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Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Ash Wednesday

 Worship, 9:30 AM, 7:30 PM

 

Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter.

As we hear in today's readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God

will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ's death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our

human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning,

in which we are washed in God's mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual

renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 18  – First Sunday in Lent

Worship, 9:30 AM

Youth Sunday School, 10:45 AM

Adult Bible Study, 11:00 AM

Birthday Sunday

 

On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection

of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures

and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah's family

in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made

 with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 21  – Wednesdays in Lent

Soup Suppers, 6:00 PM

Lenten Table Talks & Worship, 6:50 PM

Evening Holden Prayer

 

Soup Suppers

Free Will offering for support of our Youth's trip to theELCA National Youth Gather this summer in Houston

followed by Lenten Table Talks & Worship

Worship concludes with the Holden Evening Prayer

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 25  – Second Sunday in Lent

Worship, 9:30 AM

Youth Sunday School, 10:45 AM

Adult Bible Study, 11:00 AM

ELCA Hunger Hunger Benevolence Sunday

 

The second covenant in this year's Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God's promise

to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise

comes to all who share Abraham's faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We

receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign

of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.

 

Reprinted from Words for Worship, copyright 2012 Augsburg Fortress.

Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.