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||Newsletter & Calendar - April 2018|
||Pastor's Message- April 2018|
“PLACES OF THE PASSION….”
Dear Friends in Christ,
As we move on into March, there are many activities in which we can be involved again this year at the Church. Of course, we have our regular worship services on Sunday morning, preceded by Adult Bible Study and Sunday School each week. As usual, we have many groups such as the Lively Lutherans, the Mary/Martha Society, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Confirmands, etc. meeting and we have the opportunity to gather together on Wednesday evenings for a short time of worship around the theme: “Places of the Passion”.
But this month is special because at the end of it we will have some very special worship services leading up to Easter Sunday, April 1st. On the 29th of March we will have a special Maundy Thursday evening worship service with Holy Communion as we remember and thank God for the institution of His Holy Supper, the Lord’s Supper. Then on Good Friday we will gather in the quiet of sober contemplation to remember and commemorate once again the crucifixion and death of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. All of these special services will help us in our joyful celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning!
I encourage you all, young and old alike, to take time out of your busy schedule to come to God’s house on Sunday and also for these very special worship opportunities. God gives us the invitation to come and worship Him because He loves us and has saved us for eternity through the shed blood of Jesus. This Lenten Season is another opportunity God is giving us to draw closer to Himself in worship and through Holy Communion. Through these special services we are blessed with additional opportunities to just say “Thank you, Lord, for Your mercy and loving-kindness in sending our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ to us in order to pay for all our sins and assure us of an eternity of bliss and glory with You one day in Paradise”.
Yes, Jesus did pay the ultimate price on the cross of Calvary for us. Are you willing to take a little extra time out of your busy schedule in the coming few weeks to come into His house of worship and prayer for these special services which are designed to strengthen you in your daily walk with God … to be spiritually up-lifted and strengthened through His Word and Sacrament … in humble supplication, to just say “thank you” to God for all His blessings, spiritual and physical?
I look forward to our time together in these special worship services in March.
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