Elim Extra for Sunday March 10, 2024

Pastor’s Reflection

It’s daylight savings time! Don’t forget to adjust your clocks this Sunday or you will miss out.

In our Holden Evening Prayer on Wednesdays at 5:30, we have been using tactile and sensory prayer to process the ways we feel tangled, shredded, flattened, bent, or wrinkled and worn after our long winter. The good news is, spring is coming!

The fourth Sunday in Lent, Laetare Sunday, is a little burst of joy in the middle of Lent that mirrors the hesitant early bursts of springtime in the Northern hemisphere. Can you believe Easter is only three weeks away?

Please see below for a beautiful Celtic poem by Northumbrian writer Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909) that captures the mood of this season. And please join us for Celtic Worship this Sunday!

with love, Pr. Chelsea


Church Becoming meeting on Sunday – finish Elim’s historical timeline!

Not one but two joyful installations….Pr. Lisa at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Wednesday March 13th at 7pm, and Pr. Bill Ledford at Prince of Peace in Logan on Saturday March 16th at 4pm!

Holy Week schedule:

Maundy Thursday at Ascension 7 pm

Communion service at People’s Church Thursday 7 pm (open communion)

Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Shadows at Elim 7:30 pm


Atalanta in Calydon
For winter’s rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover,

Blossom by blossom the spring begins.