Today, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. Amid it all we are invited into this paradoxical promise of life through Christ’s broken body and outpoured love in a meal of bread and wine. We begin this week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God’s astounding work.
This service is scheduled to stream on Facebook and YouTube at 10am on Sunday, April 5.
Audio of the message and children’s message will also be available on our podcast.
During Sunday’s online worship service, you will be invited to participate in communion at home. We know you won’t have the exact same elements that we use when we are in worship in the sanctuary, and this is okay.
When Jesus was having the last supper with his friends he did not have any special items, rather he reached for the bread and wine what was on the table for their Passover feast. So when you are gathering your elements for communion reach for what you have. It could be any variety or wine or fruit juice, and any kind of bread product (rolls, pita bread, sandwich bread, a cinnamon roll, crackers, etc.).
We will partake in this meal to remind ourselves we are a part of the communion of saints and will commune with all those who have gone before us, all who are here with us now and those yet to come. Remember Jesus invited us to remember him every time we eat or drink and do it in remembrance of him.
If you are not watching the video worship service, you can also access the Words of Institution and the Lord’s Prayer by phone.
Dial 763-682-1245 and press 103.
Ongoing information relating to COVID-19 and the impact on worship and schedules will be posted on our website, on Facebook, and emailed to those who have requested our email newsletter and/or regular updates.