Holy Week and Easter News
March 31, 2021
As we move through Holy Week in anticipation of Easter, the Pacifica Synod Office of the Bishop staff will be holding all of our congregations, rostered ministers, worship and lay leaders, and musicians in our prayers. Please note: the Pacifica Synod office will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday.
As you plan and hold upcoming worship services, we would like to share again Bishop Andy's thoughts on in-person, indoor worship originally sent out on March 12. This email may be found here. In addition, here is a link to the document published by The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship and Sacraments entitled "Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic", which you may find helpful in the weeks and months ahead.
#CaliSTRONG Youth Leadership
Easter Vigil Service
April 3, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. PDT
You are invited to join our #CaliSTRONG high school youth as they lead an Easter Vigil service THIS Saturday, April 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be streamed live on the #CaliSTRONG Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/calistrongelca.

These amazing high school leaders from across three synods - Pacifica, Southwest California, and Sierra Pacific Synods - have planned, prepared for, and will lead this service, sharing stories, prayers, and song. If you can't be with us live, then visit the page to watch it later. Have a candle and a small bowl of water near you when you watch.

Please share with and invite others to share in this special service!
PLTS Easter Vigil Service
April 3, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. PDT
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary invites you to join its Easter Vigil worship watch party on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7 pm Pacific / 8 pm Mountain on the PLTS Facebook page. The worship service includes a liturgy of Word, music, readings, reflections, and prayers, led by PLTS students, pastors, and faculty with plenty of water and fire for all! You don’t need a Facebook account to participate. A recording of the service will also be available on the PLTS Worship YouTube channel. We hope you will join us for this once in a pandemic online worship experience as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Sara Wilson at swilson@plts.edu.
Join the Easter Vigil Watch Party here: https://www.facebook.com/pltsofclu
Watch later on the PLTS Worship YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcb87T-S-XAJjd4JRHTrP_Q
From Grief to Joy
Bishop Eaton's 2021 Easter Message
View and share Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s Easter message.
Christ is risen indeed!

Read the message: English Spanish

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