Grace Waves / Pastor’s Blog 3.29.18

Friends:

Maundy Thursday through Easter are the 3 Most Sacred Days on the Christian calendar

Here is a Prayer found at the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.

“O Lord, remember not only the men and women of good will, but also those of ill will.

But do not remember all the suffering they inflicted on us;

Remember the fruits we have bought, thanks to 

This suffering — our comradeship,

Our loyalty, our humility, our courage,

Our generosity, the greatness of heart

Which has grown out of all this; and when

They come to judgment let all the fruits

Which we have borne be their forgiveness.”

(It was found next to the body of a child.)

Holy Week Schedule

  • Thu  3.29  Maundy Thur – Seder (Pesach / Passover) at 6:30pm  Learn the origin of the Eucharist
  • Fri   3.30  Good Friday:  Contemplative Prayer 12:00 – 3:00p; Worship 7:00pm
  • Sun 4.01  EASTER!  10:00a Worship – Joyous Celebration with Drumming, trumpet, bass, choir
  • EASTER Continues:  Children’s Egg Hunt and Easter Brunch

Easter Sunday will be a Sunday rich in music and celebration.  There will be an Easter Brunch —  Suggested categories:  Egg dishes, pastries, fruit, bagels, other tasty items that you enjoy.  And of course our Egg Hunt for the children will follow our worship.  Invite friends to join and sit with you.

LIRS/Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service:  Kristy Herring from the LIRS office in Baltimore shared this story in our skype call.  Kristen Kiley sent this link to the story about the Congolese mother and daughter who were separated for 4 months when they sought asylum in the US.  It’s another Good Friday through Easter Story.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-family-separation-aclu-trump-asylum-huppke-20180316-story.html

To understand Immigrant and Refugee realities, be sure to check out the superb resources of LIRS @ www.LIRS.org

Keep in your prayers:  Olavi, Don, Danny, Drew, Dennis, Sue, Ed, Spoon, Marshall, Mike’s dad, Brian and David, Brian, children separated from their families, those living with addictions, those seeking employment and a living wage.

Why limit your celebrating to Easter morning???  Dr. John Calloway and Clave Unplugged will heal and melt your soul with the best in Latin Jazz with

Jazz Church West Sun, Apr 1 5:00pm     Only April fools will miss this!

See you at the Seder or on Easter morning.

Holy Week blessings,

Pr. Steve