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Upcoming Events
FEB

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FRI
Men's Bible Study
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
(Fellowship commons)
FEB

14

SUN
Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Grades Pre-K - 8
Young Adult Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Youth room
Divine Worship Service
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Callers for Christ
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Visiting local neighborhoods to invite people to Christ Lutheran Church and distribute fliers.
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15

MON
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16

TUE
Adult Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Choir practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
FEB

17

WED
Weekday School/Catechism Instruction
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Christ Lutheran Church provides confirmation/Catechism instruction, also called Weekday School, on Wednesday evenings during the school year for children in grades 1 - 8.
Mom's Bible Study
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
South LoungeWalther Room (outside the Ephphatha room)
FEB

18

THU
Board of Directors meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
FEB

19

FRI
Men's Bible Study
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
(Fellowship commons)
Bible Search
The Church Year

 

The church year begins with the season of Advent and ends with the Trinity season.  The first half of the church year (approximately December through June) highlights the life of Christ.  The second half (approximately June through November) highlights the teachings of Christ.

 

ADVENT

The church year starts with Advent, which is from the Latin word for "coming."  During the season of Advent, we focus on the "coming" of our Lord Jesus Christ "the Word" into the flesh.

There are two service times to choose from on Wednesdays, 10:00 AM followed by a light dessert, and 7:00 PM preceeded by dinner starting at 6:15 PM.

To learn more about why the church year begins with Advent, click here.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

There are two service times to choose from, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - Our Emmanuel, means "God with us " with a service at 10:00 AM.

 

EPIPHANY

Epiphany is from the Greek work which means to "reveal" or "make manifest" and it is the time when we focus on the revelation of who Jesus is - both true God and man.  The Epiphany season marks the beginning of Jesus' public ministry.

To learn more about Epiphany, click here.

 

LENT

Ash Wednesday is the custom of placing ashes in the sign of the cross upon one's forehead as a gesture of repentance and and a powerful reminder of our dust-to-dustness and our need for cleansing.

To learn more about Ash Wednesday, click here.

Lent is the season of penitence and preparation for Easter.  It is the time when we meditate on the suffering and death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Lent, click here.

There are two service times to choose from on Wednesdays, 10:00 AM followed by a light dessert, and 7:00 PM preceeded by dinner starting at 6:15 PM.

 

PALM SUNDAY

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt, the foal of a donkey.  The crowds that met him cheered and praised him shouting, "Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" while spreading palm fronds and clothing before him in the road as they welcomed what they thought was their earthly king.

To learn more about Palm Sunday and Holy Week, click here.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Maundy Thursday was the day when Jesus met with his disciples in the upper room and instituted the Lord's Supper, sharing his body and blood with them.  That same evening he was betrayed by Judas over to the Pharisees while praying in the Garden of Gethsemane.

There is a church service time on Thursday at 7:00 PM.

 

GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday was when Jesus suffered intense torture at the hands of the Roman guards followed by his crucifixion on the cross on Mount Calvary while carrying the sins of the world on Him and feeling the separation from God.  We meditate upon how much our God and Savior loved us to be obedient to the will of the Father, even unto death.

There is a church service time on Friday at 7:00 PM.

 

EASTER VIGIL

A Service that anticipates our celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.  Traditionally this service would continue through the night into the next morning – Easter Sunday.

There is a church service time on Saturday at 10:00 AM.

 

EASTER

Easter Sunday is the day when the stone was rolled away from the tomb and we celebrate the glorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ raising from the dead once and for all, crushing Satan, fulfilling God's law and establishing a new covenant between God and man.

To learn more about Easter, click here.