THE MESSENGER
October 13
Thank you
for wearing a mask when in the church, for your safety
& the safety of others.
This Sunday, October 17
Communion Sunday
Mark 10:35-45

Worship in Celebration Hall at 10:00 AM
Masks are required.
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Rev. Gregg Sealey will be guest speaker on
Consecration Sunday, October 24 at 10 am
COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT
from October 10, 2021

The CUMC Leadership Coeur Team looks at what is happening with the pandemic in our area and balances that with the importance of being physically present together in community and worship. Our goal is to determine the best way to love our neighbor, and “Do No Harm”.

That is why, rather than holding worship solely in some way other than in-person, we are in church wearing masks and reading instead of singing the hymns. Loving our Neighbor means that sometimes we have to do things that aren’t what we want to do, and the Coeur Team thinks it’s important to acknowledge that and to say Thank You.

Not only does the Coeur Team think about public health safety and worship in our church building, but also how it can best be meaningful and fulfilling to those who join us via livestreaming and recorded services. Thus, we have had to make some adjustments. For example, Dave now sings from the back of the Chancel area and does so masked because singing can be correlated to a greater disbursement of aerosol droplets which is how the virus spreads. So we have adopted a “double safe” standard using both distance and masking.

Heather preaches from there also. Why? Because by increasing the physical distance by four to five times the recommended six-foot standard, she can safely speak while unmasked. This is important since “sermons remain the core of worship" and we want to mitigate any encumbrances on the ability to be heard and understood, both in-person and virtually.

The Coeur Team and Pastor Heather want to do our best to assure that we all are safe and that we have the maximum opportunity – whether
physically present in the church, or via livestream, or recorded service – to be fully included in a meaningful worship experience.

Consequently, you will see Heather, and others who may be speaking from the back of the Chancel area, well beyond the “safety distance," unmasked at times. We appreciate your understanding and your concerns. Please be assured that your leadership team is continuing to seek ways in which the safety of all of us can be improved. We welcome your questions, suggestions, and observations.

As we go forward together, let us keep in mind these words from Paul’s
letter to the churches of Galatia:

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
Galatians 6:9-10

John Townsend, Endowments Chair
Be on the lookout for your
Consecration Sunday Info letter
and Estimate of Giving Form!
Prayers for Leslie Eagon's family and friends following her passing at Hospice house Monday morning.

For Dave and Georgie Hylton and the Nelson family following the death of Georgie's father, Gordon Nelson, who passed away in FL of pneumonia.

Prayers for Joyce Kollaja recovering at home following rotator cuff surgery.

Pastor Heather spoke with Teresa Seeley last Thursday. She has just finished in home therapy and will be doing some outpatient therapy near Kootenai. She's feeling hopeful at the prospects. She asks prayers for her husband Al who loves his job but says it's a lot. Teresa admitted that it's a tough season and definitely doesn't recommend having a stroke!

Suzanne Zabriskie asks that we pray for her 84 year old mom, Katharyn Mattson, recovering from a breakthrough case of COVID.

Carol Noy requests prayers for her 4 1/2 mo old grandson Julien who will be needing surgery.

Greg and Nancy Lewis would like prayers for Paul who is entering into Hospice due to cancer.

Lorna Barrowman is recovering from a partial mastectomy awaiting the pathologist's report.

Sue Binger recovering from emergency surgery for a twisted bowel.

Abigail Lynch would like prayers for a friend recovering from major surgery with significant complicating factors.

Janet Langley would like prayers for Tanner Langley, facing possible knee surgery. He is a senior on the football team.

Continued prayers for Jim & Gerrie VanVoorhis.

Jim Beyer continuing with cancer treatments and was recently hospitalized (see note below from Patricia).

Prayers of thanksgiving from Gil and Vicki Jo Walker for all the loving, supportive prayers, calls, and cards giving them strength.

