March 31, 2019– Fourth Sunday in Lent. The Psalm sets the tone this day. “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!” Happy are those who have “become the righteousness of God” in the merits of Christ Jesus. Happy are those for whom the forgiveness of God has “rolled away the disgrace” of former times. Happy is the father at the return of his prodigal son. Happy are we that our sins are forgiven for Jesus’ sake. Rejoice!
Preparation for worship
I return to you, God, in guilt and sorrow. But you run — run! — to me, sweep me up in your loving embrace and exclaim, “Welcome home!” (Luke 15:11-32). I am speechless.
“If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NRSV). Welcome to new life, my friends. And welcome to the joy of worship.
9:30 am Sun. – Adult Bible class and Sunday School
10:45 am Sun. – Worship followed by Pot Luck
March 31 Lector: Nels Christenson
Next Sunday’s Lector: Lesa Berger
Don’t forget Good Friday Services, April 19th at 7:30 PM And Easter Services at 11:45 AM with Easter Breakfast.
Trinity Lutheran Church of Ava
Industrial R and Highway 5
Pastor Wayne Strohschein