Resuming In-Person Worship and Evening Prayer

Good Morning,

We have resumed in-person worship at this time along with simultaneously broadcasting virtually for those who are ill and/or who would like to continue worshiping from home. For in-person worship, we are following Washington state guidelines by Governor Inslee and the Department of Health to promote the safety and wellbeing of our congregants. If you would like to attend in-person, please plan to arrive a few minutes early to have your temperature checked, sign our log, and bring a mask to wear (unless unable/exempt per Washington guidelines). Also note, as of now, we do not have a Sunday School for the children during service or a coffee hour afterwards.

***If you need a mask, we do have a limited supply***

There are few different options to attend virtually to include watching Facebook Live at 10am, emailing Fr. John to obtain a Zoom link to the meeting, or watching the Facebook Live video at a different time.

In addition, we will continue to have Evening Prayer, virtually, on Wednesdays starting at 6pm and will be available through Facebook Live.

Finally, we have a few different options for Bible studies that occurring through the week virtually by way of Zoom. If you would like to learn more, please contact us.

If you have any questions, concerns, prayer requests or comments about safety practices we are following in-person worship or would like to learn more about the virtual options, please feel free to contact us either by phone at (360) 350-5548 or through a Facebook message @cohacolympia

We continue to pray for the safety of you, our community both locally, nationally, and globally during these uncertain times.

Holy Week April 14-21, 2019

Sunday, April 14th: Palm Sunday followed by a feast and Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 18th: Maundy Thursday at 6pm

Friday, April 19th: Good Friday at 6pm

Saturday, April 20th: Holy Saturday at 10am

Sunday, April 21st: Easter at 10am

Liturgy Resource

There is this great website that is very user friendly and helps with Liturgy and the Daily Office. You can either view in a calendar view or just go to the website and the main page is the current office for that time of the day. So if you would like to add Liturgy to your daily life, this website helps with knowing what the readings and sayings are for that day.

There are also additional resources for special circumstances.

http://www.legereme.com/

3rd Sunday of Advent

Luke 3:7-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

10 And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics[a] is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.”14 Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

15 As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16 John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

18 So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20 added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.