We are about to embark on the Great Three Days, which begins on Thursday evening and goes through Easter Sunday. This is the most important time of the year for us as Christians because it brings us into sharp focus on who we are, and what our God has done for us in His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Unlike last year, though, we have the opportunity now to come to church, to receive His Gifts, to meditate on His Word, and to rejoice that He gives us His own body and blood for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.
There are many opportunities for you to come and worship over the next several days. You can see the schedule below. If you are able, though, please go and register for whatever services you are attending. Here is the registration address:
I would also especially like to encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors to join us for the 11 a.m. service on Easter Morning. This service will be outside, we will have our brass ensemble, and it will be a wonderful celebration! We can hold as many people as the parking lot and the field will hold, so bring everyone you can!
God’s richest blessings to you all during this holy week. I look forward to seeing each of you very soon.
Many thanks to you all who gave of yourselves and your resources to support my friend Lorna and her family through her mother’s illness, death, funeral and medical bills. Your prayers, notes, donations move me to tears of joy. AND all expenses have been covered.
In addition to being a deaconess, she is a Registered Nurse, and a former Parish Nurse. As a nurse, she brings with her a certain body of knowledge and skills which helps her as she ministers to people in body and soul. With her experience as a parish nurse, she has tried to see people as God has made them: body, mind and spirit. Her visits have included devotion and prayer. As a deaconess, she continues to carry this out with a deeper theological understanding of the Word and Sacraments, enabling her to better articulate the hope that lies inside all believers and herself. She points people to the cross of Christ— the source of life, forgiveness, salvation, peace and joy in the midst of sorrows and trials.
You may find her writings and other works, especially in connection with Kenya, at Always Mercy.
Advent Meditation tonight on Zoom This evening we will have the second of our meditations on the Song of Advent. Tonight we will specifically be looking at the Visitation from Luke 1:39-45. Here’s the link:
From my perspective, the outdoor service went very well last week. It was in the upper 50s, We currently are at 50/50 on whether we will be able to have service in-person on Sunday, as there is a chance of rain. We will make the call for that no later than Saturday evening.
Stay tuned, watch your email and the church web site, and we’ll let you know what it looks like! If you believe you will be attending Sunday, please register.