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Pastor’s Notes for Thursday, March 26, 2020

We had about 20 people who live-streamed the service on Facebook at noon yesterday. Thank you for joining us! While I dearly miss having the services in person, we are starting to get into the groove a little bit on how to produce these things online. You can view the service on YouTube by CLICKING HERE. Everyone has a learning process, right?

If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns with how we are doing the daily HCAP readings, or our weekly service, please feel free to contact me. Thank you!

There are a lot of things happening behind the scenes right now, and I hope to have a report from our planning council for your in the next few days. We are having our first Zoom Planning Council meeting this afternoon, so pray for us as we have that adventure as well! The elders will probably follow suit sometime next week.

Contact Information for Pastor & Deaconess

Pastor Peperkorn: 262–705–3232 and Pastor@holycrossrocklin.org Deaconess Boehle-Silva: (916) 303–0199 and Deaconess@holycrossrocklin.org

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THURSDAY (March 26, 2020)

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence

“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”” (John 9:5)

Reading

“The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”” (John 9:8–12)

Meditation

People were astounded at the healing of the blind beggar. Note the people’s emphasis on the man’s status as a beggar. One might wonder whether they were more astonished at him being given his sight—or the fact that a beggar would be the one chosen to be healed. (Who are the truly blind ones here?). Jesus comes to bring new life to all people—beggars, and even the self-righteous!

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member

Show your grace to Karla this day, as she goes about the callings you have given to her. 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.

Lord’s Prayer


 

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