September 17, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ,
I’m writing with the latest updates from St. John’s as we continue to care for the physical and spiritual needs of our community.
A reminder that, if you are in need of prayer or pastoral care, please let me know by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ To live stream our 9 am (Traditional) and 11 am (Contemporary) Worship Services, click on this link to access our channel on YouTube.com, “St. John’s Lutheran Church Palm Desert Media.” We are also broadcasting live on Facebook page.
~ Scripture Readings for Sunday, Sept 20 – Jonah 3:10–4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 – Jesus teaches us the unconditional grace of God
~ A reminder that we are not meeting for in-person Worship at this time. Please email me if you have any questions. You can also reach me by calling the church office at 760-345-2122.
FIND – New Distribution Date – Sat, Sept 19
Our FIND food distribution has moved to the third Saturday of each month. Our next distribution will take place on Saturday, Sept 19, beginning at 7 am.
We are offering two different opportunities to volunteer: 1) Friday, September 18 at 9 am (bagging food), and 2) Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 am (distributing food).
If you would like to volunteer, or for more information, please email Molly Farrin at email@example.com.
Wednesday Zoom Bible Study and Communion
Join us at 12 pm as we discuss the coming week’s Lectionary Scripture readings.
Please note that we will also be celebrating virtual Communion at 1 pm after the Bible Study. All are welcome to join us, please have bread and wine or grape juice prepared at home if you would like to do so.
Please email Pastor Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom Bible Study invitation.
As we continue to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of our community, we are deeply grateful for your financial support. Please give as you feel called and able to do so, and know that any amount you give is deeply appreciated.
You can give online through the “Give” button on the top right corner of our website. The direct link is available here.
Additional Giving Opportunity
~ Our local Luther Glen Farm continues to need financial support in these difficult times – for more information, and to donate online, visit their website – lrcchome.com.
Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for additional updates and resources.
In closing, I invite you to keep in heart and mind the words of the Psalmist, “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.” (Psalm 145:8-9)
Now, as always, our hope is in our living, loving, risen Lord.
Grace and peace that passes understanding,