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Second Sunday in Lent (Year C)

The prophet Jeremiah preached all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to the people. That meant calling the people to repentance, lest the Lord’s judgment come upon them. Jesus also came in the name of the Lord; to warn, but also to lay down His life for the sins of the world. His sacrifice became the cornerstone of the new Jerusalem, His Church. He visits us today in mercy, to gather us to Himself within that holy city “as a hen gathers her brood under her wings.

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First Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Jesus endured and overcame every temptation on our behalf. And His victory is ours through His gracious Word. Our prayer of faith is not disappointed. He is not oblivious to our affliction, our toil, our oppression, but has mercy upon us. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” He brings us out of bondage “with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,” and now He leads us by His Spirit—even in the wilderness.

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Midweek Lenten Series: “Behold the Man”

“Behold the man!” was Pontius Pilate’s short, yet most profound, sermon. Our endeavor this Lententide is to behold the man, God in human flesh, Jesus. As we fix our eyes on the man Jesus, we will contemplate the inescapable fact—indeed the most important fact in the course of human history—that God became man. The Second Person of the eternal triune God took on flesh. He was knit together in the womb of His mother. And from that moment, God had flesh. He has a body just like ours—bones, fingerprints, lungs, eyes and ears—though unspoiled by sin.

As we ponder our Lord's humanity and behold the man, we each confess that with His Body, He “has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me form all sins, from death and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death.”

Services are at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Join us after the early service for lunch (at Noon) or for dinner, at 5:45 PM, before the evening service.

Ash Wednesday (March 6): “A God Who Hungers” Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21

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March 13: “A God Who Prays” John 17

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March 20: “A God Beaten” John 18:19–24

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March 27: “A God Exposed” John 19:1–5, 23–24

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April 3: “A God with a Mother” John 19:25–27

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April 10: “A God Who Thirsts” John 19:28–30

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Holy (Maundy) Thursday (April 18): “A God Who Loves” John 13:1–17, 31b–35

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Adapted from a series by Jeffrey Hemmer

Transfiguration (Year C)

As faithful as Moses was—“there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face”—who led God’s people out of Egypt and across the desert, it was not he, the lawgiver, but his successor, Joshua, who led the people into the promised land. Interestingly—prophetically—Joshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. Christ Jesus “has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses.” A beloved and well-pleasing Son, faithful even to the point of death, Jesus was raised up on the third day, and He has brought us into the promise of eternal life through the waters of Holy Baptism.

On the Mount of Transfiguration, the New Testament Joshua appears in the glory that He is about to manifest by Hisown "exodus" in Jerusalem. He entered the waters of the Jordan in His Baptism, then passed through those waters and entered into glory by His Cross and Passion. What He accomplished in His own flesh and blood, crucified and risen, He reveals and gives to His Body, the Church. Therefore, the Father declares from heaven, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to Him.

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Epiphany 07 (Year C)

Your inheritance as a child of Adam is sin and death, but in Christ you are made alive through His resurrection from the dead: as you have died with Him in Holy Baptism, so are you raised with Him to newness of life. God sent His Son to bear the cross and suffer death “to preserve life” and so provide a place for you within His Church. Live, therefore, as God’s children: instead of serving your desires and harming your neighbors, be merciful, and deal with others as you would have others deal with you.

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