Pray & Worship!
March 25 8:30AM St Olaf; 11AM Zion
March 29 7PM St Olaf (Maundy Thursday)
March 30 1:30PM Zion; 7PM St Olaf (Good Friday)
April 1 7AM Zion; 9:30AM St Olaf (EASTER SUNDAY)
April 8 8:30AM St Olaf; 11AM Zion
April 15 8:30AM Zion; 11AM St Olaf
April 22 8:30AM St Olaf; 11AM Zion
April 29 8:30AM Zion; 11AM St Olaf
2nd Sunday of the month @ both worship services
youngest disciples (pre-confirmation age) are invited to come to the front & participate in a message designed just for them.
3rd Sunday of the month
check calendar for practice
During Lent - Wednesdays following Midweek Lenten Services @ building in which service was held
Young Worship Helpers
Sunday School Students interested in serving as readers &/or acolytes, please sign-up with Mitch or Karen. Students will be reading the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Revised Common Lectionary
CHURCH YEAR B
Sunday, March 25
Thursday, March 29
Purple or White
Friday, March 30
Sunday, April 1
· Acts 10:34-43
· Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
· 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
· Mark 16:1-8
This year may be the one in which John’s resurrection account is likely to be chosen over Mark’s, perhaps because Mark’s gospel ends so abruptly, with astonishment and fear rather than joyful proclamation. Yet Mark may speak to our experience more directly than the other gospels. Corinthians and Acts fill out the story by telling of appearances of the risen Christ. Peter says we “ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.” And so do we, in a foretaste of the mountaintop feast where death will be no more.
Sunday, April 8
· Acts 4:32-35
· Psalm 133
· 1 John 1:1--2:2
· John 20:19-31
The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.
Sunday, April 15
· Acts 3:12-19
· Psalm 4
· 1 John 3:1-7
· Luke 24:36b-48
The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we share each Lord’s day. In today’s gospel, Jesus both shares the disciples’ food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death, and resurrection through the scriptures: the two main elements of our Sunday worship.
Sunday, April 22
· Acts 4:5-12
· Psalm 23
· 1 John 3:16-24
· John 10:11-18
The image of the Good Shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love. First John illustrates what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sister or brother in need.
Sunday, April 29
· Acts 8:26-40
· Psalm 22:25-31
· 1 John 4:7-21
· John 15:1-8
This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding that we read of in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.
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Please remember these families who have recently lost loved ones in your prayers. Thank you. (link should take you to the funeral home obituary)
Peggy Romsdahl www.kramerfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=2046015
Melvin Sandberg www.kramerfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=2030581
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