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April 2 Daily Greeting

Dear Ones,


It’s Good Friday of Holy Week, as we continue to “Be Church Together” even as the church building is closed for gatherings. It is good to be with you, in the midst of this sacred time. Last night we had an intimate Maundy Thursday worship on Zoom as we began the three worship experiences of Holy Week, known as the Triduum.

Today you are invited to come to the church for a self-guided Good Friday meditation of the gospel reading and then are invited to watch, on YouTube, our recorded worship service (see details below). On Sunday, join us online for Easter morning worship that includes a Fabulous Family Easter Pageant featuring our talented Emmanuel families, as well as our 1:00 p.m. outdoor worship. Bring your lawn chair and golf umbrella and wear light clothing and sunscreen—it’s supposed to be approaching 80 degrees.

We have a plan to continue worshiping outdoors until we are able to have indoor worship, now that the weather has begun to warm up. Although this Sunday is supposed to reach almost 80 degrees, this is very unusual, so we will continue to meet at 1pm until the warm weather stabilizes.

Holy Week Worship

Good Friday

April 2

Emmanuel's sanctuary will be open 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. for a walk-through meditative experience.

There will be six stations telling the story of the Christ’s death. Pr. Tricia will be on hand to be help us maintain the 10-person maximum in the sanctuary.

Click on the picture to access the order of worship and on the thumbnail to view the brief recorded service.

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Easter Sunday

April 4

A single recorded worship service including our Fabulous Family Easter Pageant will be available online.

We will have an Outdoor Worship at 1:00 p.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt !

On Wednesday afternoon, I was sitting in my office when the phone rang, and it was a reporter from the Daily Courier. She was looking for pastors to interview about Easter and was really happy that she had actually reached someone on the phone and not another answering machine! We talked for about 30 minutes and then she asked me to send a picture of myself, something “Eastery” with a Bible or something, a selfie would do.

So I got Mary to take a picture of me on my cell phone in front of the church doors for some nice color and emailed it to the paper.

And lo and behold, my picture is on the front page of the Courier this morning! Here is the article if you haven’t had a chance to see it yet. Maybe we will see some visitors at our outdoor worship on Sunday. Come early to help set up if you can; I am blessed to be Easter People with you!

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Vitalant blood drives scheduled for our area:

  • Friday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Prescott High School (1050 N. Ruth St.)
  • Saturday, April 10, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Prescott Nazarene Church (2110 Willow Creek Rd.)
  • Thursday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Prescott College Crossroads Community Room (220 Grove Ave.)
  • Tuesday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Yavapai College Community Room Bldg 19, (1100 E Sheldon, Prescott)

You can donate blood every six weeks.

Make an appointment at or call 1-877-258-4825. Vitalant includes COVID-19 antibody testing on all blood donations.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Visit the websites below to find out more

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Yavapai County

My son Ben singing “Were You There” last year for Good Friday, accompanied by Nancy Ackerman.

Jonathan Roth plays “Be Thou My Vision” on classical guitar. Jonathan’s album, Meditations (2005) will be playing in the sanctuary this afternoon for the Good Friday meditation time.

The church office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Don’t hesitate to call me (310-890-9785) or the church office (928-772-4135) if you need something, or email the office at if you have something to share.


Please make good choices regarding your safety and others’. Wear your mask, keep your distance, stay at home if you are at risk or not feeling well, wash your hands, and sign up to get vaccinated as soon as you can. Call the church office if you need help arranging for a vaccination appointment. Precious ones, choose love, to care for your neighbor and yourself by staying safe.

A lovely sunrise picture of Watson Lake from yesterday morning by Jason Robbins.

A Bible verse for today:

25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.”

Mark 15:25-46

Blessings to you on this solemn Good Friday.

Yours in Christ,

Pr. Tricia

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Prescott Valley, AZ

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

7763 E. Long Look Dr.

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

PH (928) 772-4135

FX (928) 759-3541




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