WEDNESDAYS IN LENT

Lent begins in the wilderness. The Spirit guides Jesus into the wilderness where he comes face to face with temptation and struggle. Yet there Jesus is also is shaped and formed by God’s life-giving word. In Lent, we willingly enter a 40-day journey based on Jesus 40 days in the wilderness. We seek the Spirit’s leading, remembering who we are and whose we are. There is no wilderness space that is outside of God’s love. This Lent, we welcome you to the journey. 

5:30pm – 6pm – Soup Supper / $5 per person or $15 for family | fellowship hall

6:15pm - Midweek Lenten Worship | sanctuary

 

Wednesday night worship will include both communion and candle lighting and prayer.

 

Each Wednesday, individuals from our congregation and community will share their “wilderness stories”. Listen as they share stories of how God has walked with them and given them life through the wilderness experiences:

 

  • Week One – The Wilderness of Refugees - Speaker Matuor Alier is a leader at South Sudan Lutheran Church in Fargo. When war came to his village in Sudan, he fled to a refugee camp in Ethiopia and eventually came to the United States. 

  • Week Two – The Wilderness of Addiction - Speaker Kelly Anttila is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for 6 1/2 years. Kelly, a single parent for of her two boys for over ten years, is the program director at Centre, Inc. in Grand Forks. Centre is a rehabilitation center that provides individuals with chemical dependency, mental health issues, and those involved with the department of corrections a place to reside to work on transitioning back into the community. 

  • Week Three – The Wilderness of Homelessness - Speaker Sue Koesterman

  • Week Four – The Wilderness of Grief - Speakers Pastor Peter and Karla Coen-Tuff

  • Week Five – The Wilderness of Identity - Speaker Kyle Thorson  

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