Weekly Greeting: July 18

Greetings Parish!
Leonardo da Vinci once prayed, “O Lord, thou givest us everything…at the price of an effort.” With that in mind, we invite you to our first UMC of Auburn Drive-in Worship Service this coming Sunday (7/19) at 10 am. Many have labored to make this possible! The parking lot south entrance (nearest Lake Street) will open at 9:30 am and parking attendants will guide you to designated (social distancing) spaces for the service. Please practice tuning in to 88.3 fm for the campus service broadcast. The online live-stream service will be broadcast on the church facebook page and available on the website at www.auburnmethodist.org. A worship guide will be distributed to those present, but is also attached to this email for online attendees. I have attached a copy of last week’s message as well. We encourage you to bring masks to wear for when your window may be open and remind you that restrooms will not be available for use.

I am grateful to the Relaunch Team and the many others who have helped to make this new adventure possible. Beginning Sunday, limited use of the Fellowship Hall will begin. Scheduling will be handled by Carla Daigle, Administrative Assistant, through the church office, and will be limited to one group per day (under 50), following established and agreed upon protocols. Peter Poliquin will clean the Fellowship Hall after each use.
Special note regarding certain car radios:In many new cars, if the car is not running, the radio, in accessory mode, will time out (shut off) after a given period of time. The driver will need to re-enter the accessory mode to continue to listen to the radio. For a keyed automobile the accessory mode is essentially one key stop before shutting down the car. In an automobile with a push button start, you can enter the accessory mode by shutting the car off while in neutral and then placing it in park or shut the car off and then, without touching the brake, push the button to enter the accessory mode.                                                                                                                                              – contributed by Joel Irish
Mary MacMahon continues to offer a summer Sunday School at 11 am, via zoom, for any who wish to participate. If you do, let me know and I will forward your contact information to her so that you may receive weekly zoom invitations. I will follow this email with a zoom invitation for our weekly Coffee Fellowship Chat. It is a great way to visit with church family during this time of pandemic. Regarding pastoral care, I cannot visit in nursing homes and hospitals currently, but I can certainly pray and visit by phone. Please let me know if you, loved ones or friends are hospitalized so that I may offer prayer support.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday (though from a distance)!
Much joy,
Pastor Steve Bascom, UMCA Pastor