2017 Holy Week Schedule

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life?” (Romans 5:10) Here’s a look at our Holy Week schedule in detail:

Maundy Thursday ServiceIf I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14) Our Maundy Thursday Service is April 13 at 7:00 pm. We’ll be following the Lord’s command to wash each other’s feet, a symbol of his great love for us and our duty to share that love with others. The message will be provided by Chaplain Forester. This service will have communion.

Good Friday Service
he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” Our Good Friday service is April 14 at 7:00 pm. Tenebrae service – Meditate on the last words of Jesus as he died on the cross, and respond in song to his great passion and sacrifice. The message will be provided by Chaplain Forester.

“Sonrise” Service
– He is risen! Just as the women came to the tomb early Sunday morning and found it empty, join us on the beach, Sunday at 6:00 am for our “Sonrise” service and hear the good news of Easter! As we watch the sun rise over the ocean, we are reminded that the Son rose from the dead. There will be no communion at this service. 
Breakfast – There will be a light breakfast at 7:30 am between our two Sunday services. Food will be provided by our fellowship committee. 
Easter Service – Our main Easter service is Sunday at 9:30 am, and will feature a mix of contemporary music and traditional liturgy, all with a spirit of celebration in the risen Lord! Communion will be offered at this service. 
Potluck Easter Brunch – Join us after the service at 11:00 am for our potluck Easter brunch. We’ll be eating outside this year under the canopies in the courtyard area. Bring a dish to share! 

2016 Holy Week Schedule!

  •  March 20 – Palm Sunday, ONE SERVICE ONLY
    o   9:00 am – Sunday School
    o   10:30 am – Combined Service, “Reading of the Passion”
  • March 23 – NO WEDNESDAY SERVICE
  • March 24 – Maundy Thursday
    o   7:00 pm – Footwashing Service
  •  March 25 – Good Friday
    o   7:00 pm – “Tenebrae” Service
  • March 26 – Saturday
    o   1:00 pm – Easter Music Rehearsal (all musicians!)
  • March 27 – Easter Sunday
    o   6:00 am – “SonRise” Service
    o   7:30 am – Breakfast (TBA)
    o   9:30 am – Easter Celebration Service
    o   After service – Easter Brunch

Palm Sunday: Join us on March 20 at 10:30 am for a special Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion Service with a children’s Procession with Palms and a special participatory “reader’s theater” reading of the Passion. Traditional hymns and some liturgy.

Maundy Thursday: We will have a traditional footwashing service on March 24 at 7:00 pm. Come experience this powerful act of service and love first done by our Lord Jesus. Some hymns and liturgy.

Good Friday: On March 25 at 7:00 pm we will have a Good Friday “Tenebrae” service with reflective homilies on the 7 last words of Jesus on the cross from 7 different guest speakers. Traditional hymns and liturgy.

“SonRise” Service: As the women came early to the tomb to find it empty, come early on Easter Sunday, March 27 to celebrate the risen Lord. We start at 6:00 am on the beach! As the sun rises, so will our praises! There may be a light breakfast following this service at 7:30 am.

Easter Celebration Service: He is risen indeed! Our main Easter service begins at 9:30 am on March 27. This will be the biggest celebratory service of the year! Lot’s of music, both traditional and contemporary with guest musicians.

Easter Brunch: LCG has a strong tradition of potluck fellowships! Join us after the service on March 27 for a grand potluck brunch, and bring a dish to share.

 

Lent at LCG!

riversLent is a season of 40 days before Easter (not including Sundays) marked by repentance. Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness fasting and resisting temptation before beginning his ministry. Israel spent 40 years in the desert on their way to the Promised Land. The flood covered the earth for 40 days. God gave the Ninevites 40 days to repent. In the Bible, “40” is often associated with a trial, a test, a hardship that must be endured before something good. We can see our lives as a sort of “40,” a time of testing and hardship before we see the “Promised Land.”  Yet in this “desert” that we must wander, we see God providing “rivers” of his mercy, as he did for Israel. And these moments of grace and mercy should lead us to worship.  Every Wednesday in this Lenten season, we will take a spiritual journey through the wilderness and drink from these rivers.

