June 3, 2020
A Pastoral Word
A Letter from Rev. David A. Davis
On behalf of the staff and members of Session, I want to commend to the members of the congregation two statements by respected leaders in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). One is from the Rev. Dr. Brian Blount, President of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. The second is from the Stated Clerk of the PC(USA), the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson. Both are friends of Nassau Church. Both have preached at Nassau Church.
 
I consider them both good friends. I have learned a lot from both men over the years about numerous things. You heard me say on Sunday and many other times that the first thing people like me who are white and privileged need to do amid racial strife and tension is to learn to listen first and speak later, maybe much later. I have listened to Brian and J. Herbert many times on matters of race. Now I would like to ask you to listen to J. Herbert’s video and read Brian’s letter. Then listen and read again. And then just stay silent and pray.
 
It may not seem like much to do in the face of these really difficult days and nights. But it is a place to start.
This Week
Adult Education - Saturd ay, June 6@ 9:15 a.
The Church in Times of Crisis: Snapshots from American History with Heath Carter
As we continue to navigate the cascading challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, what can we learn from the past? Over the course of this month-long series we'll consider a number of moments in American history when Christians confronted crisis. In their stories we will not discover ready-made solutions for our contemporary predicament. But along the way we will find plenty of opportunities to reflect on what it means to be people animated by faith, hope, and love, even when it seems like the world is falling apart.   
Worship - Sunday, June 7, 9:15 a.m.
This Sunday, we will celebrate communion together in our worship. Please gather the elements using what you have at home prior to starting the service. To increase the possibilities of sharing communion together and emphasize our unity as the Body of Christ, the video clip of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper will be available only on Sunday. Other aspects of worship will remain available through the week and in archives.

 The worship service will be available in the blue "Worship" box on the homepage on the website on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 9:15 a.m. There will also be a direct link to worship and all-ages Zoom coffee hour in an email on Sunday morning. You can also access "one-click" worship through our YouTube channel starting at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

You can continue to view the worship services and Adult Education videos from previous online editions on the Weekly Bulletin and Adult Education Archive pages.
Zoom Coffee Hour - Sunday, June 7, 11:00 a.m.
All-ages Zoom Fellowship
Bring your own coffee/juice and join at 11:00 a.m. or a few minutes earlier, so we can split into breakout conversation groups.

Link and details will arrive in your inbox on Sunday morning. If you haven't Zoomed yet, you’ll need to download a small app to your computer, iPad/tablet, or smartphone. For technical support, please review the following tips her e .
Supporting Nassau Church
Text Giving
Want to give via text message?

Text NASSAU operating to 73256 to give to the Operating Fund.

Text NASSAU hunger to 73256 to give to the Hunger Fund.

Standard messaging rates apply.
Giving online is now the easiest and most efficient way to give to our church. You may give using the link provided or by using Church Life on your phone. You may also text NASSAU operating or NASSAU hunger to 73256 . The most efficient way to give to Arm in Arm is directly on their website.

You may also mail a check. As our offices are closed, mail is being forwarded to Linda Gilmore, but this can be slow and unpredictable. So it is more efficient to mail directly to Linda (look up her address in My Nassau or Church Life or contact her by email . ) Checks mailed are deposited weekly on Fridays.
Staying Connected
Nassau's Daily Scripture Phone Line
Honoring all of the different ways we connect with one another we are happy to share our new Nassau phone line available for dial-in calls to receive a Scripture Reading, Prayer & Blessing. The phone line is for everyone, and especially for those who do not have access to smartphones, computers, and tablets. 

Simply call 1-609-683-1975 each day for a recorded scripture lesson and more. Thank you for spreading the Good News!
Virtual VBS

VVBS will feature a daily email (sent Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25) with video links to all your favorite VBS components - stories, crafts, outdoor activities, daily memory verses and even (especially!) music. Activities will be geared for age 3 to grade 6, but all ages (including adults) are welcome to sign up for the emails and check out the offerings.
Daily Devotionals
Pentecost marked the end of Eastertide, but our Daily Devotionals will continue through June, using scriptures chosen by Carol Wehrheim. The Eastertide Devotionals are now available as a downloadable PDF on our website . To sign up to receive the Devotional Email, click here .

Have you ever thought about writing a Daily Devotional but were unsure how to begin? We are eager to have some new writers! Please contact Marcia Wood .
Princeton Presbyterians
Princeton Presbyterians will be joining More Light Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EDT on June 7. Find out more and register .
Choirs
Children’s Choirs - Zoomed for the last Wednesday of the program year today .

Youth Choirs - Zoomed with Fellowship last Sunday for the last time for this program year. Please consider reaching out to  Ingrid  to volunteer for music worship over the summer!

Everyone should keep an eye out for August 10-14, 2020 Chancel Drama information coming soon.
Opportunities for Community Su pport
If you are looking for ways to support the community in this challenging season, please see the Opportunities for Community Support on Nassau’s website.
Prayer Chain
The ministry of prayer is part of the baptismal calling of every believer. We pray for the world because God so loves the world. We pray for the church because it is Christ’s body, living and working in the world. We pray for one another because we care for the wholeness of God’s people. T o request prayer for yourself, a loved one, or a friend please contact Debbi Roldan . To join the prayer chain, send Debbi your email address or phone number.
Reaching the Nassau Staff
Like many of you, the Nassau Staff is working from home so email is the most efficient way to be in touch. You can find each staff person’s email address on the Clergy and Staff page of our website .

If you have general questions or do not know to whom your email would best be addressed, please email “ office@nassauchurch.org. ” This email address is monitored by our administrative staff who will forward it to the person best suited to address it.

Staff can also be reached by phone if you have a pastoral emergency. Please call the church office at (609) 924-0103 , dial "0", and leave a message. The main church line is checked daily by staff.
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