March 17, 2020
DRIVE-BY COMMUNION & PRAYER
Wednesday, March 18
12:00 pm
Your staff will provide drive-by communion and prayer Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 pm in the west parking lot. Drive into the parking lot, go straight and then left, to swing around to the west office/music wing doors. We will meet you at the curb, offer a prayer and communion (in an individual, pre-wrapped cup), and then you will be on your way. This is one way to stay connected to each other and to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!
ABBA

“Abba, Father, for you all things are possible.” Mark 14:36

From Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent:

Abba is the special word Jesus uses to address God. Roman Catholic priest Albert Nolan points out, “As a way of addressing and referring to God, it was unique.” This term combines deep reverence, warm intimacy, and confident trust that displays the kind of relationship Jesus shares with his heavenly Parent.

But Jesus takes this term one step further. Not only does Jesus express this familial relationship with God, but he also wants his followers to do the same. When they pray, Jesus tells his disciples to say, “Father.” They can share in the same kind of intimate relationship with God that Jesus has.

The wonderful news is that we can too! When we open our hearts to the Spirit of Jesus, we are enabled to cry out, “Abba.” Now we also can begin to live as Abba’s children, knowing we are deeply loved and cherished, held in that timeless embrace from which we can never be separated.

Spiritual Practice:

Breathe the name Abba throughout the day. Whisper it over and over. Use the name of Abba to express your intention for Sabbath, to commune with God and Christ, in a time of rest and as you go about the activities of your day. At the end of day, utter the name of Abba in a prayer of thanksgiving.

-- Reverend Dr. Pam Rowley
MUSIC FROM ST. JOHN'S
As part of our outreach during this unsettling time, the Music Ministry has launched “Music From St. John’s,” a series of video performances by local musicians. This is an effort to continue to provide beautiful music to our congregation and community, and also to provide work to local musicians who have been severely affected by cancelations. New videos will appear daily for the foreseeable future, and they are being created by Shea Perry.

We hope you’ll enjoy and share the videos, and also consider making a donation to the New Mexico Musicians Relief Fund.

The easiest way to view the videos is to go to the St. John’s Music Ministries Facebook page at the link below. Check back daily!




ST. JOHN'S PRAYER LABYRINTH IS OPEN
Please come to pray in the labyrinth any time of day. Park in the east parking lot near the front doors of the sanctuary/narthex doors. Our prayer labyrinth is directly to the south of the front doors. It is advisable to have one person on the labyrinth at a time. Enter the prayer labyrinth with a personal prayer and then quietly and contemplatively experience what God has to share with you during this time.
DRIVE-IN WORSHIP SERVICE
Saturday, March 21
5:00 pm in the east parking lot - Stay tuned for more details!
CONTACT US
Office Administrator, Debbie Brown, will be answering the phone at St. John’s every weekday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Please call the office if you have any concerns or pastoral care needs. Debbie will get messages to Pastor Pam and Pastor Kelly. The office number is 505-883-9717.
Contact Us
www.stjohns-abq.org
(505) 883-9717
2626 Arizona St NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Questions? Contact Shea Perry at communicate@stjohns-abq.org