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LENT AND HOLY WEEK SERVICES 2018
Lent begins on ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th. Valentine’s Day is the day we think about human love but what a great day to start Lent to ponder the immeasurable depths of God’s love for us. Lent is that time to ponder our journey with God our Creator, Jesus our Savior, and the Holy Spirit our teacher and guide. We live with many demands and expectations in life. During Lent may we push the pause button in our life and not focus on demands, expectations, but rather focus on Christ and the sacrifice He made for us.
Worship during Lent is at 6:00 followed by supper.
Our theme for Lent this year is: “Beatitudes of Promise.” The Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew chapters 5-7. Jesus’ teaching begins with the Beatitudes. The beatitudes are statements regarding life in the kingdom of God. Each of the Beatitudes begins with “Blessed are they.” To be blessed is not just happiness but a sense of well-being even in the midst of the challenges of life. Come and pause during your week and worship and prepare your hearts and minds for the feast of Easter.
May your Lenten journey be filled with a sense of the presence of God and may you be blessed.
March 21st: The Promise of Mercy: “ Blessed are the merciful, for they willbeshownmercy.” Matthew5:7
March 29th: Maundy Thursday. The Promise of Seeing God: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8
Supper will be served immediately following worship on Wednesday evenings. YOU ARE NEEDED to help us with this. Free will offering will be received. The Worship Committee is looking for people along with the YOUTH of the congregation to prepare, serve, and clean-up the suppers. This is a great opportunity for families to serve the church and a way to build a sense of community. There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway of the church. A couple of families can serve together. PLEASE sign up!!!!!! Blessed are those who serve their neighbors. Youth will be helping to prepare, serve, and clean-up. First Lutheran has six youths and two adults who will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.
The money raised from the Lenten Suppers will go to support our youth and help them get to Texas!! Come and support our youth. The youth who will be attending are: Jett Leddy - son of Scot Leddy and Carrie Leddy; Kaden Musch - son of Erin & Kevin Musch; Mason Musch - son of Tracy & Calvin Musch; Tony Wacker - son of Jody & Jeff Wacker; Avery Wagner - son of Mari & Dan Wagner; Ryan Woodbury – son of Rob Woodbury
The two adults who are attending are Scot Leddy and Jeff Wacker Please keep the youth and parents in your prayers as they prepare for this event June 26th- July 1st.
PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 25th
Worship is at 9:30 a.m.
We celebrate and remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The people shouted: “Hosanna blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” Hosanna means, “Lord save us now.” Holy Week begins with us realizing that we need a Savior who comes in love and to die so our sins are forgiven.
MAUNDAY THURSDAY, MARCH 29th
Worship is at 7:00 p.m.
We remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and the beginning of Holy Communion.
We will celebrate with
youth as they receive their First Communion.
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30th
Worship at 7:00 p.m. The Service will focus on hearing of the death of Christ. We will have a series of reading and the extinguishing of candles.
The church will be open all day for people to stop in and pause and pray and reflect on the meaning of Christ’s death.
Worship at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a. m.
Come and celebrate Christ rising from the dead and the promise of new life.
On the Radio:
Tune in to 1050 AM (KLOH, Pipestone) Sunday mornings at 10:30 to hear our radio replay of that day's service.
On Local Cable TV:
Our weekly service is broadcasted on the Pipestone public access cable television channel 3:
Thursdays at 10am, 2pm and 7pm
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