What a strange Holy Week this is! We are preparing to remember the death and resurrection of Christ, the greatest celebration of our Christian year, yet we are unable to meet together for worship in person.
Holy Week in the midst of a global pandemic is a unique experience for us…and yet, God has been present with God’s people through other pandemics, and through many other times of suffering. In these strange and difficult days, may we remember the good news of the resurrection, good news which is desperately needed, today and always.
Even though we cannot be together in person this week, we can still worship together! Please join us for these special observances during this Holy Week.
Wednesday Night Bible Study, 6:30 pm, Online or By Phone
We have been using Google Meet for our online Bible study, but are in the process of transitioning to Zoom, which we think will work better for a larger group. Last week, we had 17 participants in our Wed night study of Faith>Fear. This week’s topic will be Fear of God’s Assignment, Exodus 3:7-15, 4:1-17. If you would like to read the study guide materials ahead of time (optional!) please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a pdf copy.
To join the Zoom Bible Study online or by phone, you will need the link or phone number. This information will be sent by email on Wednesday. If you do not already receive the regular Thursday email from the church and you would like to participate in Bible Study, please send a message to email@example.com so we can add you to the email list.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service, 7:00 pm, Online or By Phone
We are planning a Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7 pm on Zoom. You will need the following supplies:
- bread or crackers (any kind)
- juice (or any drink you have available)
- oil (or water)
- small bowl
- Bible (open to Mark chapter 14)
Gather these supplies in front of your computer or phone, and join us for a brief but meaningful service on Thursday evening. Check your email Thursday for the link to join online or the phone number to join by phone. (Again, if you do not already receive the regular Thursday email from the church and you would like to participate in this service, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add you to the email list.)
We will post a Good Friday worship video on YouTube, featuring the 7 Last Words of Jesus and the extinguishing of candles. The link will be sent via email on Friday, and also posted on our website.
We will post an Easter Sunday worship video on YouTube. Check your email or our church website on Sunday for the link and the PDF worship guide.
Worship by Phone
We are also offering a Worship by Phone option for those who do not use the internet. To hear a recorded worship message (about 15 minutes), including a Scripture reading, sermon, and prayer, follow these steps:
- Dial 425-436-6309
- Enter Access Code 507774#
- Enter Reference number: # (Entering # for the reference number will play the most recent worship message. Previous worship messages can also be accessed be entering 6# for April 5th; 5# for March 29, or 4# for March 22.)
Please share this information with anyone you know who would like to hear this but does not have internet access.
May you have a meaningful and blessed Holy Week!