Worship

Inclement Weather Policies

It’s that time again

Classes: The usual policy is that whenever the Carthage Schools close due to bad weather, all classes at the church will also be cancelled.

Church Services: When we’re having extreme bad weather, watch the KOAM-TV scroll cancellation notices on the bottom of your televi-sion screen for possible church service cancellations.

Holy Week – Easter Schedule

Holy Week
Palm Sunday,  March 28  — Palms leaves will be given to everyone and the Sunday School children will process with the palms during the late Service. 

Maundy Thursday, April 1 — A Service of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 7:00 Thursday evening. Following the Lord’s Supper the altar will be striped in preparation for Good Friday.

Good Friday, April 2 — A Tenebrae Service on Friday evening at 7:00.  The service will start in the light and grow increasing dark as the readings lead to the death of Jesus on the cross. 

Easter
Sunrise Service, April 4 — The early Easter Communion service will start at 7:30 a.m.   It will be held outside if the weather permits.

Easter breakfast — Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Easter egg hunt — Starts at 9:30 a.m.

Easter Service — The Easter Communion service will start at 10:45 a.m.

Advent

Advent
The season of Advent begins Sunday, November 29th. It is also the beginning
of a new church year with its emphasis on The One Who is Coming.
The O.T. Prophets told about the one who was coming to be the Messiah. This
coming was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus over 2,000 years ago.
In this Advent season we anticipate the coming of Christmas, the celebration
of Jesus’ birth, who came so that we might be brought back into God’s family
through his suffering, death and resurrection.
It is this Jesus who comes to us in this Advent season in his Word and Sacraments.
Jesus is Immanuel, God with us.
We are also reminded in this Advent season that the one who came is also the
one who is coming back again to be the judge of all the living and the dead. In
God’s grace, we look forward to Christ’s return and pray with the Apostle John, “Come, Lord Jesus.”
Special Wednesday Services, 7:00 p.m. During the season of Advent we have special midweek services
on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. It is easy to get so involved that the message and meaning of this time of year gets lost
in the mess. Take time to join with others for these special Advent services.

advent_wreathThe season of Advent begins Sunday, November 29th. It is also the beginning of a new church year with its emphasis on The One Who is Coming.

The O.T. Prophets told about the one who was coming to be the Messiah. This coming was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus over 2,000 years ago.

In this Advent season we anticipate the coming of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus’ birth, who came so that we might be brought back into God’s family through his suffering, death and resurrection.

It is this Jesus who comes to us in this Advent season in his Word and Sacraments.

Jesus is Immanuel, God with us.

We are also reminded in this Advent season that the one who came is also the one who is coming back again to be the judge of all the living and the dead. In God’s grace, we look forward to Christ’s return and pray with the Apostle John, “Come, Lord Jesus.”

Special Wednesday Services, 7:00 p.m. During the season of Advent we have special midweek services on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. It is easy to get so involved that the message and meaning of this time of year gets lost in the mess. Take time to join with others for these special Advent services.

First service in new sanctuary

The first church service in the brand new sanctuary was held September 20th. There are still some details to be finished such as the sound system, and carpeting the altar area. It is tremendous to be in the new building. The band and the Shepherd’s Own performed.