Weekly Thoughts


Grace Upon Grace

posted Jan 4, 2021, 9:51 AM by Cameron Hubanks


Worship Note 
from 
Petra Streiff

"Grace Upon Grace"
Blessings to all as we begin 2021! 
As you know Pastor Rich retired at the end of the year. Unfortunately, we don't have an interim pastor yet. We hope to soon, but we're not sure when we will have one. For the next couple of weeks I will be serving as worship leader. 
If you or someone you know are in need of pastoral care please call Faith Wittwer (608-206-1075) or another council member (Petra Streiff, Kriss Ace, George Brown, Doug Brown and Dave Pauli).
This Sunday we'll be celebrating the second Sunday of Christmas. In the church calendar Christmas lasts until Epiphany, January 6, the time we note the arrival of the magi from the East. The text for this week, John 1:1-18, gives us an entirely different view of Jesus' coming to the world. There's no star, no manger, no magi, but simply God coming to us as the Word made flesh and from this presence we receive "grace upon grace". This amazing generosity from God is why we have hope even in a very uncertain world.  
hope you can join in Sunday's worship service at 9:30am on Facebook Live or view it on our Facebook page later in the week.  

Petra Streiff 

PS: The weekly worship video can also be found on our YouTube channel. It is typically posted by Monday afternoon.
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Grateful

posted Dec 31, 2020, 2:46 PM by Cameron Hubanks


Dear Members and Friends of Zwingli UCC, 

I am so grateful for the many expressions of appreciation and affection that have come my way these past weeks. My last Sunday was as emotionally fraught as I expected. What I didn't expect was the surprise of a cross-shaped trellis for installation somewhere in my landscape beds and such a generous cash gift! 

Ruby and I already know how we will use the cash gift - and it will coordinate quite nicely with the trellis. The work we have done on the lot adjacent to our home has created a large rock garden under two mature oak trees. It's the perfect place to install the trellis and to create a circular patio just large enough for a couple weather-resistant chairs and a small table. Your gift will be more than adequate to fund the purchase of that furniture! I'll need to research the perfect plant to climb the trellis in that particular location. As we sit on the chairs this coming summer, sipping a refreshing drink and enjoying the trellis and whatever it supports, it will constantly remind us of you and of the privilege it has been to get to know you and serve you these few years. 

A special word of gratefulness is due to Faith Wittwer who designed the cross-trellis and to Dave Batker and Doug Dahlk who collaborated on its construction. 

No church is perfect (because all are, of course, composed of imperfect humans!), but you have been a divine gift to me. After retiring from full-time ministry back at the end of 2017, I longed for a chance to retaste the rhythms and joys of local church life at least for a brief time before retiring for good. Preparing worship and sermons, leading worship, consoling families at the death of loved ones, working with confirmands, planning with congregational leaders - all this has been exactly as I had hoped for. Thank you! 

Zwingli Church has much going for it. You are gifted and gracious. God will lead you into a future of continuing meaning and purpose. I am sure of it! I will be watching to see how the next chapters unfold. Blessings to all of you! 

Pastor Rich (and Ruby) Pleva 

Traditions

posted Dec 23, 2020, 4:42 PM by Cameron Hubanks

From 
Pastor Rich
"Traditions"
Dear Zwingli Church,
As I was working on the Christmas Eve service, I was reminded how important traditions are. Traditions ground us in time and place - they connect us with stories that are bigger than any single one of us and they give meaning to life. Traditions remind us who we are and what's important to us. Traditions serve to deeply connect people - not only with those with whom we share faith and family and community, they also connect us with those in the past who shaped the world we grew up in, and (by faith) they connect us with those in the future who are not yet old enough to appreciate their own history or aren't even yet born.
Even though we won't gather in person this Christmas Eve to sing traditional carols and rehearse the story of the birth of Jesus, and light candles as we sing Silent Night - the memory of all those things still lives in mind and heart. God's Spirit is the foundation of all connections that truly matter. We must remember that we are not the first people to endure the loss of precious tradition. We must resist the temptation on the one hand to make our losses more ultimate than what they really are, or on the other hand, to pretend they don't matter. The losses we grieve in these days matter deeply, but God's love matters even more. We and the community will survive. This is part of the hope of Christmas. I hope you will join our Christmas Eve service of carols, scripture and story at the church Facebook page anytime starting from 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 24.
Sunday, of course, is our last Sunday "together" as church and pastor. Our parting is classically "bittersweet." I am truly ready to be fully retired. The prospect of that once-and-for-all break from the routines of work is, indeed, sweet. But I have come to love and care deeply for you. The ending of our pastor/parishioner relationship is truly bitter. Our parting is bittersweet - I will truly miss you.  
The service on Sunday will be streamed, as usual, on Facebook, but it will also be broadcast by FM radio to the parking lot and you are invited to drive-in and listen from your car. If you do that, you'll not see me until the service is ended (Becky and I will conduct the service from the sanctuary). But, when the service ends I'll come outside and briefly greet you as you prepare to leave. And remember - we'll share communion together, so come prepared with bread and juice!
In the United Church of Christ, the relationship between pastor and church always includes a third, usually unseen partner - the wider church. I value that third partner and hope you do too. As such, when a pastorate ends, it is right and good for the wider church to participate in marking that transition. This coming Tuesday evening (December 29) at 7:00 pm there will be a very brief service to formally mark the end of my service as your pastor. If you'd like, you may join that service by Zoom video-conference, or else watch it on the Facebook page. Whichever you choose, I hope you'll take part. 

