Our Lenten journey this year is titled “Sing With All The Saints in Glory.” Each week we will lift up the lives of saints from the past. You will find a list of the many saints that we commemorate in the front of our hymnal. In remembering these Christians who have gone before, we find inspiration for our own Christian journey.
Feb 21st Grace Lutheran, 6 pm Soup Supper, 7 pm Worship
Inheritance of Faith
George Herbert was an English Anglican country priest and renowned poet.
John and Charles Wesley were Anglican priests, missionaries to America, and eventual founders of the Methodist movement.
Feb 28th St. James Lutheran, Noon Soup, 1 pm Worship
Perseverance with Endurance
Perpetua and Felicity were early Christian martyrs who chose to die rather than forsake their faith in Jesus and their commitment to each other.
Harriet Tubman was Moses to her people, leading many enslaved people to freedom during the horror of American slavery.
Sojourner Truth was an enslaved woman in New York, sued for her freedom, then spent the rest of her life working for abolition and women’s suffrage.
March 6th Zion Lutheran, 6 pm Soup Supper, 7 pm Worship
Faithful in Prayer
Gregory the Great was a sixth-century pope who is often remembered as one of the “fathers of Christian worship” because of his work revising the liturgy and making developments in church music.
Patrick was a missionary to Ireland. Called by God to carry the good news of Jesus to the Irish, he became one of the founders of the great Celtic tradition of Christianity.
March 13th Grace Lutheran, 6 pm Soup Supper, 7 pm worship
Striving for Justice
Archbishop Oscar Romero was an outspoken critic of the government corruption, military abuse, and oppression of the people of his native El Salvador and was martyred while celebrating mass in 1980.
Joseph took Mary and Jesus to Egypt becoming refugees at the hands of a tyrant ruler.
March 20th Bethlehem Lutheran, 6 pm Soup Supper, 7 pm Worship
Dying and Rising with Christ
Hans Nielsen Hauge, a nineteenth-century Norwegian lay preacher who initiated a religious revival in his home country, Norway.
John Donne was a seventeenth-century English poet and dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) within the Virginia Synod.