FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 UPDATE
As we continue in our sermon series through the Psalms this Sunday, I’m really looking forward to Pastor Ben Yu’s message on Psalm 100. As I read and meditate through the words of this majestic Psalm, these words both enlighten and strengthen my heart, especially in light of what we learned from Psalm 3 last Sunday. No matter what may be happening in our lives (which may include fears, anxiety, stress, etc.), our Lord is able to pour His peace and love into our hearts as we turn our thoughts from our circumstances and onto our Lord and His character. In any and every situation, God is able to remind us that He’s our shield, our glory, and the lifter of our heads. Psalm 100 calls us, as His people, to enter into His presence with joy and praise!
1 “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
Let’s praise His name together!
- Pastor Curt
- PARENTS OF GRADUATING STUDENTS—PHOTOS AND INFO NEEDED! Our Journey church family would love to honor your student(s) so if you’re a parent of a graduating grade school, middle school, high school, college, and/or post-graduate school student, we’d like to have your student(s)’ name(s), school(s), and a photo of your student(s). Please submit your graduate’s information and photo to Josh Cain (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dave McLendon (email@example.com) within the next two weeks so that we may honor them on June 6.
- THE JOURNEY CAMPUS IS OPENING UP! As the pandemic levels in our counties are improving, we are moving towards opening our campus to indoor worship service and weekly meetings. Yet there are still certain restrictions that remain until further notice. New signs will also be posted on campus as a reminder.
For our worship services:
Universal masking, social distancing, enhanced hygienic practices continue
Restricted singing to worship team members only (distance/barriers)
Increased ventilation in sanctuary
No designated Covid vaccinee section
Limited refreshments will be available
Concurrent YouTube for at-home worship
FM broadcasting for in-car worship
New on-campus use policies in place
For our campus ministries and fellowship:
Approval and scheduling required
New campus security and alarms disarmed
Environmental cleaning required
No meals (inside buildings)
Universal masking, social distancing, hand hygiene, no singing (inside), maximize ventilation
IF YOU WISH TO MEET ON CAMPUS, you must notify Sherrie Yokoro at sherrie@JourneyEC.org prior to your requested visit due to security and COVID safety precautions. (Please email and not call the church.)
- OUR 2020 ANNUAL REPORT IS READY FOR PICK UP. If you’d like a hard copy of our annual report, they are available for pick up on our outdoor table immediately to the left of our sanctuary. If you are not able to pick up the directory or would like an electronic copy, please contact Debbie Lum at Debbie@JourneyEC.org.
- PASTOR CURT’S OFFICE HOURS. Curt has set up virtual office hours if you’d like to call, email, text, or meet at the church non-virtually (safe distancing outside in the warm sun). Pastor Curt’s office hours are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after 10am. His cell number is (408) 889-3983 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- WE NOW HAVE FREE UNLIMITED ACCESS TO RIGHTNOW MEDIA—the “Netflix of video Bible studies!” This extensive library has more than 20,000 videos from leaders like Francis Chan, Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler, Dr. Tony Evans, and many more. These Bible study videos can be used for a group study or for personal devotions, and many series include free discussion guides and handouts. RightNow Media has videos for everyone in your family on a variety of topics like marriage, parenting, personal finances, mental health, etc, including a library for children with over 2,000 safe, entertaining videos. For access to this Bible Study resource, email Pastor Sam at Samuel@journeyec.org or click on the link https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/JEC
- CHINESE CONGREGATION LIVE ZOOM WORSHIP – ONLINE EVERY SUNDAY Cantonese at 10:30am, Mandarin at 2:00pm. We welcome anyone and everyone! If you need English translation, please contact Pastor Paul Eng, email@example.com. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5177707416
- PRAYER NEEDS CONTACT the DEACONS: Pat Leung (Pat@JourneyEC.org), or Cherry Chin (Cherrychin1@aol.com).
- GIVING: Please continue to support the church during this important time through:
- GivePlus Church phone app (search for Journey Evangelical Church)
- Mailed Checks are also still being received at the Church Office.
- SUPPORT JOURNEY VIA AMAZONSMILE! (https://smile.amazon.com) Every dollar spent on AmazonSmile linked to “Journey Evangelical Church Westminster CA” grants us a donation! Search for us via the “change charities” list in AmazonSmile. Thank you for considering us while you shop online! Debbie@JourneyEC.org for questions.
- ZOOM TELECONFERENCING: The church has 3 accounts for connecting our ministries and groups. These are overseen by Yolonda Pech (yolonda@JourneyEC.org) and potential users need to request with her at least 48 hours in advance so the Zoom usage schedule may be coordinated.