The Season of Lent –
The season of Lent is upon us, and it officially begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a period of forty days that precedes the season of Easter. The Sundays in Lent are not counted in these forty days since each Sunday is considered a little Easter. Lent is a season of repentance, which means turning from our sin. Through his word the Lord brings us to recognize our sins and to confess them. And after confessing our sins, what a joy it is to hear that we are forgiven in the words of absolution. After all, being forgiven of all our sins is being set free from sin, death, and the devil. It is being set free from the bondage of our slavery to sin.
This Lenten season our theme is “Let My People Go!” We will be looking at Moses’ book of Exodus. In it, Moses asks Pharaoh to let God’s people go seven times. In the end, Pharaoh finally frees the people of God! When he does, the people rejoice that they are finally delivered from being held in slavery in Egypt. Throughout the book of Exodus God reveals who he is through his absence and his presence, through his silence and his speech, through his wrath and his mercy, and through his judgment and his amazing grace. In doing so, the book paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus. By his life, suffering, death, and resurrection Jesus has delivered us from slavery to freedom, forgiveness, and life.
Come and join us for our special Lenten services. May the Lord richly bless us as we contemplate Jesus as our great deliverer from sin and death!
Blessed Lententide, Pastor
March 6th – 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service – “Big Things with Small Stuff”
March 13th – 7:00 pm Midweek Lenten Service 1 – “How God Changes Us”
March 20th – 7:00 pm Midweek Lenten Service 2 – “Stop Trying and Start Trusting”
March 27th – 7:00 pm Midweek Lenten Service 3 – “Strike the Rock!”
April 3rd – 7:00 pm Midweek Lenten Service 4 – “Mine!”
April 10th – 7:00 pm Midweek Lenten Service 5 – “Digging Ourselves into a Hole”
April 14th – 8:45 am Palm Sunday Service – “A New Beginning!”
April 18th – 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service – “Access!”
April 19th – 10:00 am Good Friday German Service
7:00 pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Darkness
April 21st – 6:00 am Easter Sunrise Service at Camp Wartburg