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2023 Season of Lent & Easter

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A Lenten Message from Pastor Rob

During this Lenten season, ALL are invited to participate in Lent in a meaningful way. Meaningfulness is very unique to each of you as individuals.

It may involve church attendance, and participation in seasonal gatherings. We will be offering a Mardi Gras party with service Tuesday Feb. 21 here at church. A celebration gathering and meal, followed by a short and meaningful service which ends with a fire outside!

We will be worshiping every Wednesday during Lent starting Ash Wednesday, Feb 22. Is your goal to come every Sunday? Holy Week will offer multiple worship services. Connect your goal to a larger hope for faith, growth. Join us at worship.

> See the calendar of events below for all the upcoming Lenten opportunities at Christ Lutheran.

You may choose a financial sacrifice to offer to the church. Perhaps you have not yet decided what is an appropriate weekly tithe to the church and you wish to practice that? Maybe you increase your gift for Lent, or support special funds that exist? If it is financial, connect it to faith by giving in love, gratitude and sacrifice for the church. Our financial health would be altered for the good if people could give weekly, consistently and with a plan. Not excessively, just a plan and a goal for consistency if possible.

You may wish to try out some volunteering or participation with a small group ministry here at church, or in your community. Perhaps you just want to pray specifically for the church, leaders, pastor and staff intervening for God's will to be followed. How often can you connect it to prayer, God, and faith. The sacrifice should trigger a larger faith practice.

It may mean adding something such as a daily prayer, time of quiet, bible reading, creating art, visiting a friend or family. Perhaps you wish to add a skill or attitude that may better serve your life of faith, understanding and love. Add healing and mercy; Is now the time to let go of resentment and heal a relationship? How will you intentionally accomplish it?

Whatever you choose, Lent is a time of INTENTIONAL action, that is meant to PROMOTE growth and change by connecting our life and faith together.

I welcome your conversation about Lenten sacrifice and growth. I would love to discuss it, and walk with you by meeting and discussing your choice. And maybe that may be your goal, to make time to sit and visit with Pastor Rob.

You can download a guide for selecting and writing your goal. When we record our Lenten goals, they become more real, tangible and possible to achieve. This is accomplished by first considering, do I want to do this? Then entering into conversation with God about what should I do, and how can I do this? Take it to thought, prayer and even discussion with me.

It is not the success or failure that matters, it is the desire to speak with God and TRY that is the real intention. Everything else beyond that is just growth and grace.

Happy Lent 2023!
- Pastor Rob

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Pastor Rob is gathering preaching ideas that come from your own life experiences, questions and struggles to assemble the Wednesday Lent worship services. Please consider helping as you complete  the following questions and return them to Pastor Rob today, tomorrow, next week and any time prior to Holy Week. Complete the form as you are Willing. Thank You – Pr. Rob

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Calendar of Events

Mardi Gras - February 21

  • 6:00 p.m. Supper & Celebration
  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Ash Wednesday - February 22

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Drive Through Prayer & Blessing
  • 1:00 p.m. - Short Prayer Service
  • 7:00 p.m. - Evening Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Lent Week 1 - Sunday Service - February 26

  • 10:00 a.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Lenten Soup Supper & Evening Service - March 1

  • 6:00 p.m. Soup Supper
  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Ukrainian Egg (Pysanky) Decorating Class - March 2

Lent Week 2 - Sunday Service - March 5

  • 10:00 a.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Lenten Soup Supper & Evening Service - March 8

  • 6:00 p.m. Soup Supper
  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Ukrainian Egg (Pysanky) Decorating Class - March 9

Lent Week 3 - Sunday Service - March 12

  • 10:00 a.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Lenten Soup Supper & Evening Service - March 15

  • 6:00 p.m. Soup Supper
  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Ukrainian Egg (Pysanky) Decorating Class - March 16

Lent Week 4 - Sunday Service - March 19

  • 10:00 a.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Lenten Soup Supper & Evening Service - March 22

  • 6:00 p.m. Soup Supper
  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Ukrainian Egg (Pysanky) Decorating Class - March 23

Lent Week 5 - Sunday Service - March 26

  • 10:00 a.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Lenten Soup Supper & Evening Service - March 29

  • 6:00 p.m. Soup Supper
  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Palm Sunday - April 2

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Hosanna Breakfast - Youth fundraiser for National Gathering
  • 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Maundy Thursday - April 6

  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Good Friday - April 7

  • 7:00 p.m. Service - This service will be available via Livestream

Easter Prayer Vigil - April 7-9

  • Immediately Following Good Friday Service - Easter Worship - Participate in-person or in your own home.

Easter Sunday - TWO SERVICES - April 9

  • 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt
  • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service - This service will be available via Livestream

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