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Bulletin Announcements

for May 2021

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Information from session regarding in-person worship: 

Dear members and friends of Middle Spring Presbyterian,

An announcement from session about the resumption of in-person worship. The session shares with you the following important information about worship. Please read this thoroughly so that you have all the information you need regarding the resumption of in-person worship at Middle Spring.

 

On Sunday, the 10:30 AM service will be both live streamed and open for in-person worship.

  • We WILL BE limiting capacity to about 20% of normal capacity (about 45) persons in order to maintain social distancing while seated.

  • We ask that persons continue to mask, social distance, and refrain from singing.

  • Persons who wish to attend must make a reservation through Eventbrite or calling the church office.

  • Seating at the 10:30 indoor service will be assigned and on a first come first served basis.

    • You will receive an email on Sunday with a link for you to use to make a reservation using Eventbrite.

    • You must make a reservation for Sunday by the Thursday at 2PM prior to worship.

  • When our capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed. Those placed on the waiting list will be contacted with information about other options to be determined when we know how many are interested in attending in-person worship.

  • While the congregation will not sing, we hope to have one person to provide hymn singing, standing in the choir loft.

  • ***If you are attending worship with family or people in your bubble with whom you are comfortable sitting, please make 1 reservation for all of you so that your seats will be assigned together. This will greatly help out Ray Staver who is coordinating seating and ushering.

  • At worship with communion, elements of pre-packaged crackers and a bottle of water will be offered to each person upon entering the sanctuary. You may also bring your own elements.

  • It is likely we’ll have doors open for air-flow. Please dress accordingly!

May 19 - Bedtime Stories Zoom Invite

Time: Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30PM

Use this link to Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88522754726

Meeting ID: 885 2275 4726

 

Shippensburg Area Community Meal

We continue to  serve food to local families through the Shippensburg Area Community Meal program.  We are very thankful for all of the volunteers who help prepare and serve to make the event so go so smoothly.  Meals are served on the 4th Thursday of each month here at Middle Spring.  Our next meal is May 27 at 5pm.  We are looking for 4 to 5 volunteers to serve the meals, hoping to get enough volunteers for a monthly rotation.  You will need to arrive by 4:30pm.  We also need desserts for the May meal.  Contact Jan Mooney at (717) 423-6659 before May 19 if you like to provide a dessert.  If you would like to volunteer, donate or need more information, contact Brad Beidel at (717) 423-6705 or (717) 729-1983.

 

 Used or Broken Cell Phones

The Service Ministry at Middle Spring Church continues to collect used or broken cell phones for the military.  The Military Mama Network collects them and turns them into Calling Cards for deployed military members and their families.  If you have a phone to contribute please contact Brad Beidel (bbbeidel@centurylink.net) or (717) 423-6705 for pickup.  There is also a box located in the Church lobby for collection. 

 

Empty 12-Egg Cartons

King’s Kettle continues to request empty 12-egg cartons.  You are welcome to drop them off in the designated box on the bench outside Fellowship Hall.  You can also take them to 30 North Fayette Street and leave them in the large container that sits on the far right side of their porch.

Used Printer Cartridges

We ask for your used printer cartridges to earn monetary rewards to offset the cost of our office supplies.  You may put them in the designated box in the narthex or use the egg carton bin on the bench outside Fellowship Hall.  Thank you so much for your donations!