By Jason Callon

Lent & Easter Service Schedule

Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019, Noon & 6:30pm

Welcome the penitential and preparatory season of Lent with the imposition of ashes at our communion services.

 

Thursday Evening Prayer

March 14 – April 11

Soup Supper at 5:30pm

Holden Evening Prayer Service at 6:30pm

 

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14, 8:30am & 11:00am

Attend our special Passion Mime service as the high school youth act out the passion story on this very special day.

 

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30pm

Passion Mime

 

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm

“Mandate” Thursday begins the three most important days of the year for a Christian: the triduum. We begin by commemorating Jesus’ final moments with his disciples: washing feet, the last supper, and the command he gave to them.

 

Good Friday

Friday, April 19, Noon & 6:30pm

On this solemn day we recall the suffering and death of Christ at the hands of sinners. Many Lutherans remember this day with quiet prayer, reflection, fasting, and many other practices.

 

Easter Vigil

Saturday, April 20, 8:00pm

Finally, he is risen! The vigil celebrates the end of the Lenten season with symbols of light, hope, and grace.

 

Easter Day

Sunday, April 21, 7:00am, 8:30am, 11:00am

Easter Sunday continues the celebration of the vigil; most members will attend either the vigil or the Sunday service.

 

 

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear: 2019

Lenten Mid-week worship

Our midweek Lenten worship will focus on exploring the dimensions of God’s love for us and the love of Christ that we share. Beginning with March 14, Thursday evenings will begin with a soup supper at 5:30 followed by worship at 6:30.  Our Lenten reflections will be offered by Pastors and Lay associates from Our Redeemer’s, St. John’s and New Life Lutheran congregations.

 

March 14

If youlove me you will keep my commandments     John 14:15-31

Pastor Arne Bergland

 

March 20

Love your neighbor as yourself                                  Leviticus 19:1-3, 9-18

Pastor Ken Duvall, New Life

 

March 27

Perfect love casts out fear                                          1 John 4:7-21

Pastor Brad Ulgeness, St. John’s

 

April 3

If I have faith, but have not love, I am nothing          1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Robin Matthews, New Life

 

April 11

Who will separate us from the love of Christ?           Romans 8:35-39

John Mundinger, St. John’s

 

 

 

 

By Jason Callon

Rejoice Worship Service Forum and Lunch

Sunday, March 3rd at Noon (immediately following service), please join us for lunch and open discussion of our 11:00am contemporary “Rejoice” service. We will discuss how we can better serve the congregation and improve our worship experience together. Questions include:

  • Is the liturgy important to you? What parts?
  • What is music’s role in worship?
  • How has worship evolved? How should it continue to do so?

All are welcome, but we especially request the presence of members that regularly attend the 11:00 o’clock service. If you are interested in sharing your feedback or knowing what’s going on, please join us!

By Lori Walter

WOW Retreat

This year’s WOW retreat will be held at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp February 16-18, 2019! The weekend will be filled with delicious food, games by the fire, sing-alongs, skits, small group discussions, and outrageous adventures!  Be sure to invite a friend along for this awesome weekend. 

For more information or registration on this event, please contact  Pastor Kendra  at [email protected] or Jackie at [email protected]

Register by January 31st.

 

By Lori Walter

Advent and Christmas Schedule

Sundays in Advent – December 2, 9, 16, 23

Worship at 8:30am and 11:00am

Wednesdays in Advent – December 5, 12, 19

WOW Worship at 6:30pm

Thursday in Advent – December 6, 13, 20

Holden Evening Prayer

Worship at 6:30pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight – Monday, December 24

     Worship at  10:00am, 5:00, 7:00 and 10:00pm

Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25

Worship at 10:00am

 

 

 

By Jason Callon

Joy to the World!

As we enter into the Advent season, we eagerly await the eternal kingdom to come. 2018’s Lessons & Carols for Advent was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for making it possible! We had over 200 turn out, as well as a choir, chamber brass and string sections, piano, organ, percussion, bell choir, soloists, rejoice band, youth band, and liturgical dancers from Allegro School of Dance. If you missed it, here is Joy to the World:

 

By edgeAdmin

Engage Your Faith – Serve!

Is faith a noun or a verb?  If faith is a noun it is about what we must believe in. Think creeds, statements about faith and the like.  If faith is a noun however, it is about how we live out and practice what we hold to be true.  It is important that we see faith in both ways.  How we live out our faith, how we engage in a life of faith is important.  Here at Our Redeemer’s you will find a community of believers who seek to do just that.  

Here are four ways that help us to engage our faith.

Praying

Prayer is as simple as a conversation with a friend. We believe that God hears all prayer. God is eager to hear the yearnings of our heart. When we do not know how to pray, it is as easy as, “Dear God, listen to what is on my heart…”. The important thing is to know that God hears us whether we know how to pray or not.

Here at Our Redeemer’s we pray all the time.  In every worship service you will hear us pray for all sorts of things.  During worship there is a prayer team that is ready to pray with you personally.  Our prayer ministry also includes a prayer chain.  There are dozens of people who pray daily for those who are in need.  If you would like the prayer chain to pray for you you may send your prayer requests to [email protected] If you would like a pastor to pray with you you may contact either Pastor Arne or Pastor Kendra through their email.

Reading God’s Word

The Bible is a big book! Where do you start?  There are a lot of ways to spend time in God’s word.  Here at Our Redeemer’s we have a number of opportunities to study the Bible. A good place to look for help in how to read the Bible is;

https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Bible-Studies

Spend time with believers

Attending worship, participating in fellowship or faith formation groups, helping with service projects are some of the ways that you can learn and grow along with the other believers here at Our Redeemer’s

God’s work our Hands

Throughouy the year there are many opportunities to engage your faith through service to others.  Every week we send people to create kid packs for Helena Food Share and serve meals at God’s Love.  These are just two of many opportunities we will find here at Our Redeemer’s