In This Issue
Church Calendar
We are doing our best to bring worship & other church activities to you virtually. Please check the calendar below & links to join our virtual meetings.


April 2020
8th -  Online Prayer & Check In Meeting
           Join Zoom Meeting - 5:30pm
           https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6789370040 

10th - Good Friday Virtual Online Service
     Recording will be made available online via       
     Facebook

12th - Easter Sunday Service
           In Person Service Cancelled
           Recording Will be made a vailable online via
           Facebook

19th -  In Person Service Cancelled
           Recording Will be made a vailable online via
           Facebook

26th -  In Person Service Cancelled
            Recording Will be made a vailable via online 
            Facebook

We do ask you to please continue to support God's Acre MCC, by sending in your weekly offering. We need to keep paying our bills & ensure that our doors can open when we can resume meeting in person.

It's now even easier to give your weekly offering; you can donate online, by clicking on the button below, or you can mail your offering check, payable to God's Acre MCC, to our PO Box address, until services resume.

Many thanks to everyone who has sent in their check or donated online; it really helps us keep our doors open & it means a great deal

God's Acre MCC
PO Box 770240
Ocala
Fl 34477-0240

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, and in line with local & national government guidelines, our face to face worship services will be cancelled until, at least, the end of May 2020.

We WILL REOPEN & services WILL RESUME again, as soon as possible, but for now, we are doing our best to bring you pre-recorded services uploaded to our Facebook page, and also via a YouTube link, in this newsletter each week. 

The church building will remain closed to all until we receive the all clear, whenever that may be. We are following guidelines from the CDC & Florida officials.
We are also responding to the FL Surgeon General's request that anyone over 65, or with an underlying health problem, stay at home.

We WILL also continue to send out the weekly, daily prayers & reflections, check-ins & other important information via our Facebook page. Please hold on to any shoes that you have been collecting; as soon as church is open, we can begin to sort them again; please do not drop anything off at church for the time being.

Please make sure you not only 'Like' our page, but that you are also 'following' our page to receive the updates into your feed.

We would ask you please to keep Rev. Janice, the board & all of our members in your prayers in the coming weeks; we would also ask you to continue to financially support God's Acre MCC; we still have bills to pay & we need to ensure our doors can reopen as soon as possible. Information on how you can send your gift is available in the side bar.

Please check-in with Rev. Janice via text, email and/or Facebook; if you need prayer or just want to chat, Rev. Janice is always available to you.
Board Members & 
Lay Delegate Info
ModeratorRev. Janice Bowker
Vice Moderator: Alan R
Treasurer: Maureen P
Clerk: Gena T

Lay Delegate & Social Media Admin: Marina L
Next Board Meeting 
26th April 2020

Board members will meet virtually for the foreseeable future
God's Acre MCC  Website

Please check out our website, especially our new page dedicated to information about Coronavirus/COVID-19
Don't forget to 'Like' and 'Follow' our God's Acre MCC page, to receive our posts directly into your daily feed
GOD'S ACRE
SHOE DRIVE UPDATE

Just because we are currently on lock down , doesn't mean that we aren't still collecting shoes; we are! We still have our goal of 2,500 pairs to reach.

During the current outbreak, however, I am asking folks to please hold onto shoes for the time being; please don't drop them off at church, as we are not able to process them right now. 

We now have no deadline so that will help us immensely.  The church building will remain closed to all until we receive the all clear, whenever that may be. 

Please continue to share our Facebook posts & encourage your family, friends, neighbors, work colleagues, schools, podiatrists, chiropractors, neighborhood community centers, dance schools etc. to get involved with us.
Through our work with funds2orgs.com, your shoes will help many people around the world, in developing countries AND help God's Acre raise some much needed funds, at the same time.
Email us at: GodsAcreMCC@aol.com

@GodsAcreMCC
Yard & Garden Landscape Team

Alan R | Gena T | Keith S
6th April 2020
 


Good morning,
People often ask about the hymns we use in service; they especially ask about our opening song - Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty. 

It is well known & much loved; the singer/song writer is well know in the Christian world - it's Bob Fitts.

