Palm Sunday 2020 by Pastor John: The improved audio/video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdi2pUh9t70
Scriptures cited for the April 5th sermon are:
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. (James 4:8 NLT)
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3 ESV)
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 ESV)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3: 16 ESV)
I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live, (Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV)
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11 ESV)
… As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you. (John 20:21 ESV)
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5:18-20 ESV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new. (Revelation 21:5 ESV)
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. (James 4:17 ESV)
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7 ESV)
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. (1 John 4:18 ESV)
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8 ESV)
They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 ESV)
Prayer and Study Groups
Sunday and Wednesday evening 6 – 7 PM groups will still be meeting online only. We will be using the online conference software called ZOOM. ZOOM allows you to join conference calls without even making an account. Click the links below to join us!
- Sunday Evening Study
- Wednesday Evening Study
- Maundy Thursday 6 PM livestream on April 9th. We’ll have communion at 6:30. Prepare your own bread and juice and join us.
- Good Friday 6 PM Holy week online service will be on April 10th
- Holy Saturday 6 PM livestream on April 11th
- Easter Sunday 7:21 AM livestream on April 12th
- Easter Sunday 11 AM service on April 12th
We are glad to say that the food pantry is still running. It is open from 9-12 AM on Saturdays to all (no qualifications). If someone is unable to come on Saturdays or have a more immediate need during the week, they can email me for an appointment.
Tithe and Offerings Online
Your church still needs you during this season. You can click here to tithe through our church website. Or you can mail a check to LLWC at PO Box 322, Long Lake, NY 12847-0322.
How Can We Serve Each other?
Now, more than ever, the Long Lake community must come together to act in God’s love in service to each other in Christ. Here are some of the ways to stay involved:
- Send Prayer Requests
- Ongoing Food Pantry
- Encourage Each Other
Remember the Biblical truths about COVID-19: Corona Virus. “May this worldwide crisis bring unprecedented numbers to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, their Savior!”
Join us for special live feed services Easter Sunday, April 12th:
- Go to https://www.facebook.com/LongLakeWesleyanChurch/ Sunday at 11:00 AM to see the service live online.
- If you’re not on Facebook, you can also watch the services live at 11:00 AM at: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke
Contact us or call Pastor John at 518-624-2411 (or email firstname.lastname@example.org) or Associate Pastor Skip at email@example.com if you have questions.