GOD’S HOUSE – YOUR HOME
2500 East 3900 South
Holladay, Utah 84124
Spring is now officially here, and as I write this, the sun is shining and we are supposed to have our first day of 70 degrees! Of course, this is Utah, and we may have more snow in a couple days, so I’ll try and enjoy the nice weather while it is here! With the coming of Spring, our thoughts turn to the great Christian celebration of our Lord’s resurrection, Easter. This year Easter falls on April 20th, an ideal time, in my opinion! The trees will be in bloom, spring flowers will be blossoming, the grass will be turning green, the daylight hours will be long – all signs of new life arising from the death of winter.
However, before we get ahead of ourselves, there is still time remaining in the season of Lent. Lent is a time for sharpening our spiritual focus, especially as we think about what God, in sending His Son into the world, has done for us. This Lent we’ve been reflecting together on the theme, “Making Change.” Two Wednesday opportunities remain, April 2nd and 9th, followed by our Palm/Passion Sunday service on April 13th, and our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services during Holy Week, April 17th and 18th.
On behalf of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church I want to welcome you to our church and this website. Whether you are a long time Lutheran, from a different faith tradition, exploring your own understandings of God, looking for something for your kids, or simply curious, you are more than welcome at Our Saviour’s. Feel free to explore our website.
Thank you and God’s blessing be with you,
Pastor Jeff Beebe *(Read Pastor’s letter and our Newsletter here)
This week’s service begins with a festive palm procession, remembering Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Quickly the tone of the service changes as we reflect on Jesus’ passion and death. This year we will have a new way of reading the passion story from Matthew’s gospel, involving two groups of readers and the congregation. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the complete story of Christ’s passion for us, from the Last Supper to placing the stone in front of his tomb following his death on the cross. Join us for a moving beginning to the events of Holy Week!
Palm Sunday – April 13 – Worship Services at 8:45am and 11:00am
Maundy Thursday – April 17 - Worship Service at 7:00pm with Communion and symbolic hand or foot washing
Good Friday – April 18 – Worship Service at 8:00pm “Tenebrae – a Service of Darkness” led by the Choir
Easter Sunday – April 20 – Worship Services at 7:00am, 8:45am and 11:00am
Easter Egg Hunt and Craft at 10:00am
Brunch served between services in the South Wing
Regular Sunday Schedule
8:45 am – Traditional Worship
using liturgies and hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal and led by our Chancel Choir
10:00 am – Sunday School (All Ages) September – May
10:00 am – OSLC Cafe June – August
11:00 am – Contemporary Worship
using contemporary Christian music led by our Worship Band