Serving as your pastor has been a privilege. Thank you for that privilege. Remember, God will be with you as you move into the future. There are good and bright days ahead for each of you and for Zwingli UCC. I'll be watching from not so far away. Blessings to all of you!


   Pastor Rich Pleva 

PS: As has been the case since March, the weekly worship video can be found on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel. A printed copy of the entire worship script is posted on the church website, and an abbreviated version can be found by clicking here.
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PO Box 530, Belleville, WI 53508


"A small church with a big 
and open heart!"



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Confirmation Sunday

posted Dec 18, 2020, 2:18 PM by Cameron Hubanks

From 
Pastor Rich
"Confirmation Sunday"
Dear Zwingli Church,
Our four-week journey through Advent is almost completed. It seems (to me at least) like it just started. I do understand, however, how these days leading to Christmas seem to take forever for children! And as followers of Jesus, cultivating a child-like perspective is commendable. Are you able to imagine these days of waiting as a child does? Try it!

Online worship this week (Sunday, December 20) will take a different form than that to which we've become accustomed over these past 9 months. Sunday is, for 4 of our young people, Confirmation Sunday. These four young people (Garrett Pauli, Ilana & Ella Beloungy and Ian Batker) have been meeting (online!) with me each Sunday since September. It's been the oddest educational experience I've ever had (and not very emotionally satisfying, I'd have to admit). Nonetheless, the confirmands and their parents have been kind, dedicated (we've had PERFECT attendance!!!) and affirming. We've surveyed the "Big Stories of the Bible" and watched videos illustrating various points of Christian theology and had a very brief overview of church history. 

On Sunday these four students will own for themselves the baptismal vows that their parents made on their behalf when they were too young to know what was happening. The confirmands and their families will join me on a Zoom call, but the video conference call will be streamed to Facebook Live which you'll be able to watch as usual on Sunday morning (or anytime after the fact). Do, please, join us!
delightful part of Sunday's service will be reception into church membership of the parents and aunt of two of the confirmands. We'll welcome Jason and Heather Beloungy and Patti Hogan into membership!
Each Sunday in December I've invited you to consider a gift to one (or more) of three special offerings. The 3rd offering is the Christmas Fund of the United Church of Christ. The Christmas Fund is an ongoing project of the UCC Pension Boards which raises funds (year round) to supplement the pensions of retired UCC ministers who spent their ministerial careers in places of poor compensation and who, consequently, live in retirement with a small pension. For most clergy this is not their situation, but for some clergy retirement is economically difficult. Giving to the Christmas Fund is a good way to say thank you to pastors who've faithfully served smaller churches like ours for many years. Please give generously to the Christmas Fund!
Announcements

The Christmas Eve service will stream live on Facebook at 3:00 pm on the 24th. Join us then, or later in the day (or week) at whatever time is most convenient for you and your family.

My last Sunday as your pastor will be December 27. As much as I'm looking forward to being fully retired, there is real sadness at the prospect of saying goodbye to all of you. The service on the 27th will happen in the sanctuary (with empty chairs), but will be broadcast to your car radio like a typical "drive-in" service. You are invited to come and park outside, listen to the service, and then after the benediction, I'll come outside and greet you through your car window as you leave. I imagine there will be some tears - at least I'll be crying! - but it will be good to see those who are able to come by. 

There will also be a liturgy for ending my service as your pastor on Tuesday evening, December 29, at 7:00 pm. This will be conducted both as a Zoom video conference call and streamed to Facebook. More info in next week's email.

Finally, there will be the Annual Meeting in January (more details later). If you need to submit a written report, please do so to Kathie Wagner at the church email address (zwingliuccpaoli@gmail.com) no later than January 10. Thanks!
Advent blessings to you! May you find God in a place you'd never have expected. God is good. God comes to us in amazing ways. Open your eyes!  

