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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado

A Member Of The
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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Lent, Easter & Ascension

Therefore, since we have now been justified by his [Jesus'] blood, it is even more certain that we will be saved from God's wrath through him. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, it is even more certain that, since we have been reconciled, we will be saved by his life. And not only is this so, but we also go on rejoicing confidently in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received this reconciliation.
(Romans 5:9-11)

Solo Christo! (In Christ Alone!) This Latin phrase is one of four Solas Latin phrases that sum up the heart and soul of our faith and lives. Sola Scriptura (by Scriptures alone), Sola Fide (by faith alone), and Sola Gratia (by Grace alone) are the other three. However, the other three are meaningless without Christ! As winter is dwindling down and spring is approaching we enter the Lenten church season. This is a wonderful time for us to slow down with an already busy year and refocus on Solo Christo!

During the upcoming months at Salem, we will be focusing on Jesus Christ's passion alone, death alone, resurrection alone, and ascension alone. Christ alone lived the perfect life we could not live. He did this in our place even though we are by nature enemies of God. There is nothing God pleasing in us apart from Jesus. Christ alone then took up the cross. He suffered the death we deserved. Three days later, Christ alone rose victorious bestowing on us life and salvation. Forty days later, Christ alone ascended back into heaven guaranteeing His work for us all. All thanks and praise to Christ Alone. We no longer have to live in fear or doubt wondering what will happen after we die. Our sins are forgiven and heaven is our home. Solo Christo!

Salem is offering several additional worship opportunities to allow us the opportunity to focus on Christ's passion alone, Christ's death alone, Christ's resurrection alone, and Christ's ascension alone. Starting with Ash Wednesday on February 14, 2024 and ending on March 20, 2024, Salem will have Lenten Midweek Services on Wednesdays starting at 6:30 pm. On March 28, 2024 and March 29, 2024 we will celebrate Maunday Thursday and Good Friday with worship at 6:30 pm both evenings. On Easter Sunday, March 31, Salem is celebrating with a special sunrise service at 6:30 am, an Easter Breakfast at 7:30 am, and our regular worship service at 9:00 am. For Ascension on Thursday, May 9, 2024, Salem will have another special worship service at 6:30 pm. These are offered in addition to regular Sunday Worship at 9:00 am.

Special Events Calendar

These are in addition to our regular Sunday morning Worship Services at 9:00 am

Special Event Day & Date Time
Midweek Lent II Worship Wednesday, February 21 6:30 pm
Midweek Lent III Worship Wednesday, February 28 6:30 pm
Midweek Lent IV Worship Wednesday, March 6 6:30 pm
Midweek Lent V Worship Wednesday, March 13 6:30 pm
Midweek Lent VI Worship Wednesday, March 20 6:30 pm
Maundy Thursday Worship Thursday, March 28 6:30 pm
Good Friday Worship Friday, March 29 6:30 pm
Easter Sunrise Worship Sunday, March 31 6:30 am
Easter Breakfast Sunday, March 31 7:30 am
Easter Morning Worship Sunday, March 31 9:00 am
Ascension Worship Thursday, May 9 6:30 pm

Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version® (EHV®)
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