Easter at PLC
Lent Services and Fellowship
We will again gather every Wednesday evening during Lent to share a Soup and Sandwich fellowship meal prior to our
Wednesday evening Lent Service. We will gather at 5:45 p.m. and start serving at 6 p.m. with the goal of being done
serving at 6:45 p.m. The confirmation students will be serving and cleaning up. The Lent service will begin at
7 p.m. (students will be expected to attend). Please SIGN UP to bring a soup and sandwich or whatever you want
to bring to share. This year’s dates are: Wednesday evening March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6. Free will offering will be
taken, with proceeds going to Lincoln, ND Community Cupboard.
Lent Round Robin Services
Peace Lutheran will be participating with First Lutheran, Wing, and Almont in Round Robin Preaching during the Lent Season.
Services will be at 7 p.m.
March 30– Pastor Bill Dodd
April 6 – Kathy Mauch
April 14 - Pastor Kevin Nelson
April 15 - Pastor Kevin Nelson
The “ALLELUIA” Is Burried
During Lent remember that we have buried the "Alleluia." During a ceremony at the start of Ash Wednesday Service Pastor Kevin took down the Alleluia and place it in a special box and buried it in a special compartment in the front of the church. ON EASTER Morning it will “Rise” again.
On Easter morning it is our hope to have the church full of Easter Lily's. If you would like to help fund this project by providing a donation in honor of a loved one, complete this form and fold it with your donation and place in offering plate.
Easter Breakfast Served by Men of Peace on PALM SUNDAY, April 10
We are bringing back the tradition this year for the Men of Peace to serve and Easter Breakfast. BUT…
It will be served on April 10, Palm Sunday, rather than Easter Sunday. We thought that because Easter Sunday is such a busy day for family gatherings, that we would conduct the breakfast PRIOR to church on Palm Sunday. So roll out of bed and come to church for breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. and then attend church and round out the morning with the Annual Easter Egg Hunt following church.
Palm Sunday Procession
Palm Sunday Service will be held on April 10. It is the sixth Sunday of Lent and the last Sunday before Easter. It is also known as Passion Sunday, Willow Sunday, and Flower Sunday.
The children participated in a common Palm Sunday observation which is a procession with palm branches. They entered the church carrying and waving Palm Branches to commemorate Jesus entry in Jerusalem. Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where he would be crucified five days later. According to the Gospels, Jesus rode into town on a donkey as exuberant crowds hailed him as the Messiah and spread out palm branches and cloaks in his path.
Easter Egg Hunt
It will be fun to have our Annual Easter Egg Hunt following church on Palm Sunday, April 10. We will have eggs hidden on the North Side of the trees for the older kids, and within the fellowship hall/enclosed fenced area for the little children depending on weather that day..
Maundy Thursday Service –April 14 at 7 p.m.
This service will be a somber service, replicating the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples. Attendee will have the opportunity to partake in Holy Communion during this service. There will be shadows of the disciples and candles to represent them, which will be extinguished one by one in connection with readings from the Bible. The Altar will be stripped, and we will departure in silence.
Good Friday Tenebrae Service – April 15 at 7 p.m.
Good Friday Service is also a somber service of the light. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story, so this is not supposed to be a happy service, because the occasion is not happy.
The flames of these candles are extinguished one by one as Scripture readings are shared to tell the story of the last seven words of Jesus Christ. After the last verse is read, the last candle is put out, and the room is plunged into darkness. A loud noise will be sounded in the blackness, to represent the closing of Christ’s tomb.
There will be two services on Easter Morning, April 17. Sunrise Service is scheduled at 7 a.m. There will NOT be Easter Breakfast on Easter Morning, as we will be holding that on Palm Sunday this year. Regular Easter Service will be held at 9:30 a.m.
If you are looking for a new way to inspire your child(ren) this Easter season? Consider making a Resurrection Garden. Click here to learn more!