Join us on Wednesdays during Lent to dig deeper into the Lenten Theme Altered by the Spirit.  Wednesday’s readings will come from the Book of Acts and will be tied to a common element that is often broken, reformed, transformed or altered to create something new.  Come see how the Spirit is calling each of us to become altered by this new time together, through the Lenten journey of reflection and self-examination, of this identity in which we seek to discover and claim as our own here at Our Savior’s. 

Soup Supper ready at 5:15 and worship will begin at 6:00

Ash Wednesday: Acts 1:6-11 Altered in Witness – Legos

February 21: Acts 2:1-13 Altered through God’s Creativity – Crayons

February 28: Acts 8:26-40 Altered on the Edge of Belonging – Kintsugi

March 6: Acts 9:1-22 Altered Alongside our Enemies – Sea Glass

March 13: Acts 10:1-16, 34=35, 44-47 Altered by Disruption – Mosaic pieces

March 20: Acts 12:6-17 Altered Through Stories We Don’t Trust – Candles

March 28: Maundy Thursday ~ Love Altered  6pm

March 29: Good Friday ~ Violence Altered  6pm

LENT THEME: ALTERED BY THE SPIRIT

Lent is often a time of self-reflection, spiritual discipline, commitment, and community. Congregations gather to sing the minor harmonies of the way of Jesus on the road toward the cross. This Lent with Church Anew, however, we are going to look at a kaleidoscope of stories from the Book of Acts, with Revised Common Lectionary suggestions that pair directly with the theme. We’ll see the ways the Spirit alters our perspective, transforms our communities, and consistently blazes a trail ahead of us. We’ll catch up with the work of the Holy Spirit, finding ourselves altered. Because the Spirit is alive in, with, and under our ordinary lives, always calling us forward into transformation, nudging us into wholeness, and beckoning us forth into an alternative way.

SUNDAY TOPICS

Altered in Witness  – Ash Wednesday (February 14) Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Altered on the Edge of Belonging  – First Sunday of Lent (February 18) Mark 1:9-15

Altered Through Stories We Don’t Trust  – Second Sunday of Lent (February 25) Mark 8:31-38

Altered by Disruption  – Third Sunday of Lent (March 3) John 2:13-22

Altered through God’s Creativity  – Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 10) John 3:14-21

Altered Alongside our Enemies  – Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 17) John 12:20-33

Victory Altered  – Palm Sunday (March 24) Mark 11:1-11

HOLY WEEK: Maundy Thursday, Mar. 28th at 6pm, Good Friday, Mar. 29th at 6pm, and Easter Sunday, Mar. 31st at 9:30am.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS: Free Community Breakfast – this is a free breakfast for all! Start a new tradition & stop in @ Our Savior’s Lutheran on 8th Street for a free hot meal in a friendly environment – every second Saturday of the month. See you soon~ March 9th, 9am – 12pm.

Stop in to see Pastor Liz, or give us a call (218-741-6207). Pastor Liz is quite experienced with a background tied to the Iron Range, and has a reputation for being gifted in encouragement and guidance in chaplaincy matters and in counseling people. She is also a high school athletics coach and has a heart for youth, as well as in building friendships and providing spiritual discipleship for all generations, young and mature! Our Savior’s Lutheran is blessed to have her serve as our Pastor. You’re invited to join us for any event or for worship – All Are Welcome at Our Savior’s Lutheran!

Our worship bulletin is below in PDF form. Join us for in-person worship at 9:30am on Sundays – or on KRBT Radio at 1340AM or 104.9FM, also at 9:30am. Our intergenerational Sunday School learning will take place every 2nd Sunday of the month, and is called “Be the Light Sunday.” Our tentative schedule is: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10. Join us for Coffee An’ after worship in our Fellowship Hall every Sunday, and join in the spiritual discussion for Be the Light Sundays. Our recorded services are available to view on YouTube and facebook usually by the following Wednesday, and on local cable channel 5 (the following Thursday).

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