Immanuel Lutheran Church observes the historical, orthodox church calendar and offers midweek Lent services on Wednesdays. The 1 pm service is a traditional worship service in the church sanctuary. At 6 pm we offer a less formal devotional style service in the basement at 6:45 pm following a supper that starts at 6 pm.
However you may be asking yourself why attend any type of Lent worship service at all? From the earliest time of the church, Lent has been a time for instruction in the faith. In fact, the season began as a time for those who wished to join the Christian faith to enter into a particularly focused time of reflection, penitence, and study before committing themselves to Christ at the Easter vigil service. Indeed, the rest of the church year grew out of and around this season of preparation. But in recent years, however, with hectic family calendars and personal schedules, churches have had a harder time finding support for all that would have been assumed to be an “essential” part of Lent a generation ago. So does Lent still matter?
More pointedly, what does Lent mean to you? Does it convey anything to you? What elements of the season make a strong impression? Does it prepare you to celebrate Easter or does it “stand alone” as a season or does it hardly register? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then we urge you to come to these services to find the answers. We pray you have a meaningful and blessed Lenten season.
On Palm Sunday, April 9th, 2017, at 2 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church will present “Joan of Arc,” the 1928 classic Silent Movie. Dave Weesner will be at the keyboard on Colorado’s largest theatre organ. It will be presented in the Organ Gym at 828 Pikes Peak Ave. You can find parking in the back off the alley. The presentation is free of charge. The Passion of Joan of Arc (French: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) is a 1928 silent French film based on the actual record of the trial of Joan of Arc. The film was directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and stars Renée Jeanne Falconetti as Joan. It is widely regarded as a landmark of cinema, especially for its production, Dreyer’s direction and Falconetti’s performance, which is often listed as one of the finest in cinema history. The film summarizes the time that Joan of Arc was a captive of England, depicting her trial and execution.
This logo takes many elements from Luther’s seal, which is the most easily recognized symbol for Lutheranism. It was common in Luther’s day for people to create a seal or coat of arms for their families, and that seal told the world what the family cared about or did for a living. It’s no surprise, then, that Luther’s seal was all about Jesus!
At the center of Luther’s seal, and at the center of the Reformation 2017 logo, is a red heart in the middle of a white rose. (The heart and rose together are commonly referred to as Luther’s rose.) As Luther explained in one of his writings, “The heart in the middle of white rose shows that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. It immediately sets [the believer] into the midst of a white, joyful rose, not like the peace and joy the world offers. That is why the rose should be white, not red. White is the color of the spirits and all angels.”
At the center of that rose is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Jesus is the center and Rock of our faith. He has been since He came to Earth in the flesh, and He still is today. The word “still” bears witness to the ever and ongoing relevance of this one, saving truth for sinners.
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Please join us in worship any Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Whether you’re out-of-town just visiting the area, are a seeker, looking for a new church home, or need someone to listen, come join us! We also offer multiple Bible Study classes both on Sundays after worship and throughout the week. We encourage everyone to dive into God’s Word — the answers are there!