April 2, 2021 Good Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2, Good Friday

Welcome to our Good Friday worship!

Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death.  Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all.

The extinguishing of the candles during the Tenebrae service recalls the darkening shadows of Calvary as Jesus’ life was slowly extinguished.

So, we gather in solemn devotion to our Lord—his sacrifice—this night, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life.

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1—19:42

Thank you to Kathy Plamann; Kathy Houzner and Cheryl Warming for assisting with worship tonight.

Thank you to Intern Leah Holloway-Nilsen for preaching (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Prairie Du Sac).

Thank you to Kathy Houzner and Susan Lappin for providing our music.

A bulletin and copy of the sermon is available for you to download and print for worship

Palm Sunday, St.  Pauls Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI

April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, Maundy Thursday

Welcome to our Maundy Thursday worship!

 

This evening our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection .At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to follow his example… to give and receive love in humble service to one another, especially the poor and the unloved.

Formed into a new body in Christ through the holy meal Jesus instituted this night, we are transformed by the mercy we have received… and we offer ourselves in love as we share it with the world.

Our service ends with the stripping of the altar—all adornments are removed from the chancel… in preparation for Good Friday.

Scripture Readings:

Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Thank you to Tiffany Birrenkott for serving as our lector tonight.

Thank you to Vicar Kathi Matthews-Risley for preaching (St. John-St. Paul Lutheran Church, Town of Berry/Marxville) .

Thank you to Cheryl Warming and Susan Lappin for providing our music.

A bulletin and copy of the sermon is available for you to download and print for worship.

Palm Sunday, St.  Pauls Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our Palm Sunday worship!  We are so glad you are able to join us today!

We pray that you will be challenged, blessed, and strengthened through this time of worship and prayer.

 

This week… Holy Week—the center of the church year—is a week of striking contrasts.  

Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by cheers and shouts of glory… only to be left alone to die on the cross, abandoned by even his closest friends.  

Where do we find ourselves in the story of Jesus’ passion?  

What does it mean for us?  

Join us in our journey this week… from Jesus’ triumphal entry of Palm Sunday… to the cross of Good Friday… to the empty tomb of Easter morning.

​We will also gather in-person on Easter Sunday—at 8:30am in the Sanctuary and Gathering Area (by reservation – call the church office)… and at 10:30am outside in our parking lot.  

 

Scripture Readings:

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11

bulletin and copy of the sermon is available for you to download and print for worship.

Palm Sunday, St.  Pauls Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI

March 24, 2021- Holden Evening Prayers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's sermon is given by Vicar Stephen Nilsen of St. Peter's in Loganville.

Thank you  to Sue Lappin, Katie and Griffin James, Cheryl Warming, Kelly Rodenschmit and Kathy Houzner for providing our special music for these services.

A copy of the sermon is available for you to download

Holden Evening Prayers, St.  Pauls Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI

March 21, 2021- Fifth Sunday in Lent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to worship! We are so glad you are able to join us for worship today…

We pray that you will be challenged, blessed, and strengthened through this time of worship and prayer.

In our Old Testament reading for this week, God promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart.

We, in the church, see this promise fulfilled in Christ – who draws all people to himself when he is lifted up on the cross.

Our baptismal covenant draws us to God’s heart through Christ… and draws God’s love and truth into our hearts. We gather together in worship—sharing in word, song, meal, and prayer—and leave strengthened and empowered to share God’s love with all the world.

Scripture Readings:

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-3

A bulletin  and a copy of my sermon is available for you to download and print for worship.

Fifth Sunday in Lent, St.  Pauls Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI

March 17, 2021 – Holden Evening Prayers

Today's sermon is given by Pastor Paula Harris of St John's in Reedsburg.

Thank you  to Sue Lappin, Katie and Griffin James, Cheryl Warming, Kelly Rodenschmit and Kathy Houzner for providing our special music for these services.

A copy of the sermon is available for you to download

Fourth Sunday in Lent, St Paul's Baraboo

March 14, 2021 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Welcome to worship! We are so glad you are able to join us for worship today…

We pray that you will be challenged, blessed, and strengthened through this time of worship and prayer.

The fourth of the Old Testament promises—that provides a lens for us this Lent—is the promise God makes to Moses: those who look on the bronze serpent will live.

 

In today’s gospel Jesus says he will be “lifted up” like the serpent, so that those who look to him in faith will live.

The cross of Christ becomes the sign we can look to in faith for healing, for restored relationship to God, for hope when we are dying.

Scripture Readings:

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

A bulletin  and a copy of my sermon is available for you to download and print for worship.

Fourth Sunday in Lent, St Paul's Baraboo

March 10, 2021 – Holden Evening Prayers

Today's sermon is given by Pastor Mike Lee of Common Ground, Lodi.

Thank you  to Sue Lappin, Katie and Griffin James, Cheryl Warming, Kelly Rodenschmit and Kathy Houzner for providing our special music for these services.

A copy of the sermon is available for you to download

Holden Evening Service, St Paul's Baraboo