   Pastor Rich Pleva 

PS: As has been the case since March, the weekly worship video can be found on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel. A printed copy of the entire worship script is posted on the church website, and an abbreviated version can be found by clicking here.
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PO Box 530, Belleville, WI 53508


"A small church with a big 
and open heart!"



Rich Pleva, Pastor
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608-574-9465 - text

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Looking for God in All the Right Places

posted Dec 11, 2020, 11:26 AM by Cameron Hubanks

From 
Pastor Rich
"Looking for God in All the Right Places"
Dear Zwingli Church,
We're halfway through Advent. Christmas is only two weeks away!  

I'm curious whether you've seen Jesus in any unexpected places? Keep your eyes peeled (isn't that a strange expression?!?). Remember, if Christmas is about the unexpected (and delightfully helpful!) intrusion of God into the affairs of humankind, then Advent is about anticipation for that intrusion. God is coming! But unless we look in the right places, we may be oblivious to God's presence.  
Our text for Sunday is the 126th Psalm. It's a hymn of joy! It's a hymn of gratefulness for circumstances changed from trial to blessing. Listen in on Sunday as we hear this ancient song and imagine how the joy of those who first sang these words might also be OUR joy. It can be, you know! Looking for God implies looking for - and finding - joy!  
Last week I asked you to give a special offering for local families in need. Today I'm asking you to consider a gift for people far away. A gift to and through Heifer International provides gifts of livestock and poultry for families living in need. These gifts not only provide the possibility of food (which would be a one-off kind of assistance) - this kind of gift can provide ongoing support. Breeding stock can provide an ongoing source of income. Poultry might provide eggs for sale - another source of income. I'm not sure how much we might realistically raise, but if we raise $500, that's enough to provide a heifer for a family in need. Let's see what we can do. As always, make your check payable to the church and clearly mark it for "Heifer International." God bless you!
Are you looking for a hands-on way to serve folk in need? It might not be too late to volunteer as a Salvation Army bell-ringer. Visit www.ringbellsdane.org for more information.

A reminder: The Upper Room devotional booklets for January & February are available for the taking in the church building entryway. If you can't conveniently get into the church building, let me know and I'll mail you a copy.
One more thing: The Christmas Eve service will be streamed live on Facebook at 3:00 pm on the 24th, and available on demand later in the day or on Christmas Day or whenever works best for you. The service will include the familiar carols of the season, a reading of the Christmas story and a story for children about Santa and Jesus. I hope you'll tune in!
Advent blessings to all of you! God is coming! Praise be to God!

   Pastor Rich Pleva 

PS: As has been the case since March, the weekly worship video can be found on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel. A printed copy of the entire worship script is posted on the church website, and an abbreviated version can be found by clicking here.
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PO Box 530, Belleville, WI 53508


"A small church with a big 
and open heart!"



Rich Pleva, Pastor
608-845-5641 – voice
608-574-9465 - text

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God's Word is Forever

posted Dec 5, 2020, 7:26 AM by Cameron Hubanks

From 
Pastor Rich
"God's Word is Forever"
Dear Zwingli Church,
As we approach the 2nd Sunday in Advent, it feels more like late October than early December. The sun is shining, the wind is blowing lightly and it's about 40 degrees.  

We've all lived long enough to know that the weather (especially in our part of the world!) can pivot on a dime! Maybe it will be mild until Christmas, or maybe we'll have a blizzard next week. It's hard to say.  
Advent is something like that. Advent, of course, is a time to focus on the coming of God. What can be confusing is that God comes in good times and in bad times. God isn't any less present whether we're conscious of God's presence or not. And just like it's hard to guess whether it's October or December merely by reading the thermometer, so it can be hard to assess God's presence by our subjective feelings. Or, as Isaiah puts it, "The grass withers and the flowers fade, but God's word is forever." Very few imagine withering grass and fading flowers as hopeful, but this text is actually profoundly hopeful. I'll talk more of that on Sunday!
If you've read this month's newsletter, you know that we're inviting you to give to one, two or three special offerings this month. For each of the next three weeks, I'll say a few words about one of these three offerings. The first of the three is the Host-a-Family project. Our goal is to raise money to purchase gifts for 30 children. At $50 each, this means we hope to raise $1500. The children who will receive these gifts are our immediate neighbors. They live in Oregon, Stoughton and nearby areas. Please include an extra gift with your regular offering for the support of the church. Be sure it's clearly marked for "Host-a-Family." God bless you. Next week I'll write about our offering for international relief through the Heifer Project.
Some of you regularly use the "Our Daily Bread" devotional booklets. The new booklets for January/February have arrived. There are copies in the church entryway, or else send me a note and I'll mail you a copy.
This Sunday is not only the 2nd week in Advent, it is also the first Sunday of the month. Our tradition at Zwingli Church is to share communion at the Lord's Table on the first Sunday. As you tune in to the worship service on Sunday (or later in the week) have some bread and wine/juice at hand so that you may share in remembering the depths of Christ's love for you.
Keep your eyes and ears open! God is coming. God is ALWAYS coming. God bless you!

