CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP, DECEMBER 24, 2017:
Advent services are held on Thursday, December 7, 14 and 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. using the Holden Evening Prayer Service.
REFORMATION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017:
On this day we celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses which began the Protestant Reformation. We also had to say goodbye to Pastor John Butchko who has been leading us in God’s Grace for two years. We will all miss him greatly.
Happily, we welcomed pastor Elizabeth Hadler as our new interim leader. We said both farewell and welcome with a great soup lunch.
CONTINUE READING BELOW ABOUT PAST EVENTS:
2017-CELEBRATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE REFORMATION:
Our Cluster of six Medina County churches has planned events for worship, learning and serving to commemorate this important anniversary throughout the year. We met on Sunday evenings, once a month, at different churches with dinner provided by the host church, and worshipped together with each service focusing on a part of Luther’s Catechism.
April 30: 5-7 pm. New Horizons, Homerville – Ten Commandments
May 21: 12:30 pm Our Saviour Lunch, Hinckley, GWOH Work Day, 6 pm, Living Word, Medina – Apostles’ Creed
June 25: 5-7 pm Holy Trinity, Brunswick – The Lord’s Prayer
July 23: 5-7 pm St. Matthew, Medina – Baptism
Aug.27: 5-7 pm Our Saviour, Hinckley – Communion
MIDWEEK LENTEN SOUP AND SERVICE, 2017:
Each Wednesday in Lent our midweek service begins at 6 p.m. with soup and continues at 6:30 p.m. with a short service. All are welcome
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE – 2017
April 9, Palm Sunday: Our worship will begin with a procession into the sanctuary with palms, will begins at 9:30 a.m.
April 13, 2017, Maundy Thursday: A combined worship service held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 7:30 p.m. with our combined choirs with special music.
April 14, Good Friday: At Living Word, 7:30 p.m. A quiet, reflective service to remember the sacrifices made for our forgiveness.
April 16, Easter Sunday: Our colorful celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with lots of joyous music. After worship, we will enjoy a beautiful Easter brunch.
Everyone is invited to join us for all of these special services as well as every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP AND POTLUCK PICNIC: We held our outside worship inside due to the heat on Sunday, July 17, 2016. But we did enjoy our potluck picnic outside in the shade under our entry way.. There were lots of good food and good people.
We will be observing Pentecost with wind and fire. Wear red to partake in this special day in the church life.
MIDWEEK LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS AND WORSHIP- 2016
We are gathering at 6:15 p.m. for soup each Wednesday in Lent, followed by a service at 7:00 p.m. with a time of reflection and light based on simple songs and prayers that encourage people to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation. All are welcome.
Our choir will rehearse on Wednesdays following worship.
Zion Lutheran, 2233 Abbeyville Rd., Valley City, is presenting their Eighth Annual Passion Walk on Saturday and Sunday of Palm Sunday weekend, March 19 and 20, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Jerusalem marketplace opens at 6:15 p.m. and while visitors wait for their walk to begin, they can experience a little of the sights, sounds, and culture of 30 AD. Groups will leave at 15 minute intervals beginning at 6:30 and will walk from scene to scene in the church as they witness the Last Supper, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and his arrest, Peter’s denial in the High Priest’s courtyard, Jesus before Pilate, the crucifixion of Jesus, and the sealed tomb. This will be an amazing event to witness as we begin Holy Week.
THANKSGIVING WORSHIP – 2015
We will hold our Thanksgiving Worship Service at Living Word on Tuesday, November 24, at 7 p.m. This will again be a combined service with Holy Trinity in Brunswick and Our Savior in Hinckley with communion and a combined choir. Fellowship will follow with the traditional dessert – pie! Please join us!
PENTECOST – 2015
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
MIDWEEK LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS – 2015
We met every Thursday evening in Lent with soup followed by evening prayer vespers led by our Worship Committee Chairman, Peggy Tampson. This Lenten time of fellowship and quiet worship were very meaningful.
MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
Living Word participated in a joint Maundy Thursday service with Our Saviour Lutheran, Hinckley, held at Holy Trinity in Brunswick. Joint choirs presented special music along with a beautiful cello and flute. Our Northeast Ohio ELCA Bishop, the Rev. Allende led our worship and chanted Psalm 51 as the altar was cleared in preparation for Good Friday at the close of the service.
Our Good Friday service was very special with hymns, prayer, and readings interspersed with the lament of a centurion who witnessed Jesus’ torment as he was arrested, sentenced to death and forced to carry his cross to Golgotha to be crucified. This special service was brought to us by Peggy Tampson, Marsha Oldfield, Millie Thompson, Pat Grant and Susan Surducian.
The service ended with Barb Pryor and Linda Brown singing the meaningful lament, “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord.”
EASTER MORNING began with the declaration: “HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN, INDEED! Our worship was led by Pastor Dutch Weber who has been a good friend of our congregation for more than 30 years. We enjoyed a service filled with many “Alleluiahs” and “Easter Bells.”
Following Worship more than 50 stayed to enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast with sausage, fruit, pastries, coffee and juice, under the supervision of our Fellowship Committee. Our cooks were Keith Steinman and Haywood Riley with cleanup help from Ken Dudas, Jim Matyas and many volunteers.
ANNUAL SUMMER OUTDOOR WORSHIP AND PICNIC – 2014:
Our outdoor worship and picnic was held on Sunday, July 27, with wonderful weather and great food. Our thanks to the Worship and Fellowship Committees for organizing this annual event. Below you will find pictures from the day.
Lots of food under the entryway!