Resources For Worship And A Reminder About Monday Meetup For Kids

In this time when we can't be together physically, we're finding new ways to connect as the Body of Christ!

1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
—Psalm 62:1-2

March 27, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

     Although these are hard days, we know they will pass, and we will get through them because God is with us. Like the psalmist, we cling to the One who is "[our] rock and [our] salvation, [our] fortress," and so we "shall never be shaken."

     Amongst the trials of this time, there have been some joys. For me, one of the joys has been seeing so many of your faces and hearing your voices in our online worship. I'm delighted that some of you have stepped outside your comfort zone and asked family members to help you learn how to use this technology! Bravo! I've also enjoyed checking in with you and hearing your voices over the phone.

     I ask you to pray for me and grant me a measure of patience and forgiveness as I navigate new ways of being your pastor in this time. All the routines have been upended, so my colleagues and I are having to learn new things and get out of our comfort zones, too! 

     Below you'll find important information about worship, as well as links to join our online worship and links to this Sunday's worship bulletin and hymns. Please note that the calendar has one addition, which I omitted yesterday: "Monday Meetup for Kids" at 7 pm on Monday, March 30.

May God bless you and keep you!

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Michelle Manicke
cell phone: 503-320-4972

 Below you will find important information about Zoar's upcoming online worship services, including Sunday worship at 10:30 am and Holden Evening Prayer service at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 1.  The links to join worship are the same each week, but as we learn and try to improve, there will be new information that you'll want to pay attention to.

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning this Sunday, each household is encouraged to have its own bread and wine/grape juice set up on a table/home altar, as we will be sharing the much-needed comfort of Holy Communion. Just for fun, take a picture of your home altar and send it via email: zoar-pastor@outlook.com. Alternatively, you may send it via text message to Pastor Michelle's cell phone: 503-320-4972.

ONLINE WORSHIP links to connect are in the calendar section below.

HOW TO JOIN WORSHIP BY PHONE (AUDIO ONLY): Although some of you may not be able to use Zoom, you may still join in worshiping with us by phone! Here's the call-in information you'll need in order to do that:

IMPORTANT WORSHIP REMINDERS

One tap mobile:

 

+16699006833, 503231633# US (San Jose)

 

or dial by your location:

 

+1 253 215 8782 US

CALENDAR
  • Sunday, March 29 @ 10:30 am: Worship with us online via Zoom! Important: This week we invite you to have your own bread and wine/grape juice set up at home, so that you may participate in sharing the much-needed comfort of Holy Communion. Here’s the link to join our Sunday worship: https://zoom.us/j/316627973

  • Monday, March 30 @ 7 pm: Monday Meetup for Kids. Each Monday during our coronavirus quarantine, Pastor Michelle will do a check-in with our youngest ones and read a comforting story. We'll sing a simple song and say a prayer. Please note: This is for 5th grade and under. Be sure to invite family and friends  to join us! If you're 18 or older, you may join us, but you're respectfully asked not to speak as this is the children's special  time with Pastor Michelle. https://zoom.us/j/742607856

 

  • Wednesday, April 1 @ 7 pm: Holden Evening Prayer online. Mel Kubik and Pastor Michelle will lead the service from Zoar’s sanctuary. The Holden song booklet was sent as a printable PDF last week; please check your email from March 16, and when you print the attachments, please note that you will need to format your printer for "landscape." There are six pages. Alternatively, you may stop by the church office and pick up a copy; there are some on the window ledge outside the church office. Please call ahead to let Karen know you're coming, as the front doors are locked. Here’s the Zoom link to join this evening's worship: https://zoom.us/j/758448474 You'll be prompted to download the free Zoom program/app, no need to set up a personal account. Alternatively, you may also join us by phone (audio only). One tap mobile: +16699006833, 503231633# US (San Jose) or dial by your location: +1 253 215 8782 US

 

  • Saturday, April 4: The memorial service for Diane Leonetti has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

  • Palm Sunday, April 5 @ 10:30 am: Worship with us online via Zoom! This week we will hear and ponder a dramatic reading of the entire Passion of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ According to Matthew. We invite you to have your own bread and wine/grape juice set up at home, so that you may participate in sharing the much-needed comfort of Holy Communion. Here’s the link to join our Sunday worship: https://zoom.us/j/316627973

  • Monday, April 6 @ 7 pm: Monday Meetup for Kids. Each Monday during our coronavirus quarantine, Pastor Michelle will do a check-in with our youngest ones and read a comforting story. We'll sing a simple song and say a prayer. Please note: This is for 5th grade and under. Be sure to invite family and friends  to join us! If you're 18 or older, you may join us, but you're respectfully asked not to speak as this is the children's special time with Pastor Michelle. https://zoom.us/j/742607856

 

  • Maundy Thursday, April 9 @ 7 pm: Worship with us online via Zoom! On this night we will meditate on the mystery of the Lord's Supper and what it means to be his disciple. We invite you to have your own bread and wine/grape juice set up at home, so that you may participate in sharing the much-needed comfort of Holy Communion. Here’s the link to join our Maundy Thursday worship:  https://zoom.us/j/478740612

 

  • Good Friday, April 10 @ 7 pm: Worship with us online via Zoom! On this night we gather to remember and reflect on Jesus' sacrificial death for us on the cross. Here's the link to join our Good Friday worship:  https://zoom.us/j/816622249

 

  • Easter Sunday, April 5 @ 10:30 am: Worship with us online via Zoom! This week we will gather to celebrate God's victory over the powers of sin and death through the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We invite you to have your own bread and wine/grape juice set up at home, so that you may participate in sharing the much-needed comfort of Holy Communion. Here’s the link to join our Sunday worship: https://zoom.us/j/316627973

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