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Union Church of Los Angeles
May 20, 2022   |   Vol. 3   |   No. 20  |  unionchurchla.org
Coming Up...

Saturday Morning Prayer
Saturday, 5/21 at 8 AM

Join us on Zoom and plug into the power of prayer
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Senior Art Class
Saturday, 6/11 at 10A - 12N

Join us and spend your morning doing something creative
In-person event in Fellowship Hall
Got questions? Email achau@unionchurchla.org

24-Hour Full Closure of 101 Freeway through Downtown Los Angeles for Road Work
WHAT: 101 Freeway Temporary Full Closure
WHEN: 10:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022 through 10:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2022
WHERE: 101 Freeway between State Route 60 and Interstate 10 interchange

Memorial Day Sunday
Sunday, 5/29 at 10A
(mark your calendar of service time)
Combined Worship Service
(if you lost someone in the past year, please email english@unionchurchla.org the name of the person and we will light a memorial candle at the Memorial Day service)
This Sunday, May 22, 2022
11 AM Worship Service

Elizabeth Hogstein

“God With Us”
Exodus 3:1-14
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ELIZABETH HOGSTEN BIO


Elizabeth Hogsten currently serves as the College Director at Citizens LA, a church in Downtown Los Angeles.  She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and studied classical music before teaching English in South Korea for six years.  An experienced worship leader, church planter, and communicator, she is passionate about emotional health in the church, bridging cultures, and making space for the Spirit of God to move.  Elizabeth will be graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary with her Masters of Divinity in September.

Union Church of LA Covid-19 Protocol - Updated 3.31.22

Check-In
We are no longer requiring registration for in-person services, and we have reduced our health screening for entering the building.
Attendees/guests are no longer required to have their temperature checked at the door, nor do they need to sign in.
If any person is experiencing symptoms or if they have come in contact with someone who was positive with COVID19, then Union Church reserves the right to not allow the person inside.
 
Seating
All seating is available for everybody with some limited restrictions.
Certain seats will be left intestinally empty, so attendees do not block the cameras.
Attendees are encouraged to maintain a social and safe distance from other guests while seating in the sanctuary.
 
Worship Service
This is for those in attendance for the worship session:
While indoors, attendees are not required to wear masks [in accordance with the Los Angeles Mask Mandate], though Union Church is heavily recommending that people continue to wear masks indoors.
Attendees are allowed to sing freely, stand and move during worship.
Communion will not be performed intinction style (dipping bread into juice) yet, and instead, single-use cups will be provided containing a wafer and juice. Distribution of elements is allowed for participants as well.
Since Union Church is located on the border of Skid Row, unhoused people frequent the sidewalks and areas around the church.  They often enter the church yard or pitch a tent outside our fenced area. As the Session, we are having discussions on keeping our church property clean and presentable while also trying to understand the larger housing issue and how we are called to address this issue through our faith. We are inviting you to bring ideas or come join the discussion of the Missions Committee on how to be compassionate to our neighbors while keeping our Church safe. Please reach out to Vessie, Kevin, Jose or Roger, or write to us using the Connect form on our church website.
Pastor, Counselor, and Author, Ken Yabuki
leads a discussion and group study of God’s Word.  

All are invited. Join each Sunday mornings from 9A-9:30A.
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Let's come together to prayer for 2022
8:00-8:30 AM

 
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Join ZOOM by Phone (No Video)
Dial in by phone:  +1 669 900 6833 US 
Meeting ID: 870 5000 4107#
Password:1234
Join ZOOM by Phone
(No Video)
 
Dial in by phone
 +1 669 900 6833 US 
Meeting ID: 870 5000 4107#
Password:1234
Join ZOOM By Video
Join the service with your Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone. Download the ZOOM app or visit the ZOOM website www.zoom.us/download.
Once downloaded, click on the link below to connect.
Join Saturday AM Prayer
Pastor Randy and Pastor Inho will be hosting a zoom meeting for anyone interested in participating in a bi-weekly bible study. 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM. 
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Join Tuesday 7:00 Bible Study
Zoom Night Fellowship
2nd & 4th Monday | 7:30-9 pm
Come join the Monday Night Zoom Fellowship group. It will be a time to encourage, uplift one another, and develop a deeper relationships. We will end each meeting praying for one another, the members of our church, and the city. If you are looking for a community then please join us.
 
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Start your day by diving deeper into God's Word
 
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May 10, 2022

Eighteen month update
(Nine months in hospitals, nine months at home)
Yep, a year and a half. We've come a long way, baby! When I think about where we were and where we are now, I am amazed at the progress and oh, so grateful for every small step. "Praise God from who all blessings flow..."
♡ Home health is ending this week. We are both sad to say goodbye to in-home therapy, especially the speech therapist. BUT...that means outpatient rehab begins next! I am certain that will be a little scary, but it is definitely a step in the right direction (pun intended). It is time to remind his body what it can do. We will probably start with once or maybe twice a week. His speech has improved so much and his voice is getting stronger. There are still gaps in his memory, but they ebb and flow, and he is very emotional. 🥰
♡ We haven't had a caregiver for 7 weeks now. I am having a very difficult time finding someone, which I hear, is quite common these days. It makes life very difficult though - no errand runs of any kind. I have been relying on the kindness of a handful of saints.
♡ Finally, mom is going back home this weekend. Adella has been here for almost 3 months and is the best encourager and helper I could ask for. I'm going to greatly miss our singing "trio" and late night talks. And hugs. If you know Sister Stafford, definitely her hugs.
Thank you for the continued prayers and please keep 'em coming! 🏽
#Staffordstrong
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Union Church of LA
401 E 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
James 5:16  

 
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Read the January 2022 update from the Taguchis and Koyamas. To support the Nakama Kids during this time you can donate securely online through Tithely below or send a check to the church address. In either case, please indicate "Nakama" in the memo.
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Christmas at the Union Rescue Mission
Jane, Nakia, and Julie playing games with the kids
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