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Sunday Worship Live Stream

Join us on Zoom every Sunday at 10 AM.

https://zoom.us/j/97378451059?pwd=dUJQVk1SdDc2WHU5UzN1YytjMmErQT09

Meeting ID: 973 7845 1059
Passcode: 516585

Sunday’s LIVE Zoom Worship (10:00-10:45 a.m.):

  • Welcome and Call to Worship and Opening Hymn
  • Short Sermon (10-12 min)
  • Sharing the Peace and Break Out Groups (10-12 min)
  • Time for Meditation, Sharing Joys and Concerns, and Prayer
  • Announcements, Closing Hymn, and Benediction

This Week in Worship

Sunday Worship Service: The Faces of Jesus

Dear “Virtual” Southminster Members,

Welcome to our third week of live streamed worship. Our spiritual theme for the month of August is “Becoming a Matthew 25 Congregation”. Our congregation is one of 588 congregations who has accepted the invitation to follow Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 25:31–46 by becoming active disciples and making a difference in our community and the world.

Each Sunday in August, we will explore Matthew 25 and each of these areas. I do hope that each of you makes time to participate in weekly “Zoom” worship services at 10 a.m. on Sundays. This Sunday, we will celebrate communion together — please prepare for worship by having a candle and bread/grape juice readily available.

If you are unable to access ZOOM for whatever reason, you can call Michel on his cell phone (503.523.7878) and he will help you get into the worship service. And as always, 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 were the recipients of a $1,000 grant from the Cascades Presbytery to address hunger in Washington County. Our Mission Committee matched that amount and distributed 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.

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]

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92674848140?pwd=ODdKa0c1U1o0bmZpS1VCQU90cHBpdz09

Meeting ID: 926 7484 8140 Passcode: 622600

This month, we’re reading Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans. Join us for the discussion on September 1st.

GoodReads | WCCLS Catalog
Powell’s Books

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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Legacy Giving

Your gifts, both now and after your lifetime can make your church home stronger and more responsive to the needs of generations to come. And a memorial gift or bequest enables the Southminster community to remember you or someone you love. Click the picture above to learn more.