- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 19:33
- Written by Super User
KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
“Come” he replied, “and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. John 1:39.
Next week on Wednesday, March 5, we begin our observance of Lent, with an Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m. Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter (excluding Sundays) has been observed by Christians from the earliest times as a period for reflection, repentance, study and prayer in preparation for Easter and as an opportunity for spiritual renewal. Come and see. All are welcome.
9:00 Sunday School
11:00 Fellowship Time
4:30 Youth Group
Bible Study: Wednesday, February 26, at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
Ash Wednesday: March 5, 2014 - Service at 7:00 p.m.
Surfin’ on God’s Grace,
Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266
Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling
Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is now enrolling preschoolers for the 2014/2015 year. Classes are available for 2, 3, and 4 years of age with two year-old class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, three year-old class meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and four year-old class meeting Monday through Thursday.
Scam/Fraud Education planned for March 4, 2014 at Scott Hills
A Word of Hope
A Word of Hope: The Light Shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5). During this time of preparation for Christmas, may the light and love of Jesus fill your hearts and your life! Wherever you worship, may you be surrounded by a community of faith that is full of love and be blessed by God’s grace! God’s blessings for a Blessed Christmas season!
Advent Schedule - Wednesday, Dec. 18 - 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer Service. Reflection: “Light of Hope”. The calming and lovely Holden Evening Prayer Service is a brief and beautiful service of music, prayer and reflection. In a time of year that is often filled with very busy schedules and long to-do lists, we invite you to step into this tranquil, reflective space and prepare for Christ’s coming through worship and prayer.
• Tuesday, Dec. 24 - 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service (candlelight) and 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
• Christmas Day - Traditional Christmas Dinner - Meat will be provided; bring a side dish. For planning purposes, call Anne (520-2710) to make a reservation or for more details.
• Sunday Schedule - 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship and 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:00 Youth Group
Have you passed by Kure Memorial lately? If so, you may have seen the sign inviting people to write their prayers on the sidewalk with chalk. If you have a special concern or prayer and write it on the sidewalk, it will be incorporated into our Sunday prayers. You can also call the church office with special prayer concerns.
THE ADVENT WREATH
The Advent wreath displayed in our sanctuary each year (as well as in many other Christian churches) is filled with symbolism. It is traditionally a circle of evergreens (representing eternal life) with four candles spaced evenly around it. The candles can be blue or purple. Traditionally, the first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent and additional candles are lit on the three following Sundays. The first candle is known as the Prophet Candle (sometimes, the Hope Candle) and represents the Jews’ hope for a Messiah.
The second candle, the Bethlehem Candle (sometimes, the Peace Candle), recalls how Christ was humbly born in the small town of Bethlehem.
The third candle, the Shepherd Candle (sometimes, the Joy Candle), represents the joy of the shepherds upon learning of the birth of Jesus. This candle is sometimes pink or rose-colored. The 4th candle, the Angel Candle, recalls the Angel Gabriel’s message to Mary that she would bear God’s child and also the angels who announced Christ’s birth.
Sometimes a fifth candle is added, traditionally in the middle of the wreath, which is white and is called the Christ Candle. It is lit during the Christmas Eve service or on Christmas Day.