Pastor’s Notes for April 25

Preparation for Sunday, April 26

The Lord be with you!

We are preparing for the Third Sunday of Easter, and I wanted to write to 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 10 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, This is the Feast, 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.  There is also a download button on the church website at https://holycrossrocklin.org/.

The service begins on page 151 of Lutheran Service Book. The readings are as follows:

Readings

  • 1st Reading: Acts 2:14a,36-41
  • Epistle: 1 Peter 1:17-25  
  • Gospel: Luke 24:13-35

Hymns

  • 490 Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won
  • 585 Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide
  • 483 With High Delight Let Us Unite

Bible Class

We are continuing our study of Male and Female, and we are partway through chapter five of the book of Ephesians. I hope that all of you are able to join us for that at about 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. You may find the information about the Zoom class by going to our new page on our web site for all of our online classes. 

Zoom Bible Classes
Notice that you can find the times and login information for ALL of our online classes, all in one tidy place!

Upcoming Town Hall and Voters’ Meeting

You will hear more about this tomorrow, but please note that we are having a Town Hall meeting next Saturday at 4:00 p.m., and we will be having a voters’ meeting on Saturday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. 
In preparation for both of these events, the planning council has prepared a survey. I hope you will take a moment to fill it out.
Survey for Town Hall & Voters’ Meeting

Last Call for Cross Photos

We are very close to putting together our project with all of these cross photos. I am super excited about it. If you have not sent me a photo of where you have your cross setup, please send it to me today. You can text it to me at 262-705-3232, or just reply to this email and send it to me. Thank you!

Holy Cross at Prayer

You can find today’s prayers on YouTube at HCAP for Saturday, April 25.

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

In Christ,
Pastor Peperkorn