WOH For Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of the Lenten season in the church year. Not all churches observe the season of Lent, so the meaning of the season and why we observe the season isn’t always widely known. Lent is approximately 6 weeks or 40 days (not counting the Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. The Lenten season signals a time of repentance and preparing for the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus. Repentance brings us the awareness that we are sinful and we live in a sinful world. It also brings to the forefront the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus, on the cross, to forgive us of our sin and to reconcile us to God. What great love shown to us by God and Jesus!
Growing up, my family observed Lent. My mother grew up Catholic, and my father grew up Lutheran. Our family followed the traditions of giving up something for Lent and not eating meat on Fridays. When we would think about what we were to give up for Lent, we were encouraged to give up something that was meaningful to us. Usually, I gave up sweets or chocolate. As I got older, I thought more about why we give things up for Lent. I must admit that many times, the things that I would give up were things that would help me focus on self-improvement. The purpose of giving something up keeps us mindful of the sacrifice that Jesus gave for us.
Recently, instead of giving up something for Lent, I have started taking on something, such as daily journaling with my devotions. These activities have had the same effect of keeping Jesus’ sacrifice in the forefront. Whether you give something up for Lent, take something on, or do neither, Lent is a time for us to keep our focus on Jesus, our faith in Him, our sin, and our need for a Savior.
You are all invited to join us tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 pm for our traditional Ash Wednesday worship service led by Pastor Peter Mueller. Then, each Wednesday evening during the season of Lent, we will be watching segments from the “Chosen” series and discovering how Jesus impacted every life He touched leading up to his death and resurrection.
Blessings to all of you as we prepare our hearts this Lenten season for the celebration of the Easter resurrection of Jesus.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed, 3/2: Ash Wednesday! We plan on being back to worshiping in the sanctuary. Led by Pastor Peter. We will resume our normal schedule – 8:40 Grades K-4; 9:05 Grades 5-8
Fri, 3/4: Free Dress Day
Thurs, 3/10: End of Trimester 2
Fri, 3/11: No School; Preschool & ESC open; Grading Day
Athletic Events – Click Here
PIP Opportunity – PTH Auction SignUp Genius
If you are looking for a way to earn PIP service hours and would like to support the school auction, you can go to Sign-Up Genius and find a way to help.
Hope Lutheran Summer Camp
Summer Camp Registration will open on Monday, 3/7. The link will be on the Hope Lutheran School website under “ESC”, then “Summer Camp.”
Save The Date: Vacation Bible School
VBS is coming June 20-24, 9:00am-Noon for students entering 1st-5th grade in the fall. The theme is “Treasured: Discovering You are Priceless to God“. Registration for participants and volunteers (Middle School, High School & Adults) will open in early March. Due to COVID-19 space will be limited to eighty participants and first priority will be to our Hope community.
Save the Date! Seattle Lutheran High School Musical
This spring, Seattle Lutheran High School Drama is proud to present The World According to Snoopy. Snoopy is the world’s most lovable dog, but people don’t feel the same about his owner, Charlie Brown. In a series of comic strip-like scenes, we watch everyone’s favorite “Peanuts” characters go to school, sit in the pumpkin patch, ask for psychiatric advice, and have wild flights of fancy. This funny, uplifting musical reminds us all of the power of friendship. Don’t miss it!
In the Menashe Gymnasium at Seattle Lutheran High School
Friday, April 29th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 30th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1st at 2:30pm
$10 for adults
$7 for seniors and non-SLHS students
Produced in arrangement with Tams Whitmark, a Conchord Theatricals Company (www.conchordtheatricals.com)
The World According to Snoopy
A revised version of the musical Snoopy!!!
Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
Original Book by Charles M. Schultz
Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace
Music by Larry Grossman / Lyrics by Hal Hackady
Lyrics for “Husband Material” by Andrew Lippa
Revised Book by Kaitlin Hopkins, Adam Cates, Larry Grossman
Musical Direction and Orchestrations by Greg Bolin