El Morro This & That
Teleworking, distance learning and virtual church -- these are just a few ways our world and family life has changed in the last few weeks. We find ourselves having to adapt to a change in our lives, limiting interactions with our family and friends. It has been said (and frequently formatted into a meme) that the church is not a building, but the body of believers. Now more than ever we see the truth to this as we at El Morro look for ways to still stay engaged with one another in a virtual environment.
For the safety of our most vulnerable our church leadership has decided to change our Worship services from an in-person gatherings to a virtual church. We hope you have been enjoying church in your pajamas, be sure to invite your friends and family to also join us virtually. The encouragement of God's promises should be shared with all of those in our community so pass on the website and links to your family and friends! Pastor Daren is in the middle of his new series 'Peace Out'. The timing of this message seems remarkable, God was certainly preparing His children! The series explores a world that has its share of angst and turmoil, when troubles and trials are experienced, it's good to be reminded of a God who offers peace in abundance. In this series we explore the book of 1 Peter. Peter refers to us as "strangers in this world" and we will learn more about the abundant peace that is available to all of us.
Many of our normal fellowship times such as growth groups, Sunday school, Sunday Worship, Children and Youth programs have all been re-formatted or postponed. Our weekly sermons can be found on our "sermons" page and the children's Sunday school program will continue with resources on our "children's" page.
Just because we can't all be together for Easter doesn't mean we can't find ways to honor the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So please take advantage of the following opportunities for reflection that will be provided via our website:
Thursday, April 9: Maundy Thursday- This will be a special time of remembering Jesus' Last Supper. We will also be inviting you to join in a time of communion so please have something resembling juice and crackers on hand.
Friday, April 10: Good Friday Service- A time to reflect on God's love for us as demonstrated through the cross.
Sunday, April 12: Easter Sunday Message- As we consider the resurrection, we are reminded of God's power over everything in our lives.
Do you need prayer? Do you want to be part of a prayer group? Reach out to the pastoral staff if you would like to receive prayer or pray for others.
Growth Groups are a great way to grow in your relationship with God as well as others. We have lots of groups to chose from so be sure to make Growth Groups part of your week. Check out the available groups here.
Welcome to El Morro!
If you are interested in joining the church, baptism or learning more about our ministries then we invite you to this seminar. Our next scheduled seminar for March 22 at 12:00 PM will be rescheduled when we re-open the church.
Lunch is provided to contact the church office at 805-528-0391 to register!