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Free Movie: The Passion of the Christ

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 12:48 PM

The Passion of the Christ (movie poster)Good Friday, April 22
at 7:30 p.m.

Projected on the large central screen
in the sanctuary,
a free screening of Mel Gibson's 2004 film,
The Passion of the Christ.


Warning:  Graphic depiction of violence.  Viewer discretion is advised. 
Not recommended for children.

What Did You Learn at Dinner?

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 07:52 PM

Matzoh at seder mealA Christian Passover Seder
Wednesday, April 20
5:30 p.m.

In place of our regular Manna program, experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Passover meal, out of which our Lord Jesus instituted His Supper.
A wonderful event for the whole family.  Join us for food and fellowship as we prepare for the greatest weekend in the Christian calendar:  the death and resurrection of Jesus on Good Friday and Easter.

A free-will offering will be received to help defray costs.  Please give as you are able.  (Suggested donation: $4 per adult participant, or $8 for a family with young children.)

Please help us be prepared by letting the Office know you plan to attend.


Curious about Passover and the seder meal tradition?  Read on:

Passover is one of the central events of the Old Testament, celebrating God’s deliverance of Israel from 400 years of slavery in Egypt.  The term "Passover" refers to the tenth and final plague God brought upon the Egyptians to persuade Pharaoh to let the people go:  the death of all the firstborn of Egypt. In obedience to God’s instructions, those who believed placed the blood of a lamb on the door-posts of their homes, so that God would "pass over" those homes, sparing their firstborn. 

The meal associated with this event is called, in the Hebrew language, a seder (which means “order, arrangement” ). It is a retelling of the Passover with food, drink, story-telling and games. 

There's a special focus on teaching the children so that, from generation to generation, all will know the saving works of the Lord.

The Christian seder is appropriate because Jesus Christ fulfilled this festival as “the Lamb of God”, sacrificed on the cross, to redeem us from the dreaded slave-masters of sin, death and the devil, so that we might live under Him in His kingdom in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness.

Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. 
~ 1 Corinthians 5:7
Ghent altarpiece portraying Christ as the "Lamb of God"

 

 

"Planning Ahead for All the Right Reasons"

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10:26 AM
familyhandsFree informational seminar
Wednesday, April 6th
3:30-5:00 p.m.

in Historic St. Paul's "Luther Room" (downstairs). Elevator available. Enter via Office door off parking lot.

Just as it’s wise to make preparations for life’s possible hurdles like accidents or job loss,
so too should you consider your family’s needs at the end of life.
  You can alleviate stress and worry by recording and communicating your end-of-life wishes. 

You’ll learn the 4 simple steps of planning ahead,
the options you have and the help that’s available.

A funeral director and local lawyer will be available to answer your questions.


Offered by Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home (A Dignity Memorial Provider)
and sponsored by our congregation.

  • Refreshments and door prizes
  • All are welcome and there is no charge.  RSVP to our Church Office as soon as possible since there is limited seating.

VBS already? What's Up for Kids in July

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM

You can already reserve a spot for your child at VBS 2011:

Big Jungle Adventure CPH VBS 2011 logo

 

This free program for children aged 3 to 12 offers five mornings of fun as they get to know the Saviour. 

Activities include Bible stories, puppet skits, crafts, music, snacks and recreation time.

Vacation Bible Camp
July 11th - 15th, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
at Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Admission: FREE
Register through the church office. [Print Registration Form]

Humphrey the Hippo says: "Tell all your friends about VBS!"

Special Services Leading Up to Easter

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11:47 AM

The season of Lent begins March 9th.
Please join us Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for 40-minute devotional services under the theme

"Jesus, Peter, and Me"

based on St. Peter's role in the Passion of Our Lord.  Weekly messages:

"It's All About... ...Pride" March 9 Ash Wednesday - Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion; ...Complacency" March 16; ...Misunderstanding" March 23; ...Distant Discipleship" March 30; ...the Company You Keep" April 6; ...Denial" April 13; and Holy Week Services: ...Cleansing" Thurs, April 21 Maundy Thursday - Holy Communion - 6:30 p.m.; ...Death" Fri, April 22 Good Friday - 10:00 a.m.; ...Life" Sun, April 24 Easter Morning - Holy Communion - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday services are "sandwiched" between our weekly Manna dinner at 5:30 p.m. and Catechesis (Christian instruction) for youth and adults, 7:15-8:00 p.m. 
You are welcome to join us any Wednesday, for any part of the evening. 
Feel free to contact the Office with questions.

Curious about Lent?  Click here to read a detailed explanation
from one of our sister churches in the United States.

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