Lenten Services have started, and are being held at Grace Lutheran Church Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am. The theme is “Sermons Preached by Christ’s Enemies.” Here is the list of upcoming services:
- February 21 – “Hail King of the Jews,” —Pilate’s Soldiers (Pastor Solie)
- February 28 – “Surely He was the Son of God.” —Centurion (Pastor Albrecht)
- March 7 – “His blood be upon us.” —the Crowd (Pastor Haberstock)
- March 14 – “He saved others but He can’t save Himself” —Chief Priests (Pastor Geise)
- March 21– “I have sinned, I have betrayed innocent blood.” —Judas (Pastor Chimirri-Russell)
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 14th) and ends with the celebration of Easter Sunday. It is a season that is generally marked with a more reflective and penitential tone. We often think of it as a time of preparation, growing spiritually as we get closer to the mystery of Jesus’ death on a cross, his resurrection on Easter Sunday, and the life that we have because of that.
The season of Lent is 40 days long (we don’t count the Sundays during Lent), which is representative of Jesus’ 40 days fasting in the wilderness before beginning his public ministry. It also brings to mind other parallels: Moses spent 40 days with God on Mount Sinai ; Elijah took 40 days to walk to Mount Horeb; Noah experienced the great flood from 40 days and 40 nights of rain; Jonah gave the city of Nineveh 40 days to repent; the Israelites wandered in the desert, relying on God for 40 years.
Join us for worship each Sunday at 11:00 am.