Palm Branches for Palm Sunday
We have palm branches for your at-home Palm Sunday celebration. The box of palm branches will be placed outside the church office door on Friday, April 3 at 12:00 pm. If you cannot not leave your home at all, but would like a palm branch, please let us know and we’ll get one to you. Please use safe social distance practices when coming for your palm branch.
Virtual Palm Sunday Procession
We won’t be able to do our traditional Palm Sunday procession from the Faith Chapel into the Sanctuary this year. Instead we will have a virtual procession. Once you have picked up your palm branch (or improvised with a leaf or frond from your home garden), take a picture of yourself or your family with your palm branches. Please send your picture to Pastor Mike (email@example.com) to be included in our virtual procession this Sunday.
Children’s Message and Children’s Church
Worship this Sunday will include a children’s message. We also have a handout for parents to use with their children. This is from the publishers of our Children’s Church material, reworked for parents to use with their children at home. You can download it here or on the St. John’s Live Stream page.
Palm Sunday Worship, April 5, at 9:30 AM
We will celebrate our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and then join Him on His journey to the cross. Join us for Live Stream Home Based Worship this Sunday at 9:30 AM.
(http://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/ The Live Stream will start at 9:20 AM. 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 service as well for the same purpose.
The Lord’s Supper for the Sheltered At Home Online Church
We plan to celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday at our 7:00 PM service (April 9). We will be gathering as an online congregation even though we are in our homes. For an explanation, please go to this page on our website: The Lord’s Supper at St. John’s During the COVID-19 Crisis. Pastor Mike will also be available to answer questions after the online service this Sunday.
Portals of Prayer
The April/June Portals of Prayer are now available in a box outside of the church office door.
Easter Flower Cross
Even though we won’t be in the Sanctuary, we will be doing the Easter flower cross. On Saturday, April 11, the cross will be available near the main parking lot. Please bring flowers from your home to place on the cross. The complete cross will show up virtually in our Easter Live Stream Service. Feel free also to drive by to see the Easter Flower cross once it is complete. Watch for an announcement regarding when the cross will be available.