Easter Season 2019

THE BAD HABITS OF JESUS ARE GOOD NEWS TO US!

Our Wednesday night Lenten journey this year will have us considering the bad habits of Jesus that mean Good News to us. Theologian and preacher Leonard Sweet has a unique way of looking at Scripture and at Jesus. In 2016, Sweet wrote a book titled The Bad Habits of Jesus:  Showing us the way to live right in a world gone wrong. Portions of that book will guide us through this Lenten season.

Join us at 5:45 p.m. for meals followed by a 30-minute worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. Note: there will not be a meal on Ash Wednesday when worship will be at 10:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m. with the imposition of ashes and holy communion. 

  • Ash Wednesday, March 6, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. (no meal) –
  • Jesus Spit – Mark 8:22-25
  • Wednesday, March 13 – Jesus Procrastinated  John 11:1-44
  • Wednesday, March 20 –
  • Jesus Offended People, Especially in High Places  – Matthew 23
  • Wednesday, March 27 – Jesus Loved to Party – John 2:1-11
  • Wednesday, April 3– Jesus Could be Dangerous – Mark 8:34-38
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Jesus Hung Out with Bad People – Mark 2:13-17

Holy Week Schedule

  • Palm Sunday, April 14 – Lake Elmo Brunch following worship
  • Wednesday, April 17 – Holy Week Experience: Cry of the Whole Congregation – meal beginning at 5:45 p.m.; worship at 6:30 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by XYZs potluck lunch
  • Good Friday East Side Combined Worship hosted by Arlington Hills Lutheran Church at 7 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday, April 21 – Sunrise service at 7 a.m. , Festival Worship at 9:30 a.m. 

Easter Flowers                

I know it is hard to believe (and we do believe!) but Spring is on the way.  So you can start ordering your Easter plants now.  Print out the order form below and attach a check made out to Grace with “flowers” in the memo line. Please bring the completed form to the church office.

Orders will be taken until Sunday, March 17.  I know that doesn’t  leave much time, but you already know what you want, right!  Plants are high quality from Gertens Green House.  Plants can be taken after the second service on Easter.

Easter Flower Order Form

Name__________________________  Env. #_________
In Honor of_____________________________________
In Memory of ___________________________________
                                                            How many?
Lily $7.00                                            _________
Blue  Hydrangea $15.25                     _________
Pink Hydrangea $15.25                      _________
Azalea – pink shades $15.25              _________
Mum – purple $10.00                          _________
Mum – yellow $10.00                          _________
Mum – white $10.00                            _________
Calla Lily – pink $15.00                       _________
Calla Lily – yellow $15.00                   _________
Hyacinths – mixed colors $7.75          _________
Daffodil – yellow $4.25                        _________
Gerbera Daisy – assorted $4.00         _________
Pansy Bowl – $13.00                          _________