Community of ChristChurch
Faith News Update for April 2, 2020
Join us for Virtual Worship with Holy Communion 
Palm Sunday, April 5th @ 9:30am

Mark 11:1-11

Join us for Zoom Worship:

After worship is the Special Congregation Meeting

 Virtual Worship Logistics:

To enter using your computer, please click on this link on Sunday:


Consider copying the link above and pasting it into a sticky note or email so you can easily access it come Sunday morning.


If you are not able to join worship via your personal computer, you are welcome to join using your phone. Simply call this number… (253) 215 8782, follow the prompt to enter the Meeting ID: 669 927 281, and you will find yourself in our Zoom worship space.

  • The virtual doors to our Zoom worship will open at 9:00am. 
  • From 9am to 9:30am, the worship space will be open for folks to gather and get settled in. Our worship service will begin at 9:30am. 
  •  Holy Communion will be a part of our online worship, so we encourage everyone to prepare by putting together your own communion set from whatever you have handy in your kitchens and pantries. Be creative! For instance, the cup could be wine, juice, water, etc. The bread could be actual bread, a cracker, a tortilla, tortilla chip, etc. Please have these items nearby and handy when you join us online.
  • Speaking of being creative, this Palm Sunday we cannot participate in the procession of the palms in ways we are used to doing.
    So we invite you to join in the procession from home!
    How, you ask? Here are a few ideas:
    - Consider pulling out your art supplies and creating your own palms with 
    paper, markers, etc. Then wave your artwork about during the procession!
    - Or, grab one of your houseplants and wave it in the air.
    - Since Mark tells us that the crowd also laid down their cloaks along the
    road, you could grab a coat from your coat closet and wave it about.
    Let’s have fun with this, shall we?

I look forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday!


God’s peace, 

Pastor David

Special (virtual) Congregation Meeting
THIS Sunday, April 5th, at 10:45am

Join us after virtual worship for a special virtual congregation meeting. The primary purpose of the meeting is for congregation members to vote on a proposed revision to the scope of the authorization granted to the Church Council at our June 2019 Annual Meeting regarding the terms of the sale of our building. A full letter with all the details was mailed last week.
Here is a PDF of the letterIf you know you can not attend virtually on Sunday please email 

The link to this online meeting is:
Holy Week:
Photo by Josh Applegate

This Holy Week, Community of Christchurch is gathering together with other churches in our area for an online Maundy Thursday Worship Service at 7pm. Hosted by Old Scotch Church, this service will be in the style of a Tenebrae worship (Tenebrae is Latin for darkness.)

This online worship will also include Holy Communion, so you are once again invited to have elements ready with you to partake at home. If bread is not available to you, a cracker or chip will suffice. Likewise, juice or water can be substituted for the wine.

We hope ChristChurch members will avail themselves of this opportunity to gather around the table with our ecumenical siblings and remember the sacrificial love of God in Jesus Christ. 
To join, simply click on this link:

Other ways to stay involved & connected:
Virtual Reconciling in Christ
Team Meeting
Today, Thursday, April 2nd
at 6pm.

Reconciling in Christ is a program for Lutheran congregations who want to publicly welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identity, and gender expression into their communities.

Virtual Coffee Hour Open House

Every Wednesday 10am to Noon

Save this Zoom link:

Several people have mentioned they miss coffee hour after church. So we are offering an opportunity for you to visit on Zoom every Wednesday until the social distancing rule is lifted.

The meeting room will be open from 10am -noon on Wednesdays and hosted by Violet Thetford.

This will be an open house format for folks who want to drop in any time during the 2 hours. 

If you’d like to meet in a private room with your friends, just send Violet a chat message when you are in zoom. 
She will be using the raised hand method of calling on people, and she may ask you to update us on how you are keeping busy.


Feel free to come and go as you like. See ya Wednesday!

Ways to help our greater community:

This website has a number of nonprofits in our metro area helping vulnerable populations. We will be sharing more ways to help soon.

Write a note to healthcare workers in our community

Here's an easy way to help today: send a note of encouragement or thanks to healthcare providers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Cornelius, and everywhere, it's all hands on deck for healthcare providers during a scary and uncertain time. A small and heartfelt gesture from one person to another is one big way to make an impact today.


Thanks to community partner AnchorPointe Graphics, your note will be printed on a beautiful card and delivered to a provider in our community.

Electronic Giving
Since we can't pass our offering basket during virtual worship, we encourage you to automate your giving. Electronic giving also offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis.

Go to and select the checkbox ‘Make this gift recurring’. You will then be walked through the steps for setting up an account with Easy Tithe.
Having trouble accessing our virtual worship or meetings?
Want to do a test run?
Your church staff is here for you. Email Rachael or David.
We will connect with you and are happy to help you out.
If you just want to talk we are here for you too. 
Community of ChristChurch

This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here.

5170 NE Five Oaks Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 617-9526
Our office is closed due to COVID 19. Staff is working virtually.
Please email us:

Pastor David Eppelsheimer            

Administrative & Communications Coordinator, Rachael Jans

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