Greetings to you in the name of Christ Jesus.
The 40 Day Journey of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th with Worship at 12 Noon and 7:00 pm.
Ashes have always been the biblical sign of confession. The palm branches you received last Palm Sunday are brought to church on March 3rd. Once green they are now brittle and dry – a symbol of our own life so in need of restoration through forgiveness.
The ashes are placed on our foreheads in the sign of the cross reminding you and me of the one through whom we have been made a new creation. The forty days are an opportunity to return to the waters in which were cleansed, renewed and restored in the sacrament of holy Baptism. The forty days call us into a deeper reflection of who we are because we know whose we are so and that we might have new life.
Mid-week services on March 13. 20, 27 will be in the worship center and followed by a soup lunch.
Saturday evening Services return to the 5:00 pm time on March 17th.
March 31 is Fifth Sunday and we will be worshipping at 10:00 am at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church along with the congregations of Immanuel and Saint Luke’s. There will be a pot luck following the service so bring something to pass. THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP ON MARCH 30TH.
Please join your brothers and sisters this Lent using this prayer in your daily devotions.
Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pastor Chris, Interim