your church family members?? Why not join us for our Meet & Greet at 8:30 am tomorrow morning?? This Zoom meeting is open to all. See below for login information.

Here’s what you need for tomorrow’s morning. Our worship service will begin at 9:30 AM with our Prelude Music and will be broadcast over Facebook Live and through our weblink. See below for the different ways to join.

Here’s Your Digital Bulletin for tomorrow morning! 

Please Register Your Attendance!
Remember, we have TWO WAYS to let us know you are in worship:
1. Click here to access our SoL Online Attendance Registration & Prayer Request Form. Use this form to not only register your attendance (and the attendance of those worshiping with you), but to also share any prayer requests or other comments with your church.
2. If you have our SoL Church Center App on your phone, tap on the “Check In” at the bottom of the home screen and follow the prompts. (The App can be downloaded to your phone by going to the App Store or Google Play.) You can check-in yourself and your family members just like we’ve been doing for the last 9 months in person at SoL. The difference is…NO BARCODE TO SCAN!! Please remember: this option does not allow you to include any prayer requests. To share a prayer request, use option 1 above.

Also, please remember, if you view the worship service after the fact (like on Sunday afternoon or during the week), please complete the SoL Online Attendance Registration form. You won’t be able to use the app as described in #2 above, but we do want to know if you attended, even if it wasn’t on Sunday morning.

SoL Meet & Greet via Zoom
We highly encourage you to join us for this Meet & Greet time before worship tomorrow morning!! The folks who have been attending have asked about some of you they would like to see but haven’t. We are thankful to our own Robin Benning for hosting this Zoom group. What’s more, the Toppings also join in, so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at us as we finish preparations for worship! We’ll log in at about 8:15, but the Meet and Greet won’t begin until 8:30 AM. (Zoom details redacted for privacy/security)

Online Worship Access
To log-in via Facebook Live: Whether you have a Facebook account or not, you can join the livestream by going to our SoL Facebook page, then clicking on “Videos” on the lefthand side. Here’s a link to our FB page: SoL Facebook Page  Please leave comments for us and each other during worship! If there’s something we need to fix, text either David (480-766-9228) or Pastor Jody (480-766-9272).

On-the-Web: If you don’t have a Facebook Account, you can join from the following link: https://song-of-life-umc.freeonlinechurch.com/live (You will not be able to message us or comment from this site, but if you do have comments, please either text us at the numbers above, or email us at  (please note: we probably won’t check these emails until after worship is over.)

Share the Facebook Livestream…if you can:
After you have successfully connected to Facebook Live, we encourage you to share it on your own FB page so your FB friends can worship along with you, OR “Share” it with your friends, especially those who don’t regularly attend SoL.

Giving
If you need information about our e-giving processes, please go to our website at songoflifeumc.org/give

Koinonia/Bible Buddies Study Group
This combined study group will meet at about 11 AM via Zoom. If you are interested in joining, please contact Dean Wolfahrt for login information. If you need his contact information, please reach out to the office by email at .

A Final Word…
As mentioned above, I will be on vacation June 15-28. As a result, some of our Zoom groups will not meet this week or next. Pastoral care needs will be referred to our Congregational Care Ministers. If you have a need, please contact the office by email at  or by phone at 480-641-1200 and leave a message indicating you wish assistance during my respite time. In the event of an emergency, please contact me directly by calling me at 480-766-9272.

And finally…don’t forget to complete the survey sent out yesterday afternoon!!

See you tomorrow morning!!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Jody