In Home Worship – Sunday, February 25, 2024 – Second Sunday in Lent

10:00 am Sunday Worship

This Sunday, Pr. Kristin-Luana will be the Presiding Minister, and Pr. Olaf will be the Preacher. Here is Sunday’s “Sermon News”:

Sermon News: Jesus says, “Take up your cross and follow me!” Mark 8:31-38

Nowadays, the bible is something we read rather than listen to. That was very different for the early Christians. Many of those early Christians could not read or could not read well. When they met for service, they listened to the scriptures being read aloud. When Paul wrote them a letter, they met in church and the letter was read aloud. Even in Luther’s time, many people could not read and relied on the gospel being read to them.

Most of scripture are narratives, stories. Please note they are not JUST stories. The story is not the lesser sister of the fact. Facts are just facts, but stories create meaning. In our gospel today, Jesus tells a story. He foretells his suffering, death, and resurrection. And then he says: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” What does that mean? How do we do it? Come, listen to the sermon this Sunday and find out!

– Rev. Olaf Baumann

Masks are welcome but not required. Please continue to stay home if feeling sick and receive Holy Communion in a safe manner. Click the link above to worship online with us, and click the button below to view the bulletin and follow along. If you try the link prior to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, you may see the message “video unavailable.”

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