Next Sunday, May 23
“On Pentecost they gathered, quite early in the day — a band of Christ’s disciples, to worship, sing and pray.” This year, unlike last year, it will be at Kirk in the Hills as we sing in the hymn!
We are so glad to continue moving forward with our worship offerings at the Kirk. Our current schedule includes an 8:00 a.m. service in Cedarholm Chapel, 9:00 a.m. Garden Service, and a service in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.
In addition, we are excited to share beginning on Pentecost Sunday, May 23:
We will no longer require registration for any of our services. Our Cedarholm and Sanctuary services will be capped at 50% capacity for the time being and seats will be first-come, first-served. Overflow will be directed to the Refectory and all will be accommodated. Masks are now optional for anyone fully vaccinated at Kirk in the Hills. If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you wear masks when inside at the Kirk.
· Ropes will be removed from the ends of the pews. Bibles, hymnals, and pew cushions will be returned to the pews.
· Our prerecorded online service at 9:00 a.m., livestream at 10:00 a.m., and radio broadcast at 11:00 a.m. will continue!
So join us on the special Sunday known as the “birthday of the church” and, in the spirit of the day, we invite you to wear red!
Our Kirk members served dinner to 85 homeless guests staying at a hotel in Pontiac for the past 7 days! A big THANK YOU to all those who shopped, prepared and served the meals! And to ALL of you who give financially here at the Kirk; 10% of all stewardship goes directly to our Outreach and Mission ministries!
We finished out the week taking a grill over to barbecue with Pastor Edwin. The guests absolutely loved it and asked if we could come again!
We had our first Garden Service last Sunday. Hopefully this Sunday we won’t need umbrellas - we hope you will come at 9!
The Children’s Bells of Blessing figurines have returned from being restored this week. The Bells of Blessing, which is also being restored, is located at the entrance to the preschool, strikes the hour and plays various hymns. The instrument was given in 1966 by Lillian and Karl Scott in memory of their daughter.
Youth group has started meeting outside by the fire pit again. This week we enjoyed the nice weather with small groups and ultimate frisbee!
Kirk’s Garden Club, our summer Sunday school for children up to 5th grade, kicked off on Sunday at 9 with guitar, Bible story and fun time of gardening! Thank you, Coach Bill and teachers Sarah and Mike! We can’t wait to see what will grow in our garden this summer!