We are all starting to settle into this new normal. School kids are discovering distance learning and many of us are working on establishing a routine when we may not be able to go into our offices.
It is in these times of uncertainty and fear that it is all the more important to connect with God in prayer and worship. While we may not be able to physically gather together, we are able to gather in other ways. We are blessed to have technology in place that allows us to do things we were not able to do in the past. And who knows, our alternative and creative ways of doing things may end up being even more enriching.
We have created a Coronavirus Resource Page. This page is designed to be a one page portal for all the virtual opportunities for spiritual enrichment during this crisis. We will have links for prayer, worship, devotions, and Bible Studies, and more for as long as this all lasts.
Make sure to “Like” our Facebook page. We will be regularly posting live videos and more. It is a great way to stay in touch.
Tonight, I want to invite you to join me in a time of prayer. I will be hosting this prayer time via a zoom video conference call starting at 7pm. Here is the link to join the call: https://zoom.us/j/858626171.
Worship will be at 10am on Sunday. This will be a new experience and I am sure it will evolve during the next few weeks. Links to join this worship will be found on the resources page on our website. As you prepare for this time of worship, I want to invite you to prepare some bread and wine to take part in communion. I will lead us through a virtual consecration where we will partake in communion individually in our homes, but virtually together. But it is important that you have the bread and wine prepared beforehand.
You may already be signed up for my mailing list. If not, you can sign up on my website at https://philressler.com/mailing-list/. You will receive devotions that I post to my blog. I usually post several times a week.
If you have any needs, please reach out to the church office. Whether you need supplies, childcare, or financial assistance – we are here!
This is a time for us to come together even though we may be keeping our space apart from each other. The reality is that not having a physical gathering on Sunday morning will be a financial hardship for Good Shepherd. So we want to encourage you to continue your support of the ministry. You can donate through our website. Or mail your offerings to:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
3139 County Rd 516
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
To donate to our Brothers Keeper’s Fund to help other members who are experiencing financial hardship, you can visit https://www.gs4nj.org/donations/brothers-keeper-fund.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to the time when we can come out of isolation.