Join us for Worship-Sundays at 10:30 AM
Adult & Youth Sunday School and Confirmation at 9:00 AM and an Informal Adult Discussion Group from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the casual seating area of the Fellowship Hall.
Come join us!
Welcome to the Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the Word of God. Pine Street Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for worship on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
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Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Psalm 51. 1-17; Joel 2. 1-2, 12-17;
Matthew 6. 1-5, 16-2. Good Morning!
‘Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart; with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning, rend your hearts and not your clothing.’ (Joel 2. 12) The Journey of Lent has begun. For the next six weeks (Maundy Thursday is the conclusion of Lent) we are called to be penitent, to pray, to seek to be more aware of our relationship with our God and with others, to prepare and to witness the journey of Christ to Jerusalem where our salvation was accomplished.
I always, every year, hear casual comments about ‘giving up’ something for Lent. Yes, it is good for one’s spirit to take away that which keeps us from having a fuller awareness, a more active relationship with our God, but does chocolate really do that? Does giving up a segment of time every day to be in prayer, to read scripture, to respond to the needs of others build an awareness of who one is, and who one has been called to be, and live as a child of God?
On this day, we begin by remembering the sacrifice given for us, for all time, and a reminder that it is not ‘cheap grace’. To assume that one will benefit eternally from the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross without taking some time to meditate on how that affects one’s everyday life, is to accept ‘cheap grace’. To dwell in the mystery of the Word made Flesh and the presence of the Holy Spirit among God’s people, to do justice, to love mercy, to walk humbly with our God, is to acknowledge the cost of discipleship here and now. Lent gives us an opportunity to individually and collectively return to the Lord our God with true spiritual practices that engage the whole of one’s body, mind, and spirit. Prayer: Almighty God, on this day we remember your gift of salvation to us, we remember that we are nothing without you; we remember that life in this body is mortal and that unto dust we will return. Help us to keep Lenten Discipline, Prayer, Fasting, Charity, that we might know that our life depends on you. We pray for all who are suffering, and for all who seek a spiritual relationship with you, in Christ, Amen. Blessings, Lois.
Lenten Worship Schedule:
Wednesdays 7:00 pm: March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12
Lent Study: 5:30 pm March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12
Palm Sunday, April 9th
10:30 a.m. Blessing and Procession with Palms
Maundy Thursday, April 13th,
7:00 pm: Word and Sacrament, Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday: April 14th,
Cross Walk: Begins at 10:00 –
St. Joseph Catholic Church and end at Pine Street.
Noon: Reading of Passion, Meditation
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.; 1:00 – 3:00p.m. Silent Meditation
7:00 p.m. Prayers, Scripture, Procession of the Cross
(in the church)
Holy Saturday: April 15th
Easter Vigil: 7:00 pm
Day of Resurrection – April16th - Easter
6:30 - Sunrise Worship
8:30 – Breakfast in Fellowship Hall
10:30 - Worship
Intentional Interim PastorOur Intentional Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lois Martin, began her ministry with Pine Street July 1, 2015.
March 23, 2017
9:00 AM Sunday School, Confirmation and
Informal Adult Discussion Group
10:30 AM Worship
Followed by Fellowship each Sunday
(Except No Fellowship Sundays near July 4, Labor Day, Sunday after Thanksgiving, Sunday near Christmas, January 1, 2017 or Mother's Day, 2017)
God's Mission for Pine Street Lutheran Church
If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, then you should come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved. We hope you'll come see what God is doing at Pine Street Church. All are welcome!
Church Phone: 570-275-2110
Church Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the ELCA?
Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the history of this wonderful organization on our What is the ELCA page.
A Congregation of the
Church in America
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