Worship in Isolation

Are you curious about our church?  Join us for worship to see what we are all about!  Each Sunday worship is recorded on our facebook page for viewing on your time.  Learn how to join us this week!

Worship Connection
Our worship service has moved to Zoom Conference Call so that everyone can participate in worship from home. The building is now closed. You can participate in worship by calling into our Zoom Video Conference Call Line or watching on our facebook page.
Join zoom on computer or smart phone: https://zoom.us/j/210508481
Call in: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 210 508 481
Email us at morganparkpres@gmail.com to receive our weekly bulletin and announcements to use during worship.
Advent and Christmas Worship - "Those Who Dream"
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The theme for this Advent Season is "Those Who Dream." Like Mary, we too dream of lifting up the oppressed and bringing down those with too much earthly power.  This is God's vision of life together - toward hope, love, peace and joy!  The image above of Mary and Jesus is from our worship materials for Advent and Christmas from sanctifiedart.org
There are exciting ways for you to participate in worship this advent:
- Advent Candle Prayer - Your family/group can volunteer to read a special poem during one of the Sundays in Advent - starting November 29th.  You are invited to light your own candle and continue this sacred practice from home.
- Advent Wreath Orders - Janese Thomas is creating a special line of advent candle wreaths for worshiping from home!  For this holiday fundraiser each wreath is $25.  Please email or call Pastor Ben to order one for your home (benheimachsnipes@gmail.com). Include the address where the wreath should be dropped off. Send your payment by mail or online clicking here. The image below shows some of the designs available. Each wreath will include 5 candles (shown on the right) so that you can participate in the Advent Candle Lighting from your home worship space:
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- Virtual Hanging of the Greens - Send a photo or video clip of your holiday decorations in your home by December 1st.  We will show these images in worship and pray for God's presence with us - making our homes holy ground for worship and renewal.
- Caroling - We will end each Sunday worship service with Christmas Caroling!  Stay on the service to make music requests and sing along to the music of the season!
- Hymn Requests - Please send Pastor Ben your favorite hymns of Advent and Christmas so we can be sure to include them in our worship experience.  All types of music are on the table if they help tell the story of Jesus.
Advent/Christmas Virtual Children's Sermons
Help our children tell the story of Jesus coming into the world! I invite you to create a weekly video story with all of our families.  If each family creates a short video clip each week (10 seconds to 1 minute), then Jamie Wasowski can edit them together to help us tell the story of the season.  Click here to download instructions for each week's video.
Virtual Chancel Choir
Email Music Director Dhilanthi Fernando to receive instructions about singing in our current virtual choir anthem!  Virtual choir anthems are recorded by individual singers and edited together into a communal sound.  Your voice is welcome! You can also contribute recordings of percussion, clapping or other rhythmic support.
Worship Connection
Our worship service has moved to Zoom Conference Call so that everyone can participate in worship from home. The building is now closed. You can participate in worship by calling into our Zoom Video Conference Call Line or watching on our facebook page.
Join zoom on computer or smart phone: https://zoom.us/j/210508481
Call in: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 210 508 481
Email us at morganparkpres@gmail.com to receive our weekly bulletin and announcements to use during worship.
Facebook
We will continue our live-streaming version of worship through our Facebook page.  The "facebook live" video should come up if you visit our page (in link above) during the worship service.  Otherwise, you can look for it under the "Videos" tab on our page.  You do not need a facebook account to view our page, but if you struggle with technology, it might be easier to access the video after creating an account.
Zoom by Phone/Computer
Zoom allows you to participate in worship by either connecting to a phone or computer with audio or audio/video.  To call in by phone, simply dial the number below and input our "Meeting ID." If you plan on joining worship with the video function, we highly encourage individuals to download and install the Zoom Application beforehand. To download and install the Zoom Application:
Go to https://zoom.us/download and from the Download Center, click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings”.
This application will automatically download when you start your first Zoom Meeting.
Once the download is complete, proceed with installing the Zoom application onto your computer/smart phone.

If you experience any problems with performing the Zoom Client for Meetings installation, give me a call (317-361-3091) or contact the Zoom help line.
Join Zoom Worship Now
Call in from any land line or cell phone:
+1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 210 508 481
You will be placed in a waiting room until the host can invite you into the worship service.  Once in the service you can punch in *6 on your phone to mute and unmute your voice on the call.

Sunday Morning Worship

We are committed to Christ, Diversity and Mission which we seek to embody in our worship each week.  Our worship has a mix of traditional Presbyterian Hymns and contemporary music spanning the musical genres of Jazz, Gospel, Classical, and Contemporary.  Our members come from a diversity of Christian Traditions, and we work to incorporate these traditions into the music and prayer life in our worship services.

Worship begins at 10:30am and regularly ends at 11:45am.

Children are welcome to join their family for worship.

Our Family Sunday School class for children between 4 and 13 years old now meets on Saturdays at 10:30am.  Email us to learn how to join this ministry! Morganparkpres@gmail.com

We are now live streaming our worship service through Facebook Live.  Like us on Facebook to join us in worship from home, or watch a recent worship service.