   Pastor Rich Pleva 

PS: As has been the case since March, the weekly worship video can be found on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel. A printed copy of the entire worship script is posted on the church website, and an abbreviated version can be found by clicking here.
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PO Box 530, Belleville, WI 53508


"A small church with a big 
and open heart!"



Rich Pleva, Pastor
608-845-5641 – voice
608-574-9465 - text

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Hope

posted Dec 1, 2020, 7:11 AM by Cameron Hubanks

From 
Pastor Rich
"Hope"
Dear Zwingli Church,
Sunday is the beginning of Advent - the first of four Sundays during which we prepare to welcome God into our lives.

In some obvious ways, Advent is somewhat artificial. As the people of God, one would hope we are always looking for and welcoming God into our lives.
But in another respect, we need Advent - we need it badly. We live everyday life in contexts where God is mostly absent. Or, to put it more precisely, not so much absent as unthought of. Naturally, God is always present - that's God's nature. But God does not usually insist on being seen. For God's own reasons, God typically waits in the shadows hoping for you and me to turn and lay our eyes on his/her majesty, grace, tenderness and love.  

In traditional Advent thought, the four Sundays of Advent focus on hope, love, peace and joy (not always in that order!). These are four profoundly faithful words and concepts. They need not necessarily be associated with Advent, but this coming Sunday we will - at least to some extent - explore how hope can be a helpful concept for Advent expectation.  
The traditional response for Advent is, "Come, Lord Jesus." On Sunday I will speak about the ways in which we might be conflicted about the prospect of God's arrival, and then offer a hopeful word in the face of those potentially mixed feelings. In fact, of course, God's coming is good and necessary. God's coming as the baby in the manger is good and necessary, and God's coming in some unexpected form this coming week as you go about everyday life is also good and necessary.  
REMINDER!!

The church building entrance will be open for you to drop off donations for the area food pantries tomorrow -- Saturday,November 28.  Please give generously!
God is good and God is coming. This is very good news.  

"Come, Lord Jesus!"

   Pastor Rich Pleva 

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Thanksgiving Service 11/25/20 7:00pm.

posted Nov 24, 2020, 1:11 PM by Cameron Hubanks



Zwingli 
United Church of Christ


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Dear Zwingli Church,

Life and all that accompanies it is a gift. This has always been the non-negotiable insistence of God and of God's saints. From the first chapter of the first book of the Bible (Genesis - the creation story), all the way through the last book (Revelation - the story of the ultimate and beneficial reign of God), we are told over and over and over again - "Except for God's gracious action, none of us would exist."  

And in spite of this obvious assertion, human beings insist on attributing blessings to ourselves. In spite of warning after warning, we easily fall into the assumption that because we are smart, or because we work hard, or because we are shrewd, we have life and health and wealth and advantage. But this thinking is delusional, it is wrong and it destroys. It leads to pride and entitlement and is destructive of the true community that God wants for the entirety of humankind.

The antidote for pride and entitlement is thanksgiving. When we acknowledge blessings and consciously attribute our gifts to a real giver, we walk into the realm of honesty and humility and life. To grasp onto delusional thinking is to shrivel and eventually to die. To give thanks is to expand and to live.

On Wednesday evening I will lead a very brief service of Thanksgiving. It will be roughly15 minutes long. It will happen live on Zoom (see below) and hopefully I'll be able to post it to Facebook so that it can be accessed there later if 7 pm doesn't work for you.

My friends, God is good and God is generous! Join me and others of our faith family in acknowledging the source of all our blessings! See you on Wednesday!

Pastor Rich Pleva

Thanksgiving Service
Nov 25, 2020
7:00 pm

Meeting ID: 871 9683 0164

You may also join by phone by calling:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) and entering Meeting ID: 871 9683 0164


ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
1338 CTY ROAD PB, PO BOX 530, BELLEVILLE, WI 53508
608-845-5641
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Christ the King Sunday

posted Nov 21, 2020, 8:55 AM by Cameron Hubanks

From 
Pastor Rich
"Christ the King Sunday"
Dear Zwingli Church,
There's a lot to report today...I hope you'll read this note all the way through!

