There have many Coffee with Jesus strips that have dealt with COVID 19 and the life of the church. You can find them on the Radio Free Babylon Facebook page or on http://www.radiofreebabylon.com/coffeewithjesus
I began with a little bit of humor today, because I suspect the stresses of the day are building in many of us and our families. Personally, it is a challenge to home school an eighth grader and make space for a college student who needs quiet and space to spread things out as she continues her studies online. In addition, Diana’s mother, who has been isolated in a nursing for some time, is coming home today unable to take full care of herself and awaiting the results a COVID19 test. She has no symptoms, but there was positive case somewhere in the nursing home where she was and they are being cautious. Today we tried to help Diana’s family with the purchase of some simple medical supplies and “paper products” and were once again troubled by the bare shelves at the local store and the immorally high cost of TP at another store. I am sure we are not alone. I have concerns for my family and yours as well.
Which brings me to the worship announcements for the week to come:
*Once again, we will worship via a Zoom meeting this Sunday.
*Yes, I have become aware of the ZOOM security issues. I will hold off sharing a link in this article, and will likely begin a new meeting with a new link, with a different password (that has not been published on our Website or on Social media), and share it with you later today or tomorrow morning.
*Please note, when I publish the new Zoom links, you can also call in, like a conference call on a regular phone as well.
*I urge you to share that information with our members and friends who are unable to connect electronically. Please call them and tell them. You may well know better who can and can’t get on via a computer, Ipad or smart phone.
*When I send the invitation and link, feel free to share the invitation with friends and family, wherever they may be.
*I am putting the finishing touches on a bulletin now and will email it to you if you would like to print it at home and follow along, or share it with someone who can not “see” our Zoom meeting worship.
*Unfortunately, there will no palms this year. They are not available from our florist. So, I offer the following suggestion:
NEVER MIND -- WE HAVE FOUND PALMS!!!
A BEAUTIFUL IDEA FOR PALM SUNDAY
How can we publicly acknowledge this important day
on our calendar when so many of us will be behind closed doors?
The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit posted this idea on their Facebook page:
What if everyone on Sunday April 5 in the morning,
puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window,
to celebrate Palm Sunday?
It could be any green branch you can get.
This would help, despite the social distancing,
to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks.
Want to join? We may be physically isolated, but not separated.
We are united as the body of Christ.
We are the Church.