In the Message interpretation of the Bible, Romans 8:39 reads: “I’m absolutely convinced that nothing…absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love.” (emphasis added)
Paul wrote his letter to the church at Rome in a difficult time of political upheaval. The community of Christians were facing some intense challenges. Paul encourages the church then – and now – to maintain hope.
We are living in a challenging time, as well. But we must maintain hope that – no matter what we are going through – God’s love is steadfast.
Participate in worship on Sunday, July 26 for Tonja’s sermon entitled “Absolutely Convinced!”, based on Romans 8:26-39, The Message. Worship will be available on our YouTube channel beginning at 10:30AM.
Sing along with the hymns and take part in the service with the virtual bulletin here.
Six virtual Holy Week services will be available for viewing on the church’s YouTube channel. Plan to watch one each day, Monday through Saturday, OR “binge watch” them, as you are able. Experience the final week of Jesus’ life on earth through the story-telling lens of the persons closest to him. Each brief service will contain scripture, art, drama, music, and an activity for you to do at home to make the story come alive.
Before sitting down to watch any of the Holy Week videos, please gather some household items to participate in the activity that accompanies each episode.
Monday: Mary, friend of Jesus – a shallow bowl with a dollop of oil in it
Tuesday: Simon Peter, disciple – a large serving bowl filled with warm water and a couple hand towels
Wednesday: Judas, disciple – elements for communion – bread or a cracker and some kind of juice or beverage. If you have some kind of vessel that resembles a chalice, use that to contain the juice
Thursday: a Roman soldier – a red cloth, such as a towel or t-shirt
Friday: Mary, mother of Jesus – a jar filled with water
Saturday: Salome, disciple – a candle for each person and something to light it with, and a cross or something that symbolizes one
Use this Guide for Reflection as an accompaniment to your journey through the week. Reflect on the discussion questions; journal your responses or call a friend to talk about what you are discovering and meditating on.
Carve out some time in your home worship space and participate in Holy Week in a very unique way.
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Gather in worship Sunday, March 1! This week's sermon is based on
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11.
Come and be moved by prayerful musical improvisations during Wednesday evening Prayer Services, offered on March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1 from 6:00-6:15PM in the Baptistry Chapel. These services will provide a great mid-week spiritual pick-me-up along your Lenten journey!