From the Heart – Video Message from Pastor Dan

Do you have a case of the Mondays? Pr. Dan wonders what this Monday of Holy Week can teach us about how we can journey through the week ahead together.

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Have Questions? Need to Talk?

If you would like to speak to a pastor, feel free to call
Pr. Dan at 717-599-2308, or Pr. David at 630-294-7002.

Kim Runge, our Faith Community Nurse is also available at 708-856-1201.

You can always contact any staff member or council member via email. All email addresses are on our website under the About Us menu.  https://sttimothylutheran.com/about-us/

From the Heart – Video Message from Connie

Connie checking in. My From the Heart moment was recorded mere seconds before I rushed headlong into the muddy creek to chase after the ducks that were swimming. Wooooweeeee! What fun!

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Have Questions? Need to Talk?

If you would like to speak to a pastor, feel free to call
Pr. Dan at 717-599-2308, or Pr. David at 630-294-7002.

Kim Runge, our Faith Community Nurse is also available at 708-856-1201.

You can always contact any staff member or council member via email. All email addresses are on our website under the About Us menu.  https://sttimothylutheran.com/about-us/

Palm Crosses – Instructional Video on how to make them…

A  “Message from the heart” , short video messages from our Pastors Dan and David.  Checking in with us on a daily basis mid-day during the week.  Video footage will be posted on Facebook.  Please click through anytime after 1:00 p.m. each day and enjoy hearing from Pastor Dan or Pastor David.

 

Video Instruction on How To Make a Palm Cross

Join Danielle Harper as she teaches us to make a Cross out of your Palm. If you have not done so already, stop by the church Saturday morning to gather your Palms. We will also have the most recent Christ in our Home Devotionals for pick up as well.

Learn how by clicking on the link below: 

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Have Questions? Need to Talk?

If you would like to speak to a pastor, feel free to call
Pr. Dan at 717-599-2308, or Pr. David at 630-294-7002.

Kim Runge, our Faith Community Nurse is also available at 708-856-1201.

You can always contact any staff member or council member via email. All email addresses are on our website under the About Us menu.  https://sttimothylutheran.com/about-us/

Lenten Devotion – Day 39 – Do not fear

Lenten Devotion – Day 39 – Do not fear

 Lamentations 3:55-58

I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit; you heard my plea,
Do not close your ear to my cry for help, but give me relief!”
You came near when I called on you; you said, “Do not fear!”
You have taken up my cause, O Lord, you have redeemed my life.

Do not fear

About now, we might be saying, “This staying home is the pits.” What can we do? Where can we go?”

Even going to the grocery store is a COVID-19 hot spot, a risky place to go. So we feel trapped, without even a ladder to help us climb out of our pit. As emotional and physical distress builds, we cry out, “When is this going to end?”

These verses from Lamentations give us hope. Read them again. Even as we cry out for help, for relief, the Lord says, “Do not fear!” With that, we know we have been redeemed.

Tomorrow is the beginning of Holy Week. Although our church doors are closed, there will be palms to pick up this morning outside those doors. On Maundy Thursday morning, Easter lilies will be there in the same place, physical tokens of our virtual celebrations on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, culminating in our Easter celebration when we rejoice again in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.

I know that my redeemer lives!

What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

He lives, he lives, who once was dead:

He lives my ever living head!

—Arline Johnson

 


Prayer:  Help us, Lord, to know each day, each hour, that you are with us, calling to us in whatever pit we find ourselves, assuring us that you are with us at all times.

To ponder:  What can you do while at home to make your life—and the lives of all who are on the front lines and in overcrowded hospitals—be filled with the comforting knowledge of your love?