Weekly Check-in and Announcements – March 28, 2020

The World Church website has created two excellent resource pages to serve as repositories for information. You can copy/paste these links into your web browser or simply click the links provided:

Updates and Statements related to COVID-19: https://www.cofchrist.org/covid-19.
Online worship and gathering opportunities: https://www.cofchrist.org/online-ministries

If you are providing on-line worship opportunities and want the mission center to help promote them, please send details to Barb Bear admin@azcofchrist.org and she will share your information through our MC communication routes.

Coffee Connect (via Zoom)

If you are interested, please join me every other Tuesday from 10:30 am-11:30 am, starting March 31 for an opportunity to just be social and engage with any others who choose to jump on the session with us. Grab a coffee, log in with the same Zoom Meeting ID Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8168338100, and let’s just visit. if you haven’t used Zoom before, this is the perfect way to give it a trial run. There is no agenda and ANYONE can join us. Spread the word and let’s just connect.

Starting April 23, on every other Thursday evening, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, an additional Coffee Connect will startup. Help us get the word out to as many as possible that physical distancing does not mean we can’t engage in the community as we long to do.

Weekly Update – March 18, 2020

Thunderbird West is self-suspending all gatherings (including Game Night and Meditation) until May 3, in response to the latest guidelines from the CDC and AZDHS. That doesn’t mean that we can’t worship together. There are many options and opportunities to gather together virtually through online experiences.

Consider the following ideas to invite or remain engaged in worship and spiritual formation at any time. Here are some online resources for worship, spiritual practices, and videos:

https://www.cofchrist.org/resources?tags=Witness%20the%20Word#/
https://www.cofchrist.org/resources?tags=Personal%20Spiritual%20Practices#/
https://www.centreplace.ca/
https://www.projectzionpodcast.org/

https://bcmissioncenter.wordpress.com/our-congregations/effingham-il/ – live Facebook. stream from the Effingham IL congregation.

Lastly, but so very importantly, help to support the value of continued generosity by sharing the following link. It is a “How To” video for eTithing. It walks contributors through the steps of making contributions via eTithing: https://youtu.be/vOaogMcekbw.

We will continue to look for more ways to stay engaged in the Mission of Christ in this time of sickness and fear and keep you updated on the situation.

From Sara Tubbesing, AZMC president: “In this Lenten season and unprecedented time, our wilderness experience brings us opportunities to contemplate so much more than abstaining from a particular behavior. This year, we are challenged to live into a different community experience. While we are admonished NOT to risk sharing the virus, we are invited to risk new engagement and connection. Be brave, be creative, be comforted that we are all walking this journey together.”

Western Field Maundy Thursday Service
Join us for an evening of sharing and encounter as we reflect on the meaning of Holy Thursday. Ministry will be provided from across the Western Field as we reflect on the significance of the sacred meal shared then and now as we seek to embody Christ’s love in challenging times. In preparation please read Mark 14:17-25 and John chapters 13-17 often called Jesus’s farewell discourse.

Please see the Zoom information below. You can join either by computer or phone. Please reach out to your pastor or mission center president if you need help with how to join the online experience.

In Christ’s Peace,
Ron

Joining Our Worship Via Zoom

You can join either by phone or computer using Zoom. On April 9, 2020, at 6:30 PT/7:30 MT, please click the link below if you intend to join on your computer. Alternatively, you can call into our gathering on your phone using the number and meeting ID below. If you need additional help using Zoom, please reach out to your local Mission Center President or pastor. We can’t wait for you to join us for this special service and time of gathering!

Zoom URL:
https://zoom.us/j/355481096

Call in Using Your Phone:
+1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 355 481 096

From Steve Veazey, President – View his prayer in this time of global sickness and fear: https://youtu.be/leSiER2SSM4, or read it here: https://tinyurl.com/Veazey-Prayer

Announcement from the Pastorate

As a courtesy and security for the congregation, we will suspend services and events for two weeks (through March 22) upon which time we will re-evaluate.

Note:  Two weeks is the length of time for symptoms to be positive and then 72 hours afterward of NOT being sick before you are “safe” to be around others.

We will not have the Neighborhood BBQ event as it falls in the suspension timeframe.

We will keep you informed of any changes.

