Welcome

We continue our celebration the Season of Lent preparing us for Holy Week and the Resurrection of our LORD, Jesus Christ, on Easter morning. Lent is traditionally a season of repentance and fasting or material abstinence.

“We seek to honor and glorify our Triune God by sharing our faith in Jesus Christ as man’s only Savior.

Rev. Arthur M. Casci, Senior Pastor

Rev. Edward L. England, Associate Pastor


Each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm Pastor Casci is teaching the Adult Catechism Class. The Church library will also be open for all to take advantage of our Church Library or to read about the Lutheran Church in this 500th Anniversary Year.


 Lectionary Readings

Lent 4

Isaiah 42:14 - 21

Ephesians 5:8 - 14

John 9:1 - 41
Mercy, Witness, Life Together
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017

    The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord

    The Third Sunday in Lent

    8:00 am - Worship Service
    9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    9:30 am - Choir Rehearsal
    10:45 am- Worship Service
    6:00 pm - Catechism Class

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    6:00 pm - Parish Planning Council (P P C) Meeting
    6:30 pm - Adult Catechism Class
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    8:45 am - School Chapel
    9:30 am - Bible Study
    11:00 am- Busy Bees
    6:00 pm - Lenten Supper
    7:00 am - Lenten Wednesday Worship Service
              followed by Private Absolution
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    6:30 pm - Church Library Night
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The Annuciation of Our Lord

    9:00 am - Lutheran Women's Missionary League (L W M L)
    6:00 pm - Seekers Fellowship Group

     

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017

    The Fourth Sunday in Lent

    8:00 am - Worship Service
    9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    9:30 am - Choir Rehearsal
    10:45 am- Worship Service
    6:00 pm - Catechism Class
    
                                

The Significance of Lent

Early in the Church’s history, the major events in Christ’s life were observed with special observances, such as His birth, baptism, death, resurrection and ascension. As these observances developed, a period of time was set aside prior to the major events of Jesus’ birth and resurrection as a time of preparation.

During Lent, the Church’s worship assumes a more penitential character. The color for the season is purple, a color often associated with penitence. The “Hymn of Praise” is omitted from the liturgy. The word “Alleluia” is usually omitted as well. By not using the alleluia – a joyful expression meaning “Praise the Lord”–until Easter, the Lenten season is clearly set apart as a distinct time from the rest of the year. Additionally, it forms a powerful contrast with the festive celebration of Jesus’ resurrection when our alleluias ring loud and clear.

Finally, the penitential character of Lent is not its sole purpose. In the ancient Church, the weeks leading up to Easter were a time of intensive preparation of the candidates who were to be baptized at the Easter vigil on Holy Saturday. This time in the Church’s calendar was seen as an especially appropriate time for Baptism because of the relationship between Christ’s death and resurrection and our own in Holy Baptism (see Romans 6:1-11). This focus would suggest that the season of Lent serves not only as a time to meditate on the suffering that Christ endured on our behalf but also as an opportunity to reflect upon our own Baptism and what it means to live as a child of God.