For the health and safety of our members and guests, all services have
been suspended through March 29.
Further announcements will be made following an emergency Church Council
meeting on March 31
There will be Facebook live recordings at 7PM Lenten services and 9:30AM on Sundays March 22nd and March 29th. Please join us.
For our Friday Night 7PM Hispanic Service there will be a live Facebook Recording, please join us.
We invite you to worship with us every Sunday at 8 AM, 10:45 AM & Spanish service at 10:45 AM. Sunday School is open for all ages at 9:30 AM.
Holy Communion is celebrated during all Sunday services.
Maundy Thursday April 9th, 7 PM
Good Friday April 10th, 7 PM
Easter Services are planned for April 12th, 6 AM, 8 AM and 10:45 AM Communion will be offered at all services.
Spanish Services are being held Friday evenings at 6:30 PM
Entering or exiting? An Exodus is both. During the season of Lent we will be immersed in the book of Exodus. This is the account of God bringing His people OUT of slavery in Egypt and INTO the Promised Land and a new life. Exiting the old and entering the new. When you leave one thing behind you enter into something new.
Our Theme verse for this year is, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). Growth always involves effort and time. Sometimes the effort is physical training, sometimes it is more academic and knowledge based. Growth is about leaving the old behind and gaining something new, new knowledge, a new skill, a new ability, a new life!
Our Worship on Ash Wednesday, Sundays in Lent and during Holy Week will all be based on the Book of Exodus. We will see and remember how God overcame great obstacles (including the most powerful government in the world at the time, as well as the resistance of His own people) to keep His promises to His people and bring them into a new life. It is a preview of an even greater deliverance that God is working for His people, you and me. The slavery He has brought us out of is slavery to sin, to the ways of the world and to our old evil nature. The struggles and troubles we have now are akin to the wandering in the wilderness. God is with us and taking care of us, but we don’t always see Him and the struggle takes effort. Then one day He brings His people into the Promised Land that is rich and full of blessings. We will experience the greater Promised Land when we are with God face to face in heaven.
To help us grow in the grace and knowledge of God’s working deliverance, both in the in the Book of Exodus and in our lives today, we have two different daily devotional books available. One is called “I Have Heard the Cries of My People” by Dr. Reed Lessing, Pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne Indiana and formerly a professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. The other choice is from Lutheran Hour Ministries, “Deliver Us: Jesus Sets Us Free” by Dr. Kari Vo, Theological writer for LHM Ministries. Both are available in electronic format and can also be printed out. Either one will help you grow in your knowledge of God and of His grace in your life.
We will also be having midweek worship at 7:00 PM each Wednesday with a simple potluck at 6 PM. The subject will be the parts of the Small Catechism and will serve as a supplement for our Confirmation program and as a new member class for those interested in our congregation. This will also be a good opportunity for those of you who want a refresher of the gospel truths we all believe together.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 26th. It will be a time of growth for our congregation. With effort and commitment on your part, God will bring you out of the old and into the new.