Good Friday: Chief Service
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday: Chief Service

Death on the cross is cruel. Jesus Christ mercifully bears its weight & consequences; having been ridiculed, slandered & disfigured, the wounded Son of God is lifted up on the cross, despised & rejected by men, obedient to His Father despite pain, cries & tears. (Isaiah 52:13-53:12) This is where Jesus wages war for His Church against sin, death & Satan. (John 19:1-42) Stunned by human cruelty, we humbly confess our need for Christ's suffering & death, and marvel at God's foolishness, which is wiser than our wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:18-31)

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Good Friday: Service of Darkness
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday: Service of Darkness

Death on the cross is cruel. Jesus Christ mercifully bears its weight & consequences; having been ridiculed, slandered & disfigured, the wounded Son of God is lifted up on the cross, despised & rejected by men, obedient to His Father despite pain, cries & tears. (Isaiah 52:13-53:12) This is where Jesus wages war for His Church against sin, death & Satan. (John 19:1-42) Stunned by human cruelty, we humbly confess our need for Christ's suffering & death, and marvel at God's foolishness, which is wiser than our wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:18-31)

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Easter Sunday: Divine Service
Apr
21
7:30 AM07:30

Easter Sunday: Divine Service

On April 21, join us for Easter Sunday services at 7:30 or 10:30 am. Our annual Easter Breakfast will be held at 9 am in our fellowship hall too! Breakfast is free, but a freewill offering will be taken to support the translation work of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

Death silences joy & gladness -- and yet the sound of weeping & the cry of distress will be no more in the wake of resurrection. Christ is alive! Death is destroyed!! There is no stench of death at Jesus' tomb, no need for embalming, but only bold confession: "He is not here, but has risen!" For Job in the centuries before Christ's coming, Paul in the years of the early Church & Peter on Easter Day at the empty tomb, death no longer reigns; instead, wonder, comfort & joy flourish! (Job 19:23-27; 1 Corinthians 15:12-26; Luke 24:1-12)

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Morning Prayer: The Second Sunday of Easter
Apr
28
8:30 AM08:30

Morning Prayer: The Second Sunday of Easter

On April 28, join us for worship at 8:30 & 11 am, along with Sunday School & Bible classes at 9:45 am. Becky Grossman of Lutheran Bible Translators will speak briefly after each service, and update us on her translation work in Liberia during the Adult Bible Class. (A freewill offering will be taken to support Becky's work with LBT.)

After His resurrection, Jesus impacts, equips & authorizes His apostles' effective ministry. (John 20:19-31) Receiving Jesus' word of peace, disciples believe, confess & preach the name of the risen Christ, healing disease & casting out demons in His holy name. (Acts 5:12-32) The whole counsel of God proceeds only from the Alpha & Omega, whose suffering, death, resurrection, ascension & judgment define the confessions & proclamation of truth in His holy Church. (Revelation 1:4-18)

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Holy Thursday: Divine Service
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Holy Thursday: Divine Service

God's menu for His Old Testament feast of Passover was distinct: a lamb to be sacrificed, prepared & eaten, even as death crept into Egypt, remembering Israel's deliverance. (Exodus 12:1-14) Jesus' sacramental menu for His New Testament is also distinct: His body & blood in, with & under bread & wine. (1 Corinthians 111:20-32) Even as death approaches the Son of God this night, the Church continues to prepare & consume this holy feast of forgiveness, anticipating the day of deliverance. (John 13:1-17, 21-38)

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