Soup and Book study with the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2nd at 6:15pm
Has been cancelled
A Pilgrim Psalm Benefit performance
Sunday, April 5th at 4:00pm
has been postponed
Sunday April 5th - Sunday April 12th
Please see schedule below
A note from our Pastor about our schedule:
To Members and Friends of the Franklin Reformed Church:
Grace, mercy and peace to you from God, our Creator, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In these days of uncertainty, anxiety and change, I hope that each of you finds small things of beauty in things that you usually rush past in the hurry of your everyday lives. My backdoor neighbor now has chickens! I don’t really know how long they have had them - could be days or months I suppose, but I haven’t noticed them before. Somehow these creaturely neighbors bring a smile and a recognition that there are things in the midst of these crazy, unsettling days that will ever remain the
Virtual Worship is happening all over the internet. Your pastor ( that’s me ) is not so technologically savvy and since being self-isolated there is no “ever present help in trouble” by means of those in the church community that have that skill, I have decided not to try your patience or mine trying to make this happen. I will, however, encourage you to gather with like minded Christians in their virtual worship. Some suggestions from me: Third Reformed Church in Holland Michigan ( Linnea’s adopted church home in Michigan), Preakness Reformed Church in Wayne, Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland, First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains. Put the church name in your search engine, on the right there should be a place to click on “Website”, from there you will be directed where to go. If you are looking for “live” church, make sure to check out the time of the service prior to Sunday morning.
In terms of technology, I am in a swift ( for me ) learning curve with ZOOM, an online meeting space, which will hopefully allow us to meet for Bible Study and a Consistory meeting. Details will follow early next week regarding Bible Study.
I am mindful of those who live alone, and also those who are not connected to or by the internet. Give a glance to your FRC Directory and give someone who you think may not be digitally connected a call, it could mean a lot.
Again I will remind you that we are committed to compensating our small staff during this time. But our being able to do that depends on your continuing financial contributions to FRC. We are looking towards being able to accept offerings through our website, we’ll keep you posted on that. In the meanwhile the old fashioned US Postal Service continues to deliver mail. You may also leave your contributions in the mail box by the Cone Building door. Mail is being picked up daily.
While I want to remain upbeat and positive, I am also aware that there is a great deal of fear abroad. I don’t want to minimize those feelings. So I leave you with words that Jesus spoke from the cross: “MyGod, my God, Why have you forsaken me? Why are you far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day but you do nor answer, and by night, but find no rest.” Psalm 22. 1&2.
But let me also remind you that the cross is not where Jesus’ story ends. And not where ours will end
Peace to you my friends.
Keep checking back for details on
online opportunities to gather
TBA Prayer Vigil
Christ is Risen!