Lenten Blessings, Well once again the weather is not cooperating. Like our local schools and many businesses, our office is closed today and we will be canceling our Wednesday soup supper and worship service this evening. Below is the message that would have been preached, along with the scripture lessons.
JESUS, The Blessed Asher, for Whose Sake All Believing Christians Will Be Called Blessed (Gen. 30[:13]). When Leah saddled a young son (by her servant Zilpah) she named him Asher, “Blessed One,” saying, “The daughters will call me blessed.” She was certain that this would be Jesus Christ’s ancestor, and
Festival of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus March 19 The Lord be with you Joseph was, of course, the husband of Mary and the step-father of Jesus. While he has been honored throughout the Christian centuries for his faithful devotion in helping Mary raise her Son, his popularity has increased
Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland March 17 The Lord be with you Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389 AD he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve
For us baptized, for us he bore His holy fast and hungered sore; For us temptation sharp he knew; For us the Tempter overthrew. For us he prayed; for us he taught; For us his daily works he wrought, By words and signs and actions thus Still seeking not himself,
The Lord be with you The message for the Wednesday Lent service, March 14, 2018, was about the Old Testament Judge, Sampson found in Judges 13-16. Once again we are looking for the shadow of Christ. How does the man point to Jesus. You just might be surprised.
Brief Description of Station 14 and the reason why the secondary images are included Station 14 – Jesus buried (Matt 27:57-61 ; Mk 15:42-47; Lk 23:50-56; Jn 19:38-42) a. Jonah swallowed by the great fish (Jonah 1; Matt 12:39-40) b. Joseph cast into prison (Genesis 39) Reason – Jonah was
Brief Description of Station 13 and the reason why the secondary images are included Station 13 – Spear in side (Jn 19:31-37) a. Abraham circumcising Isaac (Genesis 17:9-12, 22-23; Gen 21:1-7) b. Moses strikes the Rock (Exodus 17:1-17) Reason – The shedding of blood in circumcision pointed to the shedding
Brief Description of Station 12 and the reason why the secondary images are included Station 12 – Jesus dies/Last Word/signs and wonders/response of centurion-people (Matt 27:50-56; Mk 15:37-42; Lk 23:44-49; Jn 19:30b) a. Adam and Eve eating forbidden fruit (Genesis 3:1-8) b. Temple sacrifice (Lev 4:22-35) Reason – When Adam