First, thanks so much for the time away. Many of you have been working in new and exhausting ways during the pandemic. I've also found serving the church to be challenging and tiring. These last few weeks of vacation gave me time with family and (hopefully) enough recharged energy to serve you well during these last few weeks as your pastor.
Odd as it may seem, this coming Sunday is the last Sunday in the church year. Just like the values of Jesus don't follow those of the "world," even things as mundane as the church calendar don't follow the secular calendar. The church year starts with Advent, the 4 week period before Christmas when we intentionally focus on welcoming God into our lives. The last Sunday of the old year is "Christ the King Sunday" (or "The Reign of Christ"). 
On Sunday, we'll be considering a couple texts which remind us again that the values of Jesus contradict the values of everyday life. In one of them, God bluntly asserts that the "fat sheep" of the human flock are in for judgment. That judgment is a consequence of the ways they've butted aside the now thin sheep. God reminds the entire flock that the thin sheep have the place of priority in God's heart. My goodness!!
AND....we'll be worshiping outdoors on Sunday. We'll gather in the parking lot next door to the church building and you'll tune into the service on your radio (probably with your windows up - given the time of year!). Some of our people (who don't use email) may not realize that we are doing drive-in worship on Sunday. Please take time to call someone who may not use email and be sure they know that it's a drive-in worship day! Thanks!
I also want you to know that during the season of Advent, as we work our way toward Christmas, we'll be inviting you to participate in one or more of three special offerings. These three offerings will each address a very different kind of need - one for people in our own communities who are facing a time of need (Adopt-a-family), another for people far from us (Heifer Project), and finally a very specific offering to supplement the pensions of UCC clergy who are now retired after a lifetime of serving in poorly paid positions. More about these offerings in the coming weeks and in the December newsletter.
Finally, I plan to lead a very short Thanksgiving Eve service by Zoom video conference on the evening of November 25. Watch for an extra email early next week with the necessary log-in link to join the meeting. The service will be no more than 15 minutes long - some scripture, a little music and some prayers. I hope you'll join.

God's best to each of you. Please stay safe!

   Pastor Rich Pleva 

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Saved by Grace

posted Oct 14, 2020, 6:13 AM by Cameron Hubanks

From 
Pastor Rich
"Saved by Grace"
Dear Zwingli Church,
I’ve always thought it important to learn new words, and this past Sunday in Confirmation class I think the confirmands were exposed to a word new to them: Paradox. No, it’s not a couple of mallards! :) A paradox is when two different ideas that seem contradictory, or at least mutual exclusive are nonetheless both true. 
Our worship service this week contains a bit of a paradox: in the 4th chapter of the Philippian letter, the Apostle Paul urges followers of Jesus to practice good deeds. If you remember anything from your own confirmation experience and from years of hearing sermons, I hope you know that salvation isn’t and could never be a matter of good works. We are saved by grace, not by being good. But (paradoxically!) followers of Jesus are mandated to practice good works. How does this work? Tune in to worship this week and hear a bit of an explanation. 
Worship will be available as usual on Sunday morning on the church Facebook page, but to accommodate some family time for my kids, grandkids and Ruby and me, the service will actually be streamed live on Thursday and be available anytime from then on. So, if you have a hankering for worship on Saturday afternoon, tune in!!
And as usual, here’s a link to the service script from last week. And as always, past service videos are available at our YouTube channel which you can find by clicking here.
A friend of the church recently encountered a scam that sometimes presents itself to church folk. In this con-game, church members receive an email supposedly from their pastor describing some urgent personal need and asking for gift cards. I hope this never happens to any of us, but please know, I will NEVER send you an email asking for gift cards. If you ever get such a message, it’s a scam – even if it looks like it’s from my email address. Don’t respond.
Announcements
Like our church and congregations almost everywhere, our sister church in Belleville is using some creativity to invent new forms of community meals and fundraisers. First UCC will host a “Tailgate To Go” on Sunday, October 18 from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm. Guests are invited to drive through (at 130 E. Church St in Belleville) and pick up either a brat or hot dog meal for $5.00 (the hot dog meal includes TWO hot dogs!). Single brats and hot dogs are also available for an additional charge. Let’s support our friends at First Church!
God is ever and always calling us to add light to the world. We all know there’s plenty of darkness and misinformation out there. As followers of Jesus, let’s be among those who are elevating the conversation. When we do so, we make the world a better place and bring a smile to God’s face.
 
Blessings to each of you!

   Pastor Rich Pleva 

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