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“The Church in Exile is an Easter Church”
This year we mark a Holy Week which I’m sure none of us was expecting. There is no “sugar coating” this. For Christians the most important sequence of days in the church year will be experienced in a way that is unthinkable. Because of events outside of our control we are unable to gather for the services of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter morning.
Perhaps we can consider the church in the context of the Israelites who were sent into the Babylonian captivity, for them a time of exile when they were forced to give up land and temple. We are like that, a people who have been knocked off the tracks. But the church in exile is still the Body of Christ. God has not left us alone. His Word still comes to us, our Baptismal faith still grasps hold of His promises, in repentance we call upon Him in prayer. So as we enter into Holy Week, remember that “the church in exile is still an Easter church.” Our in-person celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord must for now wait, but we will gather again when our Lord bids us. That day we will gather in the name of the Triune God who saves us, and like every Sunday, that day will bring us the gifts Christ won for us on the cross and the victory over death we have in His Resurrection.
Our Holy Week materials and Youtube videos are available at the above links: Maundy Thursday at 7:00p, Good Friday at 3:00p, and the Resurrection of Our Lord at 10:00a. Details will be posted at least 24 hours in advance on the website. The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all this Holy Week.
All Services and Bible studies suspended until further notice
Christ Lutheran Church is a place where God gives His gifts to His people. We follow the traditional liturgies of the Christian church and strive for the clear preaching of God’s Word, focusing on the forgiveness of our sins for the sake of Christ Jesus. We draw attention to the spoken and sung Word rather than projected pixels and emotional anthems, and we partake of the true Body and Blood of Christ in Holy Communion every week.