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February 26, 2017, 7:27 PM

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

The year 2017 marks the international observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

In honor of that anniversary, our midweek Lenten services this year will have a distinctly Reformation character to them. The Reformation took place because corruption has made it into our Lord's church. Martin Luther and the other reformers who joined with him or followed after him wanted the Church to return to the teachings of the Bible and reject the teachings of man. To this end, the reformers focused on the six chief parts of the Christian faith. What are the six chief parts? Well, you will have to come to our Lenten services to find out. Each week, beginning with Ash Wednesday on March 1, we will focus on one of these parts. By the end of the 40 days/six weeks of Lent, we will certainly be prepared to hear and rejoice in the Good News of Easter.

Please set aside each Wednesday, beginning March 1, for our 5:30pm soup supper and our 7:00pm worship service.

We would also like to remind everyone that there is great symbolism in our soup supper followed by our worship service:

1. Heaven is often refererred to as the Lord's Banquet Table. When we gather together for a family meal as members of His kingdom and the Zion family, it is a forestate and symbol of what is to come, HEAVEN!

2. Scripture also reveals that in heaven, all the heavenly host - angels, the saints, the cherubim and the seraphim all join together in praising/worshipping God. This is why we follow our soup supper with a worship service.

The soup supper is not meant to be a free meal that people come to, fill their belly and then leave. That would simply be a physical experience. Rather, the soup supper and worship service are tied together as a whole spiritual experience with the purpose of glorifying God and building up the Body of Christ with a vision of our salvation.


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