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Digital Bulletin 7.22.2021

 

Sensitive Ones, 

 

How do you like being addressed as sensitive? I'm guessing that for a few of you reading this, it doesn't make you feel well. You think, "why be sensitive?" "Who has time for that?" Do you know that one of the evidences of God's refining work in us is that we grow more sensitive and even sympathetic to the needs of those around us, and to the people around us?

 

In a world where we witness so much hostility, betrayal, and general hurt, it's not hard for hearts to grow calloused. This is why we need the reminder of Hebrews 13:3. "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." As we continue to study Hebrews 13 and learn how to love one another as family, may we be those who take the time to identify with, care for, and even feel with those who are suffering because of their faith. May we be sensitive. May we be concerned. May we be drawn to pray, act, and share on their behalf.

 

What disciples of Jesus around you would benefit from your care and concern?

Craig


Summer Splash!

Sunday, July 25 • 6:30-8:30pm

Seashore Waterpark

If you have a child in our Next Gen ministries (preschool, children, or 412 student ministries) or are a volunteer there, bring your family to Summer Splash! Hang out, relax, and swim on us!

 

LCC ServeFest

Sunday, August 15

Worship: 10:00am

Lunch & Games: 10:45am – 12:45pm

We spent all last year learning to SEEK HIM, and now it’s time to SERVE HIM! Sunday, August 15 will be a special, fun day for us to explore how we can serve one another, and our God, at LCC.

 

We will all gather for one worship service at 10am, then move outside for our ServeFest of fun, food, and fellowship. We will provide lunch and water for all. There will be bounce houses and playground time for our younger ones. Adults and kids in middle school and up are invited to visit various tents to play games and learn about our serving opportunities at LCC. At each tent, you can receive a punch on your punch card. After collecting 8 punches, you can turn in your card at the Kenna’s Funnel Cake booth for a mini funnel cake or small lemonade shake-up. It’s sure to be a fun time, and we pray you will find your place to serve at LCC.

 

Sign up soon at one of the Welcome Centers or the Hub so we know how many to provide lunch for.

 

Would you like to help make this happen? We have a few opportunities for you to help. We need an adult to monitor the kids in the inflatables, and we’ve scheduled them in 30-minute shifts so you can still enjoy your time. We also need parking attendants in the morning for service, and a clean-up crew after. If you can help our with one of these spots, please click here to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4babac2daafa7-servfest

 

Linen Closet Needs

Did you know that LCC has a Linen Closet ministry to provide Love INC neighbors with clean, like-new bedding and towels? We sure do, and we are in need of more queen size sheet sets. If you have gently used sets or could donate new ones, please bring them to the laundry basket at the Hub.

Worship through giving

Church may not be meeting, but ministry is still happening and the needs are still great. There are still simple ways for you to do your usual giving.


By Mail

You can mail a check that you would normally drop in the offering plate to: Lebanon Christian Church, P.O. Box 664 Lebanon, IN 46052


Online

On the website, click on "Give" in the top menu bar. You can sign in to the database and give with your credit/debit card or add your checking account to your database account and give through automatic withdrawal. This method is preferred as there are no fees associated with it. If you have trouble with your password, click the "Forgot Password" button and retrieve it via your email address. You can also give here without signing in to your account.


Mobile App

If you have the LCC Elexio Mobile App, click on "Give" and you can go through the steps as above.


Text to Give

Text the word "GIVE" to 765-375-1LCC and follow the prompts. After you have done that one time to set up an account, you can text the amount you'd like to donate.


Drop off a Check

You are welcome to drop off a check at LCC during business hours: M-Th 8-4.

  • how are you feeling?

    Before joining us for in-person worship, please assess your current health. If you, or anyone you've recently been in contact with, are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please stay home and worship with us online at 10:30am on Sundays:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headaches
    • New loss of taste of smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus.
  • SHOULD I WEAR A MASK?

    We are encouraging those who are willing to wear a mask to continue to do so as we strive to help and honor those around us.

     

    We continue to ask that each of us handles our disagreements and strong convictions with grace and love.

  • HOW DO I CHECK IN?

    The check-in hosts will assist with check-in. They will enter your name and check in your family, so there are minimal people touching the computers. You can tear off any labels that print for your children. 

  • Where do i sit?

    Rows are distanced in the auditorium, and we ask that you leave 3-4 seats between households. The student center is set up for social distancing, and the kids auditorium is equipped with floor circles to help the children keep an acceptable distance. We'll do our best with the little ones too!

