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Lenten Worship

As we transition from winter to spring, the Church Year also gives us a season of transition. Lent (a word meaning Spring) is that season of transition between our celebration of Jesus’ incarnation during the Season of Christmas, and the celebration of His resurrection on Easter, the greatest celebration of Christianity. Lent has long been set aside in the Church as a time of preparation with a focus on repentance, that is, turning way from sin toward faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for us. Following Ash Wednesday, during the journey of Lent we offer worship services on Wednesday nights from 7:00-7:30.

Ash Wednesday

7:00 a.m. & 12:15 & 7:00 p.m.

Holy Week Worship

The focus on repentance becomes ever sharper as the forty days of Lent close in on Holy Week with the events remembered on Maundy Thursday (when Jesus instituted the New Covenant of His Love for us in the Sacrament of Holy Communion) and Good Friday (the day of His sacrifice on the Cross for our sins.)

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday cannot be separated from Easter. It would be like trying to separate the molecules of oxygen and hydrogen from water. Take one away and you no longer have water at all. So it is with Jesus’ passion and resurrection. You simply can’t have one without the other. The passion without the resurrection would lead to utter hopelessness. And the resurrection without the passion would have absolutely no basis for occurring.

Maundy Thursday

7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Worship

12:15 & 7:00 p.m.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

After completing our “Front Porch” in 2015 we wanted to make sure our neighbors knew we built the space for them to enjoy!  With that in mind, we planned our first Community Easter Egg Hunt and continue this annual event. This year it will be Saturday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m.  Children in Preschool through 3rd Grade bring their Easter Basket (along with their parents!) and meet in the Parlor where Pastor shares an Easter story. The doors are then opened and “The Hunt” ensues.

Outdoor Worship

From June through Labor Day Weekend we move our 9:00 Contemporary worship out to our Front Porch (weather permitting). Bring a blanket or folding chair and enjoy worship amidst God’s creation!

Vacation Bible School

With the help of Group Publishing we offer a fun filled week (Sunday-Thursday) in the summer for children age 3 through entering 5th grade.  Dinner is served each night at 5:30 with the program from 6:00-8:30. All are welcome.  Join us this year June 10th-14thRegister online

Pet Blessing

We’ve blessed dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds and more! Bring your pet (on a leash or in a cage) for this fur friendly ministry on Sunday, October 7 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Trunk & Treat

This event has become, hands down, an annual favorite. Held the Wednesday prior to Halloween, dinner is served at 5:30 with Trunk & Treat activities beginning in the parking lot at 6:00. Congregational members decorate their trunks in child friendly Halloween décor and enjoy passing out candy to our little goblin guests.  Our local Fire Fighters give the children an extra treat by letting them climb up into their fire engine!  Prize awarded to the best decorated trunk! This is one event no one wants to miss!

Caroling

There is no better time of the year to share a song and smile with those living at Manor Care at Summer Trace. Our group of carolers continues to grow each year, so don’t worry if singing isn’t your strong suit! Belt out your favorite carols and bring some Christmas Cheer to the Senior Citizens of the Manor Care community!

Christmas Eve

We offer a variety of worship opportunities on this holiest of nights!

4:00 – Children’s Service

This service is geared toward families with young children. There are stories for the little ones and plenty of carols are sung. This is an abbreviated service with no Communion.

7:00 – Contemporary Candlelight

Contemporary music is offered at this service which also includes carols, a message from the Pastor and Holy Communion.

10:00 – Christ-Mass

The Lutheran Liturgy is more prominent in this traditional service which includes classic carols, a message from the Pastor and Holy Communion.