Every day we hear the alerts and bad news about the pandemic. We pray for the ill. We grieve for the dying. We pray for those looking for medical answers.
But the headlines really don’t really change much over the years – with bad news about wars, murders, rapes, or other forms of violent crime. We see tornados, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes unfold before us on the airwaves.
And those headlines don’t include the bad news that invades our personal lives:
“My marriage has been in a rut for months, and the possibility of it changing seems hopeless.”
“Why did my mom have to develop cancer? She has been a health nut her whole life. It doesn’t seem fair.”
“The kids are driving me nuts! It feels as though I have completely lost control.”
“I’m so lonely that some days I honestly feel that I am the only one left in the world.”
Life has its problems. Each of us has our problems. Do you ever get tired of all the bad news? It can lead us to wonder, “Is there a solution?”
Yes, there is! It starts first with God helping us understand that all of life’s problems are really a symptom of the big problem of sin.
The awesome news is that God freely gives us the complete solution to that problem of sin. After living and dying for us, Jesus rose again on Easter Sunday. He is the solution! God tells us that he has given us “a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3).
Tired of the bad news? Remember to tune in to the good news of God’s solution to life’s problems. This news will never become old.
How can you “tune in?”?
Until further notice – all worship, Bible studies and Youth studies will be on our Zoom Meeting Link
- Join us for Zoom worship and Bible study.
- Read a daily devotional guide (Our Meditations issue runs through the end of May.)
- Go to our synod’s publishing house (www.nph.net) to find the Meditations available for i-phone subscription at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meditations-daily-devotional/id813756034?mt=8
- Go to the WELS website and sign up for Daily Devotions that will come to your e-mail or app. https://wels.net/serving-you/devotions/daily-devotions
- Go to the WELS “Learn About Jesus” website to explore the many in-depth studies and discussions there. It will increase your faith and equip you to witness to others!
- Call a fellow member and encourage them with God’s promises!
Using zoom App? Here’s the meeting ID: 294-303-6149
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Upcoming Zoom worship
Wednesday, April 1 – Final mid-week Lent worship.
W visit the “Place for Suffering.”
Sunday, April 5 – T
he entrance to Holy Week. Theme “Love Conquers Fear!”
Holy Week worship
Maundy Thursday Devotion – Thursday April 9, 6:30 p.m.
We’ll offer a ½ hour devotion to commemorate the night Jesus established the Lord’s Supper. While we aren’t able to receive communion, we’ll learn how and why Jesus established the “New Covenant in His Blood.” in anticipation of our joyful fellowship at the Lord’s Supper when services resume.
Good Friday Worship
– Friday, April 10, 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. We’ll offer the worship at both times to make the service available for as many as possible. Set aside this special time, in view of your Savior’s love for you, to hear His Word, to see the full extent of His love by which he saved you from your sins and opened heaven for you!
Easter Sunday Worship – Sunday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.
Jesus lives! We offer Him our worship and come to Him in prayer. He comes to us through the incredible gospel promises of life in His name!
Upcoming Bible study
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bible Information Class – Upcoming lessons include Creation, the Fall into Sin, God’s Will for Our Lives, Jesus our Savior! Note – we won’t meet Tuesday April 14
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.
The gospel of Matthew and Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount. (Note – Easter Sunday we’ll offer a group “Sunday school lesson” for ½ hour rather than the Matthew gospel so kids and adults can discuss and apply the Resurrection promises.
Women’s Bible study – Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
(Except Good Friday). “Telling Yourself the Truth” is the topic. If you don’t have the book, you can still join in the discussion as much of the chapter is reviewed.
Wednesday Bible Study Resumes April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our continuing study of Paul’s prison letter to the Colossians.
Mountain View Catechism – Fridays, 3:00 p.m. (except Good Friday)
St. Paul Catechism – To be determined.
Sunday school – Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. (except the Saturday of Easter weekend, April 5.
All right, we still call it Sunday school on Saturdays J.
Ministry Meeting Dates:
- Elders Monday, April 13, 9:30
- Council Monday, April 13, 7:00
- Voters – April 26, 11:30 a.m. (note – we’ll meet after Bible study since St. Paul is joining us for the Bible study on Sundays).
Our Faith-born Giving to Spread God’s Word:
- Council – Tuesday, April1 4, 7:00 p.m.
While we worship, learn, and fellowship in different ways, we want to continue to honor our Lord with our offerings and ensure our responsibilities continue to be met.
– You may offer via mail at, 244191 Range Rd. 31 T3Z3L8 or at the Canada Helps Link:
St. Paul -
Please use the Canada Helps link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-paul-evangelical-lutheran-church-of-calgary/
Note: Canada Helps charges a 4% administration fee. They will issue your receipt.