“Peace be with you,” Jesus said, and then he breathed out on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Breathing out does not seem like a good idea these days. Still, we are encouraged to remember that the Holy Spirit, breath of God, is in our midst. In our streaming worship, this Sunday Pastor Heidi […]
This Sunday, worship will include the annual reading of the Mother’s Day Proclamation written by Julia Ward Howe. Pastor Heidi will also examine the metaphor of God as a rock and refuge. Members of the McKinley community will read, and the choir will lead us in song.
Live-stream worship continues with the 4th Sunday in Easter, also known as Shepherd Sunday. Members of the church will lead prayer and scripture, the choir will sing, and communion will be served. Remember to have your communion elements (bread and juice) set up ahead of time. Tips for preparing a worship space: Consider setting up […]
April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. On Sunday, April 19, Pastor Heidi, the McKinley choir, and members of our Green Team will lead a celebration of Earth Day with prayers, songs, and meditations on the beauty of God’s earth. To join us live or to worship later, visit the McKinley website […]
Why did the women visit Jesus’s tomb on Easter morning? To embalm him? To grieve? Or were they hoping for something else? Why do you and your family celebrate Easter? What are you hoping for this year? Join Pastor Heidi in online worship this Sunday and celebrate God’s power over and beyond death.
(Still working to access online worship? Be sure to read this article and to give yourself extra time on Sunday to start your efforts.) As many of you know, the coronavirus pandemic led us to make a quick leap into providing worship online. Our goal was to be as accessible as possible and to include […]
This Sunday, stay home and join Pastor Heidi, Yohei, Asami, Mari, and Lara for worship–at 10:30 am CDT! Information about how to tune in will be found on the McKinley Presbyterian Church Worship page. We will include instructions and tips for watching and listening. Options are available to listen by phone for those without access […]
At the strong suggestion of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, McKinley Presbyterian Church will not hold its regular worship this Sunday (March 15). In case of cancellation in future weeks, there will be opportunities for online worship, possible in-person prayer services, and outdoor worship activities. Please watch your “snail mail” for letters and updates, as […]