Every year, at this time of year, Hollywood is abuzz with speculation about the Oscars. Who will be the best actress? The best supporting actor? I'm not much of a movie buff, so I don't follow these things too closely. But I know the awards matter. Careers are made based on them.
I also know that the winners don't ever win on their own. Behind every winner is a cast and crew of thousands (if you ever watch movie credits you'll see the extremely large team of player that makes a modern film). The stars get their names in big letters and sometimes win awards. But there are many, many others on a team that makes all that possible.
The same could be said about Christ's passion. It has the big stars, and it features bit players, people with small roles, or even walk-ons that drive the plot, move Jesus toward the cross and help us see it all unfold.
Those smaller players are the focus of Lent worship this year. With our friends at Cross of Glory Lutheran, we'll hear about a cast that doesn't get much attention, but nevertheless makes the passion story complete. Only one of the people is even named! (That's Malchus, the high priest's slave who appears in all four gospels, but is only named in John.)
The first part of Lent will be hosted by Cross of Glory, and Prince of Peace will host the last part. Here's the schedule:
Mar 6 Ash Wednesday at Cross of Glory 7 p.m. worship (no soup)
Mar 13 at Cross of Glory (soup at 6, worship at 7) Malchus
Mar 20 at Cross of Glory (soup at 6, worship at 7) Naked Man
Mar 27 at Prince of Peace (soup at 6, worship at 7) Servant Girl
Apr 3 at Prince of Peace (soup at 6, worship at 7) Pilate's Wife
Apr 10 at Prince of Peace (soup at 6, worship at 7) Whipping Soldier
Apr 18 Maundy Thursday at Cross of Glory 7 p.m. worship (no soup) Upper Room owner
Apr 19 Good Friday at Prince of Peace 7 p.m. worship (no soup) Unrepentant Thief
Please join together for soup and for worship. Bring a friend, too! You'll get a chance to hear the meaningful story of Christ's passion with the focus on those who don't get the glitz or glamour, but help God's story of salvation come to pass.
In Jesus' name,
Worship at 9:00am
Friendship, Donuts and Insight at 10:00am
2400 S Colorado Blvd, Denver
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Prince of Peace
Bible Study 11:00am Wednesdays
Welcome to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church! Come and worship with us any Sunday and we'll welcome you as Christ welcomes you -- arms open wide and with a big smile!
Our worship is liturgical, and we celebrate Holy Communion twice a month (1st and 3rd Sundays). All are welcome at Christ's table! Music at Prince of Peace is sometimes led by piano, other times we use the organ, add a couple brass horns or a violin -- there are so many ways to sing God's praise! Your voice will fit right it!
Sunday worship is always based on Bible readings, and those readings always include the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His life, death and resurrection are central to who we are and how we live. We come each Sunday to hear the story of Jesus, then leave to carry Christ's love for sake of the world.
Please call us or email us if you have any questions.
Prince of Peace: (303) 759-2522
Pastor Todd Hawkins' email: firstname.lastname@example.org