Ascension

A few braved the chill and wind for an Ascension Day devotion and picnic.

…Clouds are in order, on Ascension Day!

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Kapelle – Concordia University Chicago

On Sunday, March 5th we will be blessed to host Concordia Chicago’s touring choir, the Kapelle, as part of our district’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  On Sunday evening, they will perform a choral concert based on the theme “No Greater Love”, 7pm at Leon Hall on the campus of Adams State University.  A dessert reception will follow at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alamosa, CO.

Thank you to everyone helping to host the singers and provide them with a warm welcome!

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Creation Care

We were recently blessed to have Dr. Charles Arand from St. Louis Seminary with us last Saturday, for a presentation on Creation.  Some thoughts from his lecture were:

Read the Bible outside!  Especially the Old Testament, where there are so many references to animals and nature.

Consider the reality of the Creator and the Creature.  We are His creatures, living together with all of his creatures.  Knowing who the Creator is makes all the difference in our wonder at the beauty and marvels we see around us.

Include Creation in the story of salvation. Heaven includes the New Creation.

We are living in the dawn of the  New Creation … right now, since Christ came into the world, he created faith in our hearts, and Jesus is with us.

God sustains all of life, all of creation, all of the time.

Virtual Handbells

In choir rehearsal, “virtual ensembles” came up in the conversation.  Here is one example! It’s an interesting presentation of groups and individuals…some in black light, some in shadow, some in costumes(!) and some on outside location.  The music is pretty different – notice the new rim technique – stay tuned at least until the hand chime melody comes in!  🙂

James Meredith’s Mysterium

Creede

We are thankful we’ve been able to have worship services at the preaching station in Creede this summer.  For those of you who haven’t been there, here are views of St. Augustine’s, which is where we meet.

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Help Our Youth Group Win $1,000

This January, LCEF will be giving away $5,000 to youth ministries in the RMD.  Help our youth group win $1,000 by taking the “Who Wants to be a Lutheranaire?” quiz. The quiz is 10 questions long, and is open between Jan. 13 and Feb. 18th.  At the end of the quiz, LCEF will award prizes up to $1,000 to youth groups based on quiz results.

Visit www.lcefcontest.com to take the quiz!

***It’s not hard, but you might want to read a brief biography of Martin Luther, first-!!***

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prices for each level: 1)accuracy, 2)most participants, and 3)% of members participating.