The scenes of Lent are familiar. The Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, the halls of Pontius Pilate, and the hill of Golgotha—these are the places we remember when we meditate on our Lord’s Passion. Yet when Jesus enters a place, He never leaves it as He found it. The most troubling places in our lives become the most amazing places of God’s grace when Jesus visits them.
For this reason, in our midweek Lenten series, “Places of the Passion,” we will read and think about Luke’s account of our Lord’s Passion. Each week, we will read a different section of the story; and each week, Luke will take us to a different place, the “Places of the Passion”.
Our focus, however, will not be on these physical places. Instead, we will observe the spiritual work that our Lord does there. Jesus will share His strength in our times of weakness. He will fill us with His praise in our sorrow. Week after week, we will enter the places of the Passion only to discover our Lord . . . waiting for us . . . willing to share with us a love that was set in place before the world began.
Plan to come to our Lenten services at 7:00 p.m. this year. Prepare to enter into these places of devotion, for there, your Lord will meet you, sharing with you His wondrous love that saves a fallen world.
Sermon Titles and Texts
March 1st Ash Wednesday: “A Place at the Table for You” (7:00 PM)
March 9th Lenten Midweek 1: “The Upper Room: A Place of Service” (7:00 PM)
March 16th Lenten Midweek 2: “Gethsemane: A Place of Strength” (7:00 PM)
March 23rd Lenten Midweek 3: “The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love” (7:00 PM)
March 30th Lenten Midweek 4: “The Courtyard: A Place of Renewal” (7:00 PM)
April 6th Lenten Midweek 5: “The Trial: A Place of God’s Will” (7:00 PM)
April 13th Maundy Thursday: “The Last Supper: A Place of Forgiveness” (7:00 PM)
April 14th Good Friday: “Golgotha: A Place of Simple Love” (7:00 PM)
April 16th Easter Sunrise: “The Tomb: A Place of Life” (7:00 AM)
April 16th Easter Festival: “The Empty Tomb: A Place of Remembering” (10:15 AM)
Prayin we’ll see you there!
Shalom in Jesus our Risen Messiah,
Pastor Peter M. Peitsch