PASTOR’S PEN
 

Tradition

Holy Week Service will be posted Thursday night for use Holy Thursday or Good Friday. Don’t miss this beautiful Tenbrae Service or Service of “Darkness” based on the 12th century service and is an extended meditation on the passion of Christ. 
 
Easter Sunday — posted at 10:30 AM
Scripture: Acts 10: 34 – 43
               Matthew 28: 1 – 10
Sermon: “He Is going ahead of you”
 
 
–from Steve
What is it about this time that has me craving my tradition? Old hymns and prayers that use words that I don’t use in every day speech or even in preaching. I think it is an anchor to the past. Singing hymns and saying prayers and reading scripture that my parents and grandparents and great grandparents read and prayed and sung. 
     My grandmother was in bed with the Spanish flu when she married my grandfather. They were not sure of the outcome but they wanted to face the future married. My grandmother was a devout Methodist and I still think of her often when I sing those old hymns. 
     So here we are in holy week during the corona virus. We can’t even meet in our house of worship to sing the songs and hear the stories and pray the prayers. But we can do something my grandmother could not do. We can meet for worship over the internet. This is the most important time of the year for Christians. I hope you will join the gathering from the safety of your home for Holy Week and Easter worship. 
 
Blessings my friends,
 
Steve


What We Long For


I don’t know what the future holds — but I know who holds the future. These are uncertain times. I find myself clinging to my faith and trusting the everlasting love. One of the challenges of course is that good traditional communal worship is what we long for at times like this — and right now it is something that we cannot do. So we look for ways to gather together so that we can tell the old old story of Jesus and his love. One new way that we can do that is online. If you can, please try this out. Tim will send the link on Sunday morning around 10:30. This Sunday we are including communion, as it is the first Sunday of the month.
You can also be involved in the leadership of this when we put it together the day before using zoom. Right now we need readers for our Holy Thursday/Good Friday service next week. Let me know if your willing and I will send you a reading and instructions. 

I miss you all a great deal but we can make this tolerable by staying connected. Is there someone who needs a check-in call. Maybe you can give them a call. We are the Church. 

Blessings to you!

steve



Pastor Steve Lundin