PALESTINE LUTHERAN CHURCH, HUXLEY, IOWA
Lenten Handbook for Palestine Lutheran Church
Ash Wednesday - March 6 at 7 pm
Mid-week Wednesday services with have a simple meal at 5:30 pm with worship following at 7 pm at Palestine Lutheran Church. Theme for the year will be "One Bread, One Body."
March 13 - One Faith - led by Pastor Erick Swanson
March 20 - One Spirit - led by Pastor Marcus Badgley
March 27 - One Hope - led by Pastor Eric Klimpel
April 3 - One Lord - led by Pastor Marshall Felderman
April 10 - One Baptism - Pastor Eric Klimpel
Beneath the Cross of Jesus — Passion Sunday (Sun, April 14 at 9:30am)
We enter Jerusalem with Jesus to shouts of Hosanna! He knows the suffering that awaits him there, yet he does not turn back.—Blessing of the Quilts, Passion Prayer Observance, Blessing of Crosses, Passion Reading according to Luke
Beneath the Cross of Jesus — Gethsemane Service (Wed, April 17 at 7:00 pm)
Jesus struggles in prayer with God—seeking strength and help for what he must do. We accompany him while asking the same of our Heavenly Father in the silence of the Mount of Olives.—Candlelight prayer, Painted Stones
Beneath the Cross of Jesus “Home”— Maundy Thursday (April 18 at 7:00 pm)
Our Lord eats the Passover one last time with his followers. He institutes a holy act in the Supper for forgiveness of sin and washing of feet for a servant’s heart. We will strip the altar as the darkness grows around the life of Jesus and his followers. First Communion will be celebrated & washing of feet (observance).
Beneath the cross of Jesus — Good Friday (April 19 at 7:00 pm — Slater United Methodist Church, 401 Story St., Slater, Iowa)
When Jesus is on the cross, he accepts the power of death upon himself and does not turn away from it. We, too, must face death when it comes and not turn away from it, knowing that his salvation awaits us on the other side. Joint service with Slater Methodist and Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
The Passion of the Christ (Movie) - begin our journey at 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
The Stations of the Cross will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Tenebrae Worship Experience will begin at 7:00 p.m. @ Slater Methodist Church
Easter Prayer Vigil “The Silent Tomb” (April 20 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
From the silence of the tomb comes a voice of hope, a promise of life in the midst of death—something is happening! Silent Prayer Vigil
(April 21 @ 7:00 am & 9:30 am)
The Tomb is empty! Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Time to Celebrate!
Easter Breakfast at 8:00 am & Egg Hunt at 9:00 am
EARLY SERVICE (YOUTH-LED) at 7:00 am
Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.—Youth Sponsored / Easter Egg Hunt