In this week’s message, Bob asks “What’s it to you?” that the tomb is empty. Then he recounts the tale of Christ’s resurrection looking at the events of that fateful day through the eyes of Mary Magdalene who was expecting to anoint the body in oils and perfume, but discovered something entirely different when she arrived at Jesus’ tomb.
In another sermon rich in scripture and level-headed wisdom, Bob talks about our need for hard facts – data – in this strange time, and then explores 5 things that Christians may actually not want to know about their faith and what it all means.
So I’m sure you are all wondering what we do when we can’t assemble physically in our beloved building. Does “church” stop? Of course not! Worship continues every Sunday at 10:30. You just have to check your email and click on the invitation to join the Zoom service! We even have portable, sealed, personal Communion cups that you can call ahead and pick up at the church building, so we can all take Communion together, at home…(Did you follow all of that?) We can sing, listen to a lesson, fellowship afterward, even attend our Care Groups… online.
We also are trying out Celebrate Recovery hanging out time together- a video, some songs, a skit or short lesson- and again, time to visit with each other. That is available at 7:00 on Thursday nights. If you want an invitation, contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, last but certainly not least, On Friday morning at 10:00, we will have a Zoom Ladies’ Bible Class, reading our way chronologically through the Bible (Not actually reading DURING class, trying to read ahead of time. Whew! I had me worried there.). For many who in the past have been unable to attend, a special welcome and invite to all of you. Again, same deal about getting an invite to the Zoom meeting. See each other’s bright, shining faces without incurring the risk of catching Covid 19. Read the promise Jesus made to the apostles, blog below this one, which takes on all new meaning in light of current events. Prayers for healing, for protection, for medical personnel and first responders, for government leaders and vaccine researchers.
“You believe at last!” Jesus answered. “But a time is coming, and has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”