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Good Friday Tre Ore Service

Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 08:43 PM
 2 April 2010

The Tre Ore Service is a devotional service of meditations and prayers on the Seven Last Words our Lord Jesus Christ spoke from the Cross during the “three hours” (tre ore) between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. as He was dying for us.  During this Service we will watch and pray as Jesus bears the burden of our sin and death so that we might live in His peace now and forever.

You may remain for all seven devotions or take part in those for which you are able.  The devotions will last 20 minutes, with a 5 minute organ interlude between each for private meditation and reflection and the opportunity to come and go as you wish.  Please feel free to join us for part or all of the Service.   Christ on the crossOur choir will be singing in parts 6 and 7.

12:00 p.m. - First Word – “Father, Forgive”

12:25 – Second Word – “Today, In Paradise”

12:50 - Third Word – “Behold, Your Son . . . Your Mother”

1:15 – Fourth Word – “Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

1:40 – Fifth Word – “I Thirst”

2:05 – Sixth Word – “It Is Finished”

2:30 – Seventh Word – “Into Your Hands”

*UPDATE: Audio recordings of each of the seven messages are available here.

Holy Week: Events & Special Services

Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 08:20 PM

You are welcome to join us during Holy Week as we focus on the Saviour's death and resurrection for us. Jesus' Resurrection (stained glass)

Palm Sunday (March 28) - 175th Anniversary Service with guest preacher Rev. Richard Eissfeldt.  Following the service all are invited to a soup & salad luncheon provided by members of Historic St. Paul's Youth Group.  Free-will offering.

"Journey to the Cross" (Wednesday, March 31) - A free interactive tour through Holy Week for all ages. Click here for details.

Holy Thursday (April 1) - A quiet service on the night Jesus instituted His Supper.  The sermon theme is "His Blood." Service begins at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday - Tre Ore Service - Click here for details.

Easter Vigil (Saturday, April 3) - Join with our brothers and sisters at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New Hamburg for a service that begins in the darkness of Good Friday and ends in the glorious light of our Lord's resurrection from the grave.  Service begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts about ninety minutes.

Easter Morning (April 4) ~ Hot breakfast, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the basement. (Free-will offering goes to the Local Mission Projects Fund.) ~ Festival Service at 10:00 a.m. with choir, organ, brass, and timpani.

Please feel free to contact the church office with any questions.

Journey to the Cross: Free Interactive Tour

Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 07:43 PM

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Smell, taste, touch, hear, see, and experience Holy Week in new ways.

Grab your passport and travel through sites Jesus visited from Palm Sunday through Easter.

Date:  Wednesday, March 31st

Time:  Starting at 6:15 p.m.
Tours leave every 5 minutes

Place: Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
137 Queen Street South, Kitchener

Call 519-745-4891 or e-mail the office to book a tour.

New Church Sign Installed

Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Picture of new church sign on Queen StreetHave you noticed it?

Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church installed an impressive new sign last week. Included is a programmable electronic display, which will be used primarily to invite the community to church activities.

The sign was designed and built by Signs Galore Inc. of Breslau, Ontario. Many thanks to the company, and especially its founder Mr. Garry Fitz-Henry, for doing a wonderful job.

The sign will be dedicated to the Glory of God on Sunday, February 21, 2010 following the morning service.

We thank the Lord for the late Glen and Carol Biesel whose bequest made the sign possible.

Darwin: The Voyage that Shook the World

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 02:09 PM

Historic St. Paul's is pleased to host an evening with scientist Dr. Emil Silvestru.

Sunday, February 28
7:00 p.m.
in the Parish Hall
Admission: FREE

A former atheist and communist, Dr. Silvestru now works full-time for Creation Ministries International as a researcher, writer, and speaker.

His presentation, entitled The Darwin Delusion, will include a screening of the thought-provoking new film, Darwin: The Voyage that Shook the World.  View the trailer:

Following the presentation there will be opportunity for Q&A, visiting with the speaker, and light refreshments.

Invite your friends and neighbours for this engaging and eye-opening meeting.

This is the first in a series of three 175th Anniversary Lectures, made possible by the Rockel Lecture Fund.  For information on other special events planned for our congregation's anniversary year, click here.

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