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Marion Ministerial Alliance Response to COVID-19

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings this Lenten season in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Great Healer. These are trying times but we believe that these and all times are firmly in the hands of our loving God. We pray that God will defeat this virus speedily, cause protective measures to succeed,  grant all that are sick wholeness…

Pastoral Letter Regarding COVID-19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,      Right now there is one topic that is drowning out all others in local, national, and global news, and that is the news of corona virus, or COVID-19. It is classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and different areas are handling the situation in different ways, in ways that we hope…

Opportunities!

As the Planning committee continues to work, they thank you for helping with phases 1 and 2 – strengths and weaknesses – and hope that you’ll help with phase 3 – opportunities. Keep in mind that we’re not looking for reality checks or detailed plans, just things that we can do, opportunities that exists for…

March 8, 2020 – The Second Sunday in Lent – How Can I Help You?

Mark 10:32-52 Passion prediction, Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, heals blind Bartimaeus.   I don’t know if James and John understand what they’re asking here. I do know that we are the ones who reap what they have sown. We are the ones who both benefit from and have to live into their brashness. Can you…

Worried about Covid -19 or the flu?

Often it’s hard to figure out what to do when news of a new illness, or a bad flu season are making the rounds. You can read what Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is doing to help congregations here – https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/presbyterian-disaster-assistance-releases-pandemic-preparedness-guide/ – or download the guide here – https://pda.pcusa.org/site_media/media/uploads/pda/pdfs/preparedness_for_pandemics.pdf .

Community Lenten Services 2020

Each year the churches of the Marion Ministerial Alliance gather for dinner and worship on Tuesday evenings throughout the season of Lent. They also gather for worship on Good Friday. Offerings collected go to support the ministry of the Marion Ministerial Alliance. A soup supper is served at 5:30 pm, followed by worship at 6:30…

What is Lent?

Lent is a season of the church year that lasts 40 days. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and concludes on Easter. The Sundays in Lent are not counted, as they are all little Easters – celebrations of the resurrection of Christ. This season is considered to be penitential, contemplative, and preparatory. Often people will fast,…

Ash Wednesday

Join us in worship as we begin our annual journey to Jerusalem with Christ. Remember we are dust and to dust we shall return. Remember we are marked with the cross in baptism. Remember we are called to take up our crosses and follow. Wednesday, February 26, from 4 to 7 pm. Drop in and…