March, 13th Service 2nd Sunday in Lent Snow Day Replay (from 2021)
March 20th Service Service of Healing & Wholeness
The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent. Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness: “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for all of us. Thanks be to God!
Our Lord in his ministry performed many acts of healing - forgiving sins, casting out demons, curing physical disease. As they carried out our Lord’s ministry, the disciples also performed similar acts. These practices continued as part of the church’s ministry. In recent years, many have discovered the value of the laying on of hands, both in the visitation of the sick and in public services of healing. The healing we refer to in this service is for the health of the whole person.
Friedensaal Evangelical Lutheran Church 9138 White Church Road - Seven Valleys, PA 17360 - 717-428-3453