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Category: Lent

April 2, 2021 ~ Good Friday

Service of the Cross of Christ LESSON ~ Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12 HYMN ~ 100 A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth The History of Our Lord's Suffering and Death GOSPEL ~ John 18:1 - 19:42 DEVOTION ~ Luke 23:32-34 CLOSING HYMN ~ 98 Jesus, I Will Ponder Now

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April 1, 2021 ~ Maundy Thursday

"Hands of the Passion" Sermon Themes Ash Wednesday – Hands of Repentance (Tax Collector) Feb. 24 – Hands of Betrayal (Judas) Mar. 3 – Hands of Misguided Zeal (Peter) Mar. 10 – Hands of Hypocrisy (Caiaphas) Mar. 17 – Hands of Brutality (Soldiers) Mar. 24 – Hands of Self-Preservation (Pilate) Palm Sunday – Hands of Praise (Disciples and Crowds) Maundy Thursday – Hands of Humility (Jesus) Good Friday –...

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March 28, 2021 ~ Palm Sunday

Today’s Worship Focus Focus on Christ. The season of Lent began with almost equal focus on the sinner and the Savior. A shift of focus happens on Palm Sunday. The focus in now on Christ. The readings for today lead us to understand who it really is who has come to save us. With confidence, we focus on Christ from Palm Sunday to Easter and from earth to heaven! A note for the Opening Hymn "Others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went...

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March 21, 2021 ~ Fifth Sunday in Lent

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: One of the traditional Latin titles for this Sunday in Lent is “Judica.” It means “give judgment.” This Sunday we’re reminded that God gives judgment. He judges Christ, the devil, and the world. Christ is condemned for us on the cross so that the devil may be condemned forever. The result? Through faith in Jesus we’ve been loosed from the hold that the devil had on us! God graciously judges us! OPENING HYMN ~ 399 To God...

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March 14, 2021 ~ Fourth Sunday in Lent

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: Traditionally this Sunday was called Laetare, which is Latin for “Rejoice.” We rejoice in the middle of Lent. For God has so fully and so perfectly taken to heart our only real need as sinners and satisfied it in Christ. OPENING HYMN ~ 392 Not unto Us PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, we confess that we deserve to be punished for our evil deeds. But we ask you graciously to cleanse us from all sin and to comfort us with your salvation;...

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March 7, 2021 ~ Third Sunday in Lent

OPENING HYMN ~ 226 To Your Temple I Draw Near PRAYER OF THE DAY  Almighty God, look with favor on your humble servants and stretch out the right hand of your power to defend us against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. FIRST LESSON ~ Exodus 20:1-17 PSALM OF THE DAY ~ Psalm 19 SECOND LESSON ~ 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 GOSPEL ~ John...

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February 28, 2021 ~ Second Sunday in Lent

OPENING HYMN ~ 224 God Himself is Present PRAYER OF THE DAY Almighty God, you see that we have no power to defend ourselves. Guard and keep us both outwardly and inwardly from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. FIRST LESSON ~ Genesis 28:10-17 PSALM OF THE DAY ~...

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February 24, 2021 ~ Midweek Lent 2

Tonight’s Worship Focus Hands of Betrayal (Judas). Judas would rather have thirty pieces of silver than stay loyal to his Savior. So, he handed Jesus over to death in exchange for that money. Judas committed a wicked act by betraying Jesus. Tonight’s Psalm reminds us that wickedness is a challenge in the world. We ask God to forgive us for times we wickedly betray Jesus by not following his commands. We also hear that Jesus doesn’t betray us. His words in the Lord’s...

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February 21, 2021 ~ First Sunday in Lent

TODAY'S WORSHIP FOCUS: The LORD provides. He provides when we’re tempted and tested. Today’s Scripture readings bring us to Jesus in the wilderness where he was 40 days, being tempted by Satan, but the LORD provided him with angels to attend him. Today we hear when Abraham was tested by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, but the LORD provided a ram to be sacrificed instead of Isaac. Today we hear the Apostle Paul remind us that God is for us, who can be against us, even in...

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February 17, 2021 ~ Ash Wednesday

Tonight’s Worship Focus Lent is for sinners. That’s all of us. “All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:12). There are two kinds of people though: those who recognize their sin and those who don’t. We could go about life not recognizing our sin, not repenting of it, but then we will need to answer to God for everything we ever did. God will require a perfect record, “Be holy, because...

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