Week of April 6, 2020

DAILY READINGS DURING HOLY WEEK:
Monday: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11

Tuesday: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; John 12:20-36

Wednesday: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32

Maundy Thursday: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23’26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday: John 18:1-19:42

Vigil of Easter: Romans 6:3-11; John 20: 1-18
 

HOUSE OF COMPASSION SUPPLY CLOSET: Elim donated over 50 items to the House of Compassion Supply Closet in March. Thank you for helping those in need!

 

OFFICE CLOSED: The church office will be closed Monday, April 13 in observance of Easter Monday.


SECOND SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE: 61 items were donated to the Emergency Food Box in March. Thank you for helping those in need! The next food drive in Sunday, April 12. The Emergency Food Box is low on cereal, canned fruit, canned veggies, peanut butter, Mac & cheese, and spaghetti.

 

COMMEMORATIONS:

April 6: Albrech Durer (died 1528); Matthias Grunewald (died 1529); Lucas Cranach (died 1553), artists

April 9: Dietrich Bohoeffer, theologian (died 1945)
April 10: Mikael Aqricola, Bishop of Turku (died 1557)

 

CONTRIBUTION REPORTS: The quarterly contribution reports have been sent out. If you have not received one but would like to please contact the office.

 

SUSPENSION CONTINUES: In light of continuing concerns about the Coronavirus, the church council has determined that our Saturday and Sunday worship services, as well as most other activities, need to remain in suspension until further notice. Members are encouraged to follow the most recent guidelines for staying healthy and safe from state and national health authorities.

 

Meanwhile, our radio broadcasts continue each Sunday at 11:05AM on 1230AM. Likewise, our phone tree continues its activities to demonstrate our unity and concern as the body of Christ in this time.

 

During this time of  physical distancing, holy communion cannot safely be served. Christ’s presence with us remains strong as ever through scripture, prayer, and  preaching. We encourage you to make use of those.  

 

 

Have a great week!