Hosanna! Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and when we shout Hosanna we are saying "save us". When is the last time you really gave praise to God with your whole being? When is the last time that you cried out to God to save us from the brokenness and muck of this world? That is what we are going to be doing tomorrow in worship!!
We will have palm branches you can wave or palm crosses you can lift up in the service. You can take them with you as reminder that God is going to save us! There will also be a very important announcement during the service that I think most people will want to know about but you will have to be there to get the news first!
The bulletin for this Sunday is attached for you to look at. Remember that in the bulletin we have announcements, a prayer list, church attendance, the amount of offering that has come in that support our ministries, along with the outline of the service. We attach it weekly so that those of who can't be with us can keep up with the church and more fully join in worship online. We appreciate everyone who continues to worship and be a part of our community even if they can not come to the church building. While we always prefer to see people in person, we also love those who join us from afar and we are blessed to have you as part of our worshipping community!!
We are live-streaming on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. For those that are watching when we live-stream we do have a person that can see the comments posted if there are sound or visual issues. While we don't want to fixate on every little issue we do want to know when something is way off and affects your ability to be able to enter into worship. Unless you are watching worship when it is live I would recommend watching on the YouTube channel because the quality is MUCH better.
We are not passing offering plates so the wooden boxes are available to put your offering in. The 2022 offering envelopes are in church mailboxes for those that continue to use them for their offering. Of course you can also give online, use text to give (844-406-0358), or mail the offering to church.
We will be collecting prayers in the prayer box on the table in the parlor. Also, if you have announcement that you need to be shared please write them down and give them to me before the service. This will be an ongoing practice for prayers and announcements to help ensure that they are heard and understood by all (especially those worshipping with us virtually).
Come, and bring your whole being to worship and be prepared to put it all before God. Let us really cry out Hosanna. Let us really trust and believe that God saves. Let us lay it all at the altar of the one who made us and whose image we bear. Hosanna!