The president has extended the stay-at-home advisory until April 30, 2020.
Week of 3/30-4/5
8:00pm Belanger Small Group Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5657171238
12:00pm Zoom Prayer Meeting at https://zoom.us (Use code 829-125-2053)
1:00pm Live Worship with Anna Moderwell on Mariemont Church Facebook Page
4:30pm Live Worship with Raz on Mariemont Church Facebook Page
7:30pm Zoom Prayer Meeting at https://zoom.us (Use code 829-125-2053)
6:00-7:00am Seetin Small Group Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/390610405pwd=cy9wQkRFZm1wSG1RSk1yM0VjZW42Zz09
7:00am Zoom Prayer Meeting at https://zoom.us (Use code 829-125-2053)
12:00pm Live Devotional with Jamie Moore on Mariemont Church Facebook Page
6:30-7:30am Cambron Men’s Bible Study Call 513.621.0220 Use code 835510
9:00am Live Worship with Raz on Mariemont Church Facebook Page
10:00am Sunday Service LiveStream on YouTube Click on orange banner on homepage of https://mariemontchurch.org
If you need assistance please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCC NEWS UPDATE - SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - MARCH 21-22
We are praying that everyone is able to get a rest day in this weekend!
Let’s get outdoors and enjoy our Creator’s handiwork!
**For this Sunday’s service, we will stream live on MCC’s YouTube channel at 10 am. **
Go here please: https://www.youtube.com/watch?tv=ifasIUIL2gs Scriptures you may want to look at ahead of time: Matthew 10:7-8, 1 Peter 2:9, Hebrews 4:9-10
Songs we will be singing: 10,000 Reasons, No Longer Slaves, Do It Again We will also sing a children’s tune Raz wrote.
Song lyrics and Raz’s song will be posted on our Facebook page. Practice the kids tune with your kids!
Also, get ready because we will celebrate communion at home! (Scroll to see the notes below for a few tips and a link to a brief video from Denis)
UPDATE FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2020
WHAT TO DO IF YOU START HAVING SYMPTOMS
Remain calm - let others know how you are doing and ask for prayer. Don’t panic, it could be regular flu or allergies!
Start by calling your primary care physician. They may have heavy call volumes, so do the next two items below if you are placed on hold.
Go to the CDC web site for good general information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
There is a “self-checker” tab on the right hand side of that page with simple self-diagnostic questions that are very helpful.
Do not go to the ER or to your doctor’s office unless the doctor’s office tells you to - or if the CDC self-checker tells you to do that after hours.
Your primary care physician or assistants will ask you questions to determine your situation and your best next steps.
Ask them about medications for your symptoms and possible interactions with other meds you are taking.
Follow their directions. If you need any help with a trip to doctor or the drug store, ask your small group leader or shepherding elder.
Remain patient and courteous - health care workers are putting in long hours under stress - bless them and thank them!
Ohio Specific Information web site: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
Latest Update: Thursday, March 19, 2020
UPDATE ON MCC’S RHYTHMS DURING THIS SEASON OF ISOLATION
GOAL: To continue to help us all stay connected and practicing healthy rhythms in a season of social isolation.
APPROACH: Practice the “Up, In and Out” rhythms of the Prince of Peace PER LUKE 6:12-19
“LIFESTYLE WITH GOD” ACTIVITIES MENU:
Keep your quiet time as a top priority - commune with Abba
Worship led by Raz Wednesdays at 430 PM and Fridays at 9 AM on Mariemont Church Facebook Page (recorded to view later)
Other worship leaders’ sets will be set up soon!
Devotional led by Jamie every Thursday at NOON on Mariemont Church (recorded to view later)
“LIFESTYLE WITH THE CHURCH” ACTIVITIES MENU:
Streamed services every Sunday at 10 am on the Mariemont Church YouTube Channel (recorded to view later)
Get it at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/MariemontCh/videos?view_as=subscriber
30 minute Prayer Meetings at zoom.us (code is 829-125-2053) Tuesday NOON, Wednesday 730PM, Thursday 7 AM
If you want the church to pray about something, email your request to Amy - email@example.com
Communion as a family - see below for coaching posted earlier
“LIFESTYLE WITH NEIGHBORS” ACTIVITIES MENU:
Get out and walk - pray for neighbors - if people are out - say hello and ask how they are doing
Ask if they need prayer and pray for people - keep a safe distance!
Leave notes on neighbors doors (especially elderly) with cell phone and your willingness to run errands or pray
LETS KEEP DOING THE 5 TOGETHER!
1 HANDS-Wash them often for 20 seconds
2 ELBOW-Cough or sneeze into it
3 FACE-Don’t touch it!
4 FEET-Stay more than 6ft apart
5 FEEL-sick? Stay home
Latest Update: March 17, 2020
Video link: https://youtu.be/c6yb1nGMQts
Suggestions for Taking Communion at Home (For families and individuals)
This is for a longer Sabbath Day communion (I will share about that in a separate video). For Sunday service communion, you can skip the steps in bold.
Remember that as a follower of Jesus, you are a royal priest, authorized to lead communion.
Prepare the grape juice and bread. Pray over the elements and place them on your table.
Pray and invite the presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
It can be fun for kids to light candles, symbolizing God’s presence.
Have someone read Psalm 139:23-24.
