Week of April 26 to May 2

THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER

26 April 2020

Services and most congregational activities continue to be canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unfortunately, the Spring Dinner (originally scheduled for Sunday, 3 May) is now canceled also.  We will resume our regular activities as soon as the government determines that it is safe to do so. John is producing an abbreviated service video every Sunday, approximately 30 minutes in length.  Each Sunday morning, he sends out, by e-mail, the link that you need in order to access the video on YouTube, normally between 10:15 and 10:30.  Attached to that e-mail is a full script of the service, which can be printed for any relative or friend who doesn’t have access to the internet.  John is making the service video available to the members and adherents of Knox Church in Neepawa as well, since he’s serving as their interim moderator. The link to the service will also be published on this website.

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Week of April 19 to 25

Services and most congregational activities continue to be canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will resume our regular activities as soon as the government decides it is safe to do so.

John is now producing an abbreviated service video, approximately 30 minutes in length, each Sunday.  Each Sunday morning, he will send out, by e-mail, the link that you need to access the video on YouTube, between 10:15 and 10:30.  Attached to that e-mail will be a full script of the service, which can be printed for any relative or friend who doesn’t have access to the internet.  John is making this available to the members and adherents of Knox Church in Neepawa as well, since he’s serving as interim moderator for their congregation.

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Announcements April 12 – 18

Happy Easter! Services and most congregational activities continue to be canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume our regular activities as soon as the government decides it is safe to do so. John is planning to create a YouTube video of Sunday’s service and all future services, until we can start getting together again. He will send out the link that you need to access the video by e-mail each Sunday morning, hopefully by 10:30. Believe it or not, it takes a good hour-and-a-half to upload a half-hour service to YouTube! He will also send out the full script of the service, which can be printed for any relative or friend who doesn’t have access to the internet.

The Christian Year – April 12 is Easter Sunday, the third of the four major annual festivals around which the Christian Year is structured (the others being Christmas, Epiphany, and Pentecost). Easter is the joyful celebration of the resurrection of Jesus (Matthew 28.1-20, and parallel passages). On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the power and love of God, which triumphed over the forces of evil and death, reversing the tragic events of Good Friday. We also re-live the joy of Jesus’ first disciples, as they learned that Jesus was indeed alive again. As well, we celebrate the promise that all who believe in Jesus will themselves be raised from death to eternal life, just as he was. Easter is the oldest and greatest of our Christian festivals. The date of Easter Sunday is “movable”, which means that it changes every year. However, the season of Easter is of fixed length, comprising 50 days (eight Sundays), beginning on Easter Sunday and ending on Pentecost, the festival celebrating the giving of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ followers. The symbolic color for Easter is white, signifying joy and celebration.

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Week of April 5 to 11

Services and most congregational activities are canceled for the time being, due to the COVID-19 pandem-ic. We will resume our regular activities as soon as the government decides it is safe to do so.

Depending on how things go, John may create a YouTube video for Sunday’s service, in which case he will mail out directions for accessing it. If he’s not able to do that, he will send out a service script by e-mail that will be a little more complete than what he sent out last Sunday. He is planning to prepare worship material for Good Friday as well, but not for Maundy Thursday.

The Bible study group met online by “Zoom” last week, and will continue to do so on Tuesday evenings at 7:00. We will soon be starting a six-week study based on “The Armour of God”. If you are interested please contact Margaret Dunn.

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