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Canyon Lake Celebrates Palm Sunday Online (and in a Parking Lot)

Some Canyon Lake churches have canceled services during the COVID-19 pandemic but many have simply moved worship services to Facebook, YouTube, and websites. Palm Sunday is no exception.

Very few palm fronds will be available at Canyon Lake churches tomorrow, Palm Sunday.

Most residents who practice the Christian faith will have to commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem online, except at Grace Bible Church which is having a drive-in parking lot service.

Here is a list of “places” to worship on Sunday, April 5:

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
8:30 a.m. Mass will stream on Facebook. Click here to watch the service. For more information, visit the church’s website.
“The palms will be used to decorate our church for this day — what a beautiful sight it will be! Instead, we encourage our parishioners to do as the people of Jerusalm did when Jesus entered: Go into your yards, cut a branch and as you watch the livestream, join everyone across the world in exclaiming Hosanna! Remember a church is not a building. We are the church.”

Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church
10 a.m. Live Worship service will stream on Facebook. Click here to watch the service. For more information, visit the church’s website.
“In the Reformed Tradition, we are taught that we do not go to church; we are taught that we are the church. We can be the church without walls. This pandemic reminds us that we will be nimble, creative, and connectional. Necessry social distancing won’t weaken the ties that bind us together as a community.”

Cowboys for Jesus
10:30 a.m. Sunday. Worship service will stream on Facebook. Click here to watch the service. For more information, visit the church’s website.
“We are a country church looking for people who want to get out of tradition and into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. We invite and encourage people who are not afraid of trusting each other and want some good Christian fellowship and the closer walk with Jesus.”

Real Church of Canyon Lake
11 a.m. Sunday. Worship service will stream on Facebook. Click here to watch the service.
“After the president’s news conference was over, one of the reporters made the obervation that for the first time in our nation’s history we won’t be celebrating Easter. Well let me tell you one thing. He’s dead wrong. We might not celebrate what Easter has become in that there may be no new clothes bought for that Sunday. We might not hide and hunt eggs in mass quantities…As a matter of fact, every Sunday Easter Sunday…You think the coronavirus is going to stop Easter? More people this year will hear the gospel than any other Easter before.”

North Shore United Methodist Church
11 a.m. Sunday. Visit the church’s website for a link to worship services. Visit the church’s Facebook page for information.
“This Sunday join in Holy Communion at your home! Before worship set your own altar, light a candle, gather bread and a cup of juice. Go to our website and click watch online.”

First Baptist Church Canyon Lake
11 a.m. Sunday. Streams on YouTube, Facebook and at fbcanyonlake.org.
“First Baptist Church Canyon Lake is a community of believers united under the cause to exalt the Lord, equip believers and engage the world.”

St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday. Click here to view the service on the church’s website or the livestream on YouTube.
“The situation has been official for weeks and we’re still learning how to share, what “social distance” means, and how we can be a community. As the bishop has directed, though we may not gather, we may continue to livestream.”

St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Canyon Lake
10:30 a.m. Click here to view the service on the church’s website. The church is livestreaming joint services with Peace Lutheran in New Braunfels. Click here for more information.
“And, while you won’t get to come up the familiar drive to our beloved sanctuary these weeks, Deacon Andrew’s sermon on March 15th reminded us that ‘worship is never cancelled.’ Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, ‘You Samaritans worship on this mountain, and we Jews worship in Jerusalem, but the time is coming and is now here that we will worship neither here nor there, but worship the Father in Spirit and in truth.’ (John 4) As we celebrated communion, I was struck by the words I have sung so many times before: ‘It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks and praise to you.’ We will continue to share resources for prayer and worship in our homes and in small groups, on-line and over the phone.”

Canyon Lake Church of Christ
11 a.m. Click here to watch the service on the church’s website. More information is available on Facebook.
“We are not a part of any denomination or hierarchy. We follow no creed but the Bible. Our name, ‘Church of Christ,’ is just a description. We are Christ’s people. We are all flawed, we all fail, at times, to be what God wants, and we all rely on God’s grace.”

Grace Bible Church of Canyon Lake
10 a.m. Drive-in parking lot service. Click here for more information.
“A Bible-based, non-denominational congregation studying the Bible chapter by chapter, verse by verse.”

Shepherd of the Hills Christian Fellowship
10 a.m. Watch services on Facebook.
“Just a little country church living out loud.”

Genesis Ministries
10:31 a.m. Services stream live on Facebook. Click here to visit the website.
“Genesis Ministries’ heart is to help the person without a father, the widow without a husband, the individual without a vision, and a people without direction, to find: The Father’s love; the Husband’s embrace; their unmistakable purpose; and a clearly defined path.”












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