Join us for Lenten Worship. All of the worship opportunities are streamed and available from our Worship Videos page.

Ash Wednesday, February 22, 7pm
Ash Wednesday Worship with imposition of ashes and communion

At Ash Wednesday worship, all are invited to come up for the imposition of ashes, and to contemplate your mortality with the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. ” We think upon the many ways we are encouraged to draw ever nearer to God and spend time loving God and our neighbors.
For the following 5 weeks of Lent, we have midweek services on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Our Lenten theme is “In View of God’s Mercy.”

Midweek Lent Worship
Wednesdays, March 1 thru April 6 – 7pm – In View of God’s Mercy

Lent is a season when we take a look at our lives in view of God’s mercy toward us through the sacrifice of his Son on the cross. We, in turn, are called by God, especially during this time of repentance and reflection, to be living sacrifices for him, displaying our devotion to him in word and deed. Jesus helps us to see the richness of God’s mercy in his life, death and resurrection. Our midweek Lent worship series with the theme of “In View of God’s Mercy” by theology professor David Peter focuses our eyes of faith on the meaning behind God’s mercy made manifest in Christ.
Ash Wednesday, February 22 – postponed to March 1 due to inclement weather
Wednesday, March 1  – God’s Mercy shown to us in Ashes  (rescheduled Ash Wednesday service)
Wednesday, March 8 – God’s Mercy shown to us in Suffering
Wednesday, March 15 – God’s Mercy shown to us in Betrayal
Wednesday, March 22 – God’s Mercy shown to us in Relationships
Wednesday, March 29 – God’s Mercy shown to us in Service

Holy Week and Easter
Palm Sunday, April 2 – God’s Mercy shown to us in Palm
Maundy Thursday, April 6 at 7PM – God’s Mercy shown to us in Bread and Wine
Good Friday, April 7 at 7PM – God’s Mercy shown to us in the Cross
Prayer Vigil – 8PM April 7 until 9AM April 8 – Please sign-up for a prayer time using this simple form.
Easter Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday Celebration Worship at 9AM – Mercy at the Empty Tomb
For more details, see the Holy Week and Easter page.

Lent/Easter Special Offerings

The Mission Possible team has selected this year’s Lenten offerings to be split between:
 – Heartland Family Service – In support of their programs for child and family well-being, counseling and prevention, housing, safety, and financial stability for local families.  They helped our neighbors at Legacy Crossing who were suddenly left without housing in December.
– Lutheran Disaster Response –
for their work responding to crises in the US and around the world.

Lenten Devotions

from Luther Seminary “God Loved the World” Lenten Devotions

Luther Seminary invites you to use their 2023 Lenten devotional, “God Loved the World“.  The devotions are written by faculty members and alumni of the seminary.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago – Learn About Luther
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is hosting an upcoming faith-based learning series called Why we should care about Luther – Martin Luther on the Holy Spirit and the Christian Life. This is a free spiritual enrichment opportunity offered over Zoom. Parishioners from Lutheran churches nationwide will deeply investigate what it means to call ourselves Lutherans and find out more about how Luther’s ideas changed the world. This dynamic course will be held over four Sundays, beginning February 26, at 6:00–7:30 p.m., or you can join a facilitated session using Sunday’s recording on Wednesdays, beginning March 1 at 7:00–8:30 p.m. To find out more about this learning opportunity and to register, visit the LSTC Learning Communities page

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving

You are invited you to study, pray, reflect and give with us during ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving  for our families, our neighbors and communities around the world.
Download the 40 Days of Giving study guide.

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