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Sermon for April 9

Sermon for April 9

By Apr 07, 2017


Today's Sermon given by Guest Preacher Paul Benz

The sermon this Sunday April 9 will be given by guest preacher seminary student Paul Benz. After completing a BA in Theatre from CLU Paul joined HTLC in 2008 at the invitation of several church members and sang in the Choir and Praise Band as well as helping with the High School Youth Bible studies. He left in 2011 to teach English in Taiwan and from there served in the US Peace Corps in Uganda from 2013-2016. He is currently in an ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholar at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. You can hear his message at the 8:15AM, 9:45AM or 11:00AM service.

Spiritual Growth Forum
The Spiritual Growth Forum on Sunday April 9 at 9:45AM is titled “Come Travel with Art to His Birth Country, Cuba” led by member Art Tomlinson.
April 16, Easter Sunday, there will not be a Forum. We will resume the following Sunday April 23. The title on April 23 is ” Religious Diversity in America in the Nineteenth Century: A Reflection of the Free Marketplace” led by Dr. A. Joseph Everson.

COME JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK! Holy Week is about immersing ourselves in the story of the last week of Jesus’ life almost as if we were re-enacting what it might have been like so that we might not just learn about it, but actually experience it.  On Thursday  we share in the Lord’s supper, tasting bread and wine.  On Friday we will hear of Jesus’ struggle on the cross and feel the darkness descend as each candle is put out.  Sunday the sanctuary will be filled with the scent of new life as flowers in bloom grace the space and rousing hymns invigorate our spirits with praise.  Holy Week reminds us  who this Jesus was, what he did, and how it affects our faith through the dramatic lens of his final days.  We hope you will join us!

Holy Week Schedule Maundy Thursday….April 13,  7:00pm… “Your Place at the Lord’s Table”an interactive experience of the Last Supper Good Friday….April 14,  1:00 and 7:00pm The Story of the Crucifixion as told by Matthew Easter Sunday…..April 16,   8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am A Celebration of the Resurrection in word & song (Please note the change in times for first and second worship on Easter Sunday)