Everyone is invited to be part of our Christmas pageant December 17, children and adults! Come be a donkey or a wise person, or maybe a lamb.
7:45 A.M. FLOWERING OF THE CROSS: BRING YOUR FRESH PICKED FLOWERS (OR A BOUQUET YOU PURCHASED) AND INSERT THEM IN THE IVY ON OUR SANCTUARY CROSS. ONCE THE CROSS IS COVERED IN FLOWERS, HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH THE CROSS AS A BACKDROP.
8:00 A.M. WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION
9:00 A.M. TO 10:15 A.M. FLOWERING OF THE CROSS
9:00 TO 10:25 A.M. EASTER BREAKFAST (IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL)
9:45 A.M. CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT (IN THE COURTYARD--OR MAIN LEVEL IF RAINING)
10:30 A.M. WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION (NURSERY AVAILABLE)
PALM SUNDAY 8:00 AM Service of Holy Communion. (We will not have a processional but palm branches will be available.)
PALM SUNDAY 10:30 AM The children will hear the story of Palm Sunday and lead us in a Procession with Palms before joining Haley in the Nursery for Sunday School. The service moves from celebration to the story of Jesus' arrest and crucifixion followed by Holy Communion.
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE AT 7PM ON APRIL 13TH
Maundy means "commandment" and on this night Jesus commands us to "wash one another's feet" -- to serve one another as he has served us and he invites us to the table of bread and wine to receive a new covenant of love. At the end of the service we strip the altar and worship space of all adornment and exit in silence.
Puccini Requiem performed by Kathryn HIlger, viola soloist.
GOOD FRIDAY TENNEBRAE SERVICE AT 7PM ON APRIL 14TH
We enter and exit in contemplative silence to accompany Jesus from the Garden of Gesthemane to the Cross. Tennebrae is Latin for "shadows" or "darkness." The service begins in light with many candles and gradually fades to darkness as we hear again the story of Jesus' arrest, crucifixion and burial.
Come and hear the Christmas story again and celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. In place of the liturgy we will be alternating readings from scripture with the singing of our favorite Christmas hymns.
There will be ONE worship service on Dec. 20th at 9:30 AM followed by a fellowship potluck meal from 10:45 to noon. In lieu of a sermon we will be enacting the Christmas Story and we have costumes for everyone. It's your chance to play any role you like (no lines!) -- even if we have five Mary's and a dozen Inn Keepers. : ) There's room for all.
Heritage Festival is our annual Christmas potluck dinner. Bring a dish from your own heritage or family traditions (or even something pre-made from the store!)
COME & JOIN THE TEAM!
Hey! I’d love your help with my upcoming Thrivent Action Team: Cookies for First Responders
WHERE: LCR, 9100 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66206
“GOD’s WORK. OUR HANDS SUNDAY” is an annual opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. This year’s day of service takes place on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks on the United States. Our congregation will be saying "Thank You" and giving back to our local first responders by baking and delivering cookies following a joint 9:30 A.M. church service that morning. (A perfect opportunity to include neighbors and friends!)
Volunteers will also take home frozen cookie dough (provided by the church and paid for by THRIVENT) before hand, bake it on Saturday evening and bring the cookies to church morning of Sept. 11th. We have a LOT of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie dough to share!!!
Families with children are encouraged to bake their cookies at the church as an inter-generational service project. We'll have the ovens, dough, and cookie sheets ready. Simply scoop the dough onto the pans and bake. Once the cookies are cool enough you'll box them and take a box to deliver to a fire or police department.
We will also make our own greeting / thank you cards (card stock & markers) and pack the baked goods into gift boxes for delivery. Delivery Teams will be formed to take the boxed cookies and cards to Fire and Police stations in our area. LUNCH AT CHURCH
ONE COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M
COOKIE BAKING / CARD MAKING / PACKING AT 10:30
LUNCH AT THE CHURCH & COOKIE DELIVERIES FROM 11:30 -- 1:00
For more information please contact me at 913-649-0438 or email@example.com.
Grace and peace be with you!
The Rev. Dr. Alix D. Pridgen
The voices of our founding fathers and the voices of scripture come together in dialogue in this Sunday's Celebration of Freedom and Independence as we reflect on what it means to be citizens of the Kingdom of God and members of the Body of Christ. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Fellowship and refreshments will follow both services. Come! Worship with us!
Easter Sunday Worship Services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast served from 8:30AM to 10:15AM in the Fellowship Hall
Flowering of the Cross: Bring your fresh flowers and tuck them in the ivy-covered cross in the sanctuary anytime before the start of each service. (It's a great place to take photos of the family!)
Family photos: Gus Lundsten will be on hand with his camera to take digital pictures of you or your family and friends on Easter morning.
Easter Egg Hunt: Children will enjoy participating in a bountiful egg hunt at 9:30AM
Finalists in the 2015 Midwest Chamber Ensemble Youth Concerto Competition compete for the opportunity to play with the MCE Orchestra in the 2015-16 season. Concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.midwestchamberensemble.org