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Opening Ensemble: “Blessed Is He Who Comes”
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Zechariah 9:9-11; Psalm 118:22-28
Philippians 2:5-11; Mathew 21:1-9
All Scripture lessons are from the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)
The Apostles Creed – Page 19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 131
SERMON – Zechariah 9:9-11 – “YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU”
Offertory – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer – Benediction
Closing Hymn – 130
Nursing homes and hospitals are restricting regular access at this time. For the safety of everyone and for the protection of our shut-ins, usual pastoral visits will be delayed. In urgent circumstances, do not hesitate to phone the pastor (486-2754) and he will be happy to minister to you on a personal basis.
All 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation students should focus on learning the 4 parts of Holy Communion (Pages 13-14) in the Catechism at this time and reading through pages 350-373 Students have been contacted by email and the pastor is currently presenting lessons by a video link. Lenten sermon notes can be taken by listening to the Lenten & Holy Week sermons and submitted by email photo or in person at a future date. Stay tuned for eventual information on how we will handle examination and confirmation.
OFFERINGS & FINANCES GOING FORWARD
Our online giving app is now up and running! Simply go the home page at www.stpaulsbangor.com and click on the offering button. We are also receiving offerings by mail, or as you may wish, by bringing offering envelopes to the parsonage. Our treasurer will make deposits twice a week. Please check our website for updates on various matters.
WITH THE LORD – Bonnie Miller passed away on Thursday at the age of 88. A service is scheduled.
IN MEMORY of Charles & Eileen Arndt, $100.00 has been given to the Webcast Fund.
IN MEMORY of Lonnie Carrier, $300.00 has been given to the Webcast Fund by Vicki (Carrier) Whalen.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE & CHURCH COUNCIL NOTES
Date of Voters Meeting was changed to APRIL 26, 1:00 P.M. IN VARIOUS ROOMS AT SCHOOL. This will allow more time for info from the April 15 Council meeting to be published. Mrs. Beisker continues on bed rest at Mayo in Rochester during her pregnancy. Communion plan for Holy Week was approved by the Council. As of this writing, Mrs. Julie Miller expects to make a decision soon on the one-year Call to teach grades 1-2. Teachers at our school are staying in touch with parents and students, distributing and collecting homework packets, etc.
COMMUNION DURING HOLY WEEK
As with delayed visits to nursing homes and to shut-ins with compromised health, we encourage members to consider their own circumstances and comfort level as we offer Communion throughout certain time blocks – from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday & Good Friday. Please enter through the handicap door coming in from the parking lot. Ushers will send no more than 8 people at a time to the front pews of the church for Communion and then usher them out the south steps unless the elevator is needed. Sanitizing and distancing precautions will be observed.
A NOTE REGARDING SCHOOL RENOVATIONThe Building Committee will meet on April 13th at 7:00 p.m. at school to open the bids and make its recommendation to a special Council Meeting on April 15th at 7:00 p.m. at school. The Council will in turn make its recommendation to the Voter’s Assembly (tentatively scheduled for Sunday, APRIL 26 at 1:00 p.m. IN VARIOUS ROOMS AT SCHOOL WITH TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE.)