Lord of Life is a Christian community that gathers together to do all of that we proclaim in our mission statement: worship God, grow in faith, and reach out to others with the love of Jesus Christ. We are a Lutheran congregation, which means we take our grace very seriously. God loves us, no matter what. We worship each Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday at one or both of the services. On the first, third, and fifth Sundays we celebrate Holy Communion at the 10:30 am service. On the second, fourth, and fifth we celebrate Holy Communion at the 8:00 am service. During the holy seasons of Advent and Lent, we celebrate Holy Communion at both services.
During Lent, Lord of Life will be serving a soup supper again this year. You will be able to enjoy these delicious homemade soups on the five Wednesday evenings following Ash Wednesday - February 20 th & 27th and the next three Wednesdays in March. Everyone is invited to attend these suppers from 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm.
The brief mid-week Lenten Service follows at 7:00 pm. This year, as in the past, we will be using the liturgy called, “Holden Evening Prayer.”
Finally, this year there will be a Bible Study offered on the prophet Joel. The last class will be on March 6th. See page 4 for more information.
On this first of “the three days” will will celebrate Holy Communion and participate in the ancient practice of foot washing. Only those who wish are asked to participate directly. The service ends with the stripping of the alter in preparation for Good Friday.
We will have a “tenebrae service,” a service focused on John’s narrative of the passion, and the light and darkness so present in John’s account. As each reading is read, the sanctuary will darken, until the final darkness of the end, as we prepare for the emptiness of Holy Saturday.
Lord of Life does not have a tradition of holding an “Easter Vigil.” This is a worship service spent in reading, prayer, and then finally, welcoming in Easter with Holy Communion. It is an ancient service, and the whole Harford Conference of Lutheran churches has been invited to participate in the Easter Vigil Service at Good Shepherd on March 30th at 6:30m. For more information, ask Pastor Christine.
We celebrate the empty tomb, the resurrection cross, and the promise that we share in the new life of Christ. It is a beautifully joyous worship!
If you have questions, call the church at 410-676-8063.