Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

7600 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.451.6225 Get Directions

Lenten Worship

Wednesday Lent Series – The Ten Commandments

More than a list of do’s and don’ts, the Ten Commandments order our lives in relationship to God and neighbor. “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)

“God gave the Commandments to provide order, safety, security and freedom.  Each commandment includes a boundary and a promise. The boundary says “no” to the sinner in us, limiting and restricting us from unfaith and ill treatment of our neighbors and creation. The promise frees us and entices us to engage fully with God our Creator and the world around us.”  (By Heart by Troy Troftgruben)

Throughout the season of Lent, we will learn what aspects of life the Ten Commandments address through two video series. The first from presiding ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton who helps us dig deeply into the overarching meaning of each commandment and the second from Luther House whose work on curriculum writing reaches audiences of all ages.

Worships at 12 & 6:30pm with soup served one hour prior.

Our Themes Each Week

February 26            The First Commandment

March 4                   The Second Commandment

March 11                  The Third Commandment

March 18                 The Fourth Commandment

Mach 25                  The Fifth Commandment

April 1                      The Eighth Commandment  

Palm Sunday, April 5 -Palms & Pancakes
8:30 & 9:45 a.m.

We will begin with a triumphant feel as children wave palms and we sing our Hosannas.
However, the Hosannas quickly turn to shouting “Crucify Him” as we read the passion story from the Gospel of John.
Pancakes will be served after all services as a fundraiser for our Mission Trip Youth.

Maundy Thursday, April 9
12:00 & 6:30 p.m.

As you enter the sanctuary, your hands are washed to symbolize the humbling act of service Jesus showed. We hear the story of his love in the upper room, as he washed his disciples feet and gave bread and wine, along with the command to love one another as he loves. We conclude the service with the stripping of the altar, learning together what each worship symbol means and why it is removed in preparation of our gathering at the cross on Good Friday.

Good Friday, April 10
12:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

A Service of Shadows.  Around Jesus’ death lies a shadow of mystery that holds grief and gratitude. At this service, as each passage from scripture is read and hymn sung in the shadow of the cross, we extinguish a candle, until we are in the shadow of the tomb. The service ends with our silently carrying the cross out of the sanctuary. 

Easter Sunday, April 12
8:00, 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” God has Jesus appear to us, “chosen as witnesses,” in holy baptism and invites us to eat and drink at the table of the risen Christ. Alleluia!