Lent, 2015


Preliminary Plan for Lent 2015
Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery: Congregational Reflections on the Hymn by Marty Haugen

Ash Wednesday, February 18, Worship at 12:00 and 7:00pm (no soup supper is served on Ash Wednesday)

Wednesday Evenings in Lent
5:45pm through 6:15 Soup Supper served
7:00pm Haugen’s Holden Evening Prayer with a Reflection Using “Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery,” Hymn 334 by Haugen in Evangelical Lutheran Worship

February 25 Verse 1 Reflection by Ken Groehler
From the dawning of creation
You have loved us as your own:
Stay with us through all temptation,
Make us turn to you alone.

Possible Biblical Reading: Mark 1:1-14
Soup Supper Hosts: Congregational Council

March 4 Verse 2 Reflection by Judy Nolde
In our call to be a blessing,
May we be a blessing true;
May we live and die confessing
Christ as Lord of all we do.

Possible Biblical Reading: Luke 5:1-11
Soup Supper Hosts: Choirs and Worship Team

March 10, 6:30 pm Worship Team

March 11 Verse 3 Reflection by Tim Asplund
Living Water of salvation
Be the fountain of each soul:
Springing up in new creation,
Flow in us and make us whole.

Possible Biblical Reading: Revelation 22:1-5
Soup Supper Hosts: : Pastor Ken, Jerry Folk, Pat Biba

March 13, 11:00 am St. Johns Holy Communion at Oakwood Prairie Ridge
March 17, 7:00pm Congregational Council

March 18 Verse 4 Reflection by Kelsey Wagner
Give us eyes to see you clearly;
Make us children of your light.
Give us hearts to live more nearly
As your gospel shining bright.

Possible Biblical Reading: Matthew 5:14-16
Soup Supper Hosts: Youth Summer Gathering Group

March 21, Saturday Morning, Ukrainian Egg Decoration Fund Raiser for the Youth Summer Gathering Group

March 25 Verse 5 Reflection by Sierra Mueller-Owens
God of all our fear and sorrow,
God who lives beyond our death,
Hold us close through each tomorrow,
Love as near as every breath.

Possible Biblical Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Soup Supper Hosts: Outreach Committee

Holy Week
April 2, 7pm Maundy Thursday Worship with Individual Absolution and Holy Communion
April 3, 1 and 7pm Good Friday Worship
April 5: 9:15 am Clothing the Sanctuary for the Festival of Easter
9:30 am Easter Festival Worship followed by congregational coffee fellowship

The General Verses of Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery sung each week
Tree of life and awesome mystery,
In you death we are reborn:
Tough you die in all of history
Still you rise with every morn,
Still you rise with every morn.

We remember truth once spoken,
Love passed on through act and word;
Every person lost and broken
Wears the body of our Lord,
Wears the body of our Lord,

Christ, you lead and we shall follow,
Stumbling though our steps may be;
One with you in joy and sorrow,
We the river, you the sea,
We the river, you the sea,

(Light of life beyond conceiving,
Mighty Spirit of our Lord;
Give new strength to our believing,
Give us faith to live your word.)


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