- ReadHappy Independence Weekend!Celebrate our freedom, meaning, and community in Jesus!
Look inside, they say, and you’ll make your own meaning. You have freedom, they say, to make your own path. The pressure is on to become something great and what’s wrong with you BTW if you’re not great yet? Our hope is you’ll find community, purpose, meaning, and freedom in Christ.
Pastor Aaron will be preaching from Ephesians 4:1-10 this weekend in our Saturday Night 7pm service as well as Sunday Morning at 9 and 10:30 am. Remember our Virtual Vestibule or Net Narthex or what we call the ICC Lobby after service. Use this link www.bit.ly/ICCLobby
After three experiments on Sunday Nights with our worship times, we are working on another service outdoors on a Sunday Morning soon. Stay tuned at Issaquah.cc/Tent
- ReadImportant SurveyAbout In-Person Gatherings
We know that things keep changing in our county and we can't make plans and assume that they will be for certain, but we want to hear from you. Some of you may be completely uncomfortable with meeting in person indoors and we want to respect that. Some of you may want to meet only outdoors.
We want to continue to meet online to make sure nobody feels left out as well as add in some hybrid elements to other gatherings. For instance, when if we gather indoors we may have blend of video and live preaching, whereas meeting outdoors has other limitations (no video projection).
Would you please spend a few minutes and help us understand where to put our resources in the next few months? Here is the survey link.
- ReadWorship NewsPlanning Hybrid ServicesSunday Night Worship
We'll meet to Worship Jesus outdoors together at 6:45pm this Sunday Night. Feel free to come about 6:30 to get settled. (This gathering will follow directly after the Annual Member's Meeting which begins at 6pm.) If you are feeling sick or in a vulnerable population please stay home. We will be following all of the protocols and as you know Face Coverings have been mandated. More details at issaquah.cc/tent
- Aaron Bauer published a newsletterReadAnother GatheringMany Thanks to Those Who Helped
It has been good to gather in our homes for digital church and while I can't hear you singing out there, I know that your songs and prayers go up and are heard by God. I get reports that there is even some dancing going on (with the kids ministry videos anyway).
It has been difficult to not see each other's faces so I've added a Digital Lobby for you to connect after church services.
Also check out Issaquah.cc/tent for our Sunday Night Worship experiment which meets at 7pm on June 21. Jesse Granados will lead us in worship again. Up to 100 people can be in attendance so arrive early and check out the health guidelines before you come.
We have been learning that God has already done the work to unite us but we need to live into that unity. Please come with a word to share, a prayer in your heart, and ready to sing and celebrate Jesus.
Also email email@example.com for what you think would be helpful in the way of virtual meetings during the week. The Zoom Bible Studies met a need for a few months but now I am looking toward other ideas. Would you like a Q&A format where you ask Bible Questions? Do you want a discussion forum for current topics and biblical perspective? What time of day would work for a virtual visit with your Pastor?
- ReadLet's Come Togetherand Worship JesusThe Invitation
Please come Sunday Night to sing out and honor Jesus together. Bring a word of encouragement to share, a prayer in your heart, and ready to sing and celebrate Jesus. Thankfully our Re-Assembling Team has worked out the details for us to meet in a way that honors each other, promotes unity, and keeps everyone safe.
- Aaron Bauer published a newsletterReadRe-Assembling NewsCome Together As One
This Saturday morning we will set up the big tent on the upper lawn
(SE corner of our property). We will be able to use this for various types of meetings but the first gathering will be Sunday night June 14 at 7 PM. It has been a long time of waiting in isolation and we all feel the need to come together and unite our voices to proclaim God’s goodness. We have been learning that God has already done the work to unite us but we need to live into that unity. Please come with a word to share, a prayer in your heart, and ready to sing and celebrate Jesus. Thankfully our Re-Assembling Team is working out the details for us to meet in a way that honors each other, promotes unity, and keeps everyone safe. Those details will come out soon, but in the meantime mark your calendar and prepare your heart. Add June 21st, 7pm to your calendar as well.