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Our Lenten Journey Begins

Dear Friends,
 
        At the heart of the Christian faith is the death and resurrection of Christ.  On one side of this event and it's remembrance are the 40 days of Lent (not including Sundays), a time of preparation for the celebration of our Lord's passage from death to life.  On the other side are the 50 days of Easter, a time of proclaiming and rejoicing in our redemption.  Right in the middle of it all is Holy Week including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, days in which our attention is riveted on Christ's death and resurrection.  The entire 90 days is best seen as a whole viewed from two sides, from the cross and the empty tomb, each incomplete without the other.  Listed below is a schedule of Lenten observances in the weeks ahead: 
 

SATURDAYS (5PM) AND SUNDAYS (8:15 AND 11:00 AM) IN LENT

"CHALLENGES OF FAITH"

 

Ash Wednesday (March 5 @ noon & 7:30 PM )   "The Challenge of Dusty Places"

First Sunday in Lent (March 9)                                "The Challenge of Wilderness"

Second Sunday in Lent (March 16)                        "The Challenge of the Unknown"

Third Sunday in Lent (March 23) -                           “The Challenge of Tradition"

Fourth Sunday in Lent (March 30)  -                        "The Challenge of Vision"                                                                          

Fifth Sunday in Lent (April 6) -                                  “The Challenge of Grief" (First Communion at 11:00)


 MID WEEK LENTEN SERVICES (WEDNESDAYS AT 7:30 PM)

“ I AM”

March 12             "I Am the Gate for the Sheep"

March 19             "I Am the Good Shepherd"

March 26             "I Am the Bread of Life"

April 2                  " I Am the Vine"

April 9                   "I Am the Resurrection and the Life"

 

"Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love."  See you in church.

 

Peace,

 

Pastor Mueller

                  

 



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