As Armenians the idea of not gathering together, whether in prayer, fellowship, or celebration, just doesn't feel right! So, we have developed several programs that we hope will bring us together spiritually, if not physically. Please consider joining us for some of the online programs listed below.
Children's Prayer Service & Bible Lesson This Sunday at 12 Noon
One of the things thats saddens us is having to pause our Sunday School program. We would love the chance to bring all of our kids together in prayer and share a lesson from the Bible that is relevent to today's challenges. All children, not just those from St. John Sunday School are welcome to join in.
The service will be conducted on Zoom, so please download the app on your computer or device before joining in. Its free, and you don't need an account.
Link to this Sunday's Children's Prayer Service (Meeting ID: 561-554-937).
Live Stream Candle Lighting Sessions
At designated times over the next two weeks Fr. Mesrop Ash will live stream from the Holy Sanctuary and light candles by request to offer prayers on behalf of the faithful, as they can not come to church and light candles themselves. Prayer requests can be made by social media during streaming, or in advance on our website's Prayer Request page. Note the following dates and times.
- March 24 at 10:00 AM on Facebook
- March 26 at 9:00 PM on Instagram
- March 31 at 10:00 AM on Facebook
- April 2 at 9:00 PM on Instagram
Healing Bible Study
Now is actually an ideal time to learn more about the Holy Bible. Sign up for this upcoming four-part Bible Study that will focusing on how our faith in Jesus Christ can support the healing of our mind, body, and soul, according to the doctrines of the Armenian Church.
From March 24 to April 14, this group will meet online every Tuesday at 3:30pm. The meetings will be via Zoom and the classes should approximately one hour.
Register for this Bible Study online or by calling our office.
Prayer and Support Group
We realize that this has been an anxiety inducing time for our faithful. Furthermore the local and global response to the Coronavirus has already directly impacted people's lives in a negative way. Although we must be "socially distancing" or sheltering-in-place, this is a time when we need to connect with others the most. We invite people to sign up for this group, that would meet at least once a week at a time to be determined. People can participate by Zoom or on the telephone. If you know an elder that would need to connect by phone, please share this information with them and ask them to contact us.
These meetings will last approx. 30 min. and will consist of the sharing of personal stories, a time for reflection, a reading from the Holy Gospel and a prayer. Most of all it will be brief moment of connection and meditation. All are welcome to participate. Registration will be remain open, but the first session will be held after March 26.
Register for our Prayer and Support Group Online or by calling our office.
A Note about Zoom
Several of these programs will utilize the service known as Zoom. This application can be installed on your computer, tablet, or phone. Connecting can be as easy as clicking on a link or typing in a short ID number. If you would like to participate, but need help installing Zoom, there are many resources online but you can also simply contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to help.