Lent is a season when God calls us to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection. On Ash Wednesday the imposition of ashes – when you receive ashes in the sign of the cross on your forehead – sets the tone for Lent. Each moment you encounter your reflection, your ashes are a striking reminder that “you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19b). But the cross, a symbol of Jesus’ crucifixion, offers hope.
Similarly, in baptism, you received the sign of the cross on your forehead. Many of us begin our Christian life with baptism, called “to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth” (ELW 236).
We invite you to join us in worship this Lent as we explore the love and mercy found in the gift of baptism. The theme is entitled, “Living Our Baptism: Walk Across the Water.” Each week focuses on one of the five questions asked of those making public affirmation of baptism. Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm, or any of the other special services listed below:
- Ash Wednesday Worship, February 18 at 6:15 pm
- Lenten Worship each Wednesday 6:15-7 pm (Feb. 18-March 25)
- Lenten Soup Supper each Wednesday 5-6 pm
- Palm Sunday Worship Sunday March 29 9:30 am
- Special music from a joint OSLC and Holy Spirit choir, followed by a muffin and fruit buffet during fellowship
- Maundy Thursday Worship, April 2 at 6:15 pm
- Good Friday Service, April 3 at noon
- Special music
- Easter Morning Worship, Sunday April 5 at 9:15 am
- (contact the church office by Sunday, March 22 at 218.741.6207 to sponsor flowers)
- 8-11:30 am Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Youth and Family Ministry
Portions of this post reprinted from LivingLutheran at ELCA.org.