We had our first Zoom meeting today for Planning Council. After a few technical difficulties, it went just fine. We are working on how best to communicate the needs of the congregation and our academy in the next few days. Stay tuned for more information on that, including how to keep up with your giving in these strange days!
I also had the opportunity to do an interview on Issues, Etc. yesterday. Issues, Etc. is a Lutheran radio program that many of you are familiar with. It's a great show, and the hosts are good friends. Anyway, I spoke a bit about how forced social distancing is a lot like clinical depression, and how we as Christians can learn from this, and how to keep up the faith in times of trial. You can hear the episode by CLICKING HERE. We as a congregation support Issues, Etc., and this is just one of many examples why that is so.
Contact Information for Pastor & Deaconess
Pastor Peperkorn: 262–705–3232 and Pastor@holycrossrocklin.org Deaconess Boehle-Silva: (916) 303–0199 and Deaconess@holycrossrocklin.org
For the YouTube Link, CLICK HERE
FRIDAY (March 27, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”” (John 9:5)
“They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”” (John 9:13–17)
It is quite remarkable how blind the Pharisees are. They are more concerned about Jesus “breaking the Sabbath laws” by healing this man of his blindness, than they are by this great miracle. Others do recognize that only God could do such a thing. The blind man confesses his faith—at least as he knows it. Jesus is someone sent by God. Jesus’ miracles always point to the glory of God.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Father, we lift up Wanda before you this day, asking that You would give her your mercy all the days of her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.