Category Archives: Lent

Holy Week Worship

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY, APRIL 9
BLESSING OF THE QUILTS
8:15 a.m.       Eucharist, presentation of crosses
9:00 a.m. Youth Dinner Theatre Rehearsal (MR)
9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
9:30 a.m. Seder Meal for confirmands & families
10:30 a.m. Eucharist, presentation of crosses
12 noon First Communion instruction
 
MONDAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 10-13
12 noon & 7 p.m. Reading of Passion Narrative, Holy Communion
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 13
7:00 p.m. Eucharist, foot washing, First Communion
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Eucharist, First Communion, Foot Washing
 
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14
10:00 a.m. Eucharist / Stripping of Altar
11:00 a.m. Procession of the Cross
12 noon – 12 midnight Prayer Vigil
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service of Darkness
 
EASTER VIGIL, HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Lenten Midweek Connections

LENTEN WEDNESDAY MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS

March 8 – April 5, 2017

11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study (Parlor)
12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30 p.m. Lenten Soup (MPR)
6:15 p.m. Conversation with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation with Pastor Susie, conversational Spanish and Youth activities for PreK-12th grade
7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30 p.m. Mentors & Confirmands
7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, March 1st with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm. Ash Wednesday Eucharist 12 noon and 7p.m.

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 10, with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm.

Ash Wednesday Eucharist at 12 noon and 7 pm.

Holy Week Worship

HOLY MONDAY, MARCH 30TH
11:45 a.m.       Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: O God, your Son chose the path which led to pain before glory. Plant his cross in our hearts, so that in its power and love we may come at last to joy and glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
7:00 p.m. Eucharist
Scripture Psalm 36:5-11; Isaiah 42:1-9; Hebrews 9:11-15; St. John 12:1-11
 
HOLY TUESDAY, MARCH 31ST
11:45 a.m. Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you. Grant that our love may not grow cold in your service, and that we may not fail or deny you in the hour of trial. Amen
7:00 p.m. Eucharist
Scripture Psalm 71:1-14; Isaiah 49:1-7; I Corinthians 1:18-31; St. John 12:20-36
 
HOLY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST
11:45 a.m. Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at the hands of humans and endured the shame of the cross. Grant that we may walk in the way of the cross and find it the way of life and peace, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
7:00 p.m. Eucharist
Scripture Psalm 70; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Hebrews 12:1-3; St. John 13:21-32
 
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND
11:45 a.m. Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: Lord God, in a wonderful Sacrament you have left us a memorial of your suffering and death. May this Sacrament of your body and blood so work in us that the way we live will proclaim the redemption you have brought; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Eucharist, First Communion, Foot Washing
Scripture Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; Exodus 12:1-14; I Corinthians 11:23-26; St. John 13:1-17, 31b-35
 
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD
10:00 a.m. Eucharist & Stripping of Altar
11:00 a.m. Procession of Cross
12-3:00 p.m. Seven Last Words, First English Lutheran
12 N-12 M Prayer Vigil (Sanctuary/Home)
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, you carried our sins in your own body on the tree so that we might have life. May we and all who remember this day find new life in you now and in the world to come, where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen
7:00 p.m. Ancient Service of Tenebrae
Scripture Psalm 22; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Hebrews 10:16-25; St. John 18:1-19:42
 
HOLY SATURDAY, THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 4TH
Scripture Genesis 1:1–2:4a; Isaiah 55:1-11; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 114; Romans 6:3-11; St. Luke 24:1-12
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
10:00 a.m. Gethsemane Youth prepare for Easter breakfast

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 18, with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm.

Ash Wednesday Eucharist at 12 noon and 7 pm.

“Strength for the Struggle” is the 2015 Lenten Theme.