HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES
PALM SUNDAY (April 5):
Tune in to Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. for a festive service (https://www.facebook.com/stleastpointe/). The liturgy (with words to all the hymns) will be available on the STL web page (www.sstl-eastpointe.org). You may wish to download and print this liturgy to make it easier to follow along and participate. If you are not available at 9:30 a.m., the video remains accessible on Facebook and the STL webpage throughout the week.
MAUNDY THURSDAY (April 9):
Our “Journey to the Cross”, instead of being a live experience at the church, will be a virtual experience on the STL web page that will become available on March 9. You will be able to take the journey in the comforts of your own home, start and stop at your leisure, even encourage others to click in. The only thing missing will be receiving the body and blood of Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Communion – which simply cannot be a “virtual” experience!
GOOD FRIDAY (April 10):
From noon until 3:00 p.m., the hours historically honored on Good Friday, we will feature “drive through” communion in a safe environment for those who come to our rear (west) parking lot. Please click here to refer to the “Good Friday Communion” packet for details.
EASTER SUNDAY (April 12):
We will celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with three separate worship events. First, at 8:00 a.m. (weather permitting) in our rear (west) parking lot we will have a brief celebration of the empty tomb - standing in front of our vehicles and using the enclosed liturgy. Second, at 9:30 a.m., we will broadcast via Facebook Live as we do every Sunday. Third, on Sunday, June 7, provided we have the all clear by then, we will unite in the sanctuary for an in-person Easter celebration with festive music and more (plans are still in development on this).
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
“We wait for the Lord; he is our help and shield. Our hearts rejoice in him because we trust in his holy name. May your faithful love rest on us, Lord, for we put our hope in you.”
According to our Governor’s Recommendation
STL OFFICES ARE CLOSED
- ALL IN-BUILDING ACTIVIES (including worship services) ARE CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 13.
- Sunday worship services will be broadcast on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. Simply go to www.facebook.com/stleastpointe/. They also will be available for viewing at www.stl-eastpointe.org after 11:00 a.m., Sunday.
- Worship activities for Holy Week and Easter are being re-created – stay tuned for future updates.
Spread the word as you pray for God’s people, our nation and the world.
The church staff, while working primarily from their homes,
is available (and checking messages regularly).
Here are some links you should find helpful:
Facebook Live Worship: https://www.facebook.com/stleastpointe/
STL webpage: https://stl-eastpointe.org/
to send in your offering online, go to: https://stl-eastpointe.org/index.php/mission-support
Blessings, Pastor Mark Hetzner