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Week of March 28, 2021
AND IF WE SUFFER…
Paul promises that all who live godly in Christ will suffer persecution (2 Timothy 3:12), and it needs to be remembered that not all persecution is of a physical sort that touches our fleshly bodies. More, all will be tempted (1 Corinthians 10:13), and all will have those occasions when they sin (1 John 1:8, 10). None can claim exemption here!

Some of God’s children will know and experience painful afflictions, due to their living in a tabernacle of clay, and due to disease touching them in a way that does not come to everybody. God’s child, of course, takes what comes his way in this life, and possesses the faith that he and God can handle it all! But we note just here 2 Corinthians 4:17, where Paul mentions affliction, and ties to it the fact that God proportionately prepares blessings. “For our light affliction, which is put for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” We’re glad it’s thus stated, that those enduring pain can know that blessings and joy are prepared on the other side to more than offset the troubles known in this life!

THE SOUTHWESTERNER, May 10, 1989
Elders
Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Minister
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Minister
Denver Simmons
Deacons
Raleigh Gallington
Anthony Johnson
Gregory Johnson
Carlfred Malcolm
Albert Martin, Jr.
Walter Maxwell
Richard Meuse
Barry Person
Jason Reid
James Wade, Sr.
News & Notes
Resumption of In-Person Worship: Please see announcement below under Worship Service Schedule for detailed information regarding the resumption of in-person worship on Sunday mornings, beginning Sunday, March 28th.
Children’s Classes will resume on Sunday, March 28th via zoom from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. each week. Students and teachers will access their “classrooms” via the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86159080656?pwd=cGFwWi9LQUpBT05xUDBBSVF5RHlTUT09

Meeting ID: 861 5908 0656
Passcode: 733792
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Meeting ID: 861 5908 0656

The Tender Lambs and Peacemakers children’s classes will meet via separate Zoom links as follows:
  • The Tender Lambs class, taught by Sis. Samantha Reid, will continue using the link they have been using for the time being (see Remote Class Info below for connection information). 
  • The Peacemakers class, taught by Sis. Pam Alexander and Sis. Caroline Myers will continue their Saturday meetings via the Zoom link they are currently using (contact Sis. Pam Alexander for connection information.
While we wish we were celebrating in person, COVID had other plans. Please join our virtual wedding ceremony on Saturday, April 3rd at 5:30.
Molly and Marcus are registered at Target and Amazon
TextAlertz: If you are signed up to receive church text blasts via textalertz, but have stopped receiving the blasts, please email Sis. Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com so she can troubleshoot the issue.

Please keep us updated: Please keep us apprised of any changes to your address, phone number and email address so that we can maintain an accurate database of member information. Please notify Sis Nagarajah at enagarajah@gmail.com or Sis Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com of any changes to your contact information.

Don't Miss Out! Please scroll through the entire e-bulletin each week to be certain not to miss any important announcements or links. Many items are repeated each week, but there are also new announcements that you'll miss if you don't scroll through the entire bulletin.

See the following sections below for new/updated announcements.
  • Latest on COVID-19 - Vaccine available for Phase 1 and those 60 & older
  • Ladies Take Note
  • Ladies' Class Sunday, March 28th at 5 p.m. via freeconferencecall.com
  • Current and Upcoming Events -
  • April Community Outreach
  • New England Lectureship - Save the Date
Midweek Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
The Fragrance of Our Ministry
Part 2 - Ministers of the Gospel
(2 Corinthians 4:1-18)
via freeconferencecall.com
(Click image at left to join the class online, or see remote class schedule below for dial-in info)
Worship Service Schedule

Resumption of in-person Sunday Morning Worship begins Sunday, March 28th at 11 a.m.

We will resume in-person worship on a limited basis on Sunday mornings at 11:00 beginning Sunday, March 28th. The number of attendees is limited to 50 in the auditorium, and attendees must register by completing an online sign up form each week. A link to the sign-up form will be included in the e-bulletin each Sunday. We will continue to livestream Sunday morning worship at 11:00 a.m. on our YouTube channel for those who are unable to attend in person.

