Worship at Home April 19

Hello St.Paul’s,
Welcome to another week of worshiping at home!

This week we’ve prepared something a little different to help people worship at home. In addition to posting on our Online Worship page material that people can prayerfully read for themselves we’ve prepared a ‘Worship at Home’ video stream combining prayer, some singing, readings, and reflections all done at home.

Kate and the kids and I offer a couple of songs we’ve prepared in our own home. Rev. Deacon Debbie Cochran offers this week’s reading from her own home, and our layreader this week, Lorraine Brown, offers this week’s prayers of the people  from her own home.

It’s kind of an experiment in worshiping together at home, and like any experiment it’s gonna be a little different from what we’re all used to, but our hope is that it will help you connected with God in worship this week, and that it will help to keep us all connected with each other.

You can find all of this week’s ‘worship at home’ material HERE.

Big thanks to Deacon Debbie and Lorraine Brown for their help this week. And a big thanks as well to Sharon Kelly and Kate Turner for putting together this week’s Sunday (Home) School material.

Wishing you a blessed 2nd week of Eastertide.

Rev David Turner +

Easter 2020

It’s not like any Easter we’ve ever known, but it’s still Easter and Christ is still risen from the dead!
Which means we still have lots of reason to celebrate and to praise God, not just in spite of our current situation but because of our current situation and the way in which it makes our need for the everlasting love and the life-giving power and promise of God all the more pronounced.
For followers of Jesus, as well as those who are being drawn to him, the resurrection of Jesus confirms that nothing can separate us from the love of God. That includes, by the way, the future that God has lovingly promised us, a future which we see previewed in the resurrected body of Jesus.
The future that we see previewed in the resurrection of Jesus is one of renewed and unending life. It’s a future in which we and the whole of creation shall been set free from everything that continues to darken this life, including illness, isolation and death. We may be separated from one another right now but nothing can separate us from the love of God or from the future that God has in store for us, even while we continue to wait for its fulfillment.
So no matter how different this Easter is going to be, we hope that you can still celebrate the power and love of God made known in Jesus’ rising again. And we hope that the Online Worship material and/or the Sunday (Home) School material that we’ve prepared for you this week will help you do exactly that.
Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter!