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Lent 2020

In Lent, we move our Sunday morning service to Sunday evening. So no worship here at 10:30am in Lent. Instead, come for worship with the Lord’s Supper at 5pm followed by soup supper and Bible study. This year, our Bible study is titled “Contradictions in the Bible” (see below for info on it!). In Lent, we do not have Chat and Chow on Wednesday evenings. But we will do “Midweek” in Lent every Wednesday at 6:45 offering a variety of activities from evening prayer to service projects to movies!

Our full Lenten schedule this year is as follows:

Ash Wednesday service, February 26, 7pm with the imposition of ashes

Sunday, March 1 — worship at 5pm followed by soup supper and Bible Study. *Student Minister Molly Banwart is preaching.
Wed, March 4, 6:45pm — Midweek (activity TBA)
Sunday, March 8 — worship at 5pm followed by soup supper and Bible Study
Wed, March 11, 6:45pm — Midweek (activity TBA)
Sunday, March 15 — NO WORSHIP, SPRING BREAK
Wed, March 18 — NO MIDWEEK, SPRING BREAK
Sunday, March 22 — worship at 5pm followed by soup supper and Bible Study
Wed, March 25, 6:45pm — Midweek (activity TBA)
Sunday, March 29 — worship at 5pm followed by soup supper and Bible Study
Wed, April 1, 6:45pm — Midweek (activity TBA)

Sunday, April 5 — Palm Sunday worship at 5pm followed by Bible Study
Wed, April 8 — NO MIDWEEK, HOLY WEEK
Thurs, April 9 — Maundy Thursday service, 7pm
Friday, April 10 — Good Friday service, 7pm

Sunday, April 12 — Easter Worship:10:30am worship service, 11:30am Easter Agape Brunch

We continue until commencement weekend with Sunday morning worship at 10:30am

Our 2020 Lenten Bible Study: Contradictions in the Bible
We start on the first Sunday of Lent, March 1st, after our evening Worship at 5pm, as soon as supper is dished up (6:10pm). What do you think? What “contradictions” give you the most trouble? Be thinking about some you want to look at in more depth. We’ll also have a chance to explore what the whole notion of “contradiction in the Bible” means in our secular society and for each of us as we seek to deepen our faith and better understand the Bible.  
Facilitator: Dr. Rachel Rasmussen

GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS.

Welcome to St. Andrew’s

Lutheran Church

and Campus Center!

God’s Work.

God is revealed in our compasison, steadfast love, justice and reconciliation.

Our Hands.

We seek to do God’s work with our hands.

Traditional Worship.

We use traditional rituals based on ancient biblical texts used by Christians throughout history and the world.

Progressive Thinking.

We affirm living now with progressive thinking and caring service for the world.

Daily Lenten Reflection for Tuesday, March 11

One of the great struggles we all wrestle with spiritually is the determination of our calling. What are God’s plans for my life? we often wonder. Even with a good notion of our calling, the uncertainty rarely fully fades. Is this really what God is calling me to do? It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that once we discern God’s calling for our lives, things will go swimmingly. It’s important to remember that what God has in mind for us isn’t necessarily easy. Take, for instance, Jesus’s 40 days of fasting in the wilderness followed by his temptation. As any human would do when times get tough, I suspect he may have had some doubts about the direction his faith was taking him. The next time you find yourself doubting the steps you take towards your calling, keep in mind these observations by writer Shakirah A. Hill:

 

1) “You are not alone” – Even through the thick and thin, God has promised to be there for you.

 

2) “Difficult doesn’t mean destitute” – Your calling may be hard, but God will provide all that you need.

 

3) “It’s at the Cross” – Ultimately, your calling is the Cross: taking it up with all its weight and lack of glory.

 

Thought for the day: God doesn’t call us to be successful. God calls us to be faithful. (Paraphrase of Mother Teresa)

 

–Devotion inspired by and adapted from Shakirah A. Hill’s article

“Your Calling Isn’t Meant to Be Easy”

 www.relevantmagazine.com/god/practical-faith/your-calling-isn%E2%80%99t-meant-be-easy

Submitted by Brian Gibbons

Lenten Reflection for Monday, March 10


PREFERENCES

 God has nerved my arm with strength and skill;

      And I must toil

To subjugate each circumstance to life;

Or I shall sag

Into the soddenness of nerveless death.

Let me toil!

 

God has placed within my hand a sword;

And I must fight

The ghastly foes of honor, love and life;

Or I shall yield

As traitors yield and die as cowards die.

Let me fight!

 

God has set within my heart a flame:

And I must love

My fellowman through anguish, fear or pain;

Or I shall feel

The blight of selfness chill my soul within.

Let me love!

 

God has given my restless spirit wings:

And I must soar

Into the spreading blueness of the sky;

Or I shall sink

Into the soggy, choking mire below.

Let me soar!

 

God has breathed in me the breath of song:

And I must sing

Into the ever-dawning day of life;

Or I shall sob

Into the stillness of an endless night.

Let me sing!

 

–From Singing Sands and Silver Sea

by Kodaya(Osbert Wrightman Warmingham), ©1945

 

Peer Minister Positions

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center announces 3 Peer Ministry positions for the 2013-2014 academic year.

           1. Minister of Outreach

           2. Minister of Coming Together

           3. Minister of Service

These are great opportunities for leadership and service in our community. Interested? Click below for descriptions and details. Applications are due by September 6th.

Peer Ministers 2013 final