April 5, 2020
Welcome Pastor Troy
“Here I Am to Worship” Sara Wiertzema
“Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” Park Central Presbyterian (audio)
and ARC video from 4/14/19
Scripture & Meditation John 4:19-26 Pastor Troy
“Great is Thy Faithfulness” Paul & Eva Schutte
Congregational Prayer Pastor Troy
“Holy Spirit” Sara Wiertzema
“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” Eva Schutte
Please Remember in Prayer:
* Jason Altman (grandson of Tracy Kuipers) – recovering from open heart surgery
* Mark Peters (Maggie’s Dad) –recovering from a bowel obstruction
* Kathy Kuhl – recovering from kidney procedure
* John Ahlers – radiation treatment for prostate cancer
* Janine Dekker – treatment for cancer
* Ken Zylstra – treatment for ALS
* Covid-19 – As we all shelter-in-place:
– Those who are ill, recovering, or anxious
– Those in nursing care facilities
– Teachers, students, and all school personnel as online classes continue
– Those out of work during this time
– Healthcare workers of all kinds & first responders
– Our leaders as they make difficult decisions
Sunday, April 5:
10:50 AM – Zoom Youth Group Meeting
11:00 AM – Trial Zoom Meeting with
2:00 PM – Zoom ARC Kids
Monday, April 6:
3:00 PM – Trial Zoom Meeting with Pastor Troy
Wednesday, April 8:
3:00 PM – Zoom Coffee with Pastor Troy
7:00 PM – Zoom Youth Group
Thursday, April 9:
6:00 PM Maundy Thursday Service using Zoom
Maundy Thursday Service – Pastor Troy will be leading a communion service on Thursday, April 9 for family groups to gather elements for hand washing and communion together. Items needed will be a bowl with warm water, washcloth and soap, grape juice and bread. Please join the Zoom group at 6:00 PM and share in the Sacrament of Communion with each other. More information will be sent early next week via email so preparations can be made.
Contact Maggie Gaudian if you are interested in hosting an outdoor scene for a drive by Journey to the Cross. Maggie will help provide ideas and information. We are hoping to find 4-5 church members’ yards in Worthington for people to visit in their cars and experience Holy Week in this unique way.
The church facility will be closed until further notice. Cory will have phone calls routed to her so if you need anything, please use the church phone number at 507-376-6517. The church staff will coordinate to assist you. If you have anything to be communicated to our congregation, please email or call the church to have these items included in our weekly bulletin/communications.
Weekly worship will continue on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM via You Tube. The worship service will also be available on the local cable TV stations at 1:00 PM on Tues., Thurs., and Sun. – Mediacom (Channels 3, 17, or 117.4) or Vast (Channels 3 or 300).
Church staff will be working to help the congregation stay connected via Zoom and other online links. If you have a computer or cell phone and you are not already on the Email Prayer Chain, please contact the church with your email address or cell phone number so we can communicate with you.
APRIL NEWSLETTER – We will not have our monthly “Lamplighter” as it has been done in the past. Any announcements or upcoming events will be communicated via our weekly bulletins.
Please send all tithes and offerings by mail to the church at 1720 N Burlington Ave., Worthington, MN 56187. Automatic deposit is possible as well. Contact Cory if you would like to set this up. Thank you for remaining faithful in your giving.
Youth Group Zoom Meetings: Maggie is hosting Zoom online meetings to stay in touch with students (6th-12th) on Sundays at 10:50 AM and Wednesdays at 7 PM. She is providing at time of sharing, playing, scripture and prayer. Contact Maggie if you need help figuring it out how to join a meeting. The main thing is to download the app to your phone, tablet, or computer. Maggie is sending out invitations through email and texting. Click the link provided, it will help guide you through the process too.
ARC Kids Zoom Meetings: Maggie is also offering Zoom online meetings for Sunday School & Kids For Christ families, teachers, and helpers on Sundays at 2 PM and Thursdays at 7 PM (there will not be a Thursday meeting this week due to our Maundy Thursday Zoom services). Her hope is that by gathering together that teachers can learn along with the families how Zoom works,and eventually our teachers can start hosting their own Zoom meetings. This is a great way for kids to see familiar faces and to continue laughing and growing together in their faith. Invitations will be sent through email and texting. Contact Maggie if you have any questions.
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Senior Dining/Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers. Many of their current volunteers are considered high-risk and are not able to serve right now. Please consider helping fill this gap if you are a younger, low-risk individual. LSS is in need of volunteers to fill in the voids left by the higher risk volunteers who are unable to work right now and add volunteers to meet increased demand. If you’re able to help in any way, please contact Brenda Groenwold, the Worthington Site Coordinator at (507)-376-9718. Brenda’s cell phone is 507-360-1891 as an alternative.