Ways to keep “being the Church,”
even when we can’t be in the church building.
Worship tools available-
Pray often, the power of prayer is great. Pray for your church family. And send notes. Make phone calls. All the things that we do for shut-ins, do for each other now that we are all shut-ins, so to speak. We are one body, even when that body is not together in the flesh.
Live-steamed Sunday Worship Service- Obtaining the "Zoom link" from from Pastor Peggy Yingst's emails or click the Sunday Service Link Live to the right, to join weekly Sunday Worship live steamed services, 10am every Sunday. All are welcome. Zoom allows comments that can be shared in actual time, as well as voice/picture for those of us to chat together, as well.
Worship Service Sermons are downloaded weekly on this web-site for you to read- click the Join us tab above.
Peggy Yengst- Check the Join Us tab on this website for more information, click the "Updates on GDL Church during COVID-19" tab.
If you have immediate prayer concerns or pastoral needs, please call Pastor Peggy. (802) 579-1948. Be safe. Be strong. Be well.
Call Gloria Dei office with any questions or concerns. GDL Office open M-F 9-5. Office 541-267-2347
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 20, 2020
Women's Bible Study
Time: Friday, 8:30 am
Join Zoom Meeting
Or call using any phone, wait for prompt and enter the Meeting ID
+1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 821 8649 9965
(How to navigate Zoom worship while sheltering in place even if you don’t have a computer or a Smart phone)
Zoom is a handy program that helps us to be together (virtually, that is), in real time. The program allows us to see each other and to chat before worship begins and afterward.
You don’t have to download anything to your computer, tablet or Smart phone. Just click on the link I will send via email, or copy and paste this link into your browser (the address line on your internet page):
https://zoom.us/j/99542107271 The link includes the Meeting ID
However, if you don’t have access to a computer, you can always call in just before worship begins. You won’t be able to see us, and we won’t be able to see you, but we’ll see your phone number and know you’re connected. You can interact with everyone else who is logged into the worship service, and you can hear the worship service in real time.
All you need to do is to call 1 301-715-8592, wait for the prompt,
and enter this Meeting ID: 995 4210 7271.
These numbers and links will work every single week for as long as we continue to worship this way.
If you happen to miss church at 10:00, Kallie Mill records the services each week and posts them on Gloria Dei’s Facebook page, so you can always watch the service at your convenience, here: https://www.facebook.com/gloria.dei.940/videos/965980630484659/
Grace and blessings abound!
The Rev. Peggy J. Yingst
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
Office: 541-267-2347 Text: 802-579-1948
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. -Frederick Buechner
"The task now is not
to find a new normal.'”
A poem by Victoria Safford
Nothing is normal when this many people are dying, have died, leaving how many mourners, and how many more?
Nothing is normal in this sickness and this sadness, nor can be normal, nor ever should.
Nothing is normal - even though it's the norm-when death comes first for the poor.
There is nothing normal in the miracle of budding trees and greening land - every year we're taken by surprise, a little shocked, and laughing.
Nothing normal in the gift of breath, the gift of bread, or kindness - we are saved, and saved again, every hour of the day.
The task is not to normalize,
Place your sorrow on the altar of the day,
Place wonder, joy, compassion, thanks,
all the holy scraps of hope you're hoarding, but could share.
Place your tension there, and all the terrors of the night, and new resolve to help to mend your corner of a tattered world.
But consecrate. "