Devotions for Lent
The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) is once again providing daily devotions during the season of Lent. This year’s devotional series is titled “I am God-You are my People” and was prepared by the Rev. Paull Spring, NALC Bishop Emeritus, and the Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, NALC Assistant to the Bishop for Missions. The devotional is centered on two themes. The first is a selection of Biblical passages in which God is addressed as the “Great I Am.” The second is a selection of passages in which we are addressed as God’s people, “You are…”
There are multiple ways you may access this Lenten devotional and share it with friends and family within and beyond our congregation:
• Download the NALC Walk of Faith App to your smartphone. It is free and includes the entire devotional. You may download it from the App Store or from Google Play.
• Daily Text Message. Sign up by texting @NALCLENT to 614-682-8693.
• Daily Email: visit remind.com/join/nalclent
• Daily message to your personal Facebook Messenger account: visit m.me/thenalc then text the word Lent and click the Subscribe Button
• Download a print copy at thenalc.org/lent2019
• If you do not have access to any of these electronic means and still wish to receive the devotional book, please contact Pastor Martin and he will print a copy for you.
Readers, Scriptures for the Month
SUNDAY MORNING READINGS
Sunday, March 03: Rhonda Edeker, Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 99; Hebrews 3:1-6; Gospel, Luke 9: 28-36
Sunday, March 10: Margaret DeBower, Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-13; Romans 10:8b-13; Gospel, Luke 4:1-13
Sunday, March 17: Diane Hummel, Jeremiah 26:8-15; Psalm 4; Phillippians 3:17-4:1; Gospel, Luke 13:31-35
Sunday, March 24: Rolin Eberline, Ezekiel 33:7-20; Psalm 85; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Gospel, Luke 13:1-9
Sunday, March 31: Jane Thompson, Isaiah 12:1-6; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Gospel, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Sunday, April 7: Open, Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3: (4b-7), 8-14; Gospel, Luke 20:9-20
Sunday, April 14: Open, Deuteronomy 32:36-39; Psalm 118:19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; Gospel, Luke 22:1-23:56
HOLY WEEK READINGS
Monday, April 15: Isaiah 50:5-10; Hebrews 9:11-15; Matthew 26:1-27:66
Tuesday, April 16: Isaiah 49:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (26-31); Mark 14:1-15:47
Wednesday, April 17: Isaiah 62:11-63:7, Romans 5:6-11, Luke 22:1-23:56
Maundy Thursday, April 18: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 10:15-25; Luke 22:7-20
Good Friday, April 19: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42
Easter Sunday, April 21: Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 16; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Gospel, Luke 24:1-12
The Senior Choir is open to everyone regardless of age or experience, and is an opportunity for people to come together to sing. There are brief practices on Sunday mornings beginning around 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jane Thompson at 319-415-8456.
Special Music Schedule:
Sunday, March 03: “Lord of the Dance”
Wednesday, March 6: “Communion”
Sunday, March 10: “Thy Word”
Sunday, March 17: “Be Thou My Vision”
Sunday, March 24: Sunday School Children
Sunday, March 31: “Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past”
Wednesday, March 06: 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13: 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20: 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27: 6 p.m.
Fellowship Hosts & Hostesses
Sunday, March 03: Rhonda & Monica Edeker
Sunday, March 10: Ken & Margaret DeBower
Sunday, March 17: Diane Hummel
Sunday, March 24: Ron & JoAnn Taylor
Sunday, March 31: Kenny & Helen Debner
If you or someone you know would like to have private communion (or in case of emergency), please contact Pastor Chris Martin at (712) 304-2405; Council Chairman, Kurt Roose, at (641) 425-3418; or Worship Contact, Diane Hummel, at (319) 267-2837.
Please remember these folks and their families in prayer as they serve our country:
Bryan Opperman, Unit 61239, APO AE 09309; Bryan's Family, 8900 Stafford Springs Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89134bk
AA Rashell Davis-Haxhijaj, G1 Division Unit 100250 Box 7120, USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71, FPO, AP 96632
SR Lloyd W. Davis, BLDH 499, Rm 141, #1273, Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT 06349-5700
PVT Dylan Fehlberg; Randy Wildeboer; Dalton Fehlberg; and Zachary Thompson
Please remember these folks and their families in prayers as they are healing and recovering:
Joel Vieker and Florence Vieker.
If you or your family member would like to be added to this list, please let us know.
Notice from Florence
Please help Florence get all the articles in the heralds and bulletins. Contact Pastor Martin or Florence Vieker so that they know who needs to be added or taken off of the prayer concerns, announcement additions or subtractions, births, deaths, weddings, or any other information. Thanks.