EASTER

8:30 am Su | 9:45 am Su | 11:00 am Su

April 4, 2021
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

Is 25:6-9; 1 Co 15:19-26; Mk 16:1-8
this week at COS
Maundy Thursday, April 1

Good Friday, April 2

Saturday, April 3
10:00 am Church Decorating

Easter Sunday, April 4
8:30 am Worship (LS)
9:45 am Worship
11:00 am Worship

Monday, April 5

Tuesday, April 6

Wednesday, April 7

Thursday, April 8
6:30 pm Worship

Friday, April 9

Saturday, April 10

Sunday, April 11
8:30 am Worship
10:00 am Worship
LS=livestreamed
*=Offsite
Z= Zoom meeting
SU=sign up
click on the orange underlined text to be linked to the event

Easter Worship Reservations
Our Easter services (8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am) will require reservations just like on Christmas Eve & Day. Clicking this button will take you to the reservations page.
  • If you are making the reservations on a cell phone, you will want to switch to desktop view on your browser in order to be able to see the full seating arrangement.
  • Begin your seats on the aisle (either middle or side) in order to make room for the maximum number of people with social distancing.
  • When your reservation is complete, you should receive a confirmation email.
  • If you need to make any changes to your reservation, contact pastorhahm@gmail.com, c: (225) 773-8399; o: (616) 866-1881, ext 13.
news & happenings
Sunday Worship Schedule Change
8:30 am & 10:00 am beginning April 11
On the Second Sunday of Easter we are reverting back to just two services. Sunday School, High School Bible Study and the Sunday morning Adult Bible Class will continue in remote mode for the remainder of the school year. Our bulletins-on-the-seats social distancing system will remain in effect as will our continual flow distribution method for Holy Communion. 

When warm, dry weather is forecast for a Sunday enough in advance, the 10:00 am service will be moved outdoors. This will be communicated in the COS E-Bulletin. 

The 6:30 pm Thursday services continue uninterrupted and remain the best option for in-person, social-distanced worship at COS. 

Expansion Project Update
The church council will be recommending to the April 25 quarterly meeting that we try to begin construction in August. In the meantime it has authorized the building committee to resume working with the architects, builders, township, etc in order to finalize a construction cost. Simultaneously the congregation will be re-arranging financing as the commitment we received last year from the WELS Church Extension Fund has expired. 
COS households can expect to receive a mailing with all the details sometime after Easter. 

Pray God that all the pieces come together so that we can make a clear decision at the end of April. 

In the meantime it is important that we fulfill our building fund pledges and continue to increase our regular giving to the level necessary to service a new and larger mortgage. 
  
Preschool Enrollment 2021/22
Enrollment for the Fall is now open. Next school year we will again be offering a M-W-F 4’s, a Tu-Th 4’s, a M-W 3’s, a Tu-Th 3’s and Toddler Time. Check out cosrock.org/preschool or contact the preschool director for more information (Linda Gauger 616.866.0611; lindagauger@live.com). 
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
(616) 866-1881 | cosrock.org
4610 Belding Rd NE, Rockford MI 49341

Pastor Tim Gauger m. (616) 581-3808, cosrock_pastor@hotmail.com

Pastor Steve Hahm m. (225) 773-8399, pastorhahm@gmail.com