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Lenten Mid-Week Worship “Created for Community”

Mark your calendars now and please plan to join us for mid-week worship via Zoom during the season of Lent! Our approximately 30 minute worship experiences will have a different focus each week on the theme Created for Community—“In Community with Creation,” “In Community with All the Saints,” “In Community with Our Neighbor,” “In Community With Those on the Margin,” and “In Community with Christ.” We will pray with one another, sing together, read from the Bible, and Dwell in the Word (a small group, interactive Bible encounter). Wednesdays at 6 PM Mountain Time,…

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Lenten Mid-Week Worship “Created for Community”

Previous Sermons

February 21. 2021 – First Sunday in Lent

February 14, 2021 – Last Sunday after Epiphany

Two Offerings of Bible Study and Discussion Series During Lent

Bible Study With Us!

CROSS AND NONVIOLENCEa series of conversations with scholars and leaders in the ELCA. 

Weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) beginning February 16, 2021

On February 16th and 23rd Pastor Anne Morawski will be leading Bible Study on Jesus, Nonviolence, the Sermon on the Mount, and the events of Holy Week as an introduction to a 4-week conversation in March with scholars and leaders in the ELCA about the Cross and Nonviolence. (Details are still being finalized, but the day, time, and Zoom link will be the same.)

Thank you Holy Cross for hosting, and to Dr. Moses Penumaka from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Glen Gersmehl of the Lutheran Peace Fellowship for working with me on this project.  All are welcome. You don’t have to register, just use the Zoom link below and join the conversation.

Dates & Topics

Tuesday, March 2

Indigenous perspectives on the Cross and Nonviolence

Vance Blackfox, Cherokee, Director of Communications at National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition; Rev. Mary Louise Frenchman, Oglala Lakota, Mission Developer for Native American Urban Ministry, Phoenix; Elizabeth Gaskin, Muskogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, Native American/Alaska Native Lutheran Association of the ELCA

Tuesday, March 9

The Cross, Nonviolence, and Creation Care

Rev. Joann Conroy, Oglala Lakota, President of the Native American/Alaska Native Lutheran Association of the ELCA; Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, and Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, Lexington Theological Seminary

Tuesday, March 16

Biblical Vision of Shalom and ELCA Peace Statement

Glen Gersmehl, Lutheran Peace Fellowship; Rev. Paul Nuechterlein, Girardian Reflections on the Lectionary and Discipleship Seminars in Mimetic Theory; and Rev. Dr. Ray Pickett, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Tuesday, March 23

The Cross and Nonviolence: Gandhi and Martin Luther King

Bishop Abraham Allende, Northeast Ohio Synod ELCA; Rev. Dr. Everett Flanigan, Southeastern Synod ELCA, Dr. Moses Penumaka, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Lenten Discussion Series: Struggling with our Stories of Race

About the Lenten Discussion Series

This discussion series is intended to create an experience  for each of us the chance to think about our personal stories of race and faith. This discussion guide includes a guided timeline experience and individual journal prompts.

Participants are encouraged to engage as much of the materials as they are able. Synod Assembly Voting Members are specifically asked to engage this work as part of the preparation for the assembly, though anyone in the RMS is invited to participate. 

Contact Deacon Erin Power with any questions: epower@rmselca.org 

How to Participate

  • As a Congregation: Gather as a congregation small group to view the specified parts of the timeline and discuss the journal prompts from that week.
  • With the RMS group: Join either Sunday or Wednesday evenings throughout Lent to view the timeline with folks from around the synod. This can be as an individual or congregational group. 
  • As an Individual: While the journal prompts are meant to be done individually, you may also view the timeline on your own as well. If you select this option, it is strongly encouraged you find a conversation partner to process your learnings with.

Gatherings

Wednesday, February 17, 4pm: Opening Conversation with Bishop Gonia, Rev. Ron Roschke,& Assembly Keynote Speaker Dr. Edward Antonio

Session 1: Sunday, February 21st, 6pm OR  Wednesday, February 24th, 3pm
Session 2: Sunday, February 28th 6pm OR Wednesday, March 3, 3pm
Session 3: Sunday, March 7th 6pm OR Wednesday, March 10, 3pm 
Session 4: Sunday, March 14th 6pm OR Wednesday, March 17, 3pm
Session 5: Sunday, March 21st 6pm or Wednesday, March 24th, 3pm

Who We Are

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What To Expect

If you are considering visiting us for worship, we would be blessed by your presence! Here is what you can expect on a Sunday morning if you are new to Holy Cross or new to any kind of worship experience.