Lent Service April 1: Christ our Passover
We had planned to have a Passover Seder this Wednesday as our Lent Midweek service. That event has been postponed until next year during Lent.
But we will still be focusing on the meaning of the Passover this Wednesday. The Passover is the defining event for the people of God before the coming of Christ. Death passed over the homes marked by the blood of the lamb, leading to their release from bondage in Egypt. The people of God were to commemorate this event by a special meal in their homes. This event, and its annual celebration pointed ahead to the coming of Christ, the Lamb of God, by whose blood we are redeemed. Christ has given his church a new Passover meal, the Lord’s Supper, in which we commemorate and receive the blessings of the Lamb every time we gather to celebrate it.
Join us for Live Stream Home Based Worship this Wednesday at 7:00. (http://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/ The Live Stream will start at 6:50. You can come early and through the Live Chat feed greet others who are coming to worship, bless them with the Lord’s peace, and check on how folks are doing. We’ll leave the stream open for 10 minutes after the services as well for the same purpose.)
The Lord’s Supper for the Sheltered At Home Online Church
At the end of the service this Wednesday, we will be looking at our plans to celebrate a Live Stream Home Based communion service on Maundy Thursday, April 9. Tune in for more details. There will be opportunity for questions and answers.
School Chapel Resumes
School Chapel is usually every Wednesday at 8:30. Since School has moved entirely online, so has chapel. We will have our first online school chapel this coming Wednesday at 8:30. You are welcome to join us! Please go to the same youtube live page that we use for other worship services: https://www.youtube.com/user/stjohnsnapaca/live
Supporting One Another
As a congregation, we want to come together as a family to support each other during this time. You can access the form that will allow us to do that here: https://form.jotform.com/200846381370049
This form will be the system we use to assess needs and resources during this time. Please indicate what resources you have to share as well as needs you are aware of – both personally or in the community. Our goal is to start matching up potential needs with potential offers of support in an organized and confidential manner. We will be handling all responses to the best of our ability and wish to be a blessing to others during this time.
Resources for Being At Home
We have gathered some resources to help you in following Jesus at home, for yourself and your family. You can find these on our website at: http://stjohnslutheran.net/following_jesus_at_home/ If you are aware of resources that would benefit the family of St. John’s, let us know!