During these challenging times, we’ve been reading the psalms during our family devotions. I keep getting drawn to Psalm 20. It’s there we find these words:
“Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.”
(Psalm 20:6–8 ESV)
Our ultimate trust is in Jesus, our Lord! And for that reason, we rise! No matter what uncertainty you may be facing, remember we rise. In times of strength or weakness, in sickness or health, in life or in death, in war or peace, in anxiety or joy… we rise because our Savior had risen from the dead and has conquered all things, even the coronavirus.
Because we rise, we shall plan to rise together and meet via conference call on Sunday for worship. In order to support the efforts to the spread of the coronavirus and thus fulfilling our Lord’s command to “love our neighbor” we will meet virtually on Sunday. There will be no public worship at the Church of Atonement until further notice.
So I’m asking that each of come ready to worship via video conference call on Sunday at 10:30am.
We will use Webex for this meeting:
You can use your web browser, a phone app or just dial in if you like voice only:
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 623 552 539
If you have any trouble connecting, please don’t hesitate to call the church for help: 215-843-7214 or send an email.
During the service if you would like to use the online version of the prayer book here is the link: Prayer book
In the coming days, you will be getting more information about how we will connect digitally during this period.
Here is our Presiding Bishop Ray Sutton’s letter regarding our churches response: Response Letter
Look to see you at worship on Sunday,
Pastor Jason Holloway