Words of comfort in uncertain times
Recordings of our recent Sunday ZOOM video/phone-in services can be found by clicking on the buttons below.
IMPORTANT FUTURE CHANGE: The Interchurch Council has postponed in person worship for the foreseeable future. We will still have our Zoom worship services--using the new church Zoom account which includes toll-free dial in for those folks without internet! More details were mailed to to the congregation in the past week.
*Wednesday Mornings at 9 AM: coffee, prayer, & conversation with Pastor Roger via Zoom--instructions and meeting number is sent via the weekly church email.
NOTE: you can send a request to be added to the church email list at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The church mailing addresses are found in the "Contact Us" page above.
We are still meeting, praying and worshiping together! Pastor Spinney will host a live Bible reading/prayer worship service via ZOOM on Sundays at 10 AM and Wednesdays at 9 AM. See instructions below:
Sunday Worship services with Pastor Roger
Time: Every week on Sunday for the foreseeable future. Instructions on how to connect to our ZOOM services have been emailed to the congregation--you can sign up for emails by sending an email to the church secretary: (email@example.com)
You can find the bulletin for the Sunday service July 12 here
If you are not receiving emails from the church to get the information on the ZOOM services, please email the church ASAP: etna.hanovercenter.church at gmail.com
Wednesday morning “coffee and donuts” with the pastor (9 AM)
(BYO coffee and/or a donut, etc.) via ZOOM. The ZOOM instructions with links and password are sent in the weekly church email. An informal prayer and conversation with Pastor Roger.
We have a recordings of our most recent weekly ZOOM online Sunday worship services by an audio or video file below (the green buttons). It has been wonderful and fun to see and hear the voices of our church family as they join in the conversations and prayers.
The Inter-church Council and Pastor Spinney decided to postpone our in person worship because of risks to inside gatherings and the challenges with adhering to health and safety procedures under the recent changes to NH state guidelines on church gatherings. We will plan on continuing our ZOOM worship services SUnday June 21st with a new church zoom metting which includes toll free dialing. Instructions were sent in a letter posted June 18. NOTE: YOU MAY NEED THE PASSWORD IN ADDITION TO THE LINK IN THE EMAIL!
Here is a poem Pastor Roger recently shared in a sermon:
When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts... God knows how hard you have tried.
When you've cried so long and your heart is in anguish... God has counted your tears.
If you feel that your life is on hold and time has passed you by ... God is waiting with you.
When you're lonely and your friends are too busy even for a phone call... God is by your side.
When you think you've tried everything and don't know where to turn... God has a solution.
When nothing makes sense and you are confused or frustrated... God has the answer.
If suddenly your outlook is brighter and you find traces of hope ... God has whispered to you.
When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for... God has blessed you.
When something joyful happens and you are filled with awe... God has smiled upon you.
When you have a purpose to fulfill and a dream to follow... God has opened your eyes and called you by name.
Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing...
Please sign up for weekly emails to get updates on our worship schedule and the zoom service password!
Lots of memories of our past church activities--we'll be back when it's safe!
Weekly announcements and upcoming events:
Wednesday mornings prayer and conversation--bring your own coffee and donuts for a online chat with Pastor Roger. The weekly email has the zoom info.
* New Church photo directories are available for in person pick up at the Etna church entryway--please one copy per household. Please email the church if you cannot pick up your copy and need it to be mailed or delivered.
* Our zoom worship is now using a new church zoom account and meeting number--and has a toll free option for the folks who dial in on their phones. The link was sent on the weekly email. Please note there may be a password required (included in the weekly email and ICC letter from June 20).
*VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY covered a lot of ground on the difficult teachings of Jesus this spring. A new Bible study will resume in the Fall.
*Sewing crafters can help make protective fabric masks for DHMC and community members! We will collect them in a plastic bin in the Etna church entry to deliver TO DHMC. Instructions can be found (follow exactly using new cotton fabric) in the button on the right. And you can find a helpful video on the link below:
If you would like to pray for our members in need, sign up to receive our weekly prayer email below.
Prayer requests or questions for the church secretary? E-mail the church at: etna.hanovercenter.church at gmail.com
Pastor’s schedule: Pastor Roger Spinney is working in Etna four days a week--Thursday through SUnday at noon. He is available by phone/text/email:
Interim Pastor Roger Spinney: email: rspin6477 at aol.com or text or phone: 508-944-4536.
The parsonage landline is: 603-277-2131 and the church office/ answering machine is 603-643-2618.