St. John's Episcopal and Redeemer Lutheran--joint worshiping congregations--will gather inside the building for worship this Sunday at 11:30 A.M. Masks continue to be worn, and social distancing is still being practiced, per CDC guidelines. Celebrating Holy Communion will be The Rev. Canon David M. Baumann, Priest-in-charge. Musicians are Barbara Crain and Doug Tucker, playing organ and piano. This week's lector is Linda Davis.
The church's physical address is 700 East Broadway--the corner of Broadway & Pine, a downtown Centralia landmark since 1924.
Services are livestreamed via the church's social websites, which are: www.episcopalstjohns.org www.BroadwayandPine.com,www.facebook.com/stjohnsredeemer/ and YouTube.
Father David writes:
The Fifth Sunday In Lent (March 21):
"The first lesson is from the book of Jeremiah, and is the prophecy that the days are coming when God will make a new covenant with his faithful people. The Response is a portion of Psalm 119, in which the psalmist praises God for his commandments and recognizes that keeping God’s way is the sure path to a joyful life. The second lesson is from the letter to Hebrews, in which the writer teaches that Jesus is the eternal high priest by whose offering sins are forgiven the eternal life is made possible for the faithful. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from John, and is the account of when Greeks came to the disciples wanting to see Jesus, and Jesus says the time is drawing near when his crucifixion will drive out the powers of evil and draw believers to himself."
Rev 3/17/2021 - dlb