Please prayerfully consider how you can use your time and interests to build community and support ministry at French Creek Lutheran. Down load the 2021 time and Talent sheet, fill it out and return to French Creek Church. Thank you!
In person options
do not include congregational singing due to pandemic
Palm Sunday (3/28) 10:15 am
Maundy Thursday (4/1) 7 pm
Good Friday Stations of the Cross
self guided worship experience
11 am – 1pm, 6 – 8pm
6:30 am with communion 9:00 am Drive-in at G-E-T Middle School
Holy Week – worship virtually, at home
Palm Sunday – https://youtu.be/IuCulxmJFJg
Maundy Thursday – https://youtu.be/z8clI22LORk
Good Friday – https://youtu.be/LdA6KxSE2tk
Easter – live stream at 9am on Mount Calvary Facebook
Soup and Scripture
The North Conference pastors are putting together a Lenten soup and bread recipe book will be bound and distributed among all the congregations of the conference. The recipe book will be available by Ash Wednesday. There will also be a PDF version (free) for those who prefer a digital copy. If you would like a hard copy ($10), the order form is linked below.
Download the order form and submit by February 7th. scripture and soup order form
9-10 am Drive-in communion
Tune to 92.5 FM to listen to hymns and scripture as you wait your turn. Due to forecast cold weather, the communion servers will be in the cemetery garage and will come to serve you when you drive to the west side of the parking lot. You may bring your own bread/wine or use the wafer/juice packets provided.
10 am – Communion inside
Tune to 92.5 FM to listen to hymns and scripture as you wait your turn. Enter the church through the main doors; please wear a mask – masks are provided for you if you do not have your own. You may bring your own bread/wine or use the wafer / juice packets provided. Pastor will speak the words of institution near the entrance, you may take a seat in a pew or go forward to the rail. Serve yourself. When you have finished, please leave by the entrance with the ramp, on the east side of the church.
Everything about life in pandemic has been altered. We long to have our customary celebrations, but out of love for our vulnerable neighbors and those who work in healthcare, we will wait for a safer time. Nevertheless, we can still celebrate the birth of Christ! Rather than try to (poorly) replicate our traditions, we are doing something entirely different for the Christmas of the pandemic. Below you will find a variety of ways to celebrate the birth of the savior.
If your worship need is
Silent Night with Candles
Full Worship Service
To stay safe at home
- drive-in carol sing at North Beaver Creek, Wednesday the 23rd, 4pm / 7pm
- Christmas story and Silent Night at the Mount Calvary lawn on Thursday the 24th, 2:30pm / 6pm
- Drive-in community Christmas Eve at G-E-T Middle school Thursday the 24th 4pm – tune to 107.1FM
- video-based worship from French Creek and Living Hope on the Living Hope YouTube page (available on the 24th)
- drive-in communion at French Creek, Friday the 25th 9-10am
- Communion by household indoors at French Creek on the 25th at 10am
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Reformation Sunday
Worship is at 10:15am. Tune your radio to 92.5 FM from within a mile of the church.
Click here for the October 25 bulletin
The annual congregational meeting is scheduled for February 9th, 2020, following Sunday worship. The annual meeting is for all voting members* of the congregation to review 2019, approve a ministry budget for 2020, elect congregational leaders for the coming 12 months, and set direction for the church. Childcare will be provided during the meeting.
Any written reports to be included in the printed book should be submitted by January 23rd to firstname.lastname@example.org
The nominating committee is seeking nominees for leadership positions. You can read about those positions and suggest someone (or yourself). Nominations for Church Council and leadership 2020
Worship on February 9th is a special service of hymns and readings for Epiphany: “Light Dawns on a Weary World.” Lunch will be served following the meeting. Thank you to Sheryl Henderson and team for the meal.
*”Voting members” are confirmed members of the congregation (through affirmation of baptism or new member affirmation or adult baptism) who have participated in communion and have a financial contribution of record in 2019 or 2020.