My Beloved Brothers and Sisters In Christ!
As we continue to find ourselves in unusual and sometimes anxiety-filled circumstances, today I wish to remind you that God continues to be with us. While we all miss gathering together, it is forcing ALL of us to look for new and different ways to worship, connect, grow, serve/give and share to be disciples making disciples.
I would like to also remind you that we are still in the middle of the Holy Season of Lent. Staying at home is an opportunity to spend time with family, catch up with old friends via email, Skype, Facebook, etc., and self-reflect, grow in faith, and spend time with God.
In April, we will observe Palm/Passion Sunday on the 5th; Maundy Thursday, we will join Jesus and His disciples in the upper room either sharing The Lord’s Supper or washing His disciples feet; Good Friday is the day to spend time at the cross and in the crucifixion story of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Saturday is Easter Vigil when Jesus passes over from death to life; and of course, we will end Holy Week by finding ourselves at the empty tomb shouting “He is Risen! He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed!”
Because of God the Father, Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit, we are not a people who live in fear. 1 John 4:17-19 says, Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness...because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” We are not a people to live in fear for we are covered, embraced, surrounded by the perfect love of God.
Jesus, let each of us be a shining light of hope and encouragement during these days of uncertainty, let us enter into our quiet spaces and pray for one another, our country and leaders, and the world. We personally ask, O God, that you protect and watch over our loved ones. In Christ, Amen!
Love and Light in Christ
Trinity United Methodist Church
300 West Second Avenue
Lenoir City, TN
Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Pray for one another. Call. Write Cards. Keep in touch.
If you need someone to pick up groceries or medicine , please let Pastor Kristie know.
Onsite activities cancelled
Sunday School/Small Group 9:45
Choir Rehearsal 10:30
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