The Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Lord be with you!

We are preparing for Sunday morning here, and I wanted to write you and make sure that you have all the details on how you may participate.

https://www.facebook.com/holycrossrocklin/

If you go to the above page, you should be able to see our livestream on Sunday morning. We’ll be testing and playing around with it the thirty minutes or so beforehand, but Lord willing, we’ll have it all up and going by 9 a.m. You can access it on a phone or tablet or computer. My suggestion is that you use a computer, or even better still is put it up on a bigger screen.

The Service of the Word

This Sunday we will be doing the Service of the Word portion of the Divine Service. That means the confession and absolution, Introit, Kyrie, Collect, Readings, and the like. We obviously cannot have the Lord’s Supper. But the Word will be proclaimed, God’s praises will be sung, and we will pray to our Lord for His mercy during this time of trial.

You may download and follow along in the bulletin by CLICKING HERE.

The service begins on page 184 of Lutheran Service Book. The readings are as follows:

  • 1st Reading: Ezekiel 37:1–14
  • Epistle: Romans 8:1–11
  • Gospel: John 11:1–45

The hymns are :

  • 915 Today Your Mercy Calls Us
  • 552 O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life, sts. 1, 9–10, 4
  • 548 Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious

Zoom Fellowship and Bible Class

Over the past ten days or so, we have been using a company and software package called Zoom to do our online interactions. I tried it out as a bible class with some of our men this past Friday, and it worked great! Go to Zoom.us and you can download the software. They have versions for Windows or Mac, iOS and Android. I would suggest doing it today so that you don’t have to try and figure it out tomorrow morning.

Topic: Sunday Fellowship and Bible Class Time: After Church (about 10) until 11:00 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting for Fellowship and Bible Class https://zoom.us/j/4697210444

Meeting ID: 469 721 0444

The topic for our Bible Class will be Genesis 3. We are continuing our conversation about male and female, and what we can learn from God’s Word about it.

REVIEW

9:00 Service of the Word Live-streamed on Facebook and posted afterwards on YouTube.

10:00 a.m. Bible Class on Male and Female, looking at Genesis 3. This will be on Zoom. Join us!

God bless you all. I know this is such a weird and difficult time to stay connected. But God does not abandon His people in their time of need. We will get through this together!

In Christ,

Pastor Pepekorn

PS Are you ready for the raising of Lazarus? I know I am!