By His Wounds

 
 
 

Happy Easter Everyone!

In this different (to say the least) season of Easter, we’re continuing our journey with Peter the Apostle and reading from his letter, specifically Chapter 2, verses 19-23.  In these passages, Peter makes some profound statements about the healing (and resurrecting) properties of Jesus’s blood and resurrection.  “By his wounds” is a statement you’ve probably heard said, or even preached before – especially in revival settings – but it’s also a deeply complex and meaningful theology, and it can mean wonders to us personally.  Yes, literally wonders.  So let’s open our hearts and our Bibles as we worship online together on the Fourth Sunday of Easter!

We will be celebrating Holy Communion this Sunday.  Gather your communion elements from what you have at home, and please do not put yourself at more risk to get the exact match of bread & grape juice.  Just use anything you have that can represent the bread and the cup (or wine) that Jesus asked us to use and be creative if needed.  The liturgy and the prayers will be the same, even if the setting is a little different, and God’s grace will still be sacramental.

Sunday’s Service—if you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through the YouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 5/3/20 Online Service.  The premier page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!

We have introductions to both our SPKidz Church and iClub lessons on our YouTube channel. After you watch the introductions to the lesson, be sure to download the packet with discussion questions and activities to do at home!

We will also have a special lesson and learning for our iClub at 10:00 on Sundays, just as we would if we were together!  You will be able to access this through Zoom, which is an online conferencing tool. Contact Kraig by email for directions on how to access this.

Check our YouTube channel for the SPKidz & iClub Video introductions: St. Paul’s YouTube

SPKidz Packet

iClub Packet

 

The Youth will be meeting and doing a lesson on Sunday evening at 5:30pm using the Zoom online conferencing tool. Contact Kraig by email for directions on how to access this if you are interested.

 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these rough times for everyone. Please contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help.  While office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible.