Here are your worship resources for the week of April 5, Palm Sunday. Please note that an Adult Bible Class lesson has been included below. Also, Northwestern Publishing House is providing you with free Sunday School Lessons and Teacher’s Guides for parents and children.
Prayerfully consider how you will give your offering this week. Your offering may be mailed to 227 S. Ramsey Ave., or given through the Give+ app, or online at ‘Give Online’ in the upper right corner of our homepage, www.stpaulslitchfield.org.
May your Holy Week be blessed!!
In HIS Service,
Pastor Jay Panning
As of Thursday, March 19, all St. Paul's worship services, activities, and events are canceled at least until the end of the month, to be reevaluated as this situation develops. We must do our part to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please do what you can to pass the word that all services and activities have now been suspended.
We will continue to serve you during this time of uncertainty by providing resources for you to conduct in-home worship. Our church services will continue to be on cable TV, Mediacom channel 7 and Nuvera channel 13, on Sunday afternoons at 2:10 p.m. and Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Beginning on Sunday, March 22 we will also be putting our weekly worship services on YouTube for those who need more flexibility in choosing a time for in-home worship. Go to our church webpage, www.stpaulslitchfield.org, and click on the small YouTube icon at the bottom of the page. You may then view our worship services on your computer, or by Chromecasting them to your big TV, or by plugging your computer into your TV with an HDMI cable, etc.
Email us at email@example.com or call the office at 593-6324 if you wish to have us mail you weekly orders of service (including hymns printed out) to be used in conjunction with these videos. We will also post these materials for you to print at home. Look in the description box below the video for the link to those materials.
As the Lord blesses you, we encourage you to remember your weekly offerings. Offerings may be given by mailing them to the church (227 S. Ramsey Ave.), or by dropping them off during the week. You may also give on your phone with the Give+ app, or by clicking the 'Give Online' menu item at the top of our church homepage (www.stpaulslitchfield.org),
There is a lot of fear and uncertainty out there, but neither do we need to be terrified and panicked. Jesus himself reminds us of this when he says: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
Paul also encourages us to come before God in prayer and peace: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).
These next weeks are going to be weird, challenging, and full of amazing opportunities to show how much we trust the Savior God who has never made one mistake.