First Congregational United Church of Christ Posts

In consideration of our health and comfort in worship and church gatherings, the Reunion Team met to discuss the increase in COVID cases due to the Delta variant. We are aware that Goodhue County is now at a “Substantial Risk” for community spread. The guidelines below are gathered from advice of the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC. Please know that we are still gathering together as a community and we are gathering with the safety of all in mind!
Face masks – Everyone entering the church building is asked to wear a face mask – both vaccinated and unvaccinated. Face masks are available at the front entrance. We will still sing as a congregation while wearing facemasks.  People who have difficulty wearing a facemask should consider viewing the service from home. If you would like technical help on how to access the recorded service, please reach out to Pastor Grace who would be happy to help you get set up.
Social Distancing –We will return to social distancing both in the sanctuary and for in person meetings in the church. Meetings can be held in the downstairs Fellowship Hall.
Sign in – We will continue to sign in when entering the building.
Fan and air conditioning -The air conditioning and fans will be turned off during the service.
Worship Leaders – Those leading any portion of the service will not be wearing face masks since we will be at a safe distance from the pews.
Vaccinations – If you or someone close to you would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, a list of local clinics offering the vaccine is located at the entrance of the church. Members of the Minnesota Dept. of Health continue to report on the effectiveness and the importance of the vaccine in protecting you, your family, your friends and all those in our community.
Thank you for understanding and patience during this ever-changing landscape of this COVID world!
Blessings to all,
Pastor Grace and the Reunion Team

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First Congregational Church Worship Service August 1, 2021

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 78:23-29 & John 6:22-35

SERMON: “Soul-full Bread”

Pastor:  Grace Anderson

Music Director: Dawn Husmann

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First Congregational Church Worship Service July 25 2021

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 145:10-18 & John 6:1-21

SERMON: The Blessing of Abundance

Pastor:  Grace Anderson

Music Director: Dawn Husmann

Music By: All 4 You

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The Outreach Ministry Team is hosting this year’s National Neighborhood Night Out on the First Congregational Church lawn
220 E Main St, Cannon Falls, MN. The event will be from 5:30 – 7 p.m., and is a chance for folks to get out and meet their neighbors.  We’ll be providing free Refreshments and Lawn Games.

The event has been held annually since 1984, and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts. The event in Cannon Falls is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Police Department.

 

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First Congregational Church Worship Service July 18 2021

SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:11-22 & Mark 6:30-34; 53-56

SERMON: The Path of Life

Pastor:  Grace Anderson

Music Director: Dawn Husmann

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First Congregational Church Worship Service July 11 2021

SCRIPTURE:  First Reading Psalm 85:8-13 & Second Reading Mark 6:14-29

SERMON: “Following Jesus Isn’t Easy”

Pastor:   Grace Anderson

Music Director:  Dawn Husmann

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This week’s Sermon – Going Home Again

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Pastor Grace’s Installation Service June 27th 2021

SCRIPTURE:  Psalm 30: 1-2; 11-12;  1 Corinthians 12:12-27

SERMON: “The Body of Christ”

Pastor:   Grace Anderson

Music Director:  Dawn Husmann

Music By:  All 4 You Praise Band

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We are inviting you to join us for a special service of installation for the Rev. Grace Anderson as she begins her ministry with First Congregational.  The service is at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.   All are welcome.
 
Bill Peterson
Moderator, First Congregational Church

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First Congregational Church Cannon Falls June 20, 2021 Service,

 Pastor: Grace Anderson,

 Music Director: Dawn Husmann;

 SCRIPTURE: Psalm 107: 1-3; 23-32; Mark 4:35-41;

SERMON: “The Storms of Life”

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