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Living God's New Normal
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This coming Sunday marks our final week in our New Normal worship series. Over the past several weeks, I've invited our congregation to dream about what God's New Normal for our lives and society may look like when we are beyond our present challenges.

I want to encourage you to spend some time thinking about how God might be asking you to live differently in our next new normal. We will spend some time on Sunday reflecting on this, but perhaps you can pray about this ahead of worship. 

I also want to remind you about the Prayer Course that is starting next week.  The Prayer Course is an eight week course that explores various topics about prayer. The topics for the Prayer Course are why pray, adoration, petition, intercession, unanswered prayer, contemplation, listening, and spiritual warfare. The course is completely free, but registration is required. 

The Prayer Course will be on Wednesday evenings at 6pm beginning on May 27th. 

This course will take place in a video conference where we can see each other and interact. Click HERE to register and watch a short video about the Prayer Course. Let me know if you have any questions about the course; I'm excited about learning and praying with you. 

Below you will find some more information about worship this weekend. I am praying for you; please pray for me. 

In Christ, 

Will

Online Worship This Week:

  • Worship at our Online Campus Sunday @ 11am. Click HERE to join the Online Campus.
  • To join by phone for audio only call 646-558-8656, enter meeting id: 170 368 050#, and password 145.
  • If you miss a live worship service, you can join later by checking out our sermon archives HERE.

The National Council of Churches (NCC) will hold a public online memorial service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm ET to mourn the more than 300,000 people worldwide who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 90,000 of whom were in the United States. The NCC is comprised of 38 member communions ranging from mainline Protestant to historic African American and Orthodox churches, including The United Methodist Church.

This service, A Time to Mourn: An Ecumenical Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID19, will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook Live.

Click HERE to learn more

Online Communion This Weekend
During the Easter Season we are celebrating Holy Communion each week. I've prepared a prayerful reflection on communion and making communion bread. if you haven't done so already, I encourage you to watch it, and consider making your own bread for communion. (I promise it is super easy and can be very meaningful.)

Click  HERE to learn more about Online Communion and to watch the how to video. 
During these times and all times, the ministry of the church continues. Your generosity makes us able to create hope by connecting families and children with the life changing love of Jesus. During these anxious times, this is more important than ever. Please consider giving generously online at decaturumc.com. Or by mailing in your contribution. 
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