9:45 A.M. Sunday School -- 10:45 A.M. Sunday Worship
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Monday, April 06, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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Appointment of Pastor Kathy King - effective 6/30/2019

 

See attached announcement/welcome/introduction. 

 

 

 

April 2020 - Message From Pastor Kathy King

 

"Easter Comes No Matter What" 

  

As we follow our Bishop’s and our Minnesota Governor’s plea to shelter in place in our homes, we realize that means our Holy Week and Easter Sunday plans have changed. For some of us, that means we can stay in our pajamas until we darn well feel like getting dressed. For some, it hurts. We look forward to the celebration as Easter people—the gathering, the songs (Christ the Lord is Risen Today!), the bells pealing throughout the morning air. For me, it is such a busy time—normally. Our days are not normal. One day, we will look back and remember the year we could not gather. It will be the Easter Sunday we stayed at home.

As Easter people, we live in the realization that no virus can hold the stone in place—no virus can keep Jesus Christ entombed! Easter will happen and NOTHING can hold it back. Nothing can stop the celebration. The tomb will show the burial cloths lying empty. The heavens will ring out with loud Alleluias to the King—Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior.

Many congregations across our land are thinking of parking lot worship services. While I would LOVE to see all of you—even through car windows, we do not have the technology in place to make it possible. I had told you Jerry and I would be streaming services from our three sanctuaries. The first was from JUMC. While I am an essential worker, Jerry is not so I will be practicing the shelter-in-place orders and stream services throughout the ordered time from my home.

Holy Week, I will Facebook Live a Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service at 7:00 p.m.; a Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m., and an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. All three services will be “viewable” at those times on our new Prairie Lakes Parish Facebook Page. The Easter Sunrise Service will be live-streamed from my patio.

While this is such a different way of being the church, the wonderment of Facebook Live has led to more people hearing the Word, as offered from your Pastor. Even in the midst of the shelter in place, NOTHING can hold back the Word. I leave you with this message from
John 1: 1-4 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. He was in the begin- ning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of humanity (men).”

We dear friends live in the Light and our Easter-Risen Savior is our grace in these days! Be well dear ones and wash your hands!