2018 Mid-week Lenten Offering – “Raise the Roof”
Holy Cross Lutheran Church (HCLC) in Rockport, Texas was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, but the congregation continues to worship and is rebuilding. You can literally help raise the roof of the Holy Cross sanctuary with your Lenten Offering gifts. $5000 of our offering will go to helping this congregation recover. Mary your calendar to hear from HCLC’s 2017 President, Stan Post, about the recovery and how your gift will “raise the roof.”
For St. Peters
St. Peter’s is always looking for ways that we can “raise the roof” in our ministry. By stretching far and digging deep during these 40 days, you can help “raise the roof” of St. Peter’s with your Lenten Offering gifts. $5000 of our offering will go to helping our congregation extend and expand our ministry this year.
The ELCA strives to “raise the roof” for its leaders by providing scholarship assistance to seminary students who will serve the church through its Fund for Leaders. Our Southwestern Texas Synod Assembly offering this spring is designated to support this fund for 2018.
That’s why this year’s Lenten Offering focuses on Raising the Roof – through local, synodical, and churchwide ministries. The Congregation Council has once again set a BOLD goal of $10,000 for our offering, and you all went above and beyond with a final offering total of $13,118! Your gifts will aid in supporting ministry locally through St. Peter’s, Synodically through Holy Cross, and around the church through our Synod offering to the ELCA Fund for Leaders.
2018 Lenten Sermon Series: “Making Change”
Change is a constant in our lives. Some changes mark gradual transitions while others happen in the blink of an eye. We choose some changes ourselves while others are forced upon us. Change is sometimes exciting and sometimes hard. Even as people of faith we find ourselves in the midst of uncertainty and the unknown. We cannot predict exactly how things will turn out; yet, as the hymn writer Joachim Neader proclaims, “All my hope on God is founded who will all my trust renew, who through change and chance will guide me, only good and only true.” Change is a constant in our lives, but God’s faithfulness is the other constant in whatever change we find ourselves.
February 14 – Ash Wednesday – Changed by Dust and Love
February 21 – Change of Season
February 28 – Change of Habit
March 7 – Change of Circumstance – Guest Preacher: Stan Post, Holy Cross in Rockport
March 14 – Change of Heart
March 21 – Change of Plans