Fair are the meadows, fair are the woodlands, robed in the flowers of blooming spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer; He makes our sorrowing spirit sing. "Beautiful Savior" author unknown
In English the word “passion” is used in reference to a strong love. Someone occupies all your thoughts and dreams. You feel passionately about them. However, the word “passion” comes from the Latin word passio, which means “extreme pain,” both of the physical and emotional variety.
In our Lenten midweek series, we are looking at “Places of the Passion.” We will walk through the end of the Gospel of St. Luke and look at the places where Jesus spent the final moments of his life – places like the Upper Room, Gethsemane, the Betrayal, the Courtyard, the Trial, the Last Supper, Golgotha, and the Tomb. We will see these are “Places of the Passion” in both meanings of the word. They are places where Jesus experienced great anguish because of us… and where he demonstrated unfathomably deep love for us.
For our midweek Lenten worship, we will use a version of Prayer at the Close of Day, which is the historic rite of Compline. The title Complinecomes from the Latin complere, meaning “to complete.” In the historic office, Complineis the final service of the day. It is meant to allow the believer to quiet himself before retiring for the night. The believer finds peace in God’s forgiveness and security under the shadow of his wings. It rests one’s spirit in preparation for resting one’s body.
Join us Wednesdays at 7:oo PM beginning on March 6. Each devotional service is preceded by a soup supper starting at 6:00 PM.
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