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Virtual Worship Guide

Sunday Worship Service: Presbyterianism from a Non-Presbyterian Perspective

Dear “Virtual” Southminster Members,

Welcome to this Sunday edition of Virtual worship!   My hope is that as you worship and take time to care for your spirit, the Great Spirit and Southminster will fill you with hope and comfort and resilience.

One of the hallmarks of being a “Presbyterian” is that we are a connectional church.  The connections we have to one another span the globe and give us strength and hope and grace to move forward even in such a time as this.

Today, Mark Hernandez-Mullins (who has also been at Southminster for 14 years) will be sharing the sermon with you.  Mark has been a support to Southminster in so many ways throughout the years and I know that you do not want to miss his reflections on why and how he became a presbyterian.

I do encourage you to take part in this week’s Sunday Starter with Kathy Huddleston at 9 AM. The topic for today is the history of Mt. Rushmore and commemorative statuary. We’ll discuss recent actions to remove or move statues. What makes a statue or site historically significant and worthy of preservation? Come listen and share your thoughts.

Sunday Starter Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 933 0441 3416 Password: 473387

I will be back in the office on Monday, July 13.  Feel free to give me a call if you need anything from me or the community.  I can be reached at 503.819.2442 or ludwigpdx@gmail.com.

Virtual Pastor Don

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Mission News

We are the recipients of a $1,000 grant from the Cascades Presbytery to be used to address hunger in Washington County. Our Mission Committee is matching that amount and distributing the funds to:

  • Meals on Wheels Beaverton: Help fund the delivery of meals to seniors. They have experienced an increase of 2,000 meals per day in the metro area due to COVID-19.
  • Vose Elementary: For grocery gift cards to augment the 40 food boxes they hand out each week.
  • Whitford Middle School: In partnership with Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, for gift cards for food. Our joint donations will be matched by a PEER (Pandemic Emergency Economic Relief) Grant from the Lutheran Synod.
  • Adelante Mujeres: To increase food vouchers given to Latino families in need. Vouchers are good for purchases at all Washington County farmers markets. Also a win-win for local food vendors.
If you want to add to these donations, please make checks payable to Southminster and send them to the church office. Please clearly mark them ‘Mission.’ We will pass the funds on to these local organizations helping ease hunger in our community.

First Tuesday Book Group

The First Tuesday book group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM on Zoom. Although we like to encourage people to become regular members of our discussion group, visitors are always welcome to attend when a particular book is of interest.
First Tuesday Book Group 2020-2021 Reading List [PDF]

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Meeting ID: 935 2532 3527 Password: 397676

This month, we’re reading So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Join us for the discussion on August 4th.

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Donate on Facebook

You can now make secure, tax-deductible donations to Southmin from our Facebook page — Just look for the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page. Help us earn more by creating and sharing a fundraiser with your friends. There are no fees, so we’ll receive 100% of the contributions collected.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

You can now link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Southminster! You can help us raise funds just by shopping with your Rewards Card – and you’ll still receive Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates. Simply visit https://www.fredmeyer.com. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account you can search for Southminster Presbyterian Church by name or enter CS179 and click Enroll. We’ll receive a percentage of your regular purchases every quarter. Thank you for your support!

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