Healing Service this Tuesday, April 7th 7 p.m. will be on Facebook Live. Follow along with the Readings and Prayers
Good Friday Service this Friday, April 10 at 6pm will be on Facebook Live
There are two Scriptures of note to meditate on during this season. The first was Isaiah 53:4-6: Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. This verse is confirmed for us in Matthew 8:17 and 1 Peter 2:24. Jesus took the punishment for our sins and the curse of sin and death. The Scripture also applies to our healing and peace that we need during these times.
The second Scripture was Psalm 91, a wonderful series of God’s promises to us including verses 3-7: Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. What meaningful promises during this time of worldwide terror and sickness! These are promises to receive, meditate on and declare over your life and family.
During this “season of virus,” I encourage you to Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. (1 Cor 16:13). Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand. (Eph 6:10-11). We intend for the doors of our church to remain open for most of our scheduled activities including Sunday worship services. However, nobody is obligated or pressured to come. In fact, it has been advised that you not attend any gathering over ten people including church services. Therefore, we will be offering a few options for participating in our services from home
- Participate via Facebook Live at our 8 a.m. service. You do not need to have a Facebook login to watch the video. Go to this link and to the Live video: https://www.facebook.com/Church-of-the-Redeemer-Anglican-1377253895832755/
- Watch the Facebook Live Video at anytime following its recording by going to the link above and scrolling down to the video. Again, you do not need a Facebook login.
- Lead yourself (and family) through the service using the Palm Sunday Bulletin (4-5-2020) and listen to the sermon online or via podcast.
I will update the above with the links for the recorded video and podcast when posted.
For all of the above, you may use or print the attached Sunday bulletin. I encourage you to participate in the fellowship and communion of our church and the Body of Christ from your home, as you are able.
I invite you to use your wisdom and prudence for your decisions, and I encourage you in all things to have faith in Jesus, his work on the cross and in the resurrection, in everything you do and think. And this is a time to do our best to Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thess 5:16-18) We have plenty of reasons to rejoice, to pray and to give thanks.
The Men’s Bible study groups that normally meet on Wednesday and Thursday mornings will meet only on Thursday mornings at 7:15 a.m. at the church until further notice. On Sunday mornings, we will not have the Sunday morning Catechism class, continental breakfast or coffee hour until further notice. We will try to provide schedule updates and confirmations each day.
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FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL PRAYER RESOURCES
We have developed resources for family and individual prayer during this time and afterwards. These are forms of prayer that can be used by anyone to maintain times of prayer and connection to the Body of Christ.