Please remember to pray for the US, the world and our communities that sense and sensibility will prevail.  Pray for those who are displaced from work or school – especially those in less fortunate situations in which the families rely on the school to help keep their families fed and healthy.  (Enduring Principles: Worth of All Persons; Abolish Poverty, End Suffering; and Blessings of Community)

The TBW Pastorate

And from the WHO (World Health Organization):

DO THE FIVE:

1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don’t touch it
4 FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
5 FEEL sick? Stay home

Weekly Announcements – March 4, 2010

This week in worship:


March 08, 2020—John 3:1-17—Be Open to God’s Kingdom
Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12:1-4a/12:1-3 IV; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Plan/Preside: Lonnie and worship committee
Speaker: Sara Tubbesing
Music: LaVeta Talcott
Deacon:
PPt: Brian Tubbesing
Sound:
Greeters:

Announcements:

Do you like doing puzzles? Have you run out of puzzles to do? Kevin is interested in starting a Puzzle Exchange. See Kevin for details.

Don’t forget! Messy Church is next Saturday, March 7 at 4:00 pm!

Mark your Calendars!

Sundays @ 6:00 pm – Arizona Mission Center Community Prayer Time.
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – Game Night at Eldora’s
1st Saturdays @ 4:00 pm – Messy Church: Theme for March is “Be A Good Neighbor”
2nd Sundays @ 8:30 am – Priesthood Meeting in Sanctuary
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Meditation Group meets at TBW

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – February 26, 2020

This week in worship:

February 23, 2020—Matthew 17:1-9/17:1-8 IV, Transformed!
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Transfiguration Sunday
Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21
Plan/Preside: Beth Richardson
Speaker: Mary Ragland
Music: Heather Featherstone
Deacon: Dean Speer
PPt: Amy Ragland
Sound: Eldora Engebretson
Greeters:
Nursery:

Announcements:

Do you like doing puzzles? Have you run out of puzzles to do? Kevin is interested in starting a Puzzle Exchange. See Kevin for details.

Don’t forget! Messy Church is next Saturday, March 7 at 4:00 pm!

Mark your Calendars!

Sundays @ 6:00 pm – Arizona Mission Center Community Prayer Time.
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – Game Night at Eldora’s
1st Saturdays @ 4:00 pm – Messy Church: Theme for March is “Be A Good Neighbor”
2nd Sundays @ 8:30 am – Priesthood Meeting in Sanctuary
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Meditation Group meets at TBW

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – February 12, 2020

This week in worship:

February 16, 2020—Deuteronomy 30:15-20—Turn Your Heart Toward God
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time, Proper 1)
Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37

Plan/Preside: Phil Dauchenhausen
Speaker: Tom or Jane Richards
Music: LaVeta Talcott
Deacon: Dean Speer
PPt: Amy Ragland
Sound: Eldora Engebretson
Greeters: Bob Kuhn
Nursery:

Announcements:

Just One Thing this week – don’t forget to bring your one thing!

Heather is looking for people to share their musical/dance talents during church services. If you would like to share in special music, prelude/postlude, Disciples Generous Response, focus moments, prayer for peace or any other part of a church service, please see Heather as soon as possible or sign up on the sheet outside the sanctuary.

Do you like doing puzzles? Have you run out of puzzles to do? Kevin is interested in starting a Puzzle Exchange. See Kevin for details.

Mark your Calendars!

Sundays @ 6:00 pm – Arizona Mission Center Community Prayer Time.
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – Game Night at Eldora’s
1st Saturdays @ 4:00 pm – Messy Church: Theme for March is “Be A Good Neighbor”
2nd Sundays @ 8:30 am – Priesthood Meeting in Sanctuary
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Meditation Group meets at TBW

Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 pm – Community BBQ – join us for a meal.

Sunday, February 23, 2:00 pm – Sigma Alpha Iota (Heather’s music group) invites you to attend our annual Silver Tea Benefit concert. Performers include student, amateur and professional musicians from across the valley. A short reception will follow. Please see Heather for further details.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – February 5, 2020

This week in worship:

February 09, 2020—Isaiah 58:1-12—Shine Light on Injustice,
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time)
Youth Ministries Day
Psalm 112:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20/5:15-22 IV

Plan/Preside: Amy Ragland
Speaker: Bill Crabtree
Music: Heather Featherstone
Deacon: Dean Speer
PPt: Amy Ragland
Sound: Eldora Engebretson
Greeters: Bob Kuhn
Nursery:

Announcements:

Just One Thing progress: we donated 193 lbs of food and supplies for the month of December. That brings our year-end total to 631 lbs! That is fantastic news – I know that we can triple that total over the next year! Congrats to all who have participated. Let’s keep up the great work.

Heather is looking for people to share their musical/dance talents during church services. If you would like to share in special music, prelude/postlude, Disciples Generous Response, focus moments, prayer for peace or any other part of a church service, please see Heather as soon as possible or sign up on the sheet outside the sanctuary.

