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Christmas Eve Service and Pageant

Join us on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. for a live worship service and premiere of our 2020 Christmas Pageant . This year we have a different kind of Christmas pageant: light-hearted, socially-distanced, and crowd-sourced by the congregation video. It is truly a Christmas Pageant fit for 2020.

2020 PLUC Christmas Pageant

If the above video isn’t working, check out the links below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JAQpGzYBgZmninQMCzaGJETbbW7kJzww/view

or here: https://www.facebook.com/PLUC.org/videos/1348150272200162/

Evening Prayer, Wednesdays During Advent

This year, Portage Lake United church is joining with three other aread churches in hosting weekly online evening prayer services on Wedenesdays.

The link will be updated here each week prior to the start of the service.
This week, the service is streamed over Facebook Live.
December 16, 2020: https://www.facebook.com/gdlchancock

Portage Lake United Church is hosts the first week, on December 2nd. Grace Lutheran Church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host the following weeks.

If you miss the live service, you can check back here and replay a video whenever you want.

December 16, 2020
December 9, 2020
Holden Evening Prayer, December 2, 2020 at Portage Lake United Church

Online Worship Sundays at 11 a.m.

We are gathering online for worship. Join us!
The Zoom meeting opens at 10:30 a.m. for a time to connect with others.
At 11:00 a.m. our service begins. Our worship service will be complete with music, preaching, scriptures and prayers. A virtual coffee hour follows the worship service.

The sanctuary will be open on Sunday morning for those looking to worship in person, limited to 10 worshipers. Masks and social distancing are required.

Join us on Zoom beginning at 10:30 a.m. for fellowship and at 11 a.m. for our worship service.


We use the zoom platform to stream our worship services.

Click here to join service.

View or download a copy of the online bulletin here (updated by Sunday morning, 9 a.m.)

Detailed Instructions to join the worship service:

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85659340593?pwd=RE8yOFpTTWsybCtpZzdtSkV6cjVSZz09

Meeting ID: 856 5934 0593
Passcode: 180322
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85659340593# US (Chicago)

Nov. 2020 Congregation/Corporation Meeting

We are meeting after worship, November 15, 2020, for a Congregation and Corporation Meeting.

Our meeting will be held on line via zoom and in person (following covid protocols).

You can see a draft of the meeting documents by clicking the links below.
Please note: these documents may change until they have been finalized at the November 12th Consistory meeting.

November 6, 2020

Weekly Announcements

Upcoming Congregational Meeting

Our November Congregational/Corporation meeting will be held over ZOOM following Worship on November 15 following worship. We will be reviewing the 2021 proposed budget, voting on the Church Treasurer and Financial Secretary, and receiving a report from Pastor Peter on what has been going on and plans for the future.

A Virtual Progressive Dinner

Want to eat together online? What happens when church family that eats, together, in front of a screen?
We are looking at holding a “progressive dinner” over ZOOM.
Let the office know if you would be interested in doing something like this, and especially, let us know if you would like to “host” a section of the meal.
Pastor Peter will even help you produce “a cooking show segment” if you would like to host. Please let the office know by November 12 if you are interested in participating.

Presbytery Point Camp

The annual meeting for Presbytery Point Camp will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom. If you would like to participate in this call, please contact Rev. Jim Porter for login information. jporter@erfpc.org

Presbytery Point’s Mug CAMPaign has begun!
Order your mug by November 14th for the chance to get your mug by Thanksgiving.
These make great Christmas gifts and will ship directly to your door!
All proceeds go to Presbytery Point Camp.
Click the link below to purchase.
https://www.bonfire.com/presbytery-point-mug-campaign/

October 29, 2020

Weekly Announcements

All Saints Worship this Sunday
Join us for worship this Sunday Morning when we remember those who have gone on before us in faith.

Share a Saint
There is still time to send a photo or name of a loved one, a historical saint, or spiritual companion of yours to include in our worship service this Sunday. Send names and/or photos to Pastor Peter.


Times are a Changin!
Don’t forget to “Fall Back” before you go to bed on Saturday as Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday.

Upcoming Congregational Meeting
Our November Congregational/Corporation meeting will be held over ZOOM following Worship on November 15 following worship. We will be reviewing the 2021 proposed budget, voting on the Church Treasurer and Financial Secretary, and receiving a report from Pastor Peter on what has been going on and plans for the future.

November 2020 Newsletter
Beth has posted the November Newsletter here.

A Virtual Progressive Dinner or Progressively Virtual Dinner?
Want to eat together.  We are looking at holding a “progressive dinner” or some other form of community lunch on the first Sunday of December.  We could have appetizers, salad, entrée, dessert.  Different people could “host” each section and send out a recipe for that section so everyone is eating the same thing.  This could be done over ZOOM after worship while a few people are at the church “Greening the Church” for the season.  Let the office know if you would be interested in doing something like this, and if so, if you would like to “host” a section of the meal.  Please let the office know by November 12 if you are interested in participating.


We are counting down, praying, and sharing steps you can take to get to Election Day.
What can you do today?
JOIN US IN PRAYER
Loving God, we go with your love to exercise the responsibility each of us carries in this democracy to vote. We pray for all people who join with us to cast their ballots even as we pray for hope, equality, wholeness, and health for all people created in your image and for your glorious creation: earth. May your love sustain us. Amen.


Greetings from Presbytery Point Camp!
Amidst all the chaos and uncertainty, Presbytery Point is standing strong on this little peninsula here in Michigamme.

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It’s a bit more quiet and the birds and deer have decided it’s a nice safe haven to winter.

Here is a PDF of the the Fall 2020 newsletter. You can also find it on our homepage of www.presbyterypoint.org.

Stay warm & healthy!
From around the campfire,
Jenna Thompson, Executive Director