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 In-gathering worship is on Sunday's, 9:30 AM  with Holy Communion and Wednesday's at 6:30 PM service.  I will continue to monitor things.  We will be at 100% in the sanctuary.  We will continue on line, Facebook, YouTube, radio transmitted, on our WEB Page and in print. We will follow the same safety rules as before, social distancing, masking, checking for fever etc., and all the rules that we have had in place before. Looking forward to seeing you!

Pastor Brenda

 


APRIL Information... (from Pastor Brenda)

“Go into the village ahead of you…you will find a colt…untie it and bring it to me….” Mark 11:1-11

Oh how wonderful it is for us to start this exciting Holy Week with Palms. Everyone is doing as Jesus asked and it ends with everyone waving whatever they had and saying, “Hosanna, Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” What a great reception! Everyone is on top of the world! “Now, before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end……..And during supper………..got up from the table……..and tied a towel around his waist………washing his disciples feet……For I have set for you an example…….John 13:1-17” Celebrating and having an intimate meal. With his closest friends, his disciples. Humbly, lovingly washing their dirty feet. Jesus has set for them an example for all people. To love one another, to serve on another all in his name. We ought to love and serve on another. Then Jesus, knowing all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked them, ‘Whom are you looking for?’ ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’ ‘I am he.’ They arrested Jesus….So they took Jesus and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called the “The Place of the Skull.” There they crucified him” John 18 Why Judas? Why people in charge? What was his crime? Why should such a man as this be crucified and suffer and die? Why such a drastic turn of events? What love is this that he should die for our sins? My sins? What a dark, dark, day of the soul. “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone was rolled away…Mary went to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!’” John 20 Weeping, sad, lonely and scared to “I have seen the Lord.” Excitement, grace, freedom and forgiveness all wrapped up in one and on this the beginning of Holy Week, Easter and a life in Christ, living with our resurrected Lord. What a sacrifice this was for Jesus all because of the love that God the Father through the Son did for each of us. The entire world. What love. What sacrifice. I cannot imagine can you how much he did for us. How much he did for the entire world. How much we owe him for the great life we live. What have we sacrificed? As we journey our way through this wonderful life of love from God and his Son Jesus Christ we move in awe, sadness and joy. As we have experienced this last year, we count our blessings and we are in sorrow for some things that have happened, some things we have sacrificed, yet what gratitude we share in our hearts for this great love bestowed upon us. As changes happen at this time for our “Pandemic Life”, we live in the hope of lower numbers, a vaccine, and people all well. As we continue safely to follow the guidelines for the church as we continue to re-open, we do so in confidence in the God we trust. As we follow the rules of social distancing, washing hands and social masking for the good of our neighbor and ourselves. We set the example. We rejoice that as we all cry on Easter morning, “We have seen the Lord.” Jesus Has Risen, He Has Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Pastor Brenda Wicklund

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 BLESSING BOX

Thank you to everyone who has donated items, to the Blessing Box.  Please continue to do so, as this is an ongoing project.

We have been using quite a few items and are always looking for any donations. 

Your generosity makes a difference, in the lives of those in need.

The Stewardship Board

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Are you interested in joining our Church?  

If so, please contact the Church Office or Pastor Brenda.  We would love to have you, become part of First Lutheran!  Hope to hear from you soon. 

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