Invite everyone to ponder and confess their sins to the Father privately.
Invite anyone willing to share one sin from this week (or this day).
Have someone read 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Ask someone what the bread represents. Break it. (OK to say that must have hurt!!!!)
Ask someone what the juice represents. Pass the cup (dip bread in cup and wait)
Share the good news that Jesus’ death on the cross pays for all our sins. Eat together!
Have someone read 1 John 1:9 and celebrate that we are all clean! (Cheering OK)
Give thanks for our forgiveness and freedom. (More cheering OK)
Sing a simple song together, like the Doxology.
Decide who gets to blow candles out. (or light one candle per child)
Parents, you are the ones to decide about the ages at which your kids will partake of communion. In my experience, seeing my grandchildren partaking and learning the Gospel with weekly repetition has been very encouraging. Hopefully, one day they will really understand and receive the Good News for themselves. It is also fine to have them abstain until they understand, as long as they participate. They key is that we are rehearsing the nuggets of the Gospel often. Especially on days or weeks when behaviors offer object lessons in the pain of sin and the cost and wonder of the Cross.
NEWS UPDATE - SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2020
TOMORROW’S SUNDAY SERVICE: Our service will be streamed at 10AM - please follow this link: https://youtu.be/rT_wSrvgxHA. You will want to have Bibles available and lyrics on your phone for Blessed Be Your Name and It Is Well With My Soul. You can replay the service any time if you cannot make it to participate at 10AM.
MEETINGS IN PARISH CENTER: We are curtailing all in-person meetings at the Parish Center effective immediately for at least the next month. The only exceptions will be meetings deemed absolutely necessary and if the meeting attendees can meet our health care protocols (see below)
SMALL GROUP MEETINGS: We are curtailing all small group in-person meetings for 30 days. If your group will meet by Zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the links and times and she will post them so we can welcome people seeking community. Please download the Zoom app for a better viewing experience.
Monday, March 16 8:00-8:40 p.m. Michael Belanger https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5657171238
Thursday, Weekly from 6:00-7:00 a.m. Rob Seetin (https://zoom.us/j/390610405?pwd=cy9wQkRFZm1wSG1RSk1yM0VjZW42Zz09)
COMMUNITY HELP LINE: If you have a need during this crisis, please email us at email@example.com and we will do our best to reply within an hour Monday-Friday between 9AM and 5PM and as soon as possible after normal business hours.
TEMPORARY OFFICE SPACE: Many have been displaced to work at home and have no suitable place to work. We have a limited number of spaces for work and free internet. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will confirm with you that we have a safe place for you within 24 hours. You must be in good health and willing to observe our health protocol.
PRAYER MEETINGS: We are adding prayer meetings - Tuesdays at noon, Wednesdays at 7:30PM and Thursdays at 7AM - these meetings will start with 30 minutes of prayer - you will need to download the Zoom application on your computer. Then enter this code to join our prayer meetings: 829-125-2053.
OUR HEALTH PROTOCOL:
Wash hands with soap or 60% alcohol aggressively - for 20 seconds (how long it takes to say the Lord’s Prayer) before starting a new meeting, after entering a new location, before eating, after touching someone or a wet surface, after coughing or sneezing or of course, after using the toilet.
Stay 5 feet away from non-immediate family members - practice social distancing wherever you go - don’t go to meetings that can’t accommodate this. Beware of coughing or sneezing people, and cover your own. Stay at home if sick.
Disinfect common surfaces often throughout the day- kitchen counters, bathrooms, smartphones etc.
Do not touch your face. The virus comes in micro moisture droplets that can live on hands and wet surfaces and can fly into your face with a cough or a sneeze, or get transported to your nose and lungs when you touch your face.
These 4 steps will keep you healthy and prevent you from spreading the virus - even in the event you didn’t know you had it - which is still a significant undefined problem with this virus.
Let’s all focus on Jesus, so we can live in love and not fear!
Update: March 13, 2020 at 12:30pm
MCC’s Elders and Staff convened electronically yesterday–praise God for the technology–and reached the following decisions concerning the church assembling in the face of the Coronavirus.
For at least the next two weeks, MCC will NOT hold Sunday services at the Parish Center. Instead, we will offer one service at 10:00 by streaming video from the MCC website. Source will be Denis and others of the church staff leading a family-oriented experience from Beausejour’s home.
For the first Sunday at least, we will dispense with the current series on Idols and speak to the response of apprentices of Jesus and his body, the church, in times of crisis.
We will also suggest activities for families to do at home in conjunction with the streaming experience. This decision was based on: 1) a desire to protect the flock by reducing contact and exposure inherent in church fellowship; 2) recommendations and requests of public officials to limit group meetings; and 3) the characteristics of the Coronavirus–longer incubation without symptoms and greater severity than typical flu viruses.
In order to participate in the Sunday morning experience go to the MCC website at 10:00 and follow directions there.
Further details and updates will be provided by multiple methods including the the MCC Facebook pages, the Mailchimp vehicle Denis uses for his weekly emails, and communication from Elders to their shepherding and small groups.
If you have questions or needs during this extraordinary period, please contact your Shepherding Elder or the church staff. In the meantime, let’s be leaders in prayer, fasting and service for our community, nation and world.
MCC Elders & Staff
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:7