On the third Sunday in Lent, Jesus addresses a local tragedy and directly confronts the conventional wisdom that draws a clear line between suffering and sin. In rejecting this notion, Jesus establishes our equality before God and calls everyone to repentance and lives that bear the fruit of love and service to others. Join us this Sunday, March 24, as we ponder the need for honesty in seeing ourselves and for the grace to grow in obedience and love.
Sunday School for youth aged 3-18 begins at 9:00 a.m.
Worship begins at 10:00 a.m.
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Sunday’s Scripture Readings: Isaiah 55:1-9; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9
Lent – Wednesday, March 6 – Saturday, April 20: 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 Lutheran” 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.
Week 1 – Sola Gratia (“By Grace Alone”)
Week 2 – Sola Fide (“By Faith Alone”)
Week 3 – Sola Scriptura (“By Word Alone”)
Week 4 – Solo Christo (“In Christ Alone”)
Week 5 – 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.