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                           Heritage Happenings for the Week of July 12

 IT’S FELLOWSHIP TIME AT 10:30 A.M. THIS SUNDAY hosted by Lisa Bush on ZOOM.   Get your cup of coffee, tea, or lemonade, a cookie or doughnut and gather with friends for about 30 minutes.  A ZOOM invitation will be sent out to the church on Friday for you to join this event on Sunday.  Anyone can join ZOOM, just click on the invitation and follow the instructions.  If you need help, please contact a tech team member listed below.   

WORSHIP ON YOUTUBE CONTINUES following the Center of Disease Control's recommendations for reopening, the guidance given by Grand Canyon Presbytery and the unanimous decision of the Session after hearing the report from the Reopening Task Group.  Until Arizona reaches Phase 2 conditions, all on-site activities and onsite worship are suspended.  When Phase 2 is reached, the Reopening Task Group will readdress opening of the church buildings. Our first and foremost concern is your safety, and the second concern is that coming together with so many restrictions (face masks, social distancing, limited number of worshippers, no singing, etc.) is not the Heritage Church we know and love. We praise God for technology and the gift of the Spirit to worship “together” while being apart.   

Please continue to join us for live stream worship on YouTube each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Go to Youtube.com and type Heritage Presbyterian Church Glendale AZ in the search box. Then click on the church name when it appears.  If you have any trouble, please contact any one of our TECH TEAM MEMBERS for help: Scott Peck 623-866-8837  scottp1212@gmail.com, Steve Lind  908-500-4871  steve@sdlind.com, Margaret Bailey 623-523-1581 margaretluana@cox.net, David Bailey 623-203-3364 davidabailey@cox.net, Mark Joyner  360-448-3879 mjoyn57@gmail.com.

Ever wonder WHY we have to go to sleep? Why can't we just play all day and all night, too? Listen to "God Gave Us Sleep" by Lisa Tawn Bergen and find out! Join Kiana, Michael, Hannah Lee, and Christian for a virtual family story time on Friday, July 10th at 6:30 p.m.  Check your email for a ZOOM invitation to join this event.     

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will not meet this month but will resume in August.   

HERITAGE JOINS SPIRIT OF HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH for the annual back-to-school drive for HART (Helping At Risk Teens) on Saturday, July 18, 9AM to 11 AM.  Take all donations to Spirit of Hope, 14403 N. 75th Ave, in Peoria (just north of Thunderbird Rd.  Items needed include: adult size backpacks, 3 ring binders, college rule filler paper, college rule 1 subject spiral notebooks, folders with 2 pockets, composition books, calculators, geometry kits (protractor, compass, ruler found at Dollar Tree), highlighters, folders with 2 pockets, erasers, glue sticks, rulers, index cards, mechanical pencils, pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners. A separate flyer and shopping list has been emailed to you with all the above information.    

JOYS & CONCERNS will be lifted up in our live-stream worship on Sunday morning for the congregation to be rejoicing with you and praying for particular needs. Please send an email to  heritagepresprayer@gmail.com with your prayer requests.  

PRAYER CHAIN continues to take prayer request by contacting Margaret Bailey at margaretluana@cox.net or Marsha Remenap at marnare3@gmail.com

THE PRAYER SHAWL GROUP now meets on Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. via ZOOM.  Please email Roni at Rkoz543@gmail.com and she will email you a ZOOM invitation.  For those who want to learn to knit or crochet, now is a great time to learn.  

CHURCH CONTACT is by phone or email.  Contact Jean through the office:  602-938-7063; heritagepres@gmail.com.  To contact the pastor directly, call her cell at 602-577-1177.  The pastor has a different email address from the church office:  preacherkaren@aol.com.  You are welcome to email the pastor for personal conversation.   If you have a key to the church buildings, we ask that you continue to refrain from entering the buildings at this time.  The staff works from home with a limited number of hours in the church office.        

TO PREPARE FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP take a look at the lectionary readings for this Sunday:

         Genesis 25:19-34, Matthew 13:1-9, Psalm 119: 105-112, Romans 8:1-11

                   Be blessed.  Be safe.  Be a blessing by wearing a mask.