Blessed Be The Lord, God Almighty
Blessed Be The Lord, God Almighty

Some of the other songs that Bob is well known for are: Take My Healing To The Nations, He Is Lovely, He Will Come And Save You and Glory, Glory Lord. In 1990, Bob pioneered the School of Worship, which has now been multiplied in different areas of the world. 

Bob and his family have been part of Youth with a Mission, which is a international, interdenominational missions organization.

By contract, our closing hymn this week was - Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty; it's one of our favorites for Palm Sunday; the writer was Henry Hart Milman, Doctor of Divinity; he was the youngest son of Sir Francis Milman was born Feb 10th 1791. 

"Ride On, Ride On in Majesty"
Salisbury Cathedral Choir, Salisbury, UK

Henry was educated at Dr. Burney's in Greenwich, UK and subsequently at Eton, close to Windsor Castle. His career at B. N. C. Oxford, was brilliant; he took a first class in classics and was awarded Newdigate Prize, which is awarded, to students of the University of Oxford, for the Best Composition in English verse, by an undergraduate who has been admitted to Oxford within the previous four years. 

Henry's literary career, for several years, promised to be poetical and he was appointed Poetry Professor at Oxford in 1821.

I hope you will join me again on Wednesday, for our weekly virtual check in & prayer; we will also be uploading our Good Friday Service, to our Facebook page, on Friday evening for you all to view. 

We will then come together again online, for our Easter Sunday service of Resurrection, as we celebrate the Risen Christ next Sunday via our online service. Please tune in & join me & all our members & friends all over the world. May the Lord bless you all this week.
 
In Christ
Rev. Janice

Rev. Janice Bowker
Senior Pastor | God's Acre MCC 
This Week's Service

In case you missed it on Facebook

God's Acre MCC - Palm Sunday Service - April 5th 2020
God's Acre MCC 
Palm Sunday Service  
April 5th 2020

 
Let's ZOOM Again Together
Check In & Prayer
 
Rev. Janice would like to invite you all to join her again this week, for another online group check in & prayer.

The meeting will be:
Wednesday 8th April
at 5:30pm

This way, folks can connect virtually with each other.

You don't need any special equipment, just use of a computer, iPad, iPhone, Android . You will be asked to allow access to you camera & microphone ; you will also be asked to use internal audio. Just say yes to all of these & you can join in the virtual meeting.

Below is a link - all you have to do is click on the link, at the prescribed time, and you will be able to talk online.  Rev. Janice is looking forward to seeing as many of you online, as possible.

T his week we ask for the following prayers:

*Special thanks for Rev. Janice; for her hard work, guidance & strength; especially during this time of worldwide pandemic; we thank you her continued leadership & for being our shepherd in times of trial
*For the world battling with the Coronavirus pandemic; please keep everyone safe & as far from infection as possible; protect each person in our church, in our county, in our state & in the world; keep our families safe - whether they are nearby, or overseas. 
*Healing & comfort for Crystal & Elaine in Myrtle Beach
*Extra healing & care for KP; we know that you are holding her in your hands Lord
*Healing for Wayne & strength for Pam in TN
*Continued healing, strength & comfort for Nick D, Jim, Kaye, Uncle Dick, Phil, Diane, Midge, Richie, Hettie, Bob, Tom & David K, Larry (Alan's brother, who is a doctor), Richie, Megan
*Comfort for all in need
*For our Moderator - Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, the MCC staff, Governing Board & Council of Elders.
*Guide our world leaders to make good choices
*Guide our doctors & health care workers; give them strength for the long hours they are working
*Help every person to know peace, patience & kindness in these coming weeks
 

April
8th - Donna W
19th - Rev. Janice
27th - Betty Lou H

If you have a birthday or anniversary, and it is not listed, please let us know, so that we can add you to the list.
Ongoing Fundraiser  at 
Racewash 
Just enter the 4 digit code: 7070 
when you select your preferred wash 
God's Acre will 10% from every wash

You can still help God's Acre & still maintain a safe social distance!

TWO GREAT LOCATIONS
3065 SE 24th Street
5199 SW 49th Court
Worship Address: 700 NW 57th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482
Mailing Address: PO Box 770240, Ocala, FL 34477-0240