A Disciplined Lenten journey

 
The other day, Pastor Herb invited me to address the folks attending his class, to outline the Lenten worship schedule at SAKLC. After I presented the outline, I pointed out to the group that Lutherans do not believe that God will not love us more if we attend all the Lenten worship services – we don’t subscribe to a doctrine of works righteousness! However, I pointed out that we experience the promise and joy of Easter in a qualitatively different way after deeply entering into a disciplined Lenten journey. That journey includes almsgiving (giving to others) and works of love (a labor of love) to the benefit of others. The disciplines of Lent also include the examination of one’s conscience, and the leaving behind of those things that separate us from God and neighbor. And yes, the journey of Lent also includes worship!  So, here are a few of the opportunities for you to journey together – as the SAKLC family – through this Lenten season:
 
Ash Wednesday
March 6th
Worship services at 12pm & 7pm
(Imposition of ashes & celebration of Holy Communion)
 
Wednesdays in Lent (excluding Ash Wednesday and Holy Week)
March 13th, 20th, 27th & April 3rd and 10th
Bible Study led by Pr. Ken from 12pm to 1pm (including Holy Week)
Concert presented by Michael Bodnyk at 1pm
Evening Prayer (Holden) at 6pm
Soup Supper at 6:30pm
 
Holy Week
Maundy Thursday (April 18th) worship at 12pm & 7pm
Good Friday (April 19th) worship at 12pm & 7pm
Holy Saturday (April 20th, Easter Vigil at 7pm
 
Day of Easter
Sunday, April 21st, worship at 7am, 9am & 11am.
 
I look forward to seeing you at these Lenten offerings: you and a friend, for these are perfect opportunities for you to invite a family member, neighbor or coworker!