April 5 Virtual Worship Service

As we continue to gather apart on Sundays for the sake of our own health and that of our neighbors, here are some resources for worshiping at home with our own families. Some may find it helpful to play these at around our usual 10:45 start time in order to maintain a sense of normalcy in the schedule, but they're accessible at any time. For those with younger children, don't forget that we have some children's ministry materials available for you, and Mark is updating those each week.

Songs of Praise and Worship

These are the songs Tom has selected for this week. Just listen to the words and make them your prayer, or feel free to crank the volume and sing along. Each link will open a YouTube video in a new tab. Tom has included some comments, calling us to engage meaningfully and purposefully with each song. (You'll need to excuse any ads that may come up.)
  1. This week we focus in song on the events leading up to the death of our Lord. His sacrifice of life at the cross, while on the one hand horrific, is in contrast a thing we celebrate for we understand what a great and mighty thing was accomplished there. All of this because of the great and mighty love of our Father and His Son, Jesus. Truly as this first song says, at the cross sin and shame are powerless and mercy reigns. Love overruled and gained the victory. May our hearts bow in reverence and awe.
    At The Cross/Love Ran Red
  2. Our second song is a hymn of celebration. We talked above about the accomplishment of the cross. Here the hymn writer dives into greater detail—bringing out through song how much we have to be thankful for. There is no longer condemnation. Our great debt of sin has been paid and we stand before our God with full assurance, free to worship, free to celebrate our liberty from sin and death. We have been rescued! Hallelujah!
    Now Why This Fear
  3. The Lord uses many word pictures when He communicates to us in His word. He describes things in multiple ways to help us gain a better understanding. He did this with His Son. We know Jesus as the Lamb, sacrificing himself for us. We also know Jesus as the Lion of Judah who goes out and conquers for us. I love how this song joins those two concepts. He’s roaring with power and His blood breaks the chains, setting us free from our bondage!
    Lion And The Lamb

Ministry of the Word

The video below includes this week's message, including the visuals. Before you start, you can download and print the customary fill-in-the-blank sermon notes if you like. An audio-only version will also be available through our normal podcasting channels.

Here's the link if the video doesn't load within this page.

Fellowship Time

If you're "attending" at around our usual time on Sunday morning, we're going to open up a Zoom meeting again this week from 11:30 to noon for anyone who wants to pop in and say hi. Click the link below. If you're using your phone or tablet, you may need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, but you don't need to set up an account to participate. If you enable your camera, we'll be able to see each other, it will be easy to "talk" via the chat feature (typing), and a few of us at a time can unmute ourselves to actually talk.

Here's the link to join the conversation


Our offering box at the back of the sanctuary obviously doesn't work so well in a virtual setting, and we have not yet entered the world of online giving. Please consider mailing your gifts and offerings to the church at PO Box 566, South Sutton, 03273. Thank you.