WELCOME! During His earthly ministry, Jesus healed many with sick and diseased bodies. Christ’s healing touch restored limbs, raised the dead, and removed fevers. As the hymn says: "His hallowed touch brought sanctity, His hand removed impurity" (LSB 624:2). In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus paints a vivid picture both of our predicament under the curse of sin and of our salvation (Luke 10:25-37). Like the man who had fallen among thieves and was lying half-dead, we were "dead in the trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1). We were incapable of helping ourselves. But this kind and compassionate Samaritan, Jesus Christ, comes to us and binds up our wounds and takes our burden upon Himself. He takes us to the inn of His Church, places us into the care of His called servants, and has promised to return. And He has not left us without spiritual medicine. In the salutary gift of the Lord’s Supper, Christ’s healing hand continues to reach out to those afflicted with the terminal disease of sin. His body and blood are a true healing balm for the troubled conscience, since it was "given and shed for the forgiveness of sins" (Small Catechism).
Our Lenten Supper starts at six o'clock this evening followed by the Lenten Service at seven.
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