Archive for March, 2015

Holy Week Services

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

photo The Sunday of the Passion begins Holy Week  The mood of the week is deeper intensity.  Death died and God’s original purpose for the world was vindicated as we recall the last days of Jesus life and ministry on earth.  Baptism is central to Lutheran theology because Baptism is rooted in the Easter mystery.  Death and new life must be held together just as Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil are intricately linked in one event.

Holy Thursday Service 7:30PM  April 2, 2015 Holy Thursday service is a service of the absolution and sharing the peace.  This is our reconciliation to God.  The Eucharistic meal is offered.  Following the meal,  the altar is stripped of paraments and the communion vessels.

Good Friday Service  7:30PM April 3, 2015 We recall the last days of Jesus through Bible readings by the members of the congregation and prayers of intercession.  The service is austere time of reflection.  We celebrate the Lord’s sacrifice on the cross for us.   The book of life is closed, and we silently depart to reflect on the crucified Savior and the mystery of redemption.

Easter Sunday Service 8AM and 10:30 AM Christ is Risen!  He is risen indeed! Alleluia! A service of communion and celebration of victory over death.  This is the first of seven Sundays in Easter.

What’s Happening in March at Our Saviour? Lots!

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

 

  •     Parish Life

March 8  Muffin Mania- bake and share your best muffins! We welcome Rich Hopkins of Thrivent Financial Services to our coffee hour after 10:30 service. 

March 15 is our annual Chili Cook-off  Everyone is welcome to submit their best chili sample

  •   Advocacy

March 22  Join us as we pack food for Grains of Hope.  Last year we helped pack out 196,000 meals for those most in need in New Jersey and Haiti.  Matthew 25:35  “For I was hungry and you gave me food…”

  •    Faith Development

Weekly Lenten Reflections– See more about our Wednesday Lenten Service  in Our Lenten Season post

March 29  Palm Sunday and First Communion  Our Sunday School children are preparing for their first communion.

April 5  Easter Sunday    He is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!  You are invited to join the Council for Easter breakfast between the services.

 

  •      April Preview

Critical Conversations- The Nexus of Faith and Life   Join us for these important conversations on Thursday evenings from April 16- May 14.  More details will be posted soon.