I trust you have been making your way through Holy Week with an eye to the cross and the empty tomb! Both are necessary, and I am looking forward to sharing with you more about that on Easter Sunday Morning!
Last week I shared with you some things we are doing to help each of us fix our eyes on Jesus. Here are some reminders of two ways you can celebrate Easter this year, even in the midst of COVID-19:
Zoom Groups – OK, OK. You caught me. Zoom Groups aren’t specifically an Easter opportunity, BUT they do help us connect to the life God offers us in Jesus Christ! Zoom Groups are a weekly online interaction with other Beulah family that will help us all stay connected to each other and to Jesus through this time of social distancing. Beyond just staying connected, Pastor Greg has designed these groups to help us continue growing in Jesus. For more info. and to sign-up, go here: https://bit.ly/BMCZoomGroups AND if you don’t use the internet or don’t have a smartphone, you can still participate over a regular phone line. When Pastor Greg sends you a confirmation eMail it will contain information on how to connect via phone!
Good Friday – We invite you to participate in drive-thru communion at the church building from 6 – 7 PM. This will be an opportunity for your family to receive communion from your pastor in a safe way. You’ll pull up to the Worship Center doors, receive communion elements for those in your car, receive a blessing from your pastor, partake of communion, pray with your pastor, and drive away. If you are planning on participating, would you please sign-up here so we can send you written instructions on where to enter the parking lot and how the line will form: bit.ly/GFCommunion
Of course, not all of us will feel safe receiving communion like that, so as part of our Easter Sunday Live Stream (see below) we will also take communion. If you would like to participate in that, please have ready your own crackers/bread and grape juice.
Easter Sunday Live Stream – What does homemade salsa have to do with Easter? Join us online at 10:15 AM to see! You can join on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BMCGoshen) or via Zoom: Using a computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/584605984 // Calling in via phone: 646-558-8656 – then enter meeting ID: 584 605 984 (No user ID).
Friends, if you know somebody who is not receiving our Weekly Update, the Prayer Chain, or is not keeping up with our updates via Facebook, please reach out so we can help them stay connected with what is happening as we continue to walk through COVID-19.