1-3 John

April 15, 2018

* 1-3 John: Led by Pastor Kolander in the church sanctuary.

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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
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Prayer

April 15, 2018

Prayer: Led by Pastor Groth in the chapel.

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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
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Third Sunday of Easter April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018
Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School!
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s.  We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.
Worship Focus: A man rising from the dead is a pretty unbelievable thing. Yet, as we saw last week, God provides proof that Jesus is the Christ and did just that. That powerful message is what brought us to faith in Christ and his resurrection, and now because of it we go out into the world as confident preachers of Christ’s life and life in Christ
Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth
Accompanist: Marty Puckett
If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
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Speak the Truth in Love

April 15, 2018

“Speak the Truth in Love” Led by Mr. John Sebald, of Truth in Love Ministries, in the church sanctuary.

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Second Sunday of Easter April 8, 2018

April 8, 2018
Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School!
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s.  We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.
Focus of Today’s Service: What is faith? At the core, it is trust. Who or what we trust in matters. We all trust in someone or something. To trust in ourselves to meet all our needs will lead to our falling short, same with trust in any imperfect human being. Objects only have the ‘life’ we give to them. The best, and only viable, place to have our trust is in Jesus. Today’s Service expounds on why this is to be, along with how such trust comes about.
Presiding Minister: Pastor Jon Kolander
Music Today: Rosemarie Boushek and Jenny Kolander
If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com
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Easter Sunday 9:00 am

April 1, 2018
Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School!
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s.  We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.
Worship Focus: Happy Easter to you for God has given us a living hope to help us deal with all sorts of trials and tribulations that cross our paths.
The Living Hope, Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest, is how this life can be put into perspective as we wait to be with Him and the saints in heaven. "It is finished,"
He cried. Sin paid for. The grave conquered. Alleluia! Thanks be to God! Let us worship Him.
Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Musical Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek
 
If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com
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Easter Sunday 7:00 am

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
April 1, 2018
 
Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School!
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s.  We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.
Worship Focus: Happy Easter to you for God has given us a living hope to help us deal with all sorts of trials and tribulations that cross our paths.
The Living Hope, Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest, is how this life can be put into perspective as we wait to be with Him and the saints in heaven. "It is finished,"
He cried. Sin paid for. The grave conquered. Alleluia! Thanks be to God! Let us worship Him.
Serving at Worship 
Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Musical Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek
 
If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com
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Good Friday 7:00 PM

March 30, 2018

Good Friday Service of Darkness

 

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Friday, March 30, 2018

Citrus Heights, California 7:00 p.m.

 

On Good Friday, the Christian Church remembers the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Although our remembrance is solemn, it is not a message of gloom. It is a message of adoration toward Jesus, the Lamb of God. On this day almost 2,000 years ago, Jesus offered up his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world.

The Service of Darkness—often called Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness”)—guides us to reflect deeply on Jesus’ sufferings for our sake as well as the great cost of our forgiveness. Tonight’s service is centered on the last seven “words” (statements) Jesus made from the cross. With each word Jesus spoke, we come to a deeper appreciation of his love and his heart for us sinners.

In the chancel burns a seven-fold candelabrum in the shape of a crown of thorns. The candles will be extinguished as the service progresses, one after each of Jesus’ seven last words is read. At the end of the service, the final candle is removed from the chancel, leaving the sanctuary in tenebrae for silent prayer.

The service is closed by a loud sound, called the strepitus (Latin for “crash” or “loud noise”). The strepitus has been interpreted by worshippers in a number of ways. Some see it as a symbol to remind us of the stone that was rolled in front of Jesus’ tomb to shut it; others see it as a statement of the cataclysmic nature of Christ’s sacrifice; still others view it as foreshadowing the rending of Christ’s tomb at his resurrection on Easter morning.

The final candle, which is still burning, is returned to its place at the end of the service before the congregation departs the church, leaving a symbolic glimmer of gospel hope pointing forward to Easter morning amidst the darkness that necessitated Good Friday.

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Good Friday 1:00 PM

March 30, 2018

A Good Friday Service

Meditation on the Cross of Christ

 

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Friday, March 30, 2018

Citrus Heights, California 1:00 p.m.

 

On Good Friday, the Christian Church remembers the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Although our remembrance is solemn, it is not a message of gloom. It is a message of adoration toward Jesus, the Lamb of God. On this day almost 2,000 years ago, Jesus offered up his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world.

 

The Service of Meditation on the Cross of Christ guides us to reflect on Jesus’ sufferings for us and leads us to celebrate God’s grace in forgiving our sins. Today we will see how God’s work of forgiving our sins was pictured in the Old Testament sacrifices, which show us the seriousness of sin but also God’s gracious love to work out our salvation. We also reflect on the words Jesus spoke before he died: “It is finished.” We can take heart and celebrate today that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was enough—and more than enough—to pay for our every sin. It is finished! There’s nothing left for us to do to earn salvation. Jesus completed the work for us on Good Friday.

 

How do we know the work of our salvation was fully completed by Jesus? Because God proved that Jesus’ sacrifice was accepted by raising him from the dead on Easter Sunday. So as we solemnly look to the cross today, we are also naturally led in joy to Jesus’ empty tomb three days from now.

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Maundy Thursday March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

Church Year: Maundy Thursday +++ March 29, 2018

 

The word ‘Maundy” is of Latin origin.

It has to do with the mandate Jesus gave His disciples (see John 13:34).

He who is love wants us to love one another.

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