HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR ONLINE WORSHIP

This Sunday (June 13th), worship will be streamed live on the Cottage Grove UCC Facebook page and YouTube Channel at 10:15 am. The actual stream will go “LIVE” 5-10 minutes early so that people have time to find and enter the “virtual sanctuary” and enjoy some special music before worship begins.

If you feel comfortable, we would like to invite you and your family to come and worship in-person on Sunday mornings. No RSVP needed.

With the new guidance and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the lifting of the state-wide mask mandate in Minnesota, Cottage Grove UCC has adapted its COVID-19 policies accordingly. All persons are now encouraged but NOT required to wear a face mask/covering while inside the church building. The CDC and Minnesota Department of Health are still recommending the wearing of a face mask/covering as a best practice for indoor community events, especially for those persons who are not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or who are unable to be vaccinated. Social distancing will still be practiced for worship and other activities and events inside the church building.
 
For your safety and that of our faith community, if you are feeling ill in any way or have been in close contact with someone who is, please stay home and participate in our online service. Thank you.

Below, please find links for you to download the order of worship and hymn/song lyric sheets to assist you in following along with and participating in the service. If you have any problems opening or accessing these resources, please contact Pastor Bryan at pastor@cgucc.org.

 
 
 
We look forward to gathering with you in-person and virtually again to praise and worship the Holy One who is always with us and working for our good.
 
AT-HOME COMMUNION
PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Before the time of the service you will want to prepare some bread, a slice or a small loaf of any kind of bread. In some parts of the world tortilla, rice cake, cassava are used as this element which is defined not as a wheat product but as the most common food of the people. Let it be something you alone or you with others in your house may break and share. Prepare a cup or cups of juice – perhaps grape or cranberry – or wine, with or without alcohol.

Set these elements in the place/room where you experience worship electronically with our faith community. Perhaps you want to put them on a lovely cloth or fabric that reminds you of a special time or a person deeply connected with you in the communion of saints. Perhaps you may want to light a candle or place a flower or plant or the photograph of someone you wish to bring into the circle of faith beside the bread and the cup

Thank you for your preparation.