The Messages

Mar
03
2020

When the Lights Go Out

Welcome to Hosanna! online! We’d rather be meeting together in person but for now we’ll continue to stay connected however we can. For this week, our “Sunday morning service” will consist of these three recorded videos… you can watch one, two, or three of them! You can watch them at 9:30, during our regular service times, knowing that other Hosannans will be doing the same thing at the same time, and thus keep that connection in time. Or you can watch them later…whenever you want. One is Shawn Erb leading in some worship… and it’s important that we continue to worship, particularly when the world feels a bit dark. Another is this week’s message from Jo Ann and Tony–a special theme for this most unusual of weeks. And a third consists of some photos and spiritual reflections from Tony’s time visiting biblical sites in Greece and Turkey.

We’re obviously not passing the offering buckets since we’re not together in person, but the ministry of Hosanna continues this week, perhaps more than ever! You can give your offering one of two ways:
1. By using Pushpay. There’s a button on the “Online Offering” page of this website. It’s pretty easy. 🙂 
2. By mailing a check to Hosanna. The address is 29 Green Acre Road, Lititz, PA 17543

Thanks so much for continuing to be generous in hard times! 

Join Shawn Erb for worship about Psalm 130. Here are some hymns of hope and healing to lift us out of the depths of fear and despair.
Psalm 130 Reflection: Out of the Depths

What do you do when things get a bit dark? Jo Ann and Tony share about the meaning of ‘corona’ and how God can shine in us and through us in this dark time.

The poem read in this video is available here, and a transcript of the video is available here.


Tony and Carol recently returned from a tour of biblical sites in Greece and Turkey. Tony will show some photos and share some reflections on how the earliest Christians lived out their faith in a time of adversity.

A written transcript of Tony’s tour is available here.

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