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Eula Ossofsky’s prayer while washing her hands: May we feel healthy May we feel happy May we feel safe May we feel sane May we live at ease It calms me when I do this! I need calming!  From long time member, Eula Ossofsky. Dear Members and Friends, We wanted you to know about some new ways to connect and care for and pray for each other in this stormy, challenging time that we are navigating together. Barbara Fritz is coordinating a Prayer Chain that will receive prayers each week. She is looking for a team of people who want to hold up prayer concerns in the church and the community. The only requirement is a willing heart and a pledge of confidentiality. Do you feel called to join this ministry of prayer? It will start with an orientation to being part of the prayer chain through a conference call and zoom call. To let Barbara know if you are interested you may email her at bfritz105@gmail.com. If you have prayer concerns, please send to Peter, pastor@congochurchbbh.org, and he will share them on Sunday and/or pass them on to the prayer chain as you choose. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is actively making shawls. If you have a prayer shawl Carol Cragin has offered to collect them - you can drop them off on the bin on her porch - include contact information. Do you know people who could use a prayer shawl? Let Carol know and we’ll be sure to do a porch drop-off and get them out. It is such an important time to receive the “hug” and prayer that I prayer shawl provides! You can email Carol for more information at cecragin47@gmail.com. This week in worship we talked about how the stories of the Resurrection appearances take place in places of social isolation - a locked room, a little boat on the Sea. Send in a picture of you and perhaps your family that are in your “room” at home and we’ll share them at the end of the worship service on Sunday. Send them in by Friday, April 24 to Tom Dewey, mainepopcornguy@gmail.com. We’ll have a Virtual ZOOM Coffee Hour on Sunday, April 26 at 11 AM. You can connect with a device or call in on your land line. The ZOOM Meeting ID is 935 7998 0718, follow this link to connect with a device, https://zoom.us/j/93579980718, and the phone number to call is (253) 215-8782 and follow the prompts.  Brian Donovan will be hosting a virtual bible study and prayer group starting next week. Please see below for details. Starting April 28 | Tuesdays at 6 PM Into Galatia: A Bible Study of The Letter of Paul to The Galatians and Pauline Theology This six-week offering is open to all people regardless of who they are, where they live, or what faith tradition they follow. Although there will be background information in the first session, most of this offering will be a discussion-based study. Therefore, this session will be limited to twenty people. Additional sessions will be offered if more people are interested. So, bring your voice as we explore the author who contributed most of the books to the New Testament as we discuss, learn, and grow in faith, together. Please contact Brian Donovan, pastorbrian.m.donovan@gmail.com, if you are interested so he can plan accordingly to provide enough space for everyone who wishes to speak. To learn more about Brian, you may visit his website. Starting April 30 | Thursdays at 6 PM Prayers for Our Times In these times of caring quarantine, it is easy to feel disconnected from God and each other. So, let us come together as one community of people and offer our prayers. This drop in six-week offering is open to all people as a way for us to support one another with all the love God has taught us through Christ. To join follow this link https://zoom.us/j/5797965737. You may email me your prayers at pastorbrian.m.donovan@gmail.com or call me before 5 PM at (207) 350-9561 and I will share them with our virtual community.  You can also find other virtual opportunities and resources on the church website's Virtual Clipboard. We will have a Virtual ZOOM Congregational Meeting at 11 AM on Sunday, May 3. Please read the notice below.To: The Members of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor Grace to you and peace from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ. You are hereby notified of a Special Meeting of the Congregation Church of Boothbay Harbor on Sunday, May 3, 2020, immediately following morning worship at 11AM via an online Zoom meeting, to act upon the following Articles. Welcome and Prayer by the Rev. Peter Ilgenfritz. Article I: To elect two (2) new members to the Diaconate for the year 2020, Alice Mutch and Lee Corbin. Article II: Transact any other business as may properly come before this Special Meeting. Please stayed tuned for a ZOOM link and phone number with an attached official Warrant later this week. As Eula reminds us our prayers are with you to be healthy, happy, safe, sane, and at ease. And yes, wash your hands and keep up your social distancing! Together we are keeping our community safe and making our way through this stormy sea. Peter, Interim Pastor (206) 484-9814 Ella Long, Head Deacon Sandra Leonard, Senior Trustee

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM

Staff
Pastor: Rev. Peter Ilgenfritz
Administrator: Heather Lorrain
Bookkeeper:  Kathleen Humphrey
Sunday School Director: Magen Chryplewicz

Junior Youth Ministry Coordinators:

Lindsey Fergola & Amanda Cotier

Senior Youth Ministry Coordinators:

Anna Adams & Tory Paxson
Minister of Music: Genie O'Connell 

ADDRESS

207-633-4757

 

125 Townsend Avenue

P.O. Box 468

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

 

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It is rare that worship is cancelled due to inclement weather. If you are nervous about driving on snowy or icy roads, it is probably best to stay home and stream the service. If worship is cancelled or postponed, a message will be placed on the church answering machine (207-633-4757) and we will attempt to post cancellations on Channel 6 (WCSH)

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