*Praise: Kathy Solum would like to thank everyone on behalf of her mom, Amelia Thomas, for all the cards and birthday wishes. They had a wonderful open house with family and friends. She received calls, cards, and gifts from many more across the country! Thank you for adding to her wonderful 100th celebration!

If you would like to send a card but don't have an address... feel free to contact the office!
A NOTE FROM
PATRICIA BEYER

"Thank you for keeping Jim on the prayer list. He is recently hospitalized with severe sepsis, dehydration and kidney failure. Upon admission he was tested and was Covid positive. Imagine our shock. We go nowhere, not even church because of his cancer. I have asked the hospital to retest and to also test for C diff since Imodium is not working and he has been on antibiotics for most of a year. Covid symptoms appear to be mild at this time and he is considered asymptomatic. Hard to know what is causing his symptoms with so many health issues emerging."
GENERAL UMC LINKS
HOW CAN WE KNOW GOD?
On the next four Tuesdays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 2, "Tuesdays at the Table" will be discussing the ways we know and experience God throughout our lives.
We will explore each of our United Methodist Theological Guidelines: Scripture, reason, experience, and tradition (Book of Discipline 2016, para. 105).

For more information and to view yesterday's lesson, click on the button below.
for your continued support!

Electronic Giving:

Mail:
CUMC, 1470 W Hanley Ave, Coeur d'Alene ID 83815

Drop off:
At the mailbox out front
(slot marked DROP OFF HERE)
Mailbox is checked daily

Online:
Bill Pay from your bank
October 13 - Nancy Burk
October 17 - Joyce Hughett
October 21 - Fred Asher
October 21 - Vickie Porter
October 22 - Nancy Jenson
October 22 - Gerrie Van Voorhis
October 26 - Dave Halpin
October 27 - Jim King
October 30 - Elayne Semko
RIDES NEEDED

There are 1 or 2 ladies at Garden Plaza in Post Falls who would love to attend Sunday Worship but they don't have a ride. If you would be able to pick up and take home even one person, please contact the office to make arrangements.
Thank you!
HANDBELL CHOIR

If you have ever considered joining the handbell choir, now is the time! New day... New time... New director... New energy!

Rehearsals will be every Thursday, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
in the Music Room

If you're interested, feel free to just show up on Thursday!

If you have questions, feel free to contact the office or Clara Cranney at 208-771-1045.
AN INVITATION FROM
PNW District Service Center

Daniel Miranda, Inland, and Seven Rivers District Superintendant would like to meet with you, the congregation, and church leaders in the Inland and Seven Rivers districts for a Zoom Meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 18. This meeting is your chance to ask questions and hear about what is happening in the PNW Conference. 


Or call 253.215.8782 for audio only. Meeting #6435794593.

Rev. Daniel Miranda,
Missional Strategist
Seven Rivers Superintendent (PNW UMC)      7riversds@pnwumc.org
Inland District Superintendent (PNW UMC)    Inlandds@pnwumc.org
Phone: 206.870.6811
FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

The October 23rd Ministry Fellowship Breakfast has been canceled.

These informative breakfast gatherings will resume once we can safely meet in person again, so stay tuned!
CUMC 'HOW TO' LINKS
ACCEPTING DONATIONS THROUGH OCTOBER

Albertsons Safeway Stores:
220 Ironwood Dr
121 Neider Ave
1001 N Fourth St
161 W Prairie
Global Credit Union: 320 E Neider
Great Floors: 3800 N Gov't Way
Tomlinson Realty:223 E Sherman
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 2 election is October 22 at 5 p.m. 

Citizens must make absentee requests on an annual basis as they are only viable for one calendar year. You can check your status and submit an absentee ballot request HERE. The 2021 absentee ballot request form and additional voting information are available HERE.

Residents can contact the Elections Office Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at (208) 446-1030, kcelections@kcgov.us, or at 1808 N 3rd St. near downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Community United Methodist Church
1470 W Hanley Ave
Coeur d'Alene ID 83815
Office Hours
Mon - Fri, 9 am - noon

208-765-8800

MASKS REQUIRED