"Necessity is the mother of invention." While that may sound like it should be in the Bible, it's not! It's Plato and it comes from his Republic. It is a proverb, and like the book of Proverbs found in our Bible, it conveys some wisdom. With the recent pandemic, the resulting social distancing, and shelter-at-home orders -- I have seen many examples of creative invention simply because it was needed.
I have had first-hand experience with our Online Worship Team and observed our Co-directors of Music Ministries, Christian and Heidi, creating some amazing music for worship. I hope you appreciate all the creativity and planning that goes into the selection of each piece of music. Heidi and Christian choose music not only because it sounds good, but also because it's appropriate for the season of Lent, as well as for the challenging times in which we find ourselves. In addition to music for this upcoming Palm/Passion Sunday, they have created five "Holy Week Musical Meditations" that you will be able to watch and listen to beginning next Monday. You will find them on our "Church at Home" page on the JCPC website.
On Easter Sunday, we will not only hear more excellent, uplifting music -- we will also be celebrating communion or the Lord's Supper as a part of the service. Please plan to have on hand some bread and grape juice or wine (your choice) that morning so that we can celebrate communion together in our homes. I believe that the Spirit of the risen Christ can transcend time and space, uniting us as the body of Christ even though we may be apart . . . at least for a while. I encourage you to pass the word about this and invite others to join us.
I also want to ask you to continue to give generously in support of these new and creative ways we are finding to do God's work in Johns Creek. You can do this online at our jcpcusa.org website or on the church app. Or, you can simply mail a check to the church. We have also just installed a dropbox outside the church front door if you feel better about sharing your gift that way. Thank you for your generous support!