SUNDAY SERVCE: 10:00AM


                       CELEBRATION OF GOD'S BLESSINGS

            - 20 years at 460 Mapleview Dr. Church Building.

    - 20 years touching children's lives at Open Arms.

  - 20 years of Senior's living in Phase 1 and 5 years in Phase 2, known as Martin Luther Court.

 - 5 year of Martin Luther Chapel, and 65 years of the Good Shepherd Congregation.

                                          TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!


FRIENDS AND FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE AND FELLOWSHIP: 10.00AM -

                           (EVERY 4th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH)



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                                               LENTEN SEASON

 Lent is a solemn religious observance in the External link opens in new tab or window liturgical calendar that begins with External link opens in new tab or windowAsh Wednesday and ends with External link opens in new tab or windowEaster Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through External link opens in new tab or window prayer, doing External link opens in new tab or window penance, External link opens in new tab or window repentance of sins, External link opens in new tab or windowalms giving, External link opens in new tab or window atonement, and External link opens in new tab or window self-denial. Lent is traditionally described as lasting for forty days, in commemoration of the External link opens in new tab or window forty days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, according to the Gospels of External link opens in new tab or window Matthew, External link opens in new tab or window Mark and External link opens in new tab or window Luke, before beginning his External link opens in new tab or window public ministry, during which he endured temptation by External link opens in new tab or windowSatan.


Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The austerity of the Lenten season was seen as similar to how people in the Old Testament fasted and repented in sackcloth and ashes (External link opens in new tab or windowEsther 4:1-3; External link opens in new tab or windowJeremiah 6:26; External link opens in new tab or windowDaniel 9:3). The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us.


Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year.


Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion. It also commemorates His institution of the priesthood. The Last Supper was the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples in Jerusalem. During the meal, Jesus predicts his betrayal. Christ would fulfill His role as the Christian victim of the Passover for all to be saved by His final sacrifice.


Good Friday is the day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Before his execution, Jesus was flogged, which was a customary practice intended to weaken a victim before crucifixion. Crucifixion was an especially painful method of execution and was perfected by the Romans as such. It was reserved for the worst criminals, and generally Roman citizens, women, and soldiers were exempt in most cases.


Easter Sunday is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. It is the greatest feast, and Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter. Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. His resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. It is the singular event which proves that those who trust in God and accept Christ will be raised from the dead. Since Easter represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind, it is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar.


And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith” 1 Cor. 15: 14.

 

 

 

 

   


 


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 Bible Study:  Wednesdays 10:00 a.m., Martin Luther Court Chapel -

(222 Steel Street, Barrie)


 Confirmation Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 p.m. on Zoom

 

 Men’s Breakfast: (2nd Saturday of each Month). 9:00 a.m. at M.L.C. Chapel ---:

Come and enjoy a breakfast you will not find elsewhere. All men are invited!  Bring your appetite and your Bible for fellowship and time together in the Word of God.




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