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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Worship – Streaming at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning

Frederick Douglass

On August 3rd, 1857, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech in Canandaigua, New York, to honor the 23rd anniversary of the emancipation of West India. In the speech, he presented his philosophy of reform.

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Power concedes nothing. That is why those who insist on an equitable distribution of power, of resources, of justice, must struggle to obtain it. Join us on Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, as we hear and contemplate the words of Isaiah and Jesus who paint stormy visions of what God coming to set things right looks like.



Pastor David

Join Us for Sunday Worship!



1. YouTube Channel:

www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Eiz3KggoReHXIW6ns5HWg



2. Facebook link to YouTube at:



www.facebook.com/FirstPresChurchUrbana/

Scroll down to the post from that morning



3. Zoom click on: zoom.us/j/8144246357

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210



4. Landline or phone that is not a smart phone:

1 (312) 626-6799.

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210



Church Announcements



Holiday Office Closure: Office staff will be taking time off on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a safe Thanksgiving!



Mid-day Prayer: There will be no Mid-day Prayer on Thursday, November 26. Weekly Mid-day Prayer will resume on Thursday, December 3 at 12:15 p.m., via Zoom. Use the same Zoom login and password (see page 13 for instructions).



New Groups Meeting on Zoom: Three new groups are meeting using Zoom during November and December, and you’re invited to drop in on one or more of these groups to meet up with friends and try something new! See below for the links to join. Groups will meet weekly until Christmas or as frequently as group members decide.

Prayer and Psalms – meets next on Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Click to join:

zoom.us/j/92573248618?pwd=V1UySnBqbjFWVTJiL1NLbTBKMDliUT09

Meeting ID: 925 7324 8618 (if necessary)
Password: poetry



Photography – meets next on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Click to join:

zoom.us/j/96703103787?pwd=TWVYaEhLWUFON1VCUC9WRG1LUytXZz09

Meeting ID: 967 0310 3787 (if necessary)
Password: camera



Coping During COVID – meets next on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Click to join:

zoom.us/j/98576213366?pwd=YThIb3o5eGZ3U2FLeDFpbUpONGtTZz09

Meeting ID: 985 7621 3366 (if necessary)

Password: hope
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Sunday, November 29, 2020 

Worship – Streaming at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning

          Frederick Douglass

On August 3rd, 1857, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech in Canandaigua, New York, to honor the 23rd anniversary of the emancipation of West India. In the speech, he presented his philosophy of reform.

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Power concedes nothing. That is why those who insist on an equitable distribution of power, of resources, of justice, must struggle to obtain it. Join us on Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, as we hear and contemplate the words of Isaiah and Jesus who paint stormy visions of what God coming to set things right looks like.

 

Pastor David

Join Us for Sunday Worship!

 

1.    YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Eiz3KggoReHXIW6ns5HWg

 

2.   Facebook link to YouTube at:

 

https://www.facebook.com/FirstPresChurchUrbana/ 

     Scroll down to the post from that morning

 

3.   Zoom click on:  https://zoom.us/j/8144246357 

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210

 

4.  Landline or phone that is not a smart phone: 

1 (312) 626-6799. 

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210

 

Church Announcements 

 

Holiday Office Closure: Office staff will be taking time off on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a safe Thanksgiving!

 

Mid-day Prayer: There will be no Mid-day Prayer on Thursday, November 26.  Weekly Mid-day Prayer will resume on Thursday, December 3 at 12:15 p.m., via Zoom. Use the same Zoom login and password (see page 13 for instructions).

 

New Groups Meeting on Zoom: Three new groups are meeting using Zoom during November and December, and you’re invited to drop in on one or more of these groups to meet up with friends and try something new! See below for the links to join. Groups will meet weekly until Christmas or as frequently as group members decide.

Prayer and Psalms – meets next on Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Click to join:

https://zoom.us/j/92573248618?pwd=V1UySnBqbjFWVTJiL1NLbTBKMDliUT09

Meeting ID: 925 7324 8618 (if necessary)
Password: poetry

 

Photography – meets next on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Click to join:

https://zoom.us/j/96703103787?pwd=TWVYaEhLWUFON1VCUC9WRG1LUytXZz09

Meeting ID: 967 0310 3787 (if necessary)
Password: camera

 

Coping During COVID – meets next on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Click to join:

https://zoom.us/j/98576213366?pwd=YThIb3o5eGZ3U2FLeDFpbUpONGtTZz09

Meeting ID: 985 7621 3366 (if necessary)

Password: hope

Regular morning worship featuring Director of Music, Sinhaeng Lee, Organist Ted Turner, Section Leaders, Emily Naud and Reagan Stohler, and special guest vocalist, Bob Sheward. The sermon, "God Moves in Mysterious Ways," is based on Isaiah 64:1-4 and Mark 13:24-37.
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Lovely service, as always

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Services on Facebook, Zoom and Yutue. We havent skippeď a beat. Refreshìng!

Regular morning worship featuring Director of Music, Sinhaeng Lee, Organist, Ted Turner, Section Leaders, Emily Naud, Reagan Stohler, and Abby Gast, and a sermon based on the texts for the Reign of Christ Sunday (A) entitled, "The Shepherd King."
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Service was wonderful as always!

As always we enjoyed the service

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