Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lenten Season

February 15,  2017

The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is life eternal through our Lord Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection. It is that time of the Church year to again meditate on what our gracious God did for you and me. Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on March 1. The Ash Wednesday service will introduce the theme for the Sundays of Lent to follow. The theme this year will be "The Parables of Lent". Each Sunday will  focus on one of Jesus' parable as it applies to us and the message of salvation in Him. Below is the schedule for the Lenten Season:

                                                March 1, Ash Wednesday Worship 7:00 P.M.
                                                               (With Holy Communion)

                                                Sunday Morning Lenten Worship 10:30 A.M.
                                                                (Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays)

                                                Each Wednesday evening March 8 to April 5
                                                                 Fellowship/Food: 6:00 P.M.
                                                                 Bible Study: 7:00 P.M.

                                                April 9, Palm Sunday Worship 10:30 A.M.

                                                April 14, Good Friday Tenebrae Worship 7:00 P.M.

                                                April 16, Easter Sunday Worship 10:30 A.M.

As we ponder the fact that without Jesus our eternal life will be one of everlasting pain and suffering in Hell, we want to know and trust the saving work of Jesus. On our own we could never do enough to  merit Heaven. Jesus has redeemed you and me. Be encouraged to worship the Risen Lord this Holy Season. Bring a friend or come alone!!
There is also Bible Class with the study of Luther's Small Catechism every Sunday at 9:15 A.M. if you desire. I look forward to seeing you.

Your servant in Christ,
Pastor James Rhiver