Starting Ash Wednesday, Feb 14th, join us for this year's theme, "Return From Exile: A Lenten Journey"
This year our theme for our Lenten worship will focus upon the journey, but perhaps not in the way we usually walk it. Our overall theme will be “Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey.” All journeys must have a starting point; and in the preaching and teaching this Lenten season, we will consider our starting point a land of exile. The land of exile from which we begin our journey is the wilderness of sin and death. Adam and Eve sinned, and we have inherited from them not only the sin itself, but also the result of that sin—separation from our Lord and God. From the first sin in the first garden, we have been exiled into the wilderness where we have wandered without any ability to find our way out.
This is the beginning of our journey: exile. But every journey also has a destination, an ending point. Our return from exile brings us into the promised land. Our relationship with our God is restored by Christ’s sacrifice. Our destination, then, is the perfect place, the new garden, the courts of heaven—the ultimate destination which was established for us by His death and resurrection. There is great joy in the journey as we see where our returning brings us; but there is also a somber attitude when we consider what Christ faced on account of our sin.
Below is the list of worship services for Lent and Holy Week. Please join us for the Lenten journey where the destination we celebrate as Easter people, saved by our faith in Christ because of what He did on the cross for each one us!
- Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Lent Service at 1 pm
- Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Devotional Service at 7 pm
- Mid-Week Lenten Services, Wednesdays, February 21st – March 21st, at 1 pm
- Mid-Week Lenten Devotions, Wednesdays, February 21st – March 21st, at 7 pm
- Palm Sunday, March 25th, 9 am Worship Service with Holy Communion
- Maundy Thursday, March 29th, Worship Service with Holy Communion at 1 pm and 7 pm
- Good Friday, March 30th, Tenebrae Worship Service at 7 pm
- Easter Sunday, April 1st, Worship Services at 8 am and 10:45 am with Holy Communion
Free All Gospel Show, Sunday, March 4, 2-4 PM. Everyone is welcome!
March 4, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs 80903, will host a Musical Program featuring the 4GIVEN quartet from Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield, CO. The group has been performing for eight years to the delight of those who enjoy old-time Gospel music. They will be joined by Immanuel Jubilate Choir singing favorite spirituals. Also, the audience will have a chance to join a Gospel Sing-a-long, led by Dave Weesner on the largest theatre pipe organ in Colorado.
Join the fun! Raise your hands! Praise the Lord! Shout “AMEN!”
(And bring along your tambourine, if you have one!)
No charge for admission, although we will gratefully accept your free-will donation. Location: In the Organ Gym at Immanuel Lutheran Church, corner of Pikes Peak & Institute. Entrance and Parking in the back, in the alley at 828 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Over the past recent weeks, we’ve had to opportunity to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On October 22nd, many of you attended the Martin Luther Hymn Fest followed by the Oktoberfest. The following Sunday, October 29th, our worship service focused on the Reformation which was led by four ordained pastors from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Many of you asked for the potato salad, sauerkraut, and red cabbage recipes while others asked for access to the group photos taken of Reverend Jonathan Kern, Rev. Dr. Dennis Lucero, Reverend Robert Mann, and Reverend Jim Rivett. Below you’ll find the pictures and links to the recipes. We also provided links to youtube if you’d like to relive any of the music and commentaries from the Hymn Fest!
Rogers Red Cabbage
Shawneetown German Potato Salad
Link to Youtube playlist for all Martin Luther Hymn Fest segments
500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #1
500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #2
500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #3
500th Reformation Anniversary Worship Service - Group Photo #4
Look for this logo to find special events to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
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.
Go to Immanuel’s events page on Facebook to find events related to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
YouTube Channel for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs
Facebook page for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs
Click on YouTube icon and you’ll go directly to our channel where you can find past sermons and special music. Subscribe to our channel and you’ll be notified when new video clips are posted. Click on the Facebook icon and you’ll go directly to our Facebook page. ”Like” us and our posts will show up on your own Facebook home page. Go to “events” and you’ll get up to date information on all the events at Immanuel. Also on Facebook we post the links to sermons and music on YouTube.
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs
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!