“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

-Peter

He is Risen! But not even a pandemic can keep Jesus in the tomb!

Join us for worship this morning at 10:55.

This week I ran across this prayer from St Luke’s UMC in Houston Tx.

Dear God,

It seems like lots of uncertainty around us.  

So many people who need prayers.

Today, I pray…

For those whose health is compromised by the coronavirus or other health issues.

For those who suffer from the economic impact of the virus, in travel, manufacturing, hospitality, energy or so many other industries.

For healthcare workers and first responders, and other public servants who put themselves in harm’s way for us.

For our leaders of the world, our countries, states, and cities, as they seek to help manage this challenge

God, it can be overwhelming. But you tell us over and over again not to be afraid.

Show me how to trust in you.

As I examine my heart this season of Waiting, help me to turn away from my concern with self,

and turn my heart, hands, and prayers toward the concerns of others.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen

How to Connect this Week

Each week during this time of global crisis, we, as a congregation, will continue to gather spiritually in worship and prayer at 10:55 AM in our homes and with our families. This week, we will be presenting a worship service on Zoom that will be recorded and made available through our website.

Here are the directions: 

Use this link on your PC, Mac, smart phone or tablet

https://ministrelife.zoom.us/j/3280714972

or you can use your phone to call either of these numbers and use this identification number: 328-071-4972

+1 253 215 8782

 +1 301 715 8592

If you connect by phone, there are 2 commands that will help. *6 will mute or unmute your phone and *9 will “raise you hand” so the host can call on you.

If you are unable to connect with this service, here are some thoughts for your own time of worship. 

Praise God for the way God has invited us into new life.

This first song was popular in my youth choir, I hope you will find it a blessing: 

“The Savior is Waiting” 

Here is a song that invites you to join in a time of meditation

“Wait for the Lord” (taize) 

If you want to join more worship that is being streamed, you can find this map and links to churches in the region online: 

https://www.abcopad.org/About_Us/ABCOPAD-Churches-Live-Streaming-Worship/

And now, for a change of pace:

“Come, now is the time – Teach me to Dance” 


I hope this will offer you encouragement this week. I will reach out again through the week. 

Read Sunday Sermon:  While We Are In Line

Remember, you can continue to support the work of the church by giving through our safe and secure giving portal at https://secure-q.net/donations/Hatboro/1435. The needs of the church continue. In addition, the needs around us are growing. 

If you are available to help others who are in need, please contact us at the church or by email @ pastor.hatboro@gmail.com. We are working on a database of helpers and needs that we will be able to address. 

Have a blessed week,

Pastor Doug