Midweek Lenten Service: Christ's Gospel Will Sound Forth Forever
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Midweek Lenten Service: Christ's Gospel Will Sound Forth Forever

Our 175th anniversary theme is "But the Word of the Lord Endures Forever." (Isaiah 40:8 & I Peter 1:25) Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ is the eternal Word of God (John 1:1), through whom God gives us all blessings. During the season of Lent, our midweek services will draw attention to how Jesus does God's work of our eternal salvation. This week, our theme is "Christ's Gospel Will Sound Forth Forever." Worship is at 6:30, but you can join us for supper beforehand at 5:30!

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Midweek Lenten Service: Christ's Body Will Need Christ's Spirit Forever
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Midweek Lenten Service: Christ's Body Will Need Christ's Spirit Forever

Our 175th anniversary theme is "But the Word of the Lord Endures Forever." (Isaiah 40:8 & I Peter 1:25) Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ is the eternal Word of God (John 1:1), through whom God gives us all blessings. During the season of Lent, our midweek services will draw attention to how Jesus does God's work of our eternal salvation. This week, our theme is "Christ's Body Will Need Christ's Spirit Forever." Worship is at 6:30, but you can join us for supper beforehand at 5:30!

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Midweek Lenten Service: Christ Fulfills the Scriptures Forever
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Midweek Lenten Service: Christ Fulfills the Scriptures Forever

Our 175th anniversary theme is "But the Word of the Lord Endures Forever." (Isaiah 40:8 & I Peter 1:25) Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ is the eternal Word of God (John 1:1), through whom God gives us all blessings. During the season of Lent, our midweek services will draw attention to how Jesus does God's work of our eternal salvation. This week, our theme is "Christ Fulfills the Scriptures Forever." Worship is at 6:30, but you can join us for supper beforehand at 5:30!

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Midweek Lenten Service: Christ Rules His Kingdom Forever
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Midweek Lenten Service: Christ Rules His Kingdom Forever

Our 175th anniversary theme is "But the Word of the Lord Endures Forever." (Isaiah 40:8 & I Peter 1:25) Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ is the eternal Word of God (John 1:1), through whom God gives us all blessings. During the season of Lent, our midweek services will draw attention to how Jesus does God's work of our eternal salvation. This week, our theme is "Christ Rules His Kingdom Forever." Worship is at 6:30, but you can join us for supper beforehand at 5:30!

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Midweek Lenten Service: Christ Builds His Temple Forever
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Midweek Lenten Service: Christ Builds His Temple Forever

Our 175th anniversary theme is "But the Word of the Lord Endures Forever." (Isaiah 40:8 & I Peter 1:25) Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ is the eternal Word of God (John 1:1), through whom God gives us all blessings. During the season of Lent, our midweek services will draw attention to how Jesus does God's work of our eternal salvation. This week, our theme is "Christ Builds His Temple Forever." Worship is at 6:30, but you can join us for supper beforehand at 5:30!

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Palm Sunday
Mar
25
8:00 PM20:00

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, Jesus humbly rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. But those who believed in him cried out, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" We, too, will proceed into church with palm fronds, praising Jesus, who made this triumphant entry into Jerusalem to give his life for our sins. We'll also receive the gift of his body and blood in Holy Communion. Services will be at the regular Thursday (6:30 pm) and Sunday (8:00 & 10:30) times. 

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Maundy Thursday
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, we observe Christ's institution of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion. Just as the blood of innocent lambs that was spread over the doorposts of the Israelites in Egypt saved God's people from the angel of death, so also the innocent blood of Jesus Christ saves us from eternal death we deserve for our sins. In this service, after the Lord's Supper, the altar is stripped in solemn preparation for Good Friday.

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Good Friday
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Good Friday

On Good Friday, our afternoon service (1:00 pm) is observed at the time of day Jesus gave his life on the cross; it includes Holy Communion. The evening service (6:30 pm) is Tenebrae (Latin for "darkness"), in which light is gradually decreased throughout the service.

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Ash Wednesday Worship with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ash Wednesday Worship with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion

Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday service. This will include the ancient rite of imposing ashes, as well as Holy Communion for those in our fellowship. Have dinner with us beforehand, starting at 5:30 pm!

Why the imposition of ashes?

“[It is an] ancient act [that] is a gesture of repentance and a powerful reminder about the meaning of the day. Ashes can symbolize dust-to-dustness and remind worshipers of the need for cleansing, scrubbing and purifying. If they are applied during an act of kneeling, the very posture of defeat and submission expresses humility before God."

In other words, we all need to repent.  The imposition of ashes is an outward reminder to the individual that he or she is a sinner.  It is also a way of proclaiming to others, “Yes, I am a sinner.  I cannot save myself. When I turn to ashes in death it is my just punishment for all my sins against God.” 

Since the ashes are made in the shape of a cross, it also confesses, “My only hope to escape the judgment of death is the cross of Christ.  He took on death for me to set me free from the guilt of sin and the punishment of hell.  In Christ alone and in his cross alone do I find my hope for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation with God.”

Of course, this rite of the imposition of ashes is not commanded in Scripture.  It is a powerful symbol but not a requirement.  Therefore, do not feel obligated to participate if your conscience does not allow you to do so.  However, if you desire to participate in this rite, please do so for the intended reasons:  humility, repentance and the longing for the redeeming grace of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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