Friends, The week before last we announced that, while we had several members of our community test positive for COVID-19 who had attended September 27th but had not attended on October 4th. I said that as long as positive cases were limited to that one Sunday we could continue to gather for Sunday morning worship and if we became aware of a positive case in someone who attended after the 27th we would have to postpone in person services.
Unfortunately, we have learned of two people in attendance since September 27th who have tested positive for COVID. This means we will be suspending in-person worship. For now our goal is to take 2 Sundays off (Sundays, October 18 and 25) and return to in-person services on Sunday, November 1st, however we need to remain flexible as the ongoing situation within our church community and the community around us will determine whether or not we are able to return safely in November.
In the meantime, we will continue to stream Sunday morning worship on our Facebook page and our website. If you cannot access these online services please contact the office and we will make figure out a way to accommodate you. We will also continue to allow outside gathering and gathering of fewer than 10 people at the church with the expectation that everyone will wear their masks and practice social distancing.
Please continue to pray for one another, for Gretna United Methodist Church, and for the greater area we serve. We love you and need you take care of yourselves so we can all take care of each other.
The church is open again for Sunday Morning Services. We ask that if you join us in worship you adhere to these guidelines. We ask that social distancing be observed and masks be worn at all times while you are in the building. Please be considerate of other worshipers.
We will continue to stream services online. You can access online services by going to the "Inspiring Worship" tab above and sliding down to "Online Worship".
Facebook Timeline -- view posts on our facebook page
Online Attendance -- let us know you were part of our online worship
Order of Worship -- a list of the most recent Sunday Worship Service scripture, songs, and order of events
Sunday Sermons -- recordings of the most recent sermons
We look forward to seeing you however you choose to join us.
You can access Pastor Main's online services by going to the "Inspiring Worship" tab above and sliding down to "Sermons".
Sunday Worship Audio -- recordings of the most recent sermons Facebook Timeline -- view posts on our facebook page Online Attendance -- let us know you were part of our online worship Order of Worship -- a list of the most recent Sunday Worship Service scripture, songs, and order of events
Please join us online until we can all meet together again!
Thursday, 3/26: Join us for a fun night of crafts & girl time! Paint signs, blocks, or string art at The Makery (12190 W Center Rd). Check out ideas on our Facebook page or visit http://the makeryomaha.com/new-events/2020/3/26/private-party
RSVP to Cindi W at email@example.com by 3/19
3/1-3/25: MPK collecting used clothing/fabrics. Mission Possible Kids are asking you to bring in clothing and household fabric in ANY condition this month! Clothes in good condition will be taken to Open Door Mission and ripped, stained or damaged clothing will be donated to H&M. H&M clothing stores collect old fabric and uses them to make other clothes.
3/1 - 4/1: In lieu of Easter flowers, the worship committee is providing the opportunity for you to decorate the sanctuary to celebrate Easter. Crosses will be available to purchase in honor or memory of special people in your life. On Easter Sunday, three lighted trees displaying the crosses will be placed near the alter symbolizing your gift(s). The crosses will be yours to take home May 3 if you wish or you can leave them for use next year. The cost per cross is $5.00. Order forms will be available after Ash Wednesday and will be due April 1. Questions? Contact Jan S. at 402.332.3088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 3/4-4/1: Join us during this Lenten season for meals provided by our church groups/committees and stay for a short service each Wednesday evening.
Lenten Meals at 5:30 pm 3/4 - Soups served by our UMM and Missions Committee 3/11 - Corn beef & cabbage and pulled pork served by Nurture and Memorials Committees 3/18 - Sloppy Joes served by SRPC and Outreach Committees 3/25 - Pizza served by Trustees and Youth Ministry Committees 4/1 - Sub sandwiches and baked beans served by Worship and Finance Committees
Lenten Service will be at 7:00 pm - Theme: "What Does God Do with Broken People?
3/4 - "What if we are Broken by Doubt?" 3/11 - "What if we are Broken by Hurt and Pain?" 3/18 - "What if we are Broken by Sin?" 3/25 - "What if we are Broken by Grief?" 4/1 - "What if we are Broken by Others?"
February 22, 8:30-11:00 am -- Come be filled by God’s love and be inspired to overflow into others’ lives!
8:30 am - check-in and chat
9-11:00 am - retreat activities
We’ll have delicious café treats and deepen our friendships as we take time to fill our hearts and lives with God’s love. If you so chose, please bring to the event a free will offering or feminine hygiene product to donate.
Get your ticket Sunday morning or in the church office -- please register early so we can get enough supplies for everyone. Hope to see you there!