July 26

Mingus View Presbyterian Church. . .

. . . a fellowship of believers proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, nurture, and striving to exhibit the Kingdom of God to our community and the world.

Sunday, July 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

God is mindful of his covenant forever, of the word that he commanded,

for a thousand generations, the covenant that he made with Abraham,

his sworn promise to Isaac, which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,

to Israel as an everlasting covenant . . .” Psalm 105:8-10

You are invited to join our 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning worship service either in person or at home viewing our Facebook page. Our building is open for worship, but we have strict safety procedures in place, including a requirement that all wear masks. Guest speaker Susan Goe’s sermon is entitled “A Precious Gift – With a Twist” (Matthew 13:24-30,36-43; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52). Our hymns, which will be spoken, not sung, are “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”, and “Seek Ye First.”


THIS WEEK: The church office remains closed during the week. Pastor Lois Hildenbrand is on vacation. Calls to the church phone number are being forwarded to the clerk of session, Susan Goe. If you have need of pastoral care during July and August, please call the church number, Jerry Hammon , or your pastoral deacon. We may also be reached through text messages and e-mails. Thank you for understanding.

 THE MINGUS VIEW FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN with a limited contact plan of distribution. Same hours as before: Monday and Thursday, 9 – 11 a.m.

  • Food Pantry Needs: Cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, Spam, soup, peanut butter & jelly, pasta, paper products, personal care products, baby diapers and pull-ups, canned tuna, canned chicken. We are also distributing bags of school supplies to our clients, so those donations will be appreciated also. Thank you!



  • Please enter through the doors at the top of the ramp.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed throughout the building. Please use sanitizer after opening the door and before entering the sanctuary.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you.
  • Social distancing of a minimum of six feet will be required in the seating in the sanctuary. Couples and family members may put chairs closer together, as long as the six foot requirement around other chairs is maintained.
  • Worship bulletins will be placed on each chair. There will be no hymnals or Bibles. You are welcome to bring your own Bible as long as you keep it with your person.
  • There will be no singing. Hymns and responses may be used in the service but will be spoken.
  • There will be no communion during July and August. If conditions have improved by September, a method of limited-contact communion will be used.
  • There will be no passing of offering plates. A plate is located at the back of the sanctuary to receive your gifts.
  • Passing of peace will be done in place, without physical contact and walking around, please.
  • Fellowship Hour has been suspended. After the service, please leave the sanctuary in an orderly fashion, maintaining social distance.
  • The service will continue to be available on-line for those who prefer not to attend worship in person.




Our Sunday worship service begins at 10:00 a.m. Following the guidelines of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Book of Order, our weekly worship is planned around five major actions:

  1. Gathering around the word – a joyous time of song and greeting one another in the name of Christ, as well as preparing our hearts to receive the Word by confessing our sins.
  2. Proclaiming the word – readings from the Old & New Testaments, special music from our choir or soloists, and a sermon based on the Scripture.
  3. Responding to the word – we respond to the Good News of God’s word to us through our prayers and offerings.
  4. The sealing of the word – a benediction and blessings send us out.
  5. Bearing and following the word into the world – it is now our responsibility to take what we heard and live our lives to God’s glory.

At Mingus View, we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion on the first Sunday of every month. All are welcome to the Lord’s table. Gluten-free bread and plain water are available for those unable to eat the traditional communion food.