APRIL 2, 2020
New City Family:
As I often say to open this newsletter, I pray this finds you doing well! While I always mean it, this greeting takes on new significance in times like these. We sincerely do pray that you are well. Please know that, as your church, we are here for you if you need anything. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know, and if you are in the position to serve others, we can help you find a place to serve as well.
With Holy Week fast approaching, we have been hard at work trying to bring the best possible experiences to you, albeit in an entirely new way. Maundy Thursday is first up, and we are excited to report that we had over 600 meals ordered online! If you missed the deadline, don’t sweat it. Simply go to newcityphx.com/easter, and you’ll find the resources you need to serve your very own Maundy Thursday dinner in your home. The Maundy Thursday video will be available at 4P (AZ time) on Thursday (links will be provided on the website), but we will also have a live-interactive broadcast at 630P. We encourage you to join us at 630P if you are able, but we acknowledge you may need an earlier, or later, start.
Our Good Friday (630P) and Easter Sunday (930A) services will be broadcast just like we’ve done the last two weeks, with live interaction and prayer. The Holy Week experience that many of you have grown to love will be just as meaningful as in years past. For those new to the church, I cannot encourage you enough to attend all three experiences. They each build off one another, and Easter Sunday becomes much more meaningful when you have a fuller picture of all that Jesus did for us during his final few days on earth.
Finally, I just want to say again how much I miss seeing you all, and I can’t wait for the day we can be together in person worshiping and learning together. Until then, stay healthy and hopeful.
Our team is working with different community partners to provide a list of resources for those seeking assistance or additional information. Please visit our Justice & Care Resources page for information on mental health, shelter, childcare, and food assistance. We will keep this page updated as we receive more information.