These past few weeks have been exhausting and challenging as we navigate the creation of new ways to connect, to work, to care for one another, to be a family and to be the church. LCOC, along with all churches, has been thrust into the world of online worship. Thank you, dear people of LCOC, for being open to this way for worship, Bible study and prayer. My mantra has become “each day I am learning something new”. Thank you for your patience and suggestions which allow us to continue to improve these offerings.
I must admit that I am grieving the loss of the opportunity for us to worship together in person and especially during Holy Week. At the same time, I feel comfort and joy that while our worship experiences will be different this year, we will still worship together online to journey through Holy Week and we will still celebrate Easter Sunday.
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In new ways this year, I feel strengthened and encouraged by the Good News that Jesus rose from the dead! I am being reminded and shown how powerful this Good News is and how much the world needs to hear this at this time. For example, on a recent walk I met a family with two young children. When they learned that I was a pastor they asked if I would pray with them. The Mom shared how much she needed prayer that day for peace, comfort and wisdom. What a powerful gift it was to pray with them and to be the church in the world!
The Good News is that Jesus lived, died, rose and ascended into heaven for the world. How are you experiencing, living, and sharing this Good News at this time?
Let us boldly proclaim together...
Christ is Risen. He is Risen, indeed, Alleluia!