Greetings St. John’s Lutheran Church!
Jesus said to the disciples, “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.” –John 14:18-20
I am sure that you experience days of doubt, frustration, even of feeling abandoned or orphaned by God during this difficult time of living with the effects of the coronavirus, COVID-19. I am sure that there are Sundays that you long to be in God’s house, to receive God’s presence in the bread and the wine, to see the faces of your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Leaning on God
This Easter season, we are embracing the theme of leaning on God. Whether we are feeling sad about all that’s happened in the past few weeks, anxious about what is happening in the present, or uncertain about what will happen in the future, God continues to be our rock, steadying us in the midst of the storm.
“I am coming to you”
There are a variety of opportunities to connect to God’s presence this coming month: Lean on the witness of the Psalmists, who put our feelings into words. Weekly musical reflections are posted on our Facebook page on Thursdays. Lean on the promises of Christ, who speaks words of comfort to the disciples. Weekly worship videos are posted on our website and our Facebook page on Sundays. See page 5. Lean into the calling of God, who leads us into the future. Weekly Bible study is hosted online at 7 PM on Wednesdays throughout May. See page 4.
God is in You!
In this time when we are physically apart from one another, God continues to come to us and to dwell in us wherever we are: in our homes, at work, and on the road.
In Christ, Pastor Kat