All Are Welcome
Let us glad and rejoice in God's salvation, poured out for us in Jesus Christ.
Welcome, one and all!
Wednesday Lent Services (from March 12 to April 9)
with meal at 5 and worship at 6:30 pm.
Holy Week Services:
Palm Sunday (April 13) at 8 (traditional)
and 10:30 (contemporary)
Maundy Thursday (April 17) at 6:30
Good Friday (April 18) at 1 and 6:30
Easter (April 20)
at 8 (traditional) and 10:30 (contemporary)
Holy Week Schedule
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A word from Pastor Rich Block
Prayers are needed for our Council leadership team. I believe that we are entering a time as a congregation that is not “business as usual.”
In mid- January, the new Council will have the first meeting. At that time, in addition to meeting each other and getting some of the basics of the council operation down, there will be three “educational focuses.”
1 I will give a presentation on the governance style of leadership that we have employed at Mt. Calvary. This is based upon the work of John Kaiser and the book called Winning on Purpose.
2 We will also review the current state of the church including some resources from the ELCA and some additional parish information including statistics and the event information after the Unbinding Your Heart series last spring.
3 Session 1 of the workshop modules by Cathy Townley will be watched. This series is called “How to Invite Your Neighbor to Church.”
4 I will present the beginning of a vision to develop a focus on caring out-reach ministries to shape our work for the future.
Watch for more information coming in the future!
Messenger Message from Pastor Rich Block
Lent is a time of discipline and reflection.
Our Ash Wednesday service starts with this reflection:
“Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. As we hear in today's readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their
baptism into Christ's death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God's mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.”
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Jesus BIDS us: