8 items tagged "Lent"

  • Shrove Tuesday (“Fat Tuesday”) Pancake Supper - 2/13

    Join us at 6:30 PM for fresh, hot Swedish pancakes with all the remarkable trimmings to celebrate and mark the day prior to Lent. Come and enjoy!  Bring a friend.

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study (the Iconography of the Crucifixion in paintings and sculpture) - 3/8 - 3/22

    Join us for study of the iconography of the Crucifixion in paintings and sculpture. 

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study (Lent Traditions) 2/8 - 2/22

    Lent Traditions/Bible study: Let’s reflect on the traditions and scripture passages that make the Lenten Season a powerful gift for us.

  • Lent 5 - Daily Hymns

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    When you have a toddler you tend to watch their favorite movie in triplicate.  A current favorite in our house is "Enchanted".  Personally, I just love the scenes when Giselle bursts into song and dance numbers.  I've often thought that I have singingTourette’s syndromebecause I catch myself humming hymns, musical theater tunes or opera arias as I walk down the street.  Some of the hymns recommended for meditation this week are on my Top 10 List of humming and I hope that they inspire you too. 

  • Lent 4 - Psalm 42 & Daily Hymns

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    The text for the hymn on Tuesday, taken from Psalm 42, was also the reading this week at our midweek service.  Psalm 42 is a tough one to read because it talks about the longing for God, the thirsting for God and begs the questions "Why have you forgotten me?"  This is one of those areas in the Christian walk that is difficult and I'm not sure there is a clear answer.  One great thing about the Lutheran tradition is that we are allowed to ask questions and question God.  The problem is we don't always get answers in ways we can understand them.  Crummy things happen and I just don't get why.

  • Lent 3 - Lenten Prayer & Daily Hymns

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    Our midweek series this year is very powerful.  We come together in candlelit meditation on word, prayer and song and then follow with a simple meal with an emphasis on global hunger issues.  I would encourage you to check it out but if you aren't able to come down during the week don't forget we can all join together in prayer at noon each day.  Pray the simple prayer Deacon Lulu taught us, "Thank you God for this day" or there is a list of prayers in the front of the ELW (Red Hymnal) beginning on page 72.  At this weeks midweek service, John Ogren led us in A prayer of Martin Luther found on page 87.  Blessings and peace to you this week.

  • Lent 2 - Lenten Prayer & Daily Hymns

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    God of mercy, as we move through the journey of this season incite us to truthful reflection, faithful action, and quiet release of all that is false and fleeting.  Deliver us from every evil and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the great feast of Easter, the passover of the Lord Jesus from death to life with you.  Amen.

  • Lent I - Unplugged

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    "How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives".  Annie Dillard

    I came across this quote in the latest issue of "Gather", a magazine published for women of the ELCA.  It was part of a Lenten reflection series and it certainly made me pause and think.  Pastor Chris reminded us during the Ash Wednesday services that we fast in order to better give our time and resources to Holy things and for those who really could benefit from our attention.  For Lent this year I've decided to 'unplug' and I've given up the internet, email, and social media in order to better focus on things in life that matter more than the latest status update or blog posting.   


Support GA! We now can accept your donation online. Support GA with a one time or recurring donation from our page at Vanco Services.  Or you can support GA via Paypal or Venmo.  Read more here.

Daily Bible Verse

31 May 2020

  • 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

    12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Support GA with your purchases from Amazon


When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will make a donation to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church.
Learn more...



Collecting Food for the Hungry and Homeless

As the weather begins to change, life for those who are hungry and homeless becomes even more difficult. Please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the baskets at the sanctuary entrance. The food we collect will be taken to the food pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lower Eastside.


Healing Services

We offer brief healing services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month. These are powerful times of anointing and prayer. They are held in the sanctuary after the 11 AM service.

Follow us on Twitter