Newsletter 3-29-2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Fifth Sunday in Lent
The Bible readings this coming Sunday are for everyone who feels half dead, for everyone who sees death everywhere, as well as for everyone who is afraid to even think about death. Come to worship, to receive the breath of the Spirit, to hear the voice of Christ, to be fed at the table, and to celebrate the life God gives.

Readings and Psalm
Ezekiel 37:1-14
The dry bones of Israel brought to life
Psalm 130
I wait for you, O Lord; in your word is my hope. (Ps. 130:5)
Romans 8:6-11
Life in the Spirit
John 11:1-45
Baptismal image: the raising of Lazarus

Worship Bulletin
Sermon
Prayers

No Services
PoP will remain closed for Sunday services and all other activities through 20 April 2020 including Palm and Easter Sunday. The closure will be reevaluated continually. Bob Mangold

S.t. John’s will remain closed for Sunday Worship Services and any other church events through April 20, 2020. This coincides with the Governor’s recent “Stay at Home” Order. If there are community organizations using the St. John building for their meetings, we will leave it up to them to cancel their gatherings. We will continue to reevaluate our suspension of worship services and activities at St. John’s in the days and weeks ahead. If you are in need of any assistance during these very difficult times, please don’t hesitate to call a member of your church family. Stay home, stay healthy and wash your hands. Lynn Bickford

Story from Sandy Gibson, St. John’s member
My hairdresser sent this picture today. I took one of your shawls to her when her husband was so sick, and her daughter’s high risk pregnancy was in jeopardy. This little one was the happy result, and she LOVES that Prayer shawl! Please share with your group….such a cool ministry!!!

Wired Word
Hoarding, Profiteering, Insider Trading: Selfishness in a Time of Crisis

Our lesson for this week highlights the temptation to respond selfishly when we face a crisis such as that posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The news is filled with examples of hoarding, profiteering, insider trading and what appear to be cavalier attitudes regarding how one’s actions could negatively impact other, more vulnerable members of society. So we will examine the roots and effects of selfishness for our next class.

Devotions

Hello to all! Hope you are well. During this time at home it can be a challenge to keep busy and remain positive. An idea would be to write your 2021 Lenten Devotional and then send them to me. I have received 3 already.

God bless! Hope to see you soon. Carol Cleal

Parish Worship Time Change

Summer schedule starts Sunday, April 5– Palm Sunday
POP at 8:30 a.m.
SJ at 10:00 a.m.


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