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Our Lenten Journey to the Cross

The Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran invites you to journey with us throughout March for the remainder of the Lenten Season.  The final week of this month we observe Holy Week.
“Sacrifice and Serve” Speaker Series
As part of Sunday 10AM worship liturgies, we are including our Lenten “Sacrifice and Serve” guest speaker series.  Each week a special guest will exemplify the Lenten call to “Sacrifice and Serve.”  We will learn of those caring for others, and lift them up in prayer for their service, and be inspired to consider personal opportunities to serve God in similar means of thanksgiving. The scheduled guests include:
Sunday, March 4th:  Social Services
Diane Kelly, New LIFE Center (Lutheran Social Services of NY)
Sunday, March 11th:  Public Service
Honorable Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive
Sunday, March 18th: Counseling Services
Molly Blancke, Lutheran Counseling Services of New York
“You Shall Love Your God” Midweek Lenten Worship
Our mid-week Lenten services continues each Wednesday, beginning at 7:00 PM.  You are invited to participate in the “You Shall Love Your God” themed, brief (approximately twenty minutes) worship services.  The planned sessions are:
Wednesday, March 7th
You Shall Love the Lord Your God with All Your Soul        
Wednesday, March 14th:
You Shall Love the Lord Your God with All Your Mind
Wednesday, March 21st:           
You Shall Love the Lord Your God with All Your Strength
Holy Week Worship
Holy Week begins with the Passion Sunday, or Palm Sunday, on March 25th.  We invite you to participate in many of the solemn worship opportunities planned.
            Sunday, March 25th (Passion of Our Lord):
Joint Processional Gathering at Manhasset Congregational Church (across Copley Road) with donkey – 9:45 AM
Reading of the Passion with Holy Communion – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, March 27th (Holy Tuesday):
Chrism Mass (blessing of the oils and renewal of vows) at Holy Trinity, 3 West 65 Street New York City - 1:30 PM
            Wednesday, March 28th (Holy Wednesday):
  Seder Meal led by Rabbi Todd Chizner of Temple Judea, Manhasset – 7:00 PM
            Thursday, March 29th (Maundy Thursday):
  Holy Communion and Stripping of Altar – 7:00 PM
            Friday, March 30th (Good Friday):
                        Tenebrae – 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM
            Saturday, March 31st (Easter Vigil):
Children’s Crafts and Easter Egg Hunt – 11:00 AM
Vigil Mass – 7:17 PM
Other March Highlights
Our Ruth Circle Ministry will be holding its annual Baby Shower event on Sunday, March 4th, immediately following our worship service.  All are encouraged to bring baby gifts as donations to support this charitable cause.  All offerings will be provided to Lutheran Social Services of New York’s New Life Center in Uniondale for underprivileged families with babies. 
On Sunday, March 18th, again following worship, the annual bake sale and spring raffle will be held during the coffee hour.  Please support this fundraiser.
Please note that Lenten coin boxes remain available throughout this month.  You are encouraged to collect you loose change throughout this Lenten Season and donate it to this charitable effort.
Thank you for journeying with us to the cross.  We anticipate the glorious celebration of the Resurrected Christ on Easter morning, April 1st!
Pastor Marc Herbst