Pastor’s Corner

From Your Pastor 

Easter Celebration

Every Sunday includes a celebration of the resurrection of our Lord.  Christmas Day and Easter services narrow the focus upon specifics regarding Jesus Christ.  Due to COVID19, we did not have public worship services in April.  Stating the obvious, we did not have services on Easter Sunday.   For all who missed singing some of the wonderful Easter hymns, come to a celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 30.  Worship services will be held at our usual times, 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM.  During both services, there will be a children’s message and the installation of Sunday School teachers.

The last Sunday of August is usually our Rally Day.  Because of the need for caution and social distancing, we will not have a cook out or children’s games and activities.  Currently, we have not picked a date to continue Sunday School.  Watch our church website and Facebook page for updates.  We do not have to fear the virus but we also do not want to be foolish and cause others harm.

In March, we began posting video messages for you to view.  We now have the ability to record worship services and post the videos on YouTube and Facebook.  Our first recording was done on July 26th.  We have already made notes of ways to improve. The links to these are:

https://www.facebook.com/GraceLutheranChurchLCMS.Murfreesboro/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPU7L1sTRH4qEmJEtQFO3og

Here are ways to get a hymnal for your personal use.  When we use the hymnal, Lutheran Service Book, you may want participate as well as follow along.  Concordia Publish House, www.cph.org has them available.  Item # 031170 for $26.99 plus shipping and tax.   You may call 800-325-3040. There are more expensive leather editions but this one is exactly like what we use here at Grace.  You might prefer to have a digital copy.  These may be purchased through www.amazon.com.  It is a Kindle Edition for $19.99.  There is also a “text” only edition for Kindle, which means the melody does not appear.  It costs $9.99.  You use the free Kindle app for the digital versions.  The text only edition is easier to enlarge the font size.

The virus has brought many changes.  What it does not change is we have life in Jesus Christ.  It has not changed that we are God’s children.  The virus has not taken away God’s love.  We continue our mission: “Bringing People to Christ by Bringing Christ to People.”

In Christ,

Pastor Wenck

Our mission: “Bringing People to Christ by Bringing Christ to People”