Pastoral Letter

Pastor Ken

PASTORAL LETTER April 6, 2021

Dear Friends!
Greetings! Spring has sprung and Eastertide is here! God is always doing a new thing in our midst. Last week was our first live in-person service held outdoors since last summer and we had a wonderful turnout of around 90 people! With trumpets and our choir and Easter flowers on the cross, we celebrated with a welcomed joy and hopeful expectation of a new year ahead.
Here at the OCC we are rolling out a new webpage and a new live stream format.

APRIL 11th WORSHIP INDOORS OCC SANCTUARY
As we await warmer temperatures, this week’s worship on April 11th will return in-person to the sanctuary with guest musician, Emma Newton while Teddy is away for his birthday week. For those who participate remotely, look for the OCC Worship Zoom Meeting Invitation.

APRIL 18th WORSHIP INDOORS OCC SANCTUARY
On Sunday April 18th, we are planning on making the switch to YouTube for our online live streaming for the OCC Worship Services at 10:00am weekly, and will discontinue Zoom Meeting for Sunday Worship.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR OCC YOUTUBE ACCOUNT TODAY!
We are switching live streaming formats from Zoom to YouTube. Please take the time to get ready for April 18th. Look up YouTube. In the search button type in “The Original Congregational Church” and subscribe.

OUR NEW OCC WEBPAGE
Here at the OCC office we have been working with web designer Kathy Mackey to create an up to date webpage that offers us more accessible links and features. We are launching the new site this week. We are being told it will be available on or around Friday April 9th. Also be aware the current or old site will be unavailable at some point during the week. A nice feature will allow us to click on the webpage, click on worship, and click on the link for our live streaming worship on YouTube.

MAY WEATHER
Based on weather patterns we will announce a Sunday in May in which we plan to move our in-person 10am Sunday Worship outside. Keeping an eye on the weather, and observing up to date information on COVID-19 public health advisories, we look forward to being able to gather larger numbers for our in-person services.

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