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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pastor's Weekly Message

"After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples........"   John 18:1
 
These words Jesus had spoken were the longest prayer he offers in the any of the gospels.  He prayed for the protection of his disciples and all those who would come to faith as a result of their witness.  So, he prayed for us as well.  He had already washed their feet, instituted the meal we still celebrate, and spoke to them of a love that would set them apart in the world.
 
And then he went out, to his betrayal, his suffering and death on the cross.
 
Tonight there will be a service of prayer and healing and then begins the "Sacred Triduum" consisting of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.  In those days we focus on the Eucharist, the triumph of the cross, and baptism.  At one time in history most buying and selling stopped so the days could receive their due focus.  That is not our present reality, but we can still take some moments to dwell on the drama that unfolds and the divine mystery that lies before us.
 
Prepare for the resurrection of the Christ.
 
In His name,
Pastor Randy
 
"Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at human hands and endured the shame of the cross.  Grant that we may walk in the way of his cross and find it the way of life and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen."

 
This week
 
Wednesday;  Healing Service 6:30 pm
Thursday;      Maundy Thursday Service 6:30 pm
Friday;          Stations of the Cross 12:00 - 6:00 pm
                     Good Friday Service 6:30 pm
Sunday;        Easter Sunday Services at 8:30 & 11:00 am
                     Easter Breakfast 9:45 - 10:45 am
                     Easter Egg Hunt 12:00 pm

  
April Newsletter is available online 
http://www.sovlutheran.com/news/pdf/april2010.pdf