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Faith briefs: Local churches plan services, both in-person and online

Faith briefs: Local churches plan services, both in-person and online

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Gethsemane Presbyterian Church

Gethsemane Presbyterian Church, 224 Wallace Ave., is now open for worship at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. Rev. Gary Eller will be delivering the message. We will maintain social distancing. Masks are required and are available for those who need one, and there will be plenty of hand sanitizer. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall due to ease of sanitizing the facility. Bible study will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Our Food Panty will also be open on Monday’s and Thursday’s until 10:30 a.m. For more information contact the church office at 712-366-2513.

Underwood Lutheran Church

Underwood Lutheran Church, at 10 3rd Ave., will hold Sunday Worship opportunities. Worship videos are released online at 8 a.m., and education begins at 9 a.m. In-person worship begins at 10:15a.m., and will feature Holy Communion. Rev. Scott Dalen will deliver a sermon based on Luke 24:36b-48.

Carter Lake United Methodist Church

Carter Lake United Methodist Church, 3025 Mabrey Lane, Carter Lake, would like to invite the public to join us in our live worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Social distancing will be practiced and face masks are required. The Sunday worship can also be viewed live on our Facebook page: Carter Lake, Iowa United Methodist Church. Other activities this week include AA meeting at 5:15 p.m. and NA Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday and Lenten Bible Study at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church

Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 1800 5th Ave., invites the public to participate in our live worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Social distancing will be practiced, and face masks are required. The Sunday worship service will continue to be recorded live and can be viewed on our Facebook page: Fifth Avenue UMC, Council Bluffs. The church office can be reached Monday or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for prayer or other requests at 712-323-7374 or through our email: fifthaveumchurch@gmail.com. The church is praying for the community and anyone affected by the virus.

Saint John Lutheran Church

Saint John Lutheran Church, 633 Willow Ave., holds worship at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required. Worship will also be available to watch on Facebook or YouTube. Our Facebook page is Saint John Lutheran Church Council Bluffs IA and our website is SaintJohnELCA.org. Please call the church office with any questions at 712-323-7173.

Broadway Christian Church

Broadway Christian Church, 2658 Ave. A, invites the public to service at 9 a.m. on Sunday with Rev. Earlin Shanno. Service will be in accordance with CDC guidelines and masks are required. A hearing loop is installed for those who need it and the church is handicap accessible. For more information, call the church office at 712-323-7741. You can visit us at bcccb.org or on Facebook.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 600 Bluff St., invites the public to join the in-person worship services on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing are highly recommended. Sunday morning worship services are also streamed live via our Facebook page, Our Savior’s Lutheran of Council Bluffs. You can also view our services on YouTube any time after on our YouTube channel at OSL CB. Our Savior’s Lutheran Food & Pet Pantry is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — you must call between 9:30 and 11 a.m. for same day appointment. The Pantry is also open the 3rd & 4th Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. — you must call between 4 and 5 p.m. for same day appointment. More events and information can be found on our website or Facebook page.

Twin Cities Christian Church

Twin Cities Christian Church invites, 4220 Gifford Road., invites the public to join us in- person or online at twincitiescb.online.church each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. During the service, class is available for children through fifth grade. Groups for children, teens and adults are available at various days and times throughout the week. Complete information is available at http://twincitiescb.org and our Facebook page. Complete information is available at twincitiescb.org and our Facebook page. Social distancing and increased cleaning procedures are being practiced. Masks are required for all children’s, teen and adult classes and anytime individuals are not seated in the sanctuary. TCCC is handicap accessible. For more information call the church office at 712-366-9112.

Timothy Lutheran Church

Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 West Broadway, will have traditional worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The 8 a.m. Service is live streamed on Timothy’s Facebook page. If you don’t have Facebook, you can connect with Timothy on it’s web page after 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at: timothylutheran.net. Sunday school and adult Bible class are at 9:15 a.m. The midweek Bible study groups are cancelled until further notice. The church takes the needs of all members seriously. Those who have returned have found new health measures taken for everyone’s safety. Timothy has an elevator for easy access to worship services and other activities.

Epworth United Methodist Church

Epworth United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B, is handicap accessible and membership is not necessary to participate. The church is now open for worship at 9:25 a.m. on Sundays, and we will maintain social distancing. Even though the positivity rate for Iowa/Council Bluffs is down, masks are still required and are available for those who need one, and we have plenty of hand sanitizer. We will meet in the church sanctuary. If you are sick, please do not join us. The scripture for this coming Sunday is Luke 24:13-35. If you decide not to attend at this time, you can join us in worship at home through Facebook live. There is a Bible study on Thursdays at 10 a.m. We are in prayer for all those affected by this virus. Prayer requests can be made at epworthumccb.org/about-us/our-values/. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office phone is 712-323-3124. You can check us out at Facebook.com/pages/Epworth.

Hazel Dell United Methodist Church

Hazel Dell United Methodist Church, 23109 205th St., is handicap accessible and membership is not necessary to participate. The church is open for worship at 11 a.m. on Sundays, and we will maintain social distancing. Even though the positivity rate for Iowa/Council Bluffs is down, masks are still required and are available for those who need one, and we have plenty of hand sanitizer. If you are sick, please do not join us. The scripture for Sunday is Luke 24:13-35. If you decide not to attend at this time, you can join us in worship at home through Facebook Live. We are in prayer for all those affected by this virus. The office phone is 712-310-2831. You can check us out at facebook.com/hazeldellumccb.

Community of Christ Central Congregation

Community of Christ Central Congregation, 140 W Kanesville Blvd., will hold Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. Our theme for the week is “Proclaim Repentance & Forgiveness” and the Scripture reading is Luke 24:36b-48. Please come and worship with us. We’d love to see you soon. We are following the safety guidelines during the pandemic and masks are required until further notice.

Emanuel Lutheran Church

Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N Broadway, will hold worship in worship center at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The service will also be live streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The Sunday School program is available on Facebook or YouTube. Events this week include Tai Chi in the youth center on Monday at 11 a.m., Bible study in the conference room on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and Tai Chi on Thursday at 11 a.m. Those in attendance for any services or events must wear a mask, and social distancing will be practiced. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. Visit us online at emanuelcb.org.

New Horizon Presbyterian Church

New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, has traditional services at 8 and 11 a.m. with praise service at 9 a.m. We will have a church service posted on our Facebook page on Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. at facebook.com/NewHorizonPC. This week is Communion Sunday, and prepackaged elements will be available as you enter the sanctuary. Upon arrival at church, please wear a mask. Hand sanitizer will be available and masks will be provided to those who need them. Seating in the sanctuary will be designated by rows for each service. Please leave three chairs between individuals or family units. Children are welcome to attend but the nursery will not be available. Food, coffee and water fountains will be unavailable. Avoid congregating in groups in order to maintain social distancing. If you are ill or have a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or have been in contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please worship from home.

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 South 11th St., will have traditional worship with Holy Communion at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. Masks are required from the car into church and during the service, everyone should enter through the rear entrance and observe social distancing. Services are also available on Faith’s Facebook page and You Tube by searching to Ron Rosenkaimer. Sunday school and adult Bible study and the Tuesday morning Bible study are suspended until further notice. Wednesday there are confirmation classes at 5:45 p.m. and the church council will meet at 7:30 p.m. For more information about worship opportunities at Faith contact the church office at 323-6445.

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