Lent & Easter Worship

Red Letter Challenge, February 22- March 29
Sat. @ 5:00pm, Sun. @ 8:30 & 11:00am
The weekends of Lent, beginning with Transfiguration Sunday, will be paired with growth opportunities using themes from the Red Letter Challenge. This focus will lead us to respond to the grace of God in our lives by opening up five areas of the life of faith and response, using the words of our Lord Jesus to guide us.

Preschool-8th Grade will study RLC Sundays at 9:45am
9-12th Grade will study RLC on Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Join a group or learn more about the Red Letter Challenge

Lent Wednesday Worship

When the characters in the Passion narrative look at Jesus, what do they see? During Wednesdays in Lent, we will look at how the various people around Jesus viewed him – and how we should view him.

Ash Wednesday, February 26
12:00, 5:30, & 7:30pm
Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion at all services.
Childcare available at evening services.

Lent Wednesdays @ 12:00 & 6:30pm
March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1
Dinner Served: 5:00-6:10pm in Great Room B; proceeds support youth mission trips.

Holy Week Worship

Palm Sunday, April 4/5
Sat. @ 5:00pm, Sun. @ 8:30 & 11:00am
Palms Procession • Holy Communion
We mark Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and transition into the Passion, or suffering, of Jesus. Childcare (birth-4) available on Sunday.

Holy Week Mornings, April 6-10 @ 6:30am
Restorative • Sermon • Holy Communion
A 30-minute service guides our focus on Jesus’ journey through Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday, April 9 @ 11:00am
Community • Holy Communion • Compassion
All are invited, especially seniors, for a time of worship commemorating the Last Supper.
Lunch to follow, Great Room. RSVP (preferred) by March 18 to 763-550-1000.

Maundy Thursday, April 9 @ 6:30pm
Compassion • Holy Communion
We focus on Jesus’ command at the Last Supper to love each other, concluding with the Stripping of the Altar.
Childcare (birth-4) available.

Good Friday
Tre Ore, April 10 @ 12:00-3:00pm
Meditation • Message • Hymns
Tre Ore, Latin for “three hours”, refers to the three hours that Christ was on the cross on Good Friday. We will meditate on each of the seven last words of Christ with a homily, hymn and period of silence in 25-minute segments. Come and go as you need.

Good Friday
Children’s Service, April 10 @ 5:30pm

Somber • Responsive Reading • Candles
This family-oriented service directs our attention to Jesus’ sacrifice. Childcare (birth-4) available.

Liturgy of Good Friday, April 10 @ 7:00pm
Solemn • Prayer • Hymns
We gather to recall the death of Jesus and its incredible impact on our lives.

Easter Sunday Worship

April 12 @ 6:30am
Joyful • Holy Communion • Festive
Beginning quietly outdoors, a new fire signals Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Alleluias ring out as we move indoors to celebrate Easter.

April 12 @ 8:00, 9:30, & 11:15am
Procession • Holy Communion • Festive
Brass, handbells, organ, and choir enhance worship at 8:00 and 9:30 services. Piano- and band-led music lend a contemporary feel to the 11:15 service.
Childcare (birth-4) available.
Breakfast  7:15-10:00am, Great Room; proceeds support youth mission trips.

Weekly Worship

As a Christian community gathered around God’s abundant gifts, we celebrate the pattern of Eucharist — Gathering, Word, Meal, Sending — at every weekend worship assembly. Each of these gatherings incorporates the finest of the living Christian tradition, both ancient and modern. Our Nursery is available on Sundays (Sept.-May), 8:20am-12:10pm, for young families and is staffed by caring, kid-loving volunteers. Weekly Worship Times: Saturday @ 5:00pm, Sunday @ 8:30am/11am.

Access sermons from our YouTube channel, audio on Soundcloud, and podcast on Google Play Music. For viewing on TV, check out Northwest Community Cable Channel 20 or 36. Our 8:30am worship broadcasts on Fridays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 2:00am or 10:00am.

Sermon Archive

The Red Letter Challenge
The weekends of Lent will be paired with growth opportunities using themes from the Red Letter Challenge. This focus will lead us to respond to the grace of God in our lives by opening up five areas of the life of faith and response, using the words of our Lord Jesus to guide us.

The Challenge of Going | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 03.29.2020
The Challenge of Giving | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 03.22.2020
The Challenge of Serving | Pastor Joe Behnke | 03.15.2020
The Challenge of Forgiving | Pastor Joe Behnke | 03.08.2020
The Challenge of Being | Pastor Joe Behnke | 03.01.2020
The Red Letter Challenge | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 02.23.2020

Lord, Have Mercy! | Pastor Joe Behnke | 02.16.2020
Light Living | Pastor Joe Behnke | 2.9.2020
When Jesus Comes, Everything Changes | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 2.2.20
Joy: Fully Christ’s Children | Pastor Joe Behnke | 1.26.20
Look No Further | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 1.19.20
Connected for Life | Pastor Joe Behnke | 1.12.2020
Christmas in a Troubled World | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 12.29.19

Advent: Breaking News
Breaking News, our Advent weekend series, calls us to consider the urgency of hope as we live as children of God in a world filled with the urgency of things like exhaustion and anxiety.
Breaking News: Be Ready! | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 12.1.2019
Breaking News: Repent! | Pastor Joe Behnke | 12.8.2019
Breaking News: Pay Attention! | Pastor Joe Behnke | 12.22.2019

Well Spent: Loving God Back
Time, treasure, and talents sum up God’s gifts to us in this earthly life. But what does it mean to spent these gifts wisely? Learn more in the new series starting Nov. 9/10 and as you prayerfully consider bringing forward your 2020 commitments on Nov. 23/24.

Nov. 9/10: Time Well Spent
Nov. 16/17: Treasure Well Spent
Nov. 23/24: Talents Well Spent

A Look at the Saints | Pastor Joe Behnke | 11.2.2019

Real. Present. God. | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 10.27.2019
Confirmation and Reformation Weekend: https://youtu.be/5vG-VkX_4EY

The Gift of Life Together
As we walk through 1st Peter, we will be reminded of compelling reasons to be involved in a community of faith that is committed to a Biblical understanding of life together.

Feeling Alienated? | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 09.15.2019

Looking Forward to Jesus | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 09.22.2019

Why Are You Different? | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 09.29.2019

Our Honored Guests | Pastor Joe Behnke | 10.06.2019

The Gift of Life Together | Pastor Joe Behnke | 10.13.2019

The Gift of Life Together | Pastor Tom Stoebig | 10.20.19