View this email in your browser

Aloha Wellspring 'Ohana and friends!
Monday, March 30

This week is the last week of Lent. Palm Sunday is rapidly approaching as Holy Week draws near.

Although Lent isn't the most cheery season of the church year, it is a deeply meaningful season-- timely as well, in this era of COVID-19. Traditionally, Lent is seen as a time of fasting, prayer, and re-evaluation, where we use the lens of our mortality to examine and weigh how we spend our time, energy, and resources.

Just as Jesus intentionally walked to the cross on a path of downward mobility, so we take steps towards living in light of our mortality and Jesus' gift of his life for the world. This past Sunday, we heard Pastor Dan share through the call of Abram and Sarai how God always wants to bring us to more healthy and meaningful ways of being, not just for us, but for those around us, in ever-widening circles of giving, grace, and blessing. This is what renewal looks like. This is the "great adventure" we are called to embody. This is the way of the cross and God's gift of new life.

Last week we heard stories from many of you of how you felt prompted to check on that one friend or give away one of your last rolls of toilet paper (there's a wonderfully unexpected ending to that particular story), or how you brought over food to a neighbor to discover they were in more need than you initially thought. We'd like to hear more about how God is inviting you to meet and move with God through this crisis. Better yet, we'd love you to take a short, 2-minute video (cell phone video is great) of you sharing your story and send it to us! We'd love to celebrate on Easter how God is using YOU to care for each other. 

As part of our corporate response to this crisis, our church 'Ohana is gathering individuals to sew as many cloth masks as we can for our medical community. Here's just some of the fabric lovingly cut and donated to make masks for our island's healthcare workers! 

...This week at Wellspring

ways to meet with God and each other

Here's some ways of connecting together this week. Zoom links for each gathering are listed below. Simply click on the link with your phone or computer that has a microphone/camera. "Allow" zoom to run, and enable your audio.

Wednesday, March 25: Thursday, April 2: *new times this week* Friday, April 3: Palm Sunday, April 5:
  • Livestream, 9:30am  (Link will be e-mailed later in the week as well as posted to Wellspring's Facebook page & website)
As you cope with disruptions and concerns in your life this week, please know your pastor team is praying for you. We and the PACT (prayer and comfort team) welcome your specific requests so we can accompany you in this time.
Last note:
It was great to "see" and worship with so many of you during yesterday's livestream. I hope you were able to connect with your small group afterward as able. If you haven't heard from someone and would like to be in a small group, please reach out to me or Pastor Cheryl so we can connect you with a facilitator.

Just a reminder that Sunday's video remains up on our Facebook page if there's anything you want to review again. Mahalo for your patience as we continue to fine-tune the livestream from week to week. Sunday's sermon is also available on our website's podcast-- and we can always mail you a CD of the sermon recording if that's easier to access. (Let us know if you'd like that!) 
Don't feel like cooking? Want to order a meal for those who cannot easily shop or cook for themselves during this self-quarantine? Click here to learn more about Touch a Heart Catering and St. Francis' healthcare "Show Aloha" challenge.
Check out our website
Like our Facebook page
Send us an email
Follow on Instagram
Copyright © 2020 Wellspring Covenant Church, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Wellspring Covenant Church
99-900 Iwaena St
Aiea, HI 96701-5666

Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp