Thursday, April 9th — Facebook Prayer @ 7pm
A time of prayer led by Pastor Donearl and Jenetta Johnson. This Facebook live gathering will include a short devotional and a time of interceding on behalf of our world. You can submit any prayer requests and watch previous prayer gatherings at www.lifechurchauburnhills.org/prayer
Friday, April 10th -- Good Friday Service @ 5pm
Good Friday presents an opportunity to experience the depths of God’s love for us as we re-tell the story of Jesus’ death on the cross. Before the joy of resurrection Sunday, we grieve the consequences of sin and that separated us from our creator and from one another — effects we still feel even today. This service will include worship, a short message, and a reading of the story of Jesus death. We will also be celebrating communion together to conclude the service. For at-home communion, you will need bread and grape juice (or another kind of fruit juice). Please have these ready to go at the start of the service. And, as a way to “take together,” we’ll be prompting you to upload a photo of your communion-at-home to the Facebook comments!
Saturday, April 11th -- Church-wide fast
“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning” (Joel 12:2).
Fasting is a way of worshiping God that creates a hunger and thirst in us for the bread of life that is Jesus’ presence and power in our lives. Our staff is inviting everyone in our church community to join us in a fast from sunrise to sunset on Saturday. We will be fasting from food and intentionally withdrawing from social media and other forms online content as much as possible. We see this fast as an opportunity to offer our full attention to God in expectation of hearing from Him in a fresh way. As you are able, we’d encourage you to also abstain from eating; whether you fast from all food, specific foods like sweets, or choose a shorter time time frame to fast. We also encourage you to pull back from online activity. As you take away things from your day, we encourage you to fill that space with intentional times of prayer and acts of service for others. In Isaiah 58, God communicates with Israel that a fast that honors God includes justice and righteousness — use this day as a time to be find a way to practice justice and mercy towards your neighbors in a concrete way. This is a great opportunity to volunteer though My COVID Response or give financially to support this work. Ask God to put someone on your heart who you can serve by: praying for them and writing them an encouraging note, creating a care package for someone you know is struggling and delivering it to them, identifying high-risk people in your neighborhood and offering to deliver groceries, or donating PPE to medical providers.
Sunday, April 12th -- Easter Sunday Worship Service @ 10:45am
Jesus’ resurrection changed the course of history and is still changing hearts, lives, and communities today! Come celebrate with us on Sunday, April 12th at 10:45am on Facebook Live. We’re planning a special virtual gathering that will include music, personal stories, and a message of hope for the uncertain and challenging circumstances we face. If you are planning on attending, RSVP on the Facebook event and take a moment to share it on your page.
Easter Week Daily Devotional
Have you downloaded the Easter week family devotional? This is a great resource focused on the final week of Jesus’ life and includes daily scriptures and activities suited for individuals and families. Click here to download the resource.