Online Worship at St. Paul’s – Fifth Sunday in Lent – Sunday, March 29, 2020
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By recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and at the encouragement of Bishop Brian D. Maas of the Nebraska Synod, ELCA, in-person worship gatherings and other activities have been suspended through April 12, 2020 due to public health concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
We plan to offer devotions, reflections, and worship opportunities through digital means. Please look for those opportunites – as well as further information about when we can gather again – on this website and on our Facebook page – http://www.fb.com/fcstpauls – and know that even if we are physically absent from one another, we are still the church, Christ is still present with us, and there is much for us to do in service to God and neighbor. Peace be with you all in this uncertain and trying time.
Next Sunday’s Scripture Readings:
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45
Lent (Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – Saturday, April 11, 2020)
Lent is a season of preparation and introspection, stretching from the observance of Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday). Traditionally the forty days of Lent have not included Sundays, which are always regarded as celebrations of the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus, even though the mood of these celebrations might be somewhat subdued for a time; thus we refer to the Sundays “in” Lent rather than Sundays “of” Lent. Lent is marked by a renewal of spiritual disciplines like fasting, prayer, study, almsgiving, and service, and is intended to prepare the hearts of believers to celebrate rightly the Great Fifty Days of Easter. Lent is set off from other seasons by the prevalence of the color purple, which signifies both Christ’s royalty and the spirit of repentance to which believers are called.
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.