Pr. Greg Garmer is joining First Lutheran as part-time pastor. Pastor Garmer recently retired and formerly served the French River Lutheran Church. He will assist in worship, preaching, visitations, funerals/weddings, confirmation and Friday morning Bible study and assist the intentional interim senior pastor when he/she is in place. Presently, his schedule is Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
We welcome Pr. Becky Wagner who has been hired on a part-time basis to join Pr. Greg Garmer in providing pastoral coverage for FLC. Pr. Becky will be with us until the interim pastor can begin. Pr. Becky most recently served as Interim Pastor at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Cloquet. She resides on Park Lake in Mahtowa.
Important Upcoming Events!
Vesper Worship Service–Sunday, March 9th
A special opportunity for worship, presented as part of the 2013-2014 Worship, Art and Music Series will be on Sunday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. Members of the Soli Deo Gloria choir will present a Lenten meditation called Light in Deepest Night. This worship experience draws on Julian of Norwich’s (1342 – 1416) reflections on life, love and light. The service includes anthems, hymns, and instrumental pieces in combination with short spoken mediations. The music makes use of choir, organ and two violins.
The Lenten Journey
When asked by his disciples how they should pray, Jesus said “pray in this way”, giving us what we have come to know as the Lord’s Prayer. So begins our Lenten Journey in which we study the roadmap that Jesus provided. The familiar words, so central to our worship at First Lutheran, contain a radical message that empowers and challenges us to a deeper relationship with God.
Prayer - Sunday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. – Parish Hall
The Discipleship Challenge Forum will lead us into the season of Lent.
Ash Wednesday – March 5
Services at 1:00 & 5:30 p.m. with Disposition of Ashes
A meal follows the 5:30 p.m. service
Lenten Services - March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
Wednesday services at 5:30 p.m during Lent will continue to use the Holden Evening Prayer format, using Marty Haugen’s beautiful liturgy and songs, and this year will again include a time for Prayer Around the Cross. Meals will be served following Lenten Services as well.
Interested in Book Study?
The Book of Faith Lenten Journey: 40 Days with the Lord’s Prayers by Henry F. French, is a devotional resource connecting forty personal daily readings and weekly worship with the study of Scripture. The forty devotional readings included are structured around seven key petitions of The Lord’s Prayer. The 40-Day journey will help engage everyone in devotional reading of Scripture. Sign up near the Welcome Desk for a book study. Books are available for purchase for $10.
Palm Sunday Services – April 13th, 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Maundy Thursday Services: April 17th 1:00 PM ( No 7:00 service)
Easter Vigil: April 19th 7:00 PM Begins with a bonfire!
Easter Sunday Service: Sunday, April 20th 6:30 AM
Easter Festival Worship: Sunday, April 20th 8:30 AM & 10:00 AM