St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School (WELS, Citrus Heights, CA)
Mid weekLent

Mid weekLent

February 21, 2018

LENT MID-WEEK 2

FEBRUARY 21, 2018

JESUS IS OUR PERFECT HIGH PRIEST . .

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Season of Lent
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent, the Christian's 40-day spiritual journey to
Jesus' cross and tomb to await the proclamation of Easter. The name Lent comes from the
Anglo-Saxon word lengten, which means "spring"-- the time of the year when the days
noticeably lengthen. The season of Lent finds its roots in the ancient Church's
pre-Easter fast and intensified instruction for converts to Christianity who were baptized
at the Easter Eve vigil. In the fourth century, this pre-Easter time of preparation was
observed by all Christians, not just new converts anticipating their baptism. The season
eventually began on the Wednesday that occured six and a half weeks before Easter. This
resulted in a Laten season of 40 days, a number that reflected Jesus' 40 days of fasting and
temptation at the start of his ministry (Matthew 4:1-11). Sundays are technically excluded
from the 40-day Lenten season. since each Sunday is considered a "little Easter" celebration.

SERVING AT WORSHIP
Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth 
Choir Director/Organist: 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
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Lenten Service

Lenten Service

April 5, 2017

Prayer at the Close of Day
Repent Turn to Jesus!

Presiding Minister:  Pastor Josh Hanson, Christ Lutheran Church, Lodi

Musical Accompanist:  Jorie Baer

Prayer at the Close of Day

Prayer at the Close of Day

March 29, 2017

“Prayer at the Close of Day” (also known by its Latin title, “Compline”) is the last of the seven daily prayer services that developed in the medieval Christian church. These daily services, called the “Daily Office,” were most commonly used in monasteries and schools. Several of the services from the Daily Office are enjoying renewed use in the twenty-first century church. May Jesus bless us as we use portions of “Prayer at the Close of Day” for our evening devotion.

Prayer at the Close of Day

Prayer at the Close of Day

March 15, 2017

“Prayer at the Close of Day” (also known by its Latin title, “Compline”) is the last of the seven daily prayer services that developed in the medieval Christian church. These daily services, called the “Daily Office,” were most commonly used in monasteries and schools. Several of the services from the Daily Office are enjoying renewed use in the twenty-first century church. Tonight’s service sets the texts of this historic service to modern music. The setting of “Prayer at the Close of Day” we use comes from Christian Worship: New Service Settings. The music is by Dale Witte and was first published in 2002.
  Presiding Minister:  Pastor Josh Hanson Piano: Adrienne Bengel

Lenten Service

Lenten Service

March 8, 2017

Prayer at the Close of Day

Good Friday Service of Darkness
Maundy Thursday Service
The Ironies of the Passion

The Ironies of the Passion

March 16, 2016
Sermon Series: The Ironies of the Passion
Tonight’s Sermon:
“I Have Found in Him No Grounds for the Death Penalty”  Luke 23:22
The Ironies of the Passion 3/9/2016

The Ironies of the Passion 3/9/2016

March 9, 2016

Tonight’s Sermon:

“I Have Found in Him No Grounds for the Death Penalty”  Luke 23:22

Presiding Minister  Pastor Jonathan Loescher

Accompanist Shannon Schmidt 

Cantor Greg Meyer 

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