This Sunday at Memorial… 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am Sunday School, lower level 10:45 am All Ages Confirmation, adult education room As we approach the 500th anniversary of the reformation adults and confirmation youth will spend time together exploring Luther, the Reformation and the development of our Church!   Holden Village Trip If you are considering traveling with the…

Urban Immersion Retreat All grades 6 – adults are invited to participate. November 17-19, 2017 in Minneapolis We have received a generous grant from the Endowment Fund making this possible. Price for the full weekend will be determined by the number of participants, but will range from 0-$50 which includes lodging and food. If cost…

E-News for the Week of 9-6-17 This morning the church copy machine was in constant use…because we have so much to share with you! We bid good-bye to summer and hello to another season of faith formation, education, and worship.  There are so many ways for you to get involved, grow closer to God and…

Good Friday  “Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.” Matthew 27:32-61 32 As they went out, they came upon a man from Cyrene named Simon; they compelled this man to carry his cross. 33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34t hey offered him wine…

 The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin word for command. At tonight’s worship service we we gather at the table of the Last Supper and hear Jesus’ command to “Love one another as I have loved you”.  In the continuation of our daily passion readings we see the very ugliness that festers and rules when…

Jesus has been arrested, his closest disciples fear for their lives and the lives of their teacher.  Peter, known for his honest questions and doubt is alone in the courtyard struggling to remain faithful to the One who will never turn away.  Let us pray…Lord Jesus, remember us still. In our isolation, fear, and grief…

Today’s reading shows us the depth of humanity found in God.  Jesus is scared and yet protective, he is dependent on his friends and over all else, the presence of God.  Jesus humbly asks his disciples to remain with him in prayer, a simple request asked of disciples then and now which remains difficult for…

This first reading of Holy Week takes us back to the passover.  Jesus’ disciples are gathered around him in every possible way, vowing their faithfulness and solidarity. We know they fail Jesus, we know of their betrayal and denial. Let us pray…Lord Jesus, remember us still.  Even though we deny you as we deny our…

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