Scripture Readings for Reign of Christ Sunday – November 17, 2020
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7a; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
In-Person Worship at St. Paul’s Suspended Indefinitely
Due to the rapidly increasing spread of the coronavirus in our area, and based on data from the Southeast District Health Department, the Congregation Council has voted to suspend in-person worship at St. Paul’s indefinitely, beginning with our midweek worship service on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The Council will continue to monitor the situation with guidance from public health authorities to determine when it will be reasonably safe for us to resume worshipping together in-person. Other church activities will be held remotely as much as possible.
We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time, and invite you to direct any questions or concerns to Pastor Andrew or to any member of the Congregation Council. We remain committed to serving you and doing our part to help take care of our neighbors as this unprecedented public health challenge continues.
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We plan to offer devotions, reflections, and worship opportunities through digital means. Please look for those opportunities on this website and on our Facebook page – http://www.fb.com/fcstpauls – and know that even if we are physically absent from one another, we are still the church, Christ is still present with us, and there is much for us to do in service to God and neighbor. Peace be with you all in this uncertain and trying time.
Time after Pentecost (Monday, June 1, 2020 – Wednesday, November 24, 2020)
The time after Pentecost is not a season per se, but a period of reflection on the church’s life in light of the good news of God’s victory over sin, death, and hell at Easter and Pentecost. Stretching throughout much of the calendar year, the Time after Pentecost calls us to growth in faith and maturity in discipleship, and often focuses on the practical implications of the gospel for daily living. The color for the time after Pentecost is green.
We are Church, joined in mission for the sake of the world!
St. Paul’s partners with 245 congregations and over 100,000 Lutheran Christians as a member congregation of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Click below to learn more about the ministry we share!
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is around 4,000,000 members strong, working through nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States and the Caribbean to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for the sake of the world God made and loves. Click below to explore how the ELCA is doing “God’s Work” with “our hands” every day.