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St. Paul Corona Response Update

“How to be church when we can’t go to church.”

Call-In Instructions

1-267-866-0999; PIN 5675-40-7707. (*7 to mute!)

You can use this for Sunday worship; Pastor’s Bible Study; and Tuesday night prayer check-in. 

 

Worship – Sunday March 29, 2020

You Tube Video:  

This week’s video includes
– Many pieces of St. Paul’s typical worship
– Children’s Sermon by Deacon Emily
– Pastor Rob’s sermon-ish reflection and question time
– Beautiful music by the Martin and Brye Family
– Martin Luther sharing an “Apple Tree” highlight, uplifting Matt Stuckey for doing something really good in our community.

Call-In: 8:15 am & 10:45 am.  (See instructions above.)

Bulletin: March 29 service of Word

Discussion:  John 11 Listening Questions

Links to more music for Home Worship

Worship, Learning and Praying Together

While we cannot gather together on Sundays or Wednesdays, we would like to make it possible for us to worship together as much as possible.

Tuesday nights at 7 PM we invite people to call in to the 267-866-0999 number for a time of check-in and prayer for others.

Mid-week Evening Prayer: We will have a weekly recording of Holden Evening Prayer that will be posted here  each Wednesday.  We invite people to listen to it as a midweek Lenten practice. Click here:

Thursday Bible Study Live!: Pastor Rob will offer a call-in Bible study on Thursday at 9:30 AM and 7 PM.  Both of these Bible studies will focus on the Gospel lesson for Sunday.  At 10:30 am Pastor Rob will offer a video conference using Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/614424940. Connect with this link using a smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.       

Sunday Worship

Call-in Live. On Sunday morning, we will offer a live audio service (see Call-In Instructions). Scheduled for 8:15 and 10:45. Bulletins will be available online.

YouTube Video Worship: On Sunday morning we will post a 20-25 minute YouTube video for worship. This includes most worship elements, but does not include a full sermon. It moves through roughly 1-2 minute segments of our worship service.  

Sermon Recordings: We will have an audio version of the sermon available starting Sunday at noon on the website.

Sunday Discussion: Sunday’s message will include follow-up discussion questions for family or small groups meeting remotely..   

Fellowship

Church is a place of connection.  As we face days of isolation and solitude as a means of prevention, we need to be reminded that we are not alone. As you have time, please take time to reach out to family and friends.  One of the better ways we can love one another during this time is to reach out to others. We can be the church without stepping into the church building.

If you have a need during these few months, please let the church know by contacting the church office: [email protected] or leaving a message at 717-626-4709.

 

Serving

We will continue to work with our partners:  Christian Early Learning Center (CELC), Lititz Warwick Community Chest (LWCC), Peter’s Porch, Power Packs and the school district to identify key needs moving forward.   We will keep you posted on needs that arise within the church and the broader community.  We know of the need to provide food for school age children through the district.

Click here for information about how you may help or receive meals for school age children in the Warwick district.

Giving

We recognize that these days are producing a great deal of anxiety around money.   With great humility, we ask you to be faithful in your generosity and contributions to the church.  You can either send in your contributions by mail or you can give online by clicking here.

Building Access

In an effort to keep congregation members and staff healthy, we have closed our building.  If you are a volunteer and need access to the building, please contact a staff member.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Prayer

Our Lent began with the cry of Psalm 51, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love.”  As we enter these days and weeks ahead, we continue to cry out for mercy.   Every time we turn around, we learn more and more about the impact of the breakout:  we are receiving updates about how complicated this is making the lives of the missionaries we support, the Swansons.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to your steadfast love.

Have mercy on those who must live without a paycheck

Have mercy on doctors, nurses and medical staff

Have mercy on people will this illness and their families

Have mercy on people who are grieving death

Create in us a clean heart O God.

Renew a Right Spirit within us!

Sustain us with a generous Spirit!

Give us patience, love and compassion,

all of which come to us through your son, Jesus Christ.