Join us every Wednesday in Lent:
Soup Supper at 6:00 pm, Service at 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Service, February 10:
“Return to the Lord for He is Gracious and Merciful” Joel 2:12-19

Wednesday, February 18:
“God Calls for Repentant Sinners” Jeremiah 26:8-15

Wednesday, February 24:
“Hope for Repentant Sinners” Ezekiel 33:7-20

Wednesday, March 2:
“Streams of Mercy Call for Songs of Praise” Isaiah 43:1-7, 16-21

Wednesday, March 9:
“Remember the Lord’s Mercy”
 Isaiah 43:1-7, 16-21

Wednesday, March 16:
“Sacrifice, Worship, Rejoice: The Lord has Brought You out of Egypt” Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Beachside Nativity

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We’re having our live Nativity beside the beach at LCG this Christmas Eve. Come and sing carols, hear the Christmas story, and see the living Nativity. More details soon! 

Ladies Christmas Tea Party

christmas teaWinter Wonderland!

Ladies, please set aside Friday evening, Dec. 11th. Complementary Dinner, Tea and Fun. A beautiful event you won’t want to miss!

25 Days Advent Family Devotional

To help LCG families prepare their hearts for Christmas, we would like to invite all LCG members to participate in the 25 Days Advent Family Devotional.

Publication Date: November 29, 2015

Deadline of Submission: November 15, 2015

Who can submit: Any member of LCG Family. We had a 6 year old and an 82 year old writing the devotional in the past.

Length: 200-250 words (not including Scripture Quote)

How do I start: Open the Bible and Read

Guidance on Writing Devotional:

1. Retell the Bible teaching or summarize the passage briefly.
2. Describe the situation that you link to the Bible passage, using a specific incident. Write down as many concrete, sensory details of the real-life situation as you can.
3.Tell how you can apply this spiritual truth in days to come.
4.After a few days, look carefully at what you have written. Decide which details best convey your message, and delete the others. (Source: http://devotional.upperroom.org/how-to-write)

Sample: here.

More Tips on Writing Devotionals:
•Begin with studying and meditating on the Bible so its power supports your words.
•Connect scripture with your own life. Your experience is unique.

Submission: Submit to Kevin via email lutheranchurchofguam@gmail.com.

Rewards: A closer walk with God!

2 Services! New Times!

LCG Church Council has decided that starting November 29, 2015, the 1st Sunday in Advent, we will have 2 services each Sunday.

Traditional Service – 

Our traditional service will begin at 8:30 am and follow the liturgy in our Lutheran hymnals and feature hymns and sung liturgy with organ, piano, and classical ensemble.  

Coffee Fellowship 

Join us for coffee, drinks, snacks, and fellowship at 9:30 am. 

Sunday School 

Sunday School for all ages, including adults, will be begin at 9:45 am. 

Contemporary Service 

Our Contemporary Service will begin at 11:00 am and will follow the traditional structure in modern style and feature mostly contemporary worship songs with acoustic guitar and band. 

Oktoberfest!

oktoberfest2015sOktoberfest is a celebration of the Lutheran Church’s German heritage, food, dance, contests, crafts, and FUN! Come Saturday, October 24, 2015, 5:00 pm. Tickets are now on sale, $5 per person, or $20 max for a family! There will be a sign up to enter the contest for potato salad, side dish, dessert, pumpkin carving, beer stein, and polka dancing! Fellowship committee has more info! 

Crown Financial Course

crown flyerWe are looking for people who want to learn more about what the bible has to say about money. Have you been trying to get out of debt? Are you not sure how to manage you money? Would you like to increase your savings? Then this is a very good 10 week study that is sure to help answer your questions and teach you.

We plan on starting the Crown Study on Saturday, September 12th. We will do this for the next 10 Saturdays from 4:00pm-6:pm.

This is a study that will require your full commitment. If you feel as though you can not make the commitment for this 10 week Crown study, please wait till we offer it again and save the limited space for others.

If you know someone who could use some finical help, please print and share the attached flier with them. This too is open to all, friends and family are always welcomed to register.

Please reply and register by Thursday, September 10, 5:00 pm.