Weekly worship services for the church’s holy season of Lent begin on Ash Wednesday, March 5, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church near Stroh.
Mid-day Worship will be held each Wednesday in Lent at 11:30 am. It will be followed by a Soup Lunch. Evening Worship is also held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time of preparation for Easter that is 40 days long (not including the Sundays). The word Lent comes from a word that means “spring”. In a real sense, this is springtime for the soul – a time of evaluation, planting, nurture, and renewal. Christians do this through several spiritual disciplines, or habits: repentance, prayer, self-denial, and works of love. “By practicing these spiritual disciplines during Lent, our faith and life are renewed. And, we are better prepared to fully celebrate Christ’s triumph over death at Easter,” said Pastor Jim Elsner of Prince of Peace.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a name which reminds us of our human frailty, our mortality, our sorrow at our sinful nature, our repentance, and our need for God’s grace and forgiveness in Jesus Christ
The theme for the worship services is “Who Wants Jesus to Die?” Each week, the homily will consider one person from the Passion of Christ as recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew.
Prince of Peace invites their friends and area residents to join them in worship during the season of Lent.
Lenten worship services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church located three miles southwest of Stroh on LaGrange County Road 550 S at 1025 E – just north of Big Long Lake.