Today we will gather for online prayer at 10am. Bring your praises and requests, and we will bring them to God together. We will gather from 11-noon; stay and pray as long as you are able. All welcome!
We are thrilled that the Coffee Break Wednesday Bible study has resumed via Zoom. This week they restarted their study of Genesis, with a great turnout and discussion. Way to go, Jessie and Coffee Break!
As we continue in the theme of Resurrection Sunday, our verses for today are Philippians 2:5-11:
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
As you continue to consider these verses, enjoy this marvelous Taizé hymn, Christus Resurrexit, perfect for today, this week, this season:
Christ will be
This is the day the Lord has made
Let us be glad and rejoice alleluia
I called to the Lord in my distress
God answered me and freed me
(Eph. 5:14; Ps. 118:24; Ps 18:6)
The conditions of the homeless of our city have been all over the news this week. Please pray for them, as they are especially susceptible to COVID-19. Pray the last verse of the hymn for them.
In closing, let’s pray together as Jesus taught us to pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
As we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
We close with God’s blessing,
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
PS – Don’t forget, “online office hours” launched this week. Office hours today will be 11-noon for prayer., and then 1-2pm for drop-in. Come by for prayer or a pastoral chat, using this computer link.
PSS – We are curious, besides your home church, what other worship services did you participate in last weekend? Please let us know in this confidential survey. Your name will not be shared or even seen.
PSSS – This was supposed to be our monthly games night Can anyone recommend a good online games web site? Leave it in the Comments box, below, so others can use it too.