Jesus is alive and ever present in our lives. There is no place he does not exist. Our world is rapidly changing and presenting challenges, but as the Psalms say, God is our refuge and strength and ever present help in trouble. Remember to stay close to him.
I first want to thank you all for staying engaged in your faith, for supporting one another, and being a light in our community. I have heard wonderful stories or families worshiping together, others running out to pick up groceries for some who are homebound, others have been generous in their giving to help support our ministries, many more adapting to online Bible studies and prayer groups. You are an amazing people, thank you for allowing Jesus to shine through you in these difficult days.
We are still the church. We are still looking for opportunities to be Jesus. We wanted to let you know that while the church BUILDING is closed MINISTRY is still happening. I could not be more proud of your staff. They have been going at full speed creating content to help others grow in their faith, learning how to do things they've never done before, being flexible and keeping me sane. We are still able to do pastoral care, just in a different way. To that end we want you to know that we still have people answering phones, so if there are needs or questions you have, please feel free to call our office. Maybe you know someone who is more susceptible to this virus and needs someone else to pick up some groceries. We have had several volunteers offer to assist in running errands. Simply call the office, and Debbie or I will help you find someone to assist you or someone you know.
We are doing our best to create online content for you to grow in your faith. Please visit our YouTube page by clicking "St Peter's Youtube" to find the latest worship service, sermon, children's message, music for children, and some videos on spiritual formation practices. The best way to connect to stay informed is through Facebook and for our LIVE SUNDAY SERVICES click HERE. We know that some of you do not have facebook, but you can still explore our Facebook page without joining.
This week is Holy Week and it is a time to remember that Jesus, walked the loneliest walk from dinner with his friends, to betrayal, abandonment, humiliation, torture, and death. The mourning, grief, suffering, and agony; not just by him, but by his friends and family. God entered the chaos of this broken creation so that he might heal it. I invite you to join our online service on Facebook, Thursday night at 7 and Friday at noon. It will be a contemplative service exploring the last days of Jesus, time to meditate, be still, and remember what God did, so we know who God is, and live with hope with what God will do.
Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Cory Britt