2023 Lent Worship Series

For as much information as we have at our fingertips about the world around us, the life of faith remains filled with mystery.  Whenever we go looking for a definitive answer (is it black or white? yes or no? up or down?), we might be surprised to learn that the answer could be neither, both, or something else altogether.  Perhaps all this mystery might be serving another purpose, to engage our minds and bodies in an exercise that takes us somewhere much deeper.  During these weeks of Lent, let’s wonder together just what God might be doing and where God might be leading us.

Ash Wednesday, February 22 – On our YouTube Channel starting at 6:30pm.
Focus Text: Matthew 18:1-9
I wonder…who is the greatest?
Preaching: Pastor Peter Christ, Lead Pastor

Sunday, February 26
Focus Text: Matthew 18:15-35
I wonder… why forgiveness matters?
Jesus’ response to Peter’s question isn’t what Peter had anticipated. How can we mere mortals forgive without limitation? And why does forgiveness matter, anyway?
Preaching: Debbie Jorgens, Prince of Peace’s Director of Visitation and Congregational Care

Sunday, March 5
Focus Text: Matthew 20:1-16
I wonder… if fairness exists
Jesus presents another parable, describing how the kingdom of heaven creates very different expectations for the world we’ve grown accustomed to, when keeping up with the Joneses won’t do us any good.
Preaching: Pastor Peter Christ, Lead Pastor

Sunday, March 12
Focus Text: Matthew 22:1-14
I wonder… who is invited?
Preaching: Steve Sveom, Retired ELCA Pastor and Prince of Peace member

Sunday, March 19
Focus Text: Matthew 25:14-30
I wonder… in what to invest? 
That mustard seed won’t just grow on its own, and God has an expectation that we have a say in how it grows. 
Preaching: Pastor Peter Christ, Lead Pastor

Sunday, March 26
Focus Text: Matthew 25:31-46
I wonder…when I saw Jesus?
Preaching: Pastor Peter Christ, Lead Pastor