Worship Info for 9/6/2020

Worship Info for 9/6/2020
Remember: This Sunday is Holy Communion Sunday

Greetings friends!!
Tomorrow morning we will begin a new sermon series called “A Beautiful Day” based on the recently released movie called “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” If you haven’t had a chance to watch the movie yet, you’ve still got time! If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can sign up for a free week of STARZ, during which you can watch the movie for FREE…just remember to unsubscribe from STARZ once you are done…

Please remember to have communion elements ready at the beginning of the service as we will receive Holy Communion during worship.

If you’re interested in joining our HOPE group, which will be sending cards to church members and possibly others in the community, it’s not too late to join! Send us an email at  and we’ll pass your information on to the person who is leading that group.

We are also starting our Grateful Study this Tuesday, so if you’re interested in being a part of that group, send an email to  so we can send you the links to the videos.

And finally, we will be holding a Community Conversation on September 10 (Thursday) at 6:30pm visa Zoom. During this Conversation we will share additional results from our Returning to In-Person Worship (RIW) Survey and will share what we are hoping to do with regard to resuming in-person worship. The meeting will be held over Zoom, so if you know someone who doesn’t do Zoom very well, we hope you will reach out to that person(s) and offer to have them either join you or help them get set up. The link to the meeting is included in our list of Online Groups and Meetings, which is linked below.

Here’s what you need to know for Sunday:
We will begin our live stream at about 9:15 and will share some tips about online giving for those who are interested. Remember, if you have technical issues with our new worship platform, send an email to  and David T. will try to give you a hand.

The prelude will begin at 9:25 AM. Here’s what you need to know to access worship tomorrow morning:

  1. Go to our website and click on the pink Worship Info button. You will be directed to a new page where you’ll find a purple Click Here for Online Worship button.
  2. When you see the “Play” Button in the middle of the screen (it may or may not be red), click on it to begin viewing the live stream. If it looks like you might be out of sync, look for the “Live” link near the bottom of the screen.
  3. From this page you’ll be able to access your Digital Bulletin, Register your Attendance, Access the Online Calendar, and go to our Online Giving page. There’s also a separate Prayer Request button you can use to share a prayer request with us, AND there’s online chat!! Tomorrow morning we’ll share a few more of the features before we begin worship, so tune in early!!

Here’s Your Digital Bulletin for Sunday morning! 

Children’s Church and Area 412
I also want to remind our families with young children…we will have Children’s Church via Zoom right after worship. The Zoom log-in information is below. We don’t have any handouts this week for the kids…but Ms. Erika has a great lesson planned!

We will open up the Zoom meeting at 10:30 am (or as close to that as we can). Ms. Erika will lead the lesson based on the handouts linked above.

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

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. 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 8:15, but the Meet and Greet won’t begin until 8:30 AM.

Please Register Your Attendance!
With this new online platform, registering your attendance is more important than ever before. So even if you don’t want us to know you are worshiping with us, please register anyway!! We need it so we can get an accurate count.

Registering your attendance is even easier than before!! 
1. When you enter the new online worship platform you’ll see some links in the upper right hand corner. Click on the one called “Connection Card” and it will automatically bring up our Attendance Registration form. You can still use this form to share prayer requests with us as well.
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.

Also, please remember, if you view the worship service after the fact (like on Sunday afternoon or during the week), please register your attendance by clicking on the “Connection Card” link.

Giving is easy with our new worship platform! To access our online giving page, simply click on “Give” in the upper right corner of the window.

Our financial gifts are an important way we demonstrate our gratitude to God for the many gifts God has given to us. At SoL, we receive financial gifts by cash, check, or by electronic means. We strongly encourage you to use our e-giving processes (accessible through the worship platform, our website, Church Center app, or by Text2Give), but we also recognize some prefer giving the old fashioned way! For more information on our e-giving processes, please go to our website at songoflifeumc.org/give. To give a cash or check donation during this time when we are not meeting for worship in person, you may mail or bring your financial gifts to the church at 20164 S. Sossaman Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Our office is only open upon request, so if we’re not there, please your gift in the secure mailbox next to the benches on the northeast side of the office building.

Koinonia/Bible Buddies Study Group
This combined study group meets at about 11 AM via Zoom. If you would like further information, please feel free to contact either Joe Hauer at  or Dean Wolfahrt at . Please remember, this is an open group and all adults are invited to attend.

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