  • How do i give my offering?

    In addition to the simple ways listed below, there are giving boxes located on the communion tables. Feel free to drop in your tithe as you go through for communion, then sanitize your hands before taking the elements.

  • what about communion?

    You will be released from your seats for communion, where you will move to the nearest of six stations. You have the opportunity to give offering, take a Connection Card, sanitize your hands, and take communion back to your seat the take it in quiet reflection.


    If you need assistance or are unable to walk to a communion station, please raise your hand and a deacon will bring you a tray where you can take a double cup of the bread and juice.

  • can i get a bulletin?

    We will continue to email a weekly digital bulletin, available below each week. If you are not getting the weekly emails, contact the church office and we will update your information.


    If you would like to pick up a printed copy of the email, there will be limited copies available at the Guest Services desk on Sunday morning.

  • Can I get coffee?

    We will not have coffee urns available, but you are welcome to bring your own. We will have bottles of water at the coffee stations for your convenience.

  • I have a baby in the nursery. What do i need to know?

    Our nursery will be open as usual, but we will provide all the diapering needs for your child. Please leave all diaper bags and things from home out in the hallway. We will come out to get a bottle or pacifier if your baby needs it.

  • what about preschool children?

    Your children are always welcome to go to "big church" with you. However, we will have classes open for children. When you bring your child, please stop at the classroom gate to sanitize hands. We will be outside anytime that the weather is nice. Volunteers will be diligent about helping children wash their hands, use sanitizer, and cleaning common areas. If possible, please send only one adult to drop off and pick up your child to avoid congestion in the halls. Use the floor stickers to maintain social distancing in the hallways.

  • HOW WILL KIDS CHURCH WORK?

    Children will be asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the room. There will be sanitizer available in the room and in each small group. Children will be challenged to sit on a carpet dot to help maintain appropriate social distancing. Small group leaders will work to limit shared supplies and maintain distances between children. With all of that in place, Kids Church will look similar to what it has in the past. Children will come to stations to give offering and/or take communion. They will be loved, cared for, and have fun with their friends and small group leaders! If possible, please send only one adult to drop off and pick up your child and use the floor stickers to maintain social distancing in the hallways.

  • what about student ministry?

    Our students will be asked to sanitize on their way into the Student Center, and we will have life groups meeting in the large rooms upstairs to allow them to keep their distance. Students and leaders may be asked to help wipe down their area and furniture after use. The coffee bar will be closed, so make sure to eat breakfast before you come.


    During Overflow weeks (2nd Sunday of the month), we will have Overflow worship at 9am, hang-out time at 10am, and life groups at 10:30am. 

request a sermon cd or DVD

Sometimes the best way for people to engage in worship is to listen to a CD of the sermon audio, whether because of slow or limited internet or technical difficulty. If this is you or someone you know, please fill out this form. We are happy to mail audio CDs of the sermon to anyone who would like one.


We now have the ability to record DVDs of the entire service, to be viewed on a computer or DVD player. If you know someone without internet who would like a DVD of our services, please email office@lebanonchristian.org or call 765-482-4673 to add them to our mailing list.

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Church Building Use

With COVID restricting our room capacity and requiring additional cleaning, along with limited custodial hours, we must restrict building use for non-ministry related events to groups no larger than 50% capacity. Please understand that we do our best to accommodate outside groups for both members and non-members, but we must abide by these rules as per our elders and government officials.


Mask Only Section

Part of the “new normal” of church is that we have a section for mask-wearers who prefer to only be near others who are also wearing masks. That section can be found in the right-hand side of the auditorium. There are signs at the front of the section to remind you to wear your masks, and also orange tape on the floor to let you know what rows are included in that seating section. Please be respectful and wear a mask if you sit in that section.

 

Ways to Worship

  • In person!! You can come to worship at 9am or 10:30am on Sunday!
  • YouTube: LCC Worship channel. The service will be LIVE at 9:00am.
  • LCC Facebook – the service will be LIVE at 9:00am.
  • Lebanonchristian.org/messages - Available on Monday.
  • Podcast (search Lebanon Christian Church in your podcast app or click the link on lebanonchristian.org/messages) - available on Monday.
  • CD – email office@lebanonchristian.org or call 765-482-4673 to be added to the CD mailing list.
  • DVD – if you know someone without internet, this is a great way for them to participate. Please email office@lebanonchristian.org or call 765-482-4673 to add someone to the DVD mailing list.