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Friday, May 8th

Good Afternoon everyone.

Hope everyone is doing well, and that everyone will have a change to enjoy the beautiful weather we are about to get. Its finally starting to warm up. Yay!

COVID-19 Mitigation Policy Posted on Website.

All welcome to check out the COVID-19 Plan that is now posted to the website. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Student Support Needed

ROCK Juneau is hosting a simple campaign to enlist community volunteers to handwrite short positive notes, which will be shared at least one day a week to all PreK-12 students receiving meal services. If you are interested in participating in this effort please provide whether you would like to a PreK-elementary student or a Middle/High school student , and if you are willing to commit to 25 to 50 notes each week the coordinator Becky Rock by email at ROCKJuneau@gmail.com.

75,000 Face Mask Challenge

Lutheran World Relief has issued a challenge of collecting 75,000 face mask to send out with shipments of personal care kits to communities in need around the world. To participate and get step-by-step instructions on how to make face mask visit Lutheran World Relief to pledge how many face masks you would like to add to this goal.

Food Pantry

Due to the pandemic we are seeing an increase in demand for food stuffs by our local community. We see new people and families each week in need of assistance. If you are interested or are able to donate to the RLC food pantry the highest demands are for canned meats/proteins, canned fruit, peanut butter, and jams/jellies. Due to many individuals not having can openers please try to locate the pull tab cans if at all possible. Whatever is shared will be valued and eaten.

Electronic Worship Attendance

Electronic worship attendance is on the rise. If you or anyone you know would like to join us in worship on RLC Live!, but are in need of support please contact us via email, phone or website chat support.

Historical Tidbits 🙂

Friday, May 8

Julian of Norwich, renewer of the church, died around 1416 – When she was about thirty years old, Julian (or Juliana) reported visions that she later compiled into a book, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, now a classic of medieval mysticism. The visions declared that love was the meaning of religious experience, provided by Christ who is love, for the purpose of love.

Victor the Moor, martyr, died 303 (TFF) – Also known as Victor Maurus, this native of the northwest African nation of Mauritania was a soldier in the Roman Praetorian Guard. Under the persecution of Maximian, Victor died for his faith at Milan.

Saturday, May 9

Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, renewer of the church, hymnwriter, died 1760 – When he was 22, a group of Moravians asked permission to live on Zinzendorf’s land. He agreed, and eventually worldwide Moravian missions emanated from this community. Zinzendorf participated in these missions, and is also remembered for writing hymns characteristic of his Pietistic faith.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Matthias, Apostle

Matthias was the apostle added to the Twelve after Jesus’ resurrection, as a replacement for the dead Judas Iscariot. He had traveled among the followers of Jesus throughout the Lord’s ministry. Formerly commemorated on February 24, Matthias’s celebration is moved to May 14 in agreement with most Western calendars.

New! Home Communion

Here are are two different versions of a home communion service available to be lead by your head of household:

Holy Communion is never a spectator sport where only a few are privileged to partake.  Including Holy Communion in a virtual service with no instruction on how those viewer might partake leans heavily into a Roman Catholic understanding of the Eucharist, and even more poignantly, right now the Roman Catholic Church is asking their members to keep the fast from the Eucharist until we can gather again.

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