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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado

A Member Of The
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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Lent, Holy Week & Easter At Salem

Lent

At the center of the Christian faith is the crucifixion and ressurection of Jesus Christ. As it is written in Romans 4:25, He [Jesus] was handed over to death because of our trespasses and was raised to life because of our justification. On the cross Jesus paid the price for sin that mankind could not: His own death paid in full the debt that the world owed to God. The open, empty, tomb on Easter morning is the proof that Jesus' sacrifice of himself for the salvation of the world was accptable to God, that death has been overcome, and that all who believe in Him shall rise to Heaven above as well.

The season of Lent is the preparation for the celebration of both Good Friday, the day on which Jesus died, and Easter Sunday, the day on which He rose. For 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17, we solemnly look at our sinful lives in light of God's holy requirement of perfection. We also hear again the passion history of Christ Jesus as He goes uncomplaining forth to the Cross. Whether the accounts of Judas' betrayal of Jesus, the institution of the Lord's Supper, Peter's denial of Jesus, or the Crucifixion itself, be familiar or new, the focus is always on Jesus—His love for mankind and His work of salvation for all.

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday. Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem amid cries of Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! (Matthew 21:9). On Maundy Thursday, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples for the last time and at the same time institutes the Sacrament of The Lord's Supper. Good Friday is the day of Jesus' death, yet Good because it marks the day on which salvation is won for all mankind. On Easter Sunday come and join us for a sunrise worship service which recounts the excitement and amazement of the women and disciples on that first Easter at the open, empty tomb. Then at 9am we gather again for Communion worship to celebrate the ressurection of Jesus. The open, empty, tomb on Easter morning is the proof that Jesus' sacrifice of himself for the salvation of the world was accptable to God, that death has been overcome, and that all who believe in Him shall rise to Heaven above as well.

Easter

Worship Service Day & Date Time
Ash Wednesday Communion Worship Wednesday, February 17 6:30pm
Midweek Lent II Worship Wednesday, February 24 6:30pm
Midweek Lent III Worship Wednesday, March 3 6:30pm
Midweek Lent III Worship Wednesday, March 10 6:30pm
Midweek Lent IV Worship Wednesday, March 17 6:30pm
Midweek Lent V Worship Wednesday, March 24 6:30pm
Palm Sunday Worship Sunday, March 28 9:00am
Maundy Thursday Communion Worship Thursday, April 1 6:30pm
Good Friday Worship Friday, April 2 6:30pm
Easter Sunrise Worship Sunday, April 4 6:30am
Easter Morning Communion Worship Sunday, April 4 9:00 am



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