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Grace Lutheran Church in Boulder, CO


Sunday Worship Services

Participation in person

Or remotely via YouTube

Sundays @ 10 am

 

We worship on Sundays and invite you to join us live in our beautiful Sanctuary or participate remotely on YouTube with the downloadable Sunday bulletin found on this page. Masks are not required (but are available) for indoor Worship Services.

  

If you are worshipping remotely, Pastor Matthew invites you to construct your own, at-home altar and prepare the elements for at-home communion as part of our Sunday Worship Services. He gives further instructions on the construction and elements here.

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Bulletin: Sunday, February 18, 2024
First Sunday in Lent
2024.02.18 Bulletin FINAL.pdf
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2024 Lenten Mid-Week Prayer Services

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Or remotely via YouTube

 

Wednesdays during Lent

February 21, February 28, March 5, March 12, March 19

 

6 pm Soup Supper, Fellowship Hall

6:30 Prayer Service, Sanctuary

 

People of God at Grace,

 

We’re coming up again on the turning of the seasons. I’m not gonna pretend to know as much as Punxsutawney Phil and predict the weather – but I do know that in the church year, the season after Epiphany will soon be giving way to Lent.

 

From Ash Wednesday we take six weeks to ponder Christ’s journey to the cross, and begin pondering death and resurrection.

 

In addition to the annual reminder of our own mortality, Lent can sometimes be a good time to take a look at some aspect of our faith – and sometimes it’s beneficial for us to approach our faith from a different angle.

 

And so Lenten midweek evening prayer services will be just a tiny bit different this year. Only a tiny bit. The beginning will be what you probably expect; scripture will be read; we’ll sing songs together; we’ll pray, and the end will be what you probably expect. The homily, however, will be different. I won’t be standing up in front of you and saying something. Instead, my thoughts related to scripture and faith and Lent will be written down for you to read. And those thoughts will be on the other side of a sheet of lyrics to the song I’ll be singing instead.

 

I’ve chosen five songs to play and sing for you. These are not church songs – but they are songs that might give us a different perspective on, or way to think about, our faith. For instance, you’ll probably be familiar with at least the first one (Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, by U2).

 

The performances won’t be stellar, like our music at Grace typically is. One or more of the songs might not be familiar to you. You might think this is a really interesting idea, or you might think it’s a terrible idea. Regardless of any of that, I invite you to join others for a meal of soup together – and then to go upstairs to sing Evening Prayer with our faith community. I believe that God will meet us there.

 

-pr m 

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Bulletin: Wednesday Midweek Prayer Service
2024 02 Lent Evening Prayer.pdf
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Song: Lenten Midweek 1
2024 02 21 (Lent Midweek 1).pdf
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Palm Sunday Worship Service

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Or remotely via YouTube
Sunday, March 24, 2024 @ 10 am

 

This week, the center of the church’s year, is one of striking contrasts: Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by shouts of glory, only to be left alone to die on the cross, abandoned by even his closest friends. Mark’s gospel presents Jesus in his complete human vulnerability: agitated, grieved, scared, forsaken. Though we lament Christ’s suffering and all human suffering, we also expect God’s salvation: in the wine and bread, Jesus promises that his death will mark a new covenant with all people. We enter this holy week thirsty for the completion of God’s astonishing work.



Maundy Thursday Worship Service

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Or remotely via YouTube

Thursday, March 28, 2024 @ 7 pm

 

This evening our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Tonight we remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Formed into a new body in Christ through this holy meal, we are transformed by the mercy we have received and carry it into the world. Departing worship in solemn silence, we anticipate the coming days.



Good Friday Worship Service

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Or remotely via YouTube
Friday, March 29, 2024 @ 7 pm

 

Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter Vigil.



Easter Sunday Worship Service

Participation in person

Or remotely via YouTube

Sunday, March 31, 2024 @ 10 am

 

Christ is risen! Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and confused, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb. But this is why we gather: to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating reality of Christ’s death and resurrection. In word and feast, we celebrate God’s unending love, and depart to share this good news with all the world. Alleluia!




Holy Communion

If you are worshipping remotely, Pastor Matthew invites you to construct your own, at-home altar and prepare the elements for at-home communion as part of our Worship Services. He gives further instructions on the construction and elements here.



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