Worship Guide 6/23/2024

Digging Deep

  Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 at 10 AM in the Church and Zoom Sanctuaries

Worship Guide

  From 6/20-7/5, I will be in the French Alps with Roberta, where I’ll officiate the wedding of my stepson Nick and his partner Sunny.  I’ll be back to preach on 7/7. 
Then I’ll be going to North Carolina 7/11-15 for the Wild Goose Festival, a big progressive Christian gathering, where I’ll be speaking about ZOE, the network of progressive campus ministries that I lead.  I’ll be back to preach at our church on 7/21. 
The following weekend, 7/26-29, I’ll be in Ohio where I’ll be speaking at the memorial service for my childhood buddy, Bruce.  I wish a happy summer to you all!

 June 23 Our Guest Speaker will be Mike Proulx
Professor Mike Proulx teaches Roman history at the University of North Georgia. He’s the
husband of UCC Simi regular, Julie Higbee, who has been caring for her mother here in Simi
Valley. Mike will give us a mini-“lecture” by way of the message on Sunday – don’t miss it!

Mustard Seed for the week of 6/23-29:
What’s your place in history, and what’s your task in
changing it?

PS:  If you’d like to subscribe to my weekly blog, “musings”, email me at jtburklo@yahoo.com and I’ll put you on the list!

P.S.S.:  In addition to being your pastor, I’m also the (volunteer) Executive Director of ProgressiveChristiansUniting.org .  I’m leading its main project, a new global network of progressive Christian ministries at colleges and universities called ZOE…  zoeoncampus.org . 


See you on Sunday!

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Here is the Zoom Information

Worship begins at 10:00AM

Time: Sundays, 10AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Zoom Virtual Worship Instructions

In anticipation of our Virtual Worship Gatherings beginning on Sunday, March 22, we are sending out this message to help you navigate the virtual meeting platform, called ZOOM, that we will be using. ZOOM is very easy to use, and anyone can join the meetings (Worship Gatherings, or any other meeting, such as Council, Deacons, Mutual Ministry, Transition Team, Beyonders, Women’s Gathering, or other small groups which we anticipate creating during this time).

First, you will receive an e-mail from the person “hosting” (creating, facilitating) the particular meeting.

Open your e-mail message, and read it to make sure you know the date and time of the specific meeting (for example, for Sunday Worship, the meeting date will be March 22, and the time will be 10:00 AM).

There will be a link for you to click on, taking you right into the ZOOM meeting. Alternatively, there will also be a list of phone numbers for you to use if you prefer to join the meeting by calling in. You will need to have the password handy, so that you can enter it, so that you join the right meeting.

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You can call in or participate online!

The wonderful thing about using ZOOM is that you don’t need a computer or a smartphone, you can use your landline! Everyone will be able to participate.

Approximately at 9:50 AM, on Sunday morning, open your e-mail message with the invitation to Worship, and click on the provided link (or call in by using one of the provided phone numbers).

If you click on the link, you will automatically join the meeting.

If you call in, you will need to provide the given password.

I encourage you to start early, in case one of the phone numbers doesn’t work and you need to try a different one.

Likewise, sometimes it can take a little time to access ZOOM via computer or smartphone, and we want everyone to be able to join the meeting in a timely manner.

We’ll see you in Worship! Watch your e-mail inbox for up-to-date information, and please share it with those who do not have internet access or an e-mail address. Thank you in advance!

Now, more than ever, we need one another, and we need God.

Remember, we are all in this together. Even though we may be scattered throughout the county, the state, the country, or the globe, we are still the Church, united together through our love, our compassion, our commitment, and our faith. We are still God’s family. Now, more than ever, we need one another, and we need God. God is always with us, connecting us heart to heart, spirit to spirit. Know that you may contact Rev. Stacy for pastoral care, support, and counseling to help you through this challenging wilderness of the unexpected. Council members are also available to provide their assistance. We ask for your continued patience as we continue to learn to be the Church in new, exciting ways. We are encouraged by the many ideas we have, and the many opportunities this forced physical distance will bring us all. To God be the glory, now and forever. Amen.

With Peace, Grace, Comfort, and Love in the Time of Coronavirus,

Rev. Stacy