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Dear Church Family,

It is our hope that beginning September 27 at 10 a.m. we will be returning to the sanctuary for our weekly worship services.  This will not be a return to pre-pandemic practice, but will involve protocols to provide for the safety and well being of our congregation.  You have received a memo outlining those from the Deacons.  The service will be recorded and made available on our website for those who are not yet ready to return to sanctuary worship or who may be ill.

Thus, barring an unexpected change in the situation, this week will be the last of our online services.  Special thanks are due to the worship team who for six months have made this possible: Dick Heinz, the videographer, Liz Allyn, our musician (since May), Frank Hadsell, Sara Wardell, and Lynn Reifsnyder.  They have so consistent and faithful to this work.

The sermon this week is based on the lectionary lessons, Exodus 16:1-8, Matthew 20:1-16. The title is “Getting What We Deserve.” The link is https://thefv.cc/online%20-worship/.  We’ll meet again by Zoom at 11 a.m. Sunday. The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86915155515?pwd=UnYxUlJ6Nldjb3MyWHlzYmRWVFhaZz09.

You have heard from Tracy Atwood, about the “virtual” CROP walk this year.  CROP is the most important hunger relief program our church supports.  25% of the revenues go to local food pantries. You are encouraged to walk on your own, any time before September 27 and take pictures which you can submit to [email protected].  Plan to join the Zoom CROP walk meeting at 1 p.m. on September 27 to celebrate results and learn about local hunger relief efforts.  You may bring donations to the church on the 27th or donate directly online at https://www.crophungerwalk.org/fallsvillagect/.  This is easy to use.  Even I figured out how to use it to donate!!!

God be with you till we meet again.  It won’t be long!

Peace and Joy,

Rich

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