Response to COVID-19

March 29, 2021

 

We are at Phase 2 of our Plan for In-Person Gatherings, we begin Holy Week, the climax and center of the calendar as we pray that we will be united with Christ in his death and resurrection.

Here’s some ways to participate:

 

  1. An interesting retelling of the Jesus story is “The Chosen.” If you haven’t watched Season 1, it is available for free by going to https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen/ Season 2 begins on Easter Sunday!

  2. Holy Week activities for families with children. Holy Week activity bags were delivered this week. Parents and Grandparents, watch this video going over these crafts and activities to do in the home:

                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEZ9D3GFqE0

  1. Maundy Thursday is April 1, with services at 12noon and 6:30pm online. “Maundy” means “command.” It is the day Jesus commands his disciples, “Love one another as I have loved you” and gives them Holy Communion with the command, “Do this.” We will be washing each other’s hands during the service, so you may want to prepare a bowl, soap, and towel ahead of time.

  2. Good Friday is April 2, with services at 12noon and 6:30pm online. The Church is united with Christ in his suffering and death.

  3. Easter Vigil is Sat April 3 at 4pm online. This service unites us with Christ’s disciples as they wait for the resurrection.

  4. Easter Sunday will be IN-PERSON in the courtyard (and also streamed live online)! We’ll have sunrise service at 6am and then Traditional Easter Celebration at 8:30am and Contemporary at 11am. Register by going to stjchurchaz.org or calling 623-931-2451.

 

Prayers:

Please include in your prayers this week:

We have continued opportunities to deepen relationships with God and each other:

  • On YouTube and Facebook: See worship schedule above.

  • Weekday Fellowship at 6:15pm and Prayer Meetings at 6:30pm,

  • Food Pantry The Food Pantry remains open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-12noon and can use whatever canned goods and other non-perishables you can donate.

 

Blessings on your Holy Week! May we all be united in Christ, dying and rising with him!