Christian sisters and brothers,
This coming Sunday, April 5, is Palm/Passion
Sunday and once again Hannah, Rita and I are
planning to lead worship and stream it on Facebook
Live. Our palms arrived, so you will see lots
of them in the front of the sanctuary!! Practice
singing, "All Glory, Laud and Honor"
and be ready to join us!!!
wanted to attach the obituary for Dan Spivey
- you can read it through the link provided.
also want to report that Jim Spruance, who has
been in hospice care for a couple of weeks,
is now in the "transition stage".
I have been able to visit with Jim a couple
of times during these last days of his life.
Please keep him in your prayers.
may notice that we don't mention names of people
in the prayers during our worship. That is intentional,
since the streaming worship is reaching a larger
audience than those who regularly step into
our sanctuary. I want to respect the personal
privacy of those who are in need of prayers.
Also, as of this time, I do not know of anyone
in the congregation who has tested positive
for the Covid19 virus ... please, if you are
in need of prayer or of any material supplies,
let me know and I can see about helping out
... the prayer is a certain!!!
as I mentioned at the end of last week's worship,
I will be putting a 15 minute (approximately)
live stream at noon each weekday of Holy Week
consisting of prayer, a reading from one of
the "Servant Songs" of Isaiah, and
then a portion of the Passion of Jesus according
to Matthew. This will be followed by prayer.
The livestreams on Maundy Thursday and Good
Friday will be a little longer, as Thursday
will end with the stripping of the altar, and
Friday will include other parts of the liturgy,
including the Bidding Prayers, Solemn Reproaches
and Adoration of the Cross. Here are the schedules
of readings in case you want to follow along
April 6 - Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 26:1-16, "The
Tuesday, April 7 - Isaiah 49:1-7 Matthew 26:17-35,
Wednesday, April 8 - Isaiah 50:4-9a, Matthew
Thursday, April 9 - Isaiah 52:13-53:3, Matthew
26:57-27:10, "Jesus on Trial"
Friday, April 10 - Isaiah 53:4-12, Matthew 27:11-66,
"The Messiah Condemned" & "The
Dawn of the New Age"
I did last week, I will send a "bulletin"
on Saturday for this week's worship.
and peace be with all of you - and God be with
you till we meet again!