Sunday Worship Times – 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM
Wednesday Lenten Worship Time – 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Third Sunday of Lent
First Lesson: Hosea 11:1-11
Gospel Lesson: John 15:1-11
Message: by Rev. Christine Ruth
Special Music by  Faith Choir
Wednesdays in Lent: “How are you Powered by Faith?”
February 28: Craig Sinclair
March 7: Ellie Hartmann
March 14: Ally Klug
March 21: “Open Mic” 

2018 Lent Sunday Series:
“Profiting from the Prophets”

Sunday, March 4:                       Hosea: Pastor Christine Ruth                                                      
Sunday, March 11:                      Daniel: “The Fiery Furnace” Pastor Dale Peterson
                                                    – Daniel 3:19-28
Sunday, March 18:                     Ezekiel:   Pastor Christine Ruth 
Sunday, March 25:                     Isaiah: “Walking Through Fire” Pastor Dale Peterson
                                                     Palm Sunday – Isaiah 43:1-4a

Worship-A Foundation of Faith for Everything We Do’.

 Worship is at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in Faith and sent out into the world.

 Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in Faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world.

 While some of the approaches to worship May differ from one ELCA congregation to another, we hold certain things in common. Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament. The word proclaimed and the sacraments-both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion-are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we describe worship as a ‘gathering around the means of grace.’

 There is also a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather, we encounter God’s word, we share a meal at the Lord’s Table, we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.