Sunday Morning Schedule

9:00am—9:45am Sunday School

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion

(Nursery Provided for infant through age 5) Come as you are.  We are liturgical but not formal. 

You will hear everything from “Bach” to “Bluegrass.”

 

 

Next “5th Friday Songwriters in the Round” - March 31

Wednesday Night Soup Supper 5:30pm, Evening Prayer 6:30pm

 

                                                                                    

 

 

Text Box: Faith Lutheran Church
1655 West Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 449-5480
faithlutherantn@bellsouth.net
All are welcome!

Know God, grow in faith, go and show God’s love to all the world!

Preparing for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

 

             This Sunday’s Gospel reading is the beloved “Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead” (John 11:1-45).  The passage contains the shortest verse in the Bible (John 11:35): “Jesus began to weep” (that is the New Revised Standard version. You may also be familiar King James version, which is even shorter: “Jesus wept.”).  While this may be the world’s most favored Bible memory verse (because it is so short!), it is one of the fullest, richest, and deepest illustrations of Jesus human capacity to love and relate to his people in all of scripture.  The scene comes after Jesus has encountered and talked to Lazarus’ sister, Martha, and then he goes to Lazarus’ sister, Mary.  At that point in the story, John tells us: “When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. He said, ‘Where have you laid him?’ They said to him, ‘Lord, come and see.’ Jesus began to weep.“  In preparing for this Sunday, think about this: Is there a time that you have been moved to deep sadness and tears because someone you love is going through some really hard time?  How does it make you feel to know Jesus feels the same way about those he loves?