Sermon for March 3, 2021

Midweek Lent Service – Lent 2, March 3, 2021

Readings: Revelation 2:12-17
The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, Part 2: Gethsemane
Sermon: Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17)

NB: Effective this weekend, we are able to have regular services at 25% capacity, which given normal attendance, means no need for invites.

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Sermon for February 28, 2021

2nd Sunday in Lent
February 28, 2021

Psalm 22:23-31
Genesis 17:1-7,15-16
Romans 5:1-11
Mark 8:27-38
Hymn 708 “Lord, Thee I Love”
Sermon: Taking Up The Cross (Mark 8:27-38)

NB: The province will announce the next round of COVID restrictions this week. If churches are allowed to go back to 25% capacity as has been noted as a strong possibility, we will be resuming normal service, no invites necessary, based on attendance patterns and building capacity. COVID precautions (masks etc) continue.

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Sermon for February 24, 2021

NB: With the ability to have smaller in-person services again, the services posted are excerpts of the longer in-person services, cut down for copyright and privacy reasons.

Psalm 25:1-10
Hymn 710 “The Lord’s My Shepherd”
Revelation 2:8-11
The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ Part 1: The Lord’s Supper
Sermon – “Smyrna” (Revelation 2:8-11)

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Sermon for February 21, 2021

1st Sunday in Lent
February 21, 2021

Psalm 25:1-10
OT: Genesis 22:1-18
Epistle: James 1:12-18
Gospel: Mark 1:9-15
Hymn: 657 “A Mighty Fortress”
Sermon- “The Long Road of Repentance” (Mark 1:9-15)

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Ash Wednesday -February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2021

Readings: Psalm 51:1-13; Joel 2:12-19; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Hymn: 651 “I Love Your Kingdom, Lord”
Sermon: Ephesus – Revelation 2:1-7

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Transfiguration Sunday – February 14, 2021

Transfiguration Sunday
February 14, 2021
Note: with regular services resuming, the video will be briefer in content– readings, sermon, and a hymn

Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Corinthians 3:12-13, 4:1-6, Mark 9:2-9
Hymn: 413 “O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair!”
Sermon: Good and Strange (Mark 9:2-9)

Note: The province is permitting “regular services”. As Ash Wednesday and Lent Midweek services are ‘regular services’ for the Lutheran church, we will be having those. Sunday school, Bible studies, meetings etc are still not allowed according to the provincial orders.

Zion Ash Wednesday: 2pm
Trinity Ash Wednesday: 7:30 pm

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Church Services Update

A little update: as of this weekend we are permitted to resume in-person services. In order to more easily follow the provincial guidelines, services will be held by invite-only on Sundays for the first while. This is in order to help with contact-tracing and to make sure we are keeping within our permitted numbers. Pastor and/or the elders will be calling around to invite people to church each weekend until our capacity limits increase.

Masks are required.

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A note on the potential reopening

Just as a little heads-up: As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses in Manitoba, it appears we are on a down-slope, infection-rate wise. As such we are expecting a formal announcement from the province about the regulations for church services and other gatherings. If we are able to have in-person services this Sunday and thereafter, the online posting will return to being later in the day on Sundays, as Pastor will record one of the services (either Trinity or Zion) and do the necessary editing to post it online. If we do have in-person services, more information about how those will work will be posted as soon as we know how they will work, capacity-wise. The elders at Trinity will be contacting people to invite them to service as in May/June if capacity is limited, and this is likely the case for Zion as well.

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Service for February 7, 2021

Service for February 7, 2021
5th Sunday After Epiphany

Opening Hymn: 797 “Praise The Almighty”
Invocation
Psalm 147:1-11
Readings: Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-27, Mark 1:29-39
Hymn: 398 “Hail To The Lord’s Anointed”
Sermon: “More Miracles” (Mark 1:29-39)
Apostles’ Creed
Prayers/Lord’s Prayer
Benediction
Closing Hymn: 693 “O Holy Spirit Grant Us Grace”

Announcements:

  1. Lenten Devotions from LHM/LLL Canada are available for pickup at the church. Lent begins February 17 with Ash Wednesday.
  2. Zion Annual Report Booklets are at the church.
  3. There is a possibility of in-person services as early as next weekend; when we hear the update from the province we will move forward accordingly.
  4. (Not on video) Trinity Council is on Monday evening at 7pm on Zoom and Moms and Tots study has been rescheduled to this Thursday on Zoom.
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Service for January 31, 2021

Service for January 31, 2021
4th Sunday After Epiphany

Opening Hymn: 528 “Oh For A Thousand Tongues”
Invocation
Psalm 111
Readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28
Hymn: 842 “Son of God, Eternal Saviour”
Sermon: “With Authority” (Mark 1:21-28)
Apostles’ Creed
Prayers/Lord’s Prayer
Benediction
Closing Hymn: 696 “O God, My Faithful God”

Announcements:

  1. Lenten Devotions from LHM/LLL Canada are available for pickup at the church. Lent begins February 17 with Ash Wednesday.
  2. Zion Council/Elders is on Tuesday over Zoom at the usual time. Email invite will go out Monday or Tuesday.
  3. (not on video) Trinity Elders will meet Thursday evening but at 8:30 not at 7:30 due to a scheduling conflict for pastor.
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