February 28, 2021 – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Gathering, Greeting, and Announcements

Prayer of the Day

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Gospel: A Reading from the Gospel of St. Mark

Preparing the Passover meal

Mark 14:12–16

12On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover? 13So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, 14and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples? 15He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there. 16So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.

P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon: Prepare

Hymn

In the Bleak Midwinter (v. 1 & 3)

ELW #294
1In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.
3What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb;
if I were a wise man I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him—give my heart.

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the Church

P: Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

Blessing


Weekly Announcements

We remember in our prayers

Return to In-Sanctuary Worship Service

Sanctuary Worship will resume in a modified form on Sunday, March 7. Up to 50 people will be allowed in the sanctuary with social distancing, masks, and temperature checks required, but the service will continue to be broadcast to the parking lot over 88.7 fm on the radio. Communion packets will be available on first Sundays (including March 7) to all participants both in the sanctuary and in the parking lot.

2021 Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in the sanctuary after Sunday service (approximately 9:45 a.m.) on March 14. There will be no forums, but the Annual Report will be available for pick up at the church no later than March 7. Due to covid limitations, participation allowed into the sanctuary will be capped at 50 with reservations needed. Sign up online via SignUpGenius or contact the church office if you plan to attend.

Lenten Wednesday Schedule

It's not too late to add the Lenten Prayer & Roundtable Discussion to your Lenten practices. This year, Wednesday night Lenten worship takes place by teleconference at 6 p.m., following a fixed liturgy posted on the website (it can also be mailed to you) with weekly readings and discussion. If you would like to be included for the remaining Wednesdays in Lent, contact the church office for call-in information.

Call for Updates to the Directory

We are getting several notices from members that have tried to reach other members using phone numbers listed in our directory only to find the number is no longer in service. If you or a member you are in touch with has discontinued a land line or changed cell phone numbers, please be sure to let the church office know. If this year has taught us nothing else, it is how much we need to stay in touch with each other.

Lutheran World Relief

The Mission committee will start collecting personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief during Lent. The kits include the following items:

These items can be put in the baskets in the narthex used for food collection. Committee members will sort the items.

Food Drive

The Mission committee is continuing to collect food that will be shared between Safe Harbor and the Midwest Food Bank. We are collecting the following items:

There is a box just inside the church entrance where you can deposit items. Please do not take items to Megan or Pastor Henrick's office.

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