Enter Lent with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Enter Lent with
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
February 17 – March 28

A summary of how to access worship opportunities, devotional resources, and music offerings during Lent 2021

 SUNDAYS in LENT – ONLINE WORSHIP
Again & Again: A Lenten Refrain

Worship services premiere on Good Shepherd’s YouTube Channel at 9:30 a.m. with live chat. Participate then or watch anytime later.

Again & Again:

February 21  – God Meets Us
February 28 – We Are Called to Listen
March 7 – We Are Shown the Way
March 14 – God Loves First
March 21 – We Are Reformed

Click here for Good Shepherd’s YouTube Channel

WEDNESDAY EVENING ZOOM WORSHIP SERVICES
Living Our Baptism … Five Gifts of Discipleship

 At 7:00 p.m., Pastor Amy Larson and Vicar Kathryn Thompson invite all Good Shepherd members to join our Confirmation students and Luther College students as we consider the Five Aspects of the Affirmation of Baptism and spiritual practices related to living out our baptismal identities for the sake of the world. Each week, a member will share what the promise from the service means for them.

  • February 24th (to live among God’s faithful people) – Megan Buckingham 
  • March 3rd (to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper) – Bob Larson
  • March 10th (to proclaim the good news in Christ through word and deed) – Jane Jakoubek
  • March 17th (serve all people, following the example of Jesus Christ) – Erik Berg
  • March 24th (to strive for justice and peace in all creation) – Haley Jackson 

Click here to join Wednesday Lent Worship on Zoom

Or, go to zoom.us/join and enter Meeting ID: 857 5445 1402 and Passcode: 273842.
You also can call 312-626-6799 and use the Meeting ID and Passcode above.

SPECIAL LENT and EASTER OFFERINGS
40 Days of Giving

  • Good Shepherd’s Sunday School and Youth Forum students invite members and friends to study, pray, reflect, and give by participating in ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving Project.
  • The congregational goal for the 40 Days of Giving is $5000.00. Giving Jars from individuals and households will be brought to the church on Palm Sunday. Contributions also can be made anytime online at Tithe.ly.
  • 40 Days of Giving resources, including an option to subscribe to the Weekly Lenten Email Series, are available here elca.org/40days Resources also are available in the Lenten Devotional Packet (see below).

 LENTEN DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES

Resources for the Lenten disciplines of study, prayer, and giving can be received by email, accessed online, and found in the Lenten Devotional Packet available for pick up in the dropbox outside the west entrance to the church. If you prefer to have a Devotional Packet delivered to you, contact the church office (563-382-3963 or decorahgoodshepherd@gmail.com).

These devotional resources accompany our Lenten theme Again & Again: a Lenten Refrain as well as the focus of our special offering, ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving.

Information about the Lenten Devotional Packet and Email and Online Access

  • Again & Again: A Lenten Refrain Daily Devotional Cards for Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday – these cards can help cultivate a daily rhythm of prayer.
    • Each card includes a word to contemplate, a scripture reference, reflection prompts, and a prayer. Pick one and trust that is the word for you that day!
    • A set of these cards is in each Lenten Devotional Packet.
    • To receive a Devotional Card each day via email, sign up here https://www.goodshepherddecorah.org/lent-at-good-shepherd/
  • ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving resources
    • A calendar to accompany 40 Days of Giving and the Lent Study “What Will It Take to End Hunger?” are in each Lenten Devotional Packet.
    • To access these 40 Days of Hunger resources online as well as to subscribe to the Weekly Lenten Email Series, go to elca.org/40days

VIRTUAL LENTEN MUSIC SERIES

These half-hour performances will premiere on Good Shepherd’s YouTube Channel at 12:15 p.m. on the following Wednesdays. They will remain there for later viewing.
           

 Jon Ailabouni          Brooke Joyce            Chris Olson              Jonathon Struve

   

          Craig Hultgren             Jonathon Winter

March 10 – Craig Hultgren, cello, and Jonathon Winter, violin
March 17 – Jazz featuring Jon Ailabouni, trumpet, and Chris Olson, guitar
March 24 – Art Songs featuring Jonathon Struve, baritone, and Brooke Joyce, piano

 Click here for Good Shepherd’s YouTube channel

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Information about Holy Week Worship Services, Passion/Palm Sunday through Vigil of Easter, and Easter Sunday Worship will be forthcoming.

Sources:

Again & Againsanctifiedart.org    

Living Our Baptism https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving elca.org/40days