HOLY WEEK WORSHIP 2020

This may be the strangest Holy Week most of us have ever encountered.  Instead of flocking to church, we are confined to our homes.  Yet we will still gather to mark Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

 

Maundy Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 PM we will live-stream worship including “virtual” communion.  Please have a bit of bread and a glass of wine or juice at the ready so that you can participate fully!  We will offer up the traditional Tenebrae service with its diminishing light and scripture readings.

 

Good Friday go to our YouTube channel (SanibelUCC) at Noon, and you will find a video posted of a brief service featuring a dramatic monologue by Pastor Kunkel.

 

Our Easter Sunday Service, April 12 will be live-streamed at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Danner’s Easter Sunday sermon, “Where Did He go?” recalls the story of the resurrection and its meaning for us in these days of a global pandemic.” There will be prayers, and scriptures and special music from our Blended Trio and a visit with Chompers the Crocodile and Wendell the Walrus.  Additionally, we will have special musical guest!​

Here’s how to do it:

 

Simply go to our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/SanibelUCC.  You will see a video marked “Worship Maundy Thursday 2020” or for Sunday, “Worship April 12, 2020”. Click on that and it will take you to the correct place.  Note if we have not yet turned on the livestream, it may show the message “An error has occurred. Please try again later.” Ignore that, the livestream will start automatically.

 

We are keeping you all in our prayers, and will be in touch over the next week with each of you by phone.

 

Facts, not fear.  Clean hands.  Open hearts.

 

Blessings,

John

The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor

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WORSHIP LIVESTREAMED

Sundays, 10:00 AM

 

Dear Church Family and other visitors to this site,

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, it marks the beginning of Holy Week. As Covid19 continues to make inroads in American society, we are discovering more and more folks are in lockdown and shelter in place situations.  Our many members at both Shellpoint and Cypress Cove, for instance, have been so instructed.  Yet we still want to connect with one another--and we still want to be able to offer up our praise and prayers to God.  So it is that we are providing livestreamed worship each Sunday during this crisis at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Danner’s Palm Sunday sermon, “Marching to Zion,” recalls the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and its meaning for us in these days of a global pandemic.” There will be prayers, and scriptures and special music from our Blended Trio and a visit with Chompers the Crocodile and Wendell the Walrus.  We hope you’ll join us!​

Here’s how to do it:

 

Simply go to our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/SanibelUCC.  You will see a video marked “Worship April 5, 2020”. Click on that and it will take you to the correct place.  Note if we have not yet turned on the livestream, it may show the message “An error has occurred. Please try again later.” Ignore that, the livestream will start automatically.

 

We are keeping you all in our prayers, and will be in touch over the next week with each of you by phone.

 

Facts, not fear.  Clean hands.  Open hearts.

 

Blessings,

John

The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor

 

PS:  We are collecting food for the Gladiolus Food Pantry.  It can be dropped off in the cart outside the office door, Monday-Friday, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

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