Our celebration of Easter continues as we ponder the significance of Jesus’ rising from death to new life. In the early days of the church, a man named Saul (aka Paul) made it his mission to try to stop the Jesus movement in its tracks. On the road to Damascus, Paul encountered the risen Christ, and it changed his life and the life of the world forever. Join us this Sunday, April 15, at 10:00am, for worship with Holy Communion, as we hear again this incredible story of grace and new life. There is a place for you here at St. Paul’s!
The Season of Easter: April 1 – May 20, 2018
Easter is the most joyous time of the church’s year, a day and season of celebrating Christ’s victory over sin, death, and hell through his being raised from death to life. During the “Great Fifty Days”, Christians throughout the world put aside fasting in favor of feasting, and the worship of the church takes on a triumphant tone that reflects the greatness of God’s power, majesty, and might. Easter concludes with the celebration of the Day of Pentecost, on which the church recalls the sending of the Holy Spirit upon early believers that seals the promise of Christ’s continued presence with the community of the faithful. Easter is marked by the celebratory colors of gold and white.
Narrative Lectionary Daily Readings
The Narrative Lectionary focuses our congregation on one Scripture reading each Sunday. Below are some suggested readings to make connections between this past Sunday’s and next Sunday’s texts or to examine related stories in Scripture (from the fine folks at www.clergystuff.com). Further resources for reflection can be found in the inserts in Sunday’s bulletin. (Updated Mondays.)
Narrative Lectionary Week 31 – Thomas Sees Jesus (Easter II)
Sunday, April 8 – Thomas Sees Jesus (John 20:19-31)
Monday, April 9 – Seven Chosen to Serve (Acts 6:1-7)
Tuesday, April 10 – The Arrest of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15)
Wednesday, April 11 – Stephen Speaks to the Council (I) (Acts 7:1-22)
Thursday, April 12 – Stephen Speaks to the Council (II) (Acts 7:23-43)
Friday, April 13 – Stephen Speaks to the Council (III) (Acts 7:44-53)
Saturday, April 14 – The Stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:54-8:1)
“We Are Lutheran” Lenten Sermon Series
Check out the links to our five-part series on the “solas” (“onlys”) of the Reforming movements that lead to the establishment of the Lutheran Christian tradition.
February 21 – Sola Gratia (“By Grace Alone”)
February 28 – Sola Fide (“By Faith Alone”)
March 7 – Sola Scriptura (“By Word Alone”)
March 14 – Solo Christo (“In Christ Alone”)
March 21 – Soli Deo Gloria (“Glory to God Alone”)
We are Church, joined in mission for the sake of the world!
St. Paul’s partners with 245 congregations and over 100,000 Lutheran Christians as a member congregation of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Click below to learn more about the ministry we share!
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is around 4,000,000 members strong, working through nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States and the Caribbean to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for the sake of the world God made and loves. Click below to explore how the ELCA is doing “God’s Work” with “our hands” every day.