Prepare for Worship
October 4, 2020
Homer United Methodist Church
World Communion and Blessing of the Animals
Prepare for Online Worship

  • gather your elements: bread and juice or something like them
  • open or print the Worship Guide so you can follow the liturgy

Blessing of the Animals:
  • find a picture of a beloved deceased pet
  • invite your animal family members over to the computer to be blessed!

Prepare Your Space:
  • minimize distractions online and around you
  • light a candle and place near you to remind yourself that the light of Christ is with us 
  • pray for your pastor!
Resources for Children
Click here for today's Children's Bulletins. And here's the answer key.

World Communion Sunday Children's Bulletin
World Communion Sunday Children's Activity

Sunday school is back!
Lesson 5 Activities
Lesson 5 Video
Prayer Requests

  • Donna H. - healing
  • Homer youth recuperating from an accident
  • Ola's father
  • Paul Seaton - healing
  • Rich Sonnen - healing
  • Prayers for Rich Sonnen's brother-in-law's Paul
  • Prayers for Peggy - healing
  • Prayers for Peggy's granddaughter Aly
  • Prayers for all of those affected by wildfires in WA, OR, CA, ID, and around the country
  • Prayers for Tirzah's granddaughter Casey, Pam's daughter, and others who are preparing to evacuate if necessary because of the fires
  • Prayers for wisdom and guidance for ourselves and all our leaders - church, community, national, and worldwide
  • Rev. Luke Jones and family
  • Rev. Jojo Nabua and family
  • Cleo Webb and family. Her husband John passed away Thursday, August 20th. Address for cards: 2020 Muldoon Rd. #219, Anchorage, AK. 99504. Phone: 907-770-0558
  • Friend named Karen who has been diagnosed with pancreatic/liver cancer and her family
  • Teachers, students, parents, administrators, staff preparing for back to school
  • Alaska Conference prayer focus: First Samoan UMC of Anchorage, Tafa Fulumua, Pastor

Reply to this email with your prayer requests!
Ways to Give
Thank you for your consistent giving! Your generosity allows us to continue our ministries with people in need in our community. There are many ways to give:

Give Online
Click here for our church donation page.

Send a Check
Homer United Methodist Church
770 East End Road
Homer AK 99603

Donate Automatically
Use the "bill pay" or "auto draft" options of your bank or credit union. Contact your bank to learn more.

Text Your Offering
Safely text your donation through the Give+ app. Learn more here.

Reminder: Pastor Lisa is on professional development leave October 5-12.
Update Regarding In-Person Worship
We will continue to meet virtually for worship and small groups via Zoom and Facebook.

Thank you all for your continued participation online. Wash your hands, wear a mask, stick to your bubbles, stay home, and stay safe! Let's keep the numbers in Homer low so that we can resume worship as soon as possible!
Spiritual Wellness Resources
NEW FALL SERIES on Raven Fed: 
Exploring Spiritual Practices

Do you still feel the "back to school" excitement of starting something new in the fall? I do! In this series, we'll explore spiritual practices so you can experiment and find out what will sustain you in this season of your life. Then, we'll talk about ways to incorporate spiritual practices in your life every day. 

Other devotional videos can be found at Pastor Lisa's YouTube channel, Raven Fed. Click here to watch.

Over the course of the week, if you are in need of comfort and worship, "visit" some of the other Alaskan United Methodist churches to watch their worship services. Click here to see the list of churches offering online worship.

Contact Us
770 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603