Those who do not have internet access to complete the form online can contact Sis. Craigwell at 617-980-7830 or Sis. Gallington at 617-922-5987. By signing up to attend worship in person, you are agreeing to follow all COVID protocols that have been put in place for the safety of all. All attendees will have their temperatures scanned (touchless) upon entry into the building. Facemasks covering the nose and mouth must be worn by all attendees while on church property, both inside and outside. Vented masks are not allowed. All attendees must sanitize hands before entering the auditorium. We ask that all attendees bring their communion with them, but we will have supplies on hand if you forget.

If you will be attending worship in person, please arrive at the building by 10:30 a.m. All attendees must be seated in the auditorium by 10:45 a.m. so that the livestream can begin promptly at 11:00.

To assist us in adhering to COVID capacity limits, please do not come to the building if you have not been added to the list of attendees. If you have been added to the list and find that you cannot attend, please let Sis. Craigwell or Sis. Gallington know right away so that your spot can be given to someone who can attend. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

Use this link to sign up to attend on Sunday, April 4, 2021

Giving: We encourage members to continue using e-giving via the Paypal link on the church website, or to mail their offerings to the church building. There will be a one-week delay in processing offerings brought to in-person worship services. Use the following link to access e-giving:
 
Use the link below to join us for our worship livestream on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. 
Current & Upcoming Events
Click here to donate funds via the congregation's e-giving link. To earmark your donation for Community Outreach, please let Bro. Gallington know via email with the subject line "Community Service Donation" at cocroxbury@gmail.com so that he can properly allocate the funds to Community Outreach.
Latest on COVID-19
COVID-19: Massachusetts has moved into Phase 2 of the COVID vaccination process, and although COVID numbers overall are declining in Massachusetts, we must continue to exercise vigilance in observing recommended safety protocols, e.g., frequent handwashing, wearing a mask whenever you are around people who are not part of your immediate household, in both public and private settings, avoiding all unnecessary travel, keeping your distance, and self-quarantining for the recommended amount of time if you contract or are exposed to COVID-19. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel with the roll out of multiple vaccines, for now, we are still in the midst of a pandemic and it is not time to relax our vigilance in limiting its spread.
Reminder: Please remember that cloth face masks or coverings are required in all public places, including for outdoor activities. Please also remember to launder your cloth facemasks and/or coverings regularly, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing.
Remote Class Schedule
REMINDER: Please remember to mute your phone or computer when joining any of the above conference calls to avoid interrupting the class or service you are entering, particularly if you are joining the call after the event has started.
Prayer Requests
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Click here or anywhere in the announcement above to join the class online.
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men Take Note
No announcements at this time.
New England Lectureship
Retention Ministry
The next Retention Ministry meeting will be via Zoom. Date and time TBA.
Support Groups
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
Youth & Family Ministry
Calendar: April 2021
Special Events
4/3 - Clark/Craigwell Wedding (see above for details)
4/24 - Community Outreach, 10am
4/24 - Communion Supplies Distribution, 12 noon
Ministry Meetings - Please contact your ministry coordinator for remote meeting schedules.
Weekly Events - ALL SERVICES, CLASSES, & MEETINGS NORMALLY HELD AT THE CHURCH BUILDING ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except as noted below:
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) See above for connection info and times for individual classes.
  • Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am in person and via livestream on YouTube. See above for details.
  • Evening Worship Service, 5pm (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Spiritual Development Class 5pm (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • Men's/Women's Classes, 5pm (4th Sunday of the month)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd Sunday of the month at 6pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Mature in Heart Women's Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Congregational Song Practice, 3rd Wed. 6:30pm
  • Mature in Heart Quilting (Thursdays 10:30-12)
  • Healing Hearts (Thursdays @6:15pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Choral Group Rehearsal (Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (Connection info above)
  • Ministers/Elders/Deacons Wives Meeting, (3rd Saturday @10 am) VIA ZOOM
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30am)

Please note that there are no evening services or classes on the 3rd or 5th Sundays of the month.
Plan of Salvation
Church of Christ in Roxbury
81 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-5826