A quick word about how to worship from a distance.
A note about this Online Service: Worshipping online like this will probably be awkward. It will be challenging. It won't feel the same or look exactly the same. But it will allow us to gather as God's people to worship Him and receive His Grace and Mercy!
With that in mind I want to encourage you to do a couple of things to make the most of this way of worship...
- Set aside a special time where you are dedicated to worship. Don't just multitask your way through this.
- Say a prayer before your time of worship that God would use this time through the Holy Spirit to strengthen and encourage your faith in Jesus.
- Participate don't just listen! Worship is something we do together. In your homes, this may be awkward and uncomfortable, but remember when we gather together we speak the liturgy together, we pray our prayers together, we sing together, and we hear God's Word together. So in your homes try to do the same thing! Pray. Sing. Speak. Hear. Yes, at first it will be odd. It will be a little confusing. But we can do this together.
- Remember that this is the Lord's time and He promises to be with us! Hold fast to His Word and promises because they are for you!
- As a final encouragement, if you are able, PLEASE take a picture of your household worshipping God together and SHARE it on our Facebook page!
- If you wish to download the bulletin (and announcements and prayer sheet for weekend services), click here.
A special video for this day...
The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Day - April 12, 2020
"Christ is Risen, Indeed. Alleluia!"
AS WE GATHER...Every year at Easter there was the sleepy hope of what we knew was sure to come: resurrection, light, and life. As the tomb is opened, “The Lord is risen!” is the cry. “He is risen indeed” is the response. So now we reenact the drama again for our day, now, for our faith, for our hope and joy. It is Easter! The resurrection of our Lord! The day the Lord has made! Let us be glad and rejoice, rejoice, rejoice in it! The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed.
Before worship prayer - Heavenly Father, God of all grace, govern our hearts that we may never forget Your blessings but steadfastly thank and praise You for all Your goodness in this life until, with all Your saints, we praise You eternally in Your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN.
Note: To make this video easy to read and follow along with, try to make the video full screen on your phone, tablet or TV.
Ways to give:
1. Mail in your offering check to the church office at: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School 1780 Career Center Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914.
2. You can give online. You can go to our website.
3. You can text-to-give. Text your amount to 815-205-1213. Just click on the link and follow the directions.
Serving our Lord today:
Liturgist: Pastor Mike Hanel
Preacher: Pastor Karl Koeppen
Organist: Nadine Engel
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