Looking Forward to Worship
will worship the Father
in spirit and truth …”
Looking forward to regather soon in the Brown Church, we find ourselves celebrating one more Holy Week in the safety of our homes. The coming week we will gather on the Zoom platform for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter worship.
Our schedule this year will be:
Palm Sunday, March 28th – 10:00 a.m. “Untie and Retrieve”
Maundy Thursday, April 1st – 6:30 p.m. “Remember Me?”
Good Friday, April 2nd – 6:30 p.m. “A Kiss Goodbye”
Easter Sunrise Service, April 4th – 6:30 a.m.
Easter Sunday, April 4th – 10:00 a.m. “What We Know of Easter”
Our Worship Services will be lived-streamed on Zoom. The Palm and Easter services will be 1 hour in length, the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will be in devotional format, lasting 20 minutes each.
Easter Sunrise service will be held behind the church on Easter Sunday, April 4th, 6:30 am. Masks required.
There will be no benediction given for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday, as spiritual reflection during Holy Week is considered part of one continuous devotion, with the Hallelujah of Easter morning serving as the benediction for the entire spiritual process.
Please take notice of the Special Meeting being called for on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Our Church Bylaws require us to take an official vote to reopen our sanctuary for worship. We look forward to meeting following worship on that Sunday to set a date to again regather as God’s faithful.
Worshipping God in spirit (John 4) means that our worship must come authentically from the heart.
Throughout this year of remote worship, our leadership teams have attempted to offer worship music and
themes that are relevant and sincere. As much as possible we have tried to offer worship free from distractions. While this has been a challenge (to say the least!), we hope our meditations will continue to be heart-felt expressions of our community’s faith.
Yours through Christ,
Rev. John Hughes
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April Worship Schedule/Lectionary
Theme: “recreating community”
Sunday, April 4th – Easter Sunday
Scriptures: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18
Communion Reflection: “I am What I am!”
Sunday, April 11th
Scriptures: Psalm 133, Acts 4:32-35 John 20:19-31
Sermon: “Holding One’s Breath”
Sunday, April 18th
Scriptures: Psalm 4, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48
Sermon: “Who Keeps You Up at Night?”
Sunday, April 25th
Scriptures: Psalm 23, Acts 4:5-12, John 10:11-18
Sermon: “The Marks of Good Shepherding”