Do you like doing puzzles? Have you run out of puzzles to do? Kevin is interested in starting a Puzzle Exchange. See Kevin for details.

Mark your Calendars!

Sundays @ 6:00 pm – Arizona Mission Center Community Prayer Time.
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – Game Night at Eldora’s
2nd Sundays @ 8:30 am – Priesthood Meeting in Sanctuary
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Meditation Group meets at TBW

Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 pm – Community BBQ – join us for a meal.

Sunday, February 23, 2:00 pm – Sigma Alpha Iota (Heather’s music group) invites you to attend our annual Silver Tea Benefit concert. Performers include student, amateur and professional musicians from across the valley. A short reception will follow. Please see Heather for further details.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – January 29, 2020

This week in worship:

February 02, 2020—Micah 6:1-8—What Does the Lord Require?
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time)
Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12/5:1-14 IV

Plan/Preside: Shirley Ann Wilson
Speaker: Heather Featherstone
Music: LaVeta Talcott
Deacon: Amy Ragland
PPt: Amy Ragland
Sound:
Greeters:
Nursery:

Announcements:

Just One Thing progress: we donated 193 lbs of food and supplies for the month of December. That brings our year-end total to 631 lbs! That is fantastic news – I know that we can triple that total over the next year! Congrats to all who have participated. Let’s keep up the great work.

Heather is looking for people to share their musical/dance talents during church services. If you would like to share in special music, prelude/postlude, Disciples Generous Response, focus moments, prayer for peace or any other part of a church service, please see Heather as soon as possible or sign up on the sheet outside the sanctuary.

Do you like doing puzzles? Have you run out of puzzles to do? Kevin is interested in starting a Puzzle Exchange. See Kevin for details.

Mark your Calendars!

Sundays @ 6:00 pm – Arizona Mission Center Community Prayer Time.
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – Game Night at Eldora’s
2nd Sundays @ 8:30 am – Priesthood Meeting in Sanctuary
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Meditation Group meets at TBW

Saturday, February 1, 4:00-6:00 pm – Messy Church with the Adventure Crew. All are invited. We will share in a family style meal.

Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 pm – Community BBQ – join us for a meal.

Sunday, February 23, 2:00 pm – Sigma Alpha Iota (Heather’s music group) invites you to attend our annual Silver Tea Benefit concert. Performers include student, amateur and professional musicians from across the valley. A short reception will follow. Please see Heather for further details.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – January 15, 2020

This week in worship:

Jan 19 A Light to the Nations
Plan/Preside: Brian Tubbesing
Speaker:
Music: Heather Featherstone
Deacon: Eldora Engebretson
PPt: Brian Tubbesing
Sound:
Greeters:
Nursery:

Mark your Calendars!

Sundays @ 6:00 pm – Arizona Mission Center Community Prayer Time.
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – Game Night at Eldora’s
2nd Sundays @ 8:30 am – Priesthood Meeting in Sanctuary
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Meditation Group meets at TBW starting January 8, 2020

Just One Thing progress: we donated 193 lbs of food and supplies for the month of December. That brings our year-end total to 631 lbs! That is fantastic news – I know that we can triple that total over the next year! Congrats to all who have participated. Let’s keep up the great work.

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm – TBW hosting an Ecumenical Service. More info coming soon.

Saturday, February 1, 4:00-6:00 pm – Messy Church with the Adventure Crew. All are invited. We will share in a family-style meal.

Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 pm – Community BBQ – join us for a meal.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – January 8, 2020

This week in worship:

Jan 12 Renewed by Love
Plan/Preside: Diane Sloan
Speaker: Amber Pope
Music: Heather Featherstone & Brian Tubbesing
Deacon: Eldora Engebretson
PPt: Heather Featherstone
Sound: Unknown
Greeters: Unknown
Nursery: Unknown

Mark your Calendars!

Sundays @ 6:00 pm – Arizona Mission Center Community Prayer Time.
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – Game Night at Eldora’s
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Meditation Group meets at TBW starting January 8, 2020

Just One Thing progress: we donated 193 lbs of food and supplies for the month of December. That brings our year-end total to 631 lbs! That is fantastic news – I know that we can triple that total over the next year! Congrats to all who have participated. Let’s keep up the great work.

Sunday, January 12, 2019, 7:30 am-12:00ish: Blood Drive at church. Contact Kyle Britton to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm – TBW hosting an Ecumunical Service. More info coming soon.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.