Welcome to church.
While we cannot meet in person, every Sunday we will still gather together online using Zoom video calling.
Click below to join the call. Our service will start at 10am but join us at 9:40 for an online greeting time to get settled in plan to stick around after (at 11:15) to chat with others. Please keep to one screen per household.
A NOTE FOR FAMILIES
If you have little ones at home who are old enough to participate – preschool and up – we encourage you to involve them as much as you can:
We’ve prepared something for all of our kids this Sunday
CHURCH AT HOME GUIDE & MESSAGE
If it can be hard to really settle in and focus on God during church in person, how much more challenging will it be in this season. We invite you to really set apart this time of Church At Home. Turn your phone or the notifications off. Grab a cup of coffee or tea. And sit for a couple minutes of silence before you begin.
If you’d like to sing along with the songs our worship team selected for our zoom service, you can click here
Listen to the first two songs before the sermon and the last song after.
Father of the heavens.
Thin the veil between yourself and me,
The veil that I myself create,
That thief of peace and other-love*from Prayer Vol. 01 by Strahan Coleman
ANNOUNCEMENTS & GENEROSITY
Text northpvd to 72345 to get all announcements and sign up for our weekly emails
Even though we aren’t meeting in person, our church continues to work hard to ensure there is no needy person among us. You can give online at sanctuaryri.org/giving. Choose your “Sanctuary North” in the drop-down menu.
We also encourage you to join us in giving above and beyond your regular giving to our Love Providence Fund, which will support the particular needs of our community in this moment.
Learn more about our new initiative here.
“And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).”
- Jesus let someone carry his cross. He needed help in one of the lowest moments of His life.
- We need each other! If Jesus needed help, we need help. We all need a little help in the cross carrying, especially in such a time as this pandemic.
- After Simon carried the cross, Jesus hung on it for all of us.
Some questions for you to give Jesus today:
- What crosses are you currently carrying?
- Who can help you carry your crosses?
- What crosses are those around you carrying? How can you help them carry their crosses?
Take a moment to listen to the final song on the North playlist.
Reflect, write down, and pray about the questions above or anything God may be speaking to you about.
Jesus, we thank you for carrying all of our burdens on the cross. As we begin a new week, May you, the church- see those crosses that are too heavy for others, and may you help carry them. May you also be open and willing to let other’s carry yours as well. May Jesus himself Carry all of us into this new week, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. AMEN.