O God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference;
living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Reinhold Niebuhr, Lutheran Reformed Theologian
A prayer for these days: May we look backward with gratitude, forward with courage, and upward with confidence. Amen.
Daily Prayer, 10 am (Live Zoom Meeting) Password=prayer Every morning except Sunday. Resources from these prayer times are available below. Having trouble joining? Zoom shares your device's memory with other open applications. Close other applications on your device and try again!
Sunday Worship & Kids' Worship & Sunday School Posted by 8 am Sunday morning, in the Sermon section of this website. Worship with the pre-recorded service first, then join the community for Holy Communion celebrated live at 11am Sunday morning.
Holy Week Worship Services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter remain online. Holy Week for Kids also remains onlne.
Children singing "For the Healing of the Nations"
Nathan Holst, "Breaking Open". ("Like water breaking open, we will sing our way through grief...")
Holden Village Prayer around the World
Light One Candle:
Bishop Larry is inviting us all to join him in a Synod initiative, Light One Candle. He is encouraging all members of our Synod to light a candle and to pray together daily at 10:00 am.
In addition, please consider crafting a one sentence prayer with your name (optional) and your congregation’s/ministry’s name and location and forwarding this to him via email with Light One Candle in the Subject Line of the email ([email protected]).
An example from Bishop Larry: Light One Candle
God of steadfast love,
As our Lenten journey deepens embrace your children with faith, hope and love.
– Bishop Larry Kochendorfer, Synod Office, Edmonton
Have you made something that will lift people's spirits? Text or email Pastor Laura: [email protected] (403) 540-0053
Info about Text4Hope from AHS Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe for daily uplifting texts
Seniors Social Supports Phone support, deliveries, essential transportation
Church of the Cross also has a team of people willing to run errands. Call (403) 255-4792 if you need help.