Worship Matters - March 2014
8:00 – Worship
9:00 – Fellowship and Education Hour
10:15 – Worship
5:00 – Lenten Meal
6:00 – Worship
“We, the people of Hope Lutheran Church,
Share God's Word, Show God's Love, and Serve God's World."
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 5. This season is a time for all of us to reflect andexplore more deeply how our faith calls us to follow Jesus. As we journey to the cross of Good Friday and the Resurrection of Easter Morning, we will become actively engaged in how we canconcretely make a difference in God’s world.
Wednesday evenings in Lent will be dedicated to living out the church’s mission statement. Wewill join in fellowship around a meal beginning at 5:00, and move into worship at 6:00. Duringour worship service, we will take time to actively live out our mission as a church in community.
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP TIMES, READINGS, AND THEMES
March 2 – Transfiguration Sunday: Jesus is revealed to James, John, and Peter.
Worship with Holy Communion
Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
March 5 – Ash Wednesday: Lent begins by remembering that we are dust, and to dust
we shall return. Chili Supper 5:00pm
Worship with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes 6:00pm
March 9 – Praise Team: We seek to understand the spiritual heritage that has been growing since time began. Praise team leads us in song every second Sunday of the month.
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
March 12 – Our Mission in Hope: What is Mission?
March 16 – First Communion Sunday: Join our class of students who will be receiving HolyCommunion for the first time on this memorable day. Worship with Holy Communion.
Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17
March 19 – Show God’s Love: How can we care for each other?
March 23 – Lent 3: Our journey to the Cross continues as we are reminded that God’s love is foreveryone in all the earth.
Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
March 26 – Share God’s Word: What can we learn by looking at Scripture together?
March 30 – Lent 4: We continue to walk with God and one another as we hear of true sight and vision through the story of a blind man.
1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
April 2 – Serve God’s World: What have we to offer? What have we to give?
An alternative offering will be taken during worship to collect items for the
people and organizations we are connected to in mission. A list of items is
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
During our Wednesday evening worship service, we will be exploring how we can serve God’s world. Hope Lutheran is connected to many charity and service organizations. As one way toserve the world around us, we will have an alternative offering processional. During the offering, the congregation will be invited to come forward and leave their donations at the foot of thecross. Items collected by Hope Lutheran are as follows:
Box Tops for Education
Wrapped full bars of soap
Aluminum can tabs
Household items and clothing for Orphan Grain Train
Magazines and soft covered books for the Waushara County Jail
Non-perishable food items for the Waushara County food pantry
Upcoming Holy Week Schedule:
Maundy Thursday- April 17 (6:00pm)
Good Friday- April 18
Stations of the Cross, Calvary Cemetery (12:00pm)
Worship (6:00 pm)
Easter Sunday- April 20 (8:00am & 10:15am)