Easter and Holy Week Worship
- Holy Monday Midday Prayer, 12 noon
- Holy Tuesday Midday Prayer, 12 noon
- Holy Wednesday Midday Prayer, 12 noon
- Maundy Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
- Good Friday (Tenebrae), 7 p.m.
- Easter Sunrise, 7:30 a.m.
- Easter Morning Worship, 10 a.m.
Full descriptions of the services, including the Facebook Live and YouTube links, can be found here.
Facebook Live Worship, Sundays at 10 a.m.
You’re invited to participate in Facebook Live worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. while we are unable to gather in person! These services include interactive elements involving prayers, scripture, reflections, and music. To join in the Sunday morning worship experience, simply visit the church’s Facebook page. The video will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. It will also be available on the church’s YouTube channel on Sunday morning so you may watch or rewatch it at any time. The accompanying worship information for this Sunday is available here as a PDF and may be printed in advance.
Archived audio of previous sermons are always available for listening here.
Here are a few recordings of calming and reassuring hymns and instrumentals:
A word of prayer from the 223rd General Assembly co-moderators for these uncertain times…
(from The Presbyterian Outlook)
Eternal God, sustainer, provider, God of all wisdom and knowledge,
Our spirits are weary, our faith quivers, our minds get clouded by news of sickness and death.
You know our thoughts before we express them, even the fears we dismiss, you know them.
We cannot hide our feelings and worries from you.
So, as we are, we come to You, Oh God, asking for wisdom, for clear minds and open hearts, for calm and assurance that, through the crisis, You are present.
Knowing that “the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words,”
We ask for wisdom and protection…
For medical personnel, scientists, doctors, nurses, and laboratory technicians.
For those around the world considering current and other health crises.
For health care personnel and caregivers.
We lift them up to You. Bendíceles con sabiduría; protégeles de todo mal.
We ask for clear minds and open hearts as people navigate daily lives…
As closures, cancellations, and quarantines are enacted.
As families gather in their homes, some caring for those who are sick.
As we encounter neighbors in our neighborhoods, stores, and pharmacies.
Bendícenos con paciencia y creatividad, amor y entendimiento.
We pray for the sick, those who have lost or are at risk of losing jobs in the midst of this crisis,
for those whose health or social services will be or have been affected, for those suffering the direct effects of this virus, locally and around the world.
Illumine us, Holy Spirit. Show us in what ways we can be of help as we care for self and others. Ilumínanos para sabér cómo ayudar.
We ask for calm, assurance, and strength.
May we all remember that, in the midst of any crisis,
Your grace reaches us,
Your hope enlightens us,
And Your love surrounds us all.
En medio de la crisis,
tu gracia nos alcanza,
tu esperanza nos ilumina,
y tu amor nos rodea.
How strange it is to be in the season of Lent with the theme of Face to Face with Jesus, yet given the realities of the COVID-19 threat we are unable to be face to face together for worship the next three Sundays.
Had we gathered in worship this Sunday, March 15, we would have heard and reflected together on John 4.5-42 (Jesus and the Woman at the Well). You will find below the text of the gospel reading and six reflection questions. Perhaps you can use them personally or with your household for a time of worship this Sunday in your home.
Know that your pastors are praying for you during this time we are unable to gather for worship. Remember that we will continue to be in the church office during the week, and we are available to you for pastoral care and encouragement. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Michael, Associate Pastor
Click here for a downloadable PDF of worship materials for home use this Sunday.
Click here to listen to sermon recordings.