Posts by: Pastor Mark

KCC Youtube Channel Established

We have established a YouTube channel for the church where we will be uploading videos of the worship team and Pastor Mark’s Sermons.  You go to YouTube.com and once the page opens type “Kenmore Community Church” in the search box.  Our channel is identified by the turquoise heart and cross logo against a tan background.

KCC Worship Service and Actitivities Temporarily Suspended (March 12, 2020)

Due to the continuing concern over the spread of the Covid 19 virus, the elders and I have decided to suspend the worship service and all church gatherings for the time being. As you know, many in our congregation fall into the high risk category should they become infected with the virus. Therefore, we feel it is prudent and the loving thing to do at this time. I will provide periodic updates as to the status of the church worship service and activities.

 

In the meantime, the worship team and I will meet to record and video tape services and upload them to the web via our website, you tube, and facebook. Our hope is to quickly be able to live stream a service with no audience so that you can enjoy the service from your home.

 

The elders and I are working on a plan to keep our church connected via phone, email, and text. If you need help with anything, please call the church office and let us know. I will keep regular office hours and be available for pastoral care and counsel so please feel free to call or email. Karen Ceurvorst will also be working her regular hours and will be sending out the weekly praise and prayer list so you can call in or email your praises and prayer requests to her at info@kenmorechurch.org.

 

The church is not a building, it is you and me living out our faith on a daily basis, sharing the good news of Jesus with those we interact with, and leaving the fingerprints of the kingdom of God on the lives of others. So I encourage you to reach out to your neighbors and fellow church attendees and seek some way to be a blessing to them during these uneasy times. In addition, I encourage you to continue to read the Word of God daily and spend time in prayer for all those affected by the virus. Always remember that we are to walk in faith not in fear.

 

Grace and Peace in Christ,

Pastor Mark

Our Response and Planning in Light of the Covid 19 Virus

Pastor Mark, the elders, and our church leaders have created the following response and plan to prevent the spread of colds and viruses at church gatherings.

 

  1. We ask you to pray for the families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to the Covid 19 virus. Pray for the healing of those who have contracted the virsus. Pray also for the first responders who are caring for the people who come down with the virus. Pray for an end to the virus. Remember that as followers of Jesus Christ we are to walk by faith and not by fear.

 

  1. We ask that anyone who has cold or flu like symptoms stay home until you have recovered. Pastor Mark’s sermons are recorded each Sunday and posted on the church’s website on Monday mornings so you can listen to the messages online. Giving to the church can also be done online through our website or through your bank’s online bill paying procedure.

 

  1. For the next few months we are asking people at church to greet one another with smiles and waves rather than hugs and handshakes.

 

  1. For the next few months we are planning to do our after service fellowship and treats a little differently. Anne Schukar will be purchasing individually sealed snacks which will be prepared and cleaned up by those regularly scheduled to provide the coffee fellowship each Sunday. The snacks will be on the counter in the church kitchen for those scheduled each week to arrange on trays and put out.

 

  1. For the next few months we are planning to do our communion service on the first Sunday of the month a little differently. More details about this will be shared on the first Sunday in April.

 

  1. Please let us know if you become sick with a virus or the flu and need help with groceries or meals. We will be happy to help you secure the items you need.

 

  1. As a general rule we encourage you to use common sense and follow the CDC’s guidelines to prevent contracting or passing on viruses.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Begins 1/6/2020

Today, Monday, January 6, 2020, we are beginning 21 Days of Prayer (& Fasting) in conjunction with our Converge network of Churches across the nation and the world. I encourage you to participate in this focused time of prayer as we pray for spiritual breakthroughs in our lives, our church, our community, our nation, and our world. I have prepared a booklet to use as a tool during these 21 Days of Prayer which you can pick up at the church or you can download the pdf version below. In addition, two prayer meetings are scheduled each week and I encourage you to participate in one of them. They are Tuesday nights at 7 pm in the church library and Thursdays from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm in the church library. May the Lord continue to help us become maturing followers of Jesus Christ who are committed, growing, serving, and sharing.

Converge 21 Days of Prayer 2020 Booklet

Kenmore Happenings 9/29/19 – 10/6/19

Our Small Group Bible Studies are:

Seekers Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9:10 am in the Fellowship Hall.

Woman’s Bible Study, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:00pm at the home of Kim Strange.

Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

 

The Prayer Meeting is now meeting on Thursdays from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm in the church library. Anyone interested in participating is welcome.

 

Mary Beth Rogers is putting together a choir for the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season. Rehearsals have begun and take place on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 1 pm downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who wants to sing is invited to attend.

 

Puppet Power practices for the Christmas season begin October 6th at 10 am in the Bride’s room downstairs. You must have entered third grade (and above) to be part of the troop. See Karen Meissner or Kelsey Wilson for more information.

 

Grief Share has come to KCC!  The first in a series of helpful video  seminars, Loss of a Spouse, will be held Saturday, October 12, from 10-12 pm. Please see Carol Lindlow or Kim Strange for more information.

 

Scatter is the theme of this year’s Missions Fest Seattle conference at Crossroads Church in Bellevue. It is free for anyone to attend. Oct 18-19. More info. available at mssionsfestseattle.org.

 

Our next free Community Dinner will be on Tuesday, October 29 from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall.