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The scenes of Lent are familiar. The Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, the halls of Pontius Pilate, and the hill of Golgotha—these are the places we remember when we meditate on our Lord's Passion. Yet when Jesus enters a place, He never leaves it as He found it. The most troubling places in our lives become the most amazing places of God's grace when Jesus visits them.

For this reason, in our midweek Lenten series, we will read and contemplate Luke's account of our Lord's Passion. Each week, we will read a different section of the story; and each week, Luke will take us to a different place, the places of the Passion.

Our focus, however, will not be on these physical places. Instead, we will gaze in wonder on the spiritual work that our Lord does there. Jesus will share His strength in our times of weakness. He will fill us with His praise in the midst of our sorrow. Week after week, we will enter the places of the Passion only to discover our Lord...waiting for us...willing to share with us a love that was set in place before the foundations of the world.

Plan to come to our Lenten services this year. Prepare to enter into these places of devotion, for there, your Lord will meet you, sharing with you His wondrous love that saves a fallen world. It is often times nice to visit special places with a friend. Invite someone to come to this places with you.

Pastor Schoenfeld

Schedule:

March 6, Ash Wednesday: "A Place at the Table for You" (Luke 22:1-13)

March 13: "The Upper Room: A Place of Service" (Luke 22:14-38)

March 20: "Gethsemane: A Place of Strength" (Luke 22:39-46)

March 27: "The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love" (Luke 22:47-53)

April 3: "The Courtyard: A Place of Renewal" (Luke 22:54-62)

April 10: "The Trial: A Place of God's Will" (Luke 22:63-23:25)

April 14, "Palm Sunday: A Place of Fulfilled Promises" (Mark 11:1-11)

April 18, Maundy Thursday: "The Last Supper: A Place of Forgiveness" (Luke 22:14-23)

April 19, Good Friday: Tenebrae Service of Lights

April 21, Easter Sunday: "The Empty Tomb: A Place of Remembering" (Luke 24:1-11)

Times:

The Wednesday Services as well as Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7:00 PM

The Palm Sunday Service: Sunday at 9:00 AM as well as on Saturday at 4:00 PM

The Easter Services: Sunday at 6:30 and 9:00 AM as well as on Saturday at 4:00 PM

We Have  Saturday Worship at 4:00 PM

When life gets busy and you are unable  to make it to our regular Sunday worship service, join us Saturday at 4:00 PM.

This service will be more informal than Sunday morning while including the essential aspects of Christian worship.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23

Ever since Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3) every human being has come into this world as a sinful being.  Our sin separates us from God.  Left to ourselves we would perish for eternity in hell (John 3:36 & Hebrews 10:26-27).

For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16

God loves you so much that He came into this world as a human being (Luke 2:1-20).   Jesus, the Son of God, lived a perfect life for you (Hebrews 4:14-16), suffered and died upon a cross for you (John 19), and rose from the dead for you (Luke 24).   Now our risen Lord will forgive your sin (1 John 1:8-9) and grant eternal salvation to you if you believe in Him.  

“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved…”  Acts 16:31

When God blesses you with a living faith in Jesus you will have a place in heaven.  Such salvation comes not by our works but by grace through faith in Jesus (Romans 3:28; Ephesians 2:8-10).  

And He died for all, that those who live, should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.”  2 Corinthians 5:15

Now as those who have been given the gift of heaven we live no longer just for ourselves but to serve God and our fellow human beings.  (Ephesians 2:10)