This Sunday (April 13) is Palm Sunday, which begins Holy Week. Gary Sunday School students will sing during worship this Sunday, and there will be a procession of palms at all four churches. Here is a schedule of Holy Week:
Palm Sunday (April 13): 8:30 a.m. Ness & Sundal, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at Gary & Faaberg, 10:30 a.m. Worship at Gary & Faaberg (with Confirmation at Faaberg)
Maundy Thursday (April 17): 7 p.m. Worship & First Communion at Gary
Good Friday (April 18): 7 p.m. Worship at Ness
Easter Sunday (April 20): 7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service & Communion at Gary; 9 a.m. Ness (Communion) & Sundal (Communion); 10:30 a.m. Faaberg (Communion)
We will be exploring and praying about several different topics chosen by the confirmation students each Wednesday evening this Lent. Here are the topics each week for Lent:
Wed., March 12: Sundal: School problems–bullying, shootings, suicide, respect
Wed., March 19: Gary: Natural Disasters, dangers, terrorism, accidents
Wed., March 26: Ness: Addictions
Wed., April 2: Faaberg: Abuse
Wed., April 9: Sundal: Sickness
Maundy Thursday service will be held on April 17 at Gary, and the Good Friday service will be held on April 18 at Ness.
Join us at Faaberg on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. for Ash Wednesday worship, communion and imposition of ashes. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent–the 40 days prior to Easter (excluding Sundays). Reminder: There will be a parish council meeting following Ash Wednesday worship. This meeting was rescheduled because of bad weather last week.
There will not be worship at Ness or Sundal on January 5. Faaberg will have worship and communion at 8:30 a.m. and Gary at 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship and Communion will be held at 4 p.m. at Faaberg and 10 p.m. at Gary.
Christmas Day Worship and Communion will be held at 9 a.m. at Sundal and 10:30 a.m. at Ness.
Have a Happy and Safe Christmas!
DO YOU LOVE TO SING? OR JUST LOVE MAKING PEOPLE SMILE?! We are meeting to go caroling at the Living Center in Fertile at 6 pm or at the Gary church at 6 pm Wednesday. Confirmation students please sign in you can go to either place…DRESS WARM…and we will need plenty of drivers in Fertile, and possibly Gary if it is too cold to walk! God bless you! PS this is not for youth only, and anyone is welcome to join us…any ages!
Christmas Program Pictures from Faaberg and Sundal. Gary’s Christmas program will be held this Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m. with a potluck to follow.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship will be held on Wednesday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at Gary Lutheran Church. All are welcome!
There is one Sunday left to bring non-perishable food items to worship. These items will be used to make baskets to give to those in need in our community. The baskets will be delivered the Monday before Thanksgiving. If you know of someone who could use a food basket, please contact the church office or talk to a Gary WELCA member.
On Reformation Sunday, eight Third Graders received Bibles in our parish! Here are a few pictures of third graders and their families at Gary:
If you have pictures from Reformation Sunday or another parish event, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.