Worship Series

HOLY WEEK

 
Palm Sunday is this Sunday, April 5. 
 
1- If you want to wave palms while shouting “Hosanna!” here is a template for families to create their own palms to use in at-home worship.
 
2- We will worship with the BWC’s district superintendents. The service will be broadcast on YouTube on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. This is a unique opportunity to connect with those throughout the Conference during this time of social distancing. Here is the direct YouTube link. So you can watch the service at 11am, or another time convenient for you and your family (after 11am). Here is the link to the YouTube Channel.
 
 
Holy Week Devotions
Monday through Saturday next week there will be daily devotions, by Facebook Live and Zoom. Below is the log in info for Zoom. If you had difficulty signing in with Zoom this past Sunday, that was the pastor’s bad, not Zoom’s. Good thing there is grace 😉 
 
Meeting ID: 642 649 8518
Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 642 649 8518
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fKLTDXQE3
                                                                                                                                                                                     
Easter
For Easter, we will have two services. The first will be a sunrise service at 6:30am with scripture, prayer, and a love feast. Have grapes or grape juice and crackers wherever you are, and I will lead us in the feast. It will be available by Facebook Live and Zoom. Stay tuned for the Zoom details.
 
The second service will again be worship with the BWC, with Bishop Easterling preaching. You do not want to miss her preaching. The service will be broadcast on YouTube on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. This is another unique opportunity to connect with those throughout the Conference during this time of social distancing.
 
You can download the Zoom app to connect to the call. Click here to get help with Zoom.
 
To watch by Facebook Live, simply open FB as usual, and find the “Solomons UMC” page in your Newsfeed. (If you haven’t “liked” our FB, do that first.) Or, you can watch from our website homepage. Look in the FB box on the right hand side below our welcome statement.
 
All are welcome! Please spread the word and the dial in instructions (but don’t spread your germs – wash your hands).
 

 

In her new devotional Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing, author Gayle Boss writes :

LENT means “spring,” a time for our stiff hearts to thaw and open to a fuller compassion. From polar bears to pangolins, animals magnificent, delicate, and intricate are vanishing at a rate faster than at any time in Earth’s history. In Wild Hope, vivid stories of 25 of these wild ones wake in us wonder—and grief at what they suffer on a planet shaped by human choices. Their stories also wake in us a wild hope that from all this death and ruin something new might rise. The promise of Lent is that something new will rise. In fact, as their stories attest, that Wild Hope is already loose in the world. 

This Lent, join us as we reflect on what scripture and the stories of Wild Hope can tell us about ourselves, creation, and most importantly, God.
 
Visit Gayle’s website for more information and more of her writings. Books may be purchased through the website, or wherever you order books.
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The “” Worship Series Our Advent journey begins with rules of the road. We are on the way to where God would have us be, and we’re not there yet. But how shall we go? We shall go together, as one body, living and trusting in one another. We shall go as this community of faith, working side by side, and leaning into the grace of God every step of the way. We shall go in peace

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