Special Services (Page 2)

Special Services (Page 2)

Feb 11, 2019

Transfiguration

Jesus is transformed upon a mountain and shines with bright rays of light, and Moses and Elijah appear next to him.  This is the last Sunday before Lent.  The Alleluia banner is processed out of the church at the end of the service to signify the more somber tone of Lent.
Feb 14, 2019

Ash Wednesday

A service of ashes and Holy Communion in the sanctuary for the first day of Lent.
Mar 25, 2019

Palm Sunday

The service begins with a blessing and procession of the palms to mark Jesus entering Jerusalem.  The service features a reading of The Passion, the story of the crucifixion.
Mar 29, 2019

Maundy Thursday

Service with a focus on the Last Supper and Holy Communion.  The service concludes with the stripping of the altar – the altar area is cleared for Good Friday and Easter and is representative of the stripping and humiliation of Jesus.
Mar 30, 2019

Good Friday

Good Friday tenebrae service – a service of shadows and darkness.  As the service goes on, the church gets progressively darker until all lights are extinguished, marking the death of Christ. This year’s service will be a joint service held at Salem Lutheran Church.
Mar 31, 2019

Easter Vigil

The Vigil of Easter awaits the arrival of Easter Day with hints of the celebration to come.
Apr 1, 2019

Easter Sunrise

An early-morning Easter celebration with Holy Communion.  Breakfast is served in the Memorial Fellowship Hall following the service.
May 20, 2019

Pentecost with Confirmation

The third major festival in the church year, Pentecost celebrates the Holy Spirit descending upon the Disciples. The service also features Confirmation with a reception following in the Luther Room.
May 27, 2019

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday, or the Holy Trinity, celebrates God as the three-in-one, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is the only Sunday in the church year dedicated to God as a whole rather than Jesus or the Holy Spirit.
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