Holy Week Schedule for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre:
Thursday, March 29, – 7:00 pm Maunday Thursday Communion Service with stripping of altar.
Friday, March 30, – 7:00 pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Sunday, April 1, Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of Our Lord, Traditional Service of Holy Communion with choir, 8:00 am & 11:00 am. Hot Breakfast available in our Fellowship Hall 9:00 – 10:30 am. (Free will offering )
Due to the weather tonight’s soup & Bible Sturdy is cancelled at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre. It will resume next Wednesday, March 14, with a lite soup at 5:30 pm, followed by the Bible Study between 6 – 7pm. Scripture passage will be “I am the Light.”
The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 4:21, that the Old Testament Patriarch, Abraham, was “convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” What helps and hinders you in believing that God is able to do what God has promised?
This Wednesday evening at 6 pm, come join us in a Bible study when we look at the passage, ” I am the Bread of Life”. Come at 5:30 pm and join us for a soup supper and fellowship. All are welcome.
In the first book of the Bible, God changes Abram’s name to Abraham which means “father of many.” (Genesis 17:5) If God changed your name, what would you want it to mean?
This Sunday is the Second Sunday in the season of Lent. During this season we hear of God’s relationship with God’s people. This relationship is a story of promises fulfilled. We hear the story of Abraham and Sarah and God’s covenant with them. St. Paul in his writings reminds us that we are the multitudes of nations that were promised to Abraham. In baptism, Jesus Christ binds us to God into his death. God’s story with creation is that God persists in loving us.
Scripture readings: Genesis 17: 1- 7, 15 – 16; Psalm 22: 23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
Prayer of the Day: “O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. ” Amen.
The Psalmist writes, “Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths.” (Psalm 25: 4) In what settings and in what ways do you allow God in teach you and lead you?
Good Shepherd will begin a 5 week Bible Study looking at the “I Am….” passages in the Gospel of John. This Wednesday, Feb. 21st, an introduction to John’s Gospel and characteristics, followed by the ” I am the vine…” passage. (John 15: 1-11). Bible study begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Join us at 5:30 pm for a lite soup supper.
In the first Chapter of the Gospel According to Mark, we hear the voice from heaven calling Jesus “Beloved.” What does Jesus’ belovedness mean to you?
The gospel for the first Sunday in Lent takes us to the wilderness after Jesus is baptized. There the devil tempts him. So often in our life we are distracted from fully living as God’s people in the world. The good news for us is that through Christ we are saved and are reminded of God’s love for us in our struggles.
Scripture readings: Genesis 9: 8-17, Psalm 25: 1-10, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15
Prayer of the Day: “Holy God, heavenly Father, in the waters of the flood you saved the chosen, and in the wilderness of temptation you protected your Son from sin. Renew us in the gift of baptism. May your holy angels be with us, that the wicked foe may have no power over us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.” Amen