March 18, 2020
DRIVE-BY COMMUNION & PRAYER
TODAY
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!
REST

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

From Pauses for Lent by Trevor Hudson:

Most of us know what it means to feel fatigued. Fatigue ambushes us when we work too hard, when we get up too early and go to bed too late, when we try to balance too many demands, or when relationships cause conflict and pain. It comes when we live beyond our physical, emotional, and spiritual means.

In the midst of our daily slog, Jesus wants to gift us with rest. Jesus knows the importance God places on rest. After all, not only did God model rest in the creation story but God also demands we rest too.

Rest has many different ingredients. Besides stopping work and learning to relax, it also includes getting adequate sleep. When we do this, we find that we live more joyful, creative, and fruitful lives. When we don’t, fatigue takes over and brings failure in many areas of our tired lives.

Spiritual Practice:

Use Matthew 11:28 as a breath prayer, repeating it over and over in a prayerful attitude and posture. Allow these words of rest to settle into the body, mind, and spirit. As you go about tasks during this unusual period of time, reflect often on how your body feels. Give your body the rest that it needs! Receive this rest as a gift from God!

-- 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!




MEALS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AT ZUNI
Zuni Elementary is one of the Free Grab & Go meal locations providing lunch M-F from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm to children 18 and under during the current APS school closure.
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