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Are You Ready? PDF Print E-mail

We've been planning and waiting a long time for this.  Finally...a New Sanctuary.  We want you to be part of the excitement after so much anticipation.

     Join us on Easter Weekend to Celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord in our newly remodeled worship space in the main church.  Bring your family and friends.

 

Worship Schedule

 

Maundy Thursday (April 17) - New Sanctuary

  7:00 p.m.

 

Good Friday (April 18) - New Sanctuary

  7:00 p.m.

 

Prayer Vigil (April 18-20) - New Sanctuary

  Good Friday, 8:00 p.m.- Easter Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

 

Easter Weekend (April 19-20) - New Sanctuary

  Saturday @ 5:30 p.m.

  Sunday @ 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

 

Easter Breakfast Fundraiser - Parish Hall

(supports Bread Day & TACO)

  8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  a free will offering will be accepted

 

 

 
The Thief on the Cross PDF Print E-mail

            The weight of it all was right on top of me.  I was very literally suffocating.  I had led a terrible life, a sinful life…there was no two ways about it.  I was lost, and this was my just reward.  I deserved this.  All of it.

            But I did not know that this agony could be so terrible, so unending.  I just wanted it to end.  Please let it end.

            There were two others beside me; one a buddy of mine, who was caught along with me.  The other was a holy man, a man who had been framed and falsely accused.  And through it all he didn’t say anything cruel or mean or harsh.  He just bore the suffering, as I could not. 

            My friend who normally wasn’t a nasty sort, when the pain became too much for him, began to deride this holy man, taunting him.  “If you really are the King of the Jews, save yourself and us,”he muttered.  He was desperate and in horrible pain.

            I told him to be quiet, because this man didn’t deserve what was happening to him.  We did.  Looking at the holy man, I asked him to remember me.

            He made me a promise in that moment.  A promise that gave me life, right when I was losing it.  Join me this Good Friday won’t you, and hear God’s promise to me, a thief! 

            Good Friday worship in your new sanctuary is at 7:00 p.m.  See you there!  ~  The Thief on the Cross

 
Mary Mother of Jesus PDF Print E-mail

     I suppose you think you know me.  After all, being the mother of Jesus the Christ makes me well known around the world.  From the Gospel accounts, you probably envision me as a gentle and compliant woman; a mother, a wife, a servant of God. 

    Consider this; my life was turned upside-down when I was to give birth to the Son of God.  Who was going to believe me that an angel told me it was God’s son?  How was I supposed to trust that it would all be ok in the end?

    Why me? 

    Come to worship on Saturday evening to learn a bit more about my time in Jesus’ life.  We will meet in your new sanctuary at 5:30 p.m.  See you there!  ~ Mary

 
Simon Peter PDF Print E-mail

            Jesus way of expressing himself was often made me feel very foolish.  Not because he ever intentionally ridiculed me for being a big, dumb fisherman, but because what he said was almost always confusing to me…at first.  And then, when I did come around to understanding what he was on about, I was embarrassed because it was so very, very obvious.  Completely clear.  Exactly, as he had said.

            You would think that after all the time we spent together, I would just trust him.  I thought I did, but somehow “I”always seemed to get in the way of my own trust.  He always seemed to surprise me by being so completely true to his word.

            Jesus said he would rise again, and I remember thinking, “What in heaven’s name does he mean now?  What is he talking about?”

            When the women came back from the tomb that day, everything that Jesus had foretold was totally out of my mind.  I had come up with all kinds of reasons to explain the missing body…grave-robbers, looking for profit.  Zealots trying to stir up trouble with the Romans.  Romans, determined to torment the Jews.  Yes, I had thought of everything; except of what Jesus had already told me.  I should have known better, but I didn’t, and this time when Jesus surprised me, I was shocked beyond words!

            Join me this Sunday and hear my account of that very strange Sunday morning so long ago.  We will gather for worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am in your new sanctuary.  ~   Simon, called Peter.

 
April 2014 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail

Lent - Holy Week -Easter Blessings!

The April Newsletter and Calendar can be accessed by clicking on the links.

 

A Bible verse for April: 

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! On account of his vast mercy, he has given us new birth. You have been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."  1 Peter 1:3  (CEB)

 
VBS 2014 - Save the Date! PDF Print E-mail
SAVE THE DATE!!
 
Incarnation Lutheran announces the dates for VBS 2014: July 14 - July 18.
 
 
JUNGLE SAFARI: Where Kids Explore the Nature of God!
 
 
Our program will run daily from 9am to noon and is open to children from 3 years old (and out of diapers) through 5th grade.  The cost per child is $25.00.  Registration will open in early June; on-line registration will be available.
 
Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including Crew Leaders, Station Leaders, Snack preparation, Crafts Helpers, Games Helpers, Teachers, etc.  There is something for everyone!  We need both youth and adult leaders.

 
Please pass this to your friends and neighbors and plan to attend!
 

If you have questions, please contact the Church Office at 858-487-2225.



Sincerely,

Your VBS Director

 
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