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Archive for ◊ April, 2017 ◊

April 14, Good Friday

At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died.

Worship services are at 7:00 am, with breakfast served, and at 10:30 am, during our Children’s Good Friday service. At 7:00 pm, we join with our East Side ELCA neighbors for a combined worship service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1390 Larpenteur Avenue East.

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April 13, Maundy Thursday

With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.

Worship services are at 11:)0 am and 7:00 pm. Be with us.

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April 9, Palm Sunday

This day’s liturgy begins with a palm procession, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Quickly the tone of the service changes as we meditate upon Jesus’ passion and death. Because this story is so central to our faith, we hear Matthew’s account of the passion today and John’s version on Good Friday. Though Jesus is obedient even unto death on the cross, he is exalted by God. We gather to remember his offering for the life of the world, and to be fed by his life-giving mercy. This holy week will culminate in the celebration of the Three Days of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.

Worship is at 9:00 am and 11:15 am. Be with us.

Also on Palm Sunday, the Boy Scouts will be serving a quiche breakfast from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

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