Special Worship Services

Special Worship Services

Lenten Worship
During the season of Lent, we worship on Wednesday evenings, beginning each year on Ash Wednesday. That evening we gather for a service of Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 7:00 pm. On the next five Wednesdays we gather for a Lenten Reflection and Worship beginning at 6:45.  Each of the five weeks we will view a Ted Talk (about 20 minutes) and have time for conversation before ending the evening with a short worship service. Each week we will explore some aspect of how we can live in today’s world in ways that ease our stress and bear fruit of an abundant life. Join us, too, for Soup Supper on each Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Freewill donation for this simple, yet delicious, meal.

Holy Week
This final week of Lent leads us from the Hosannas Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the gathering of Jesus and his disciples for their last supper on Maundy Thursday and the observance of his crucifixion on Good Friday before we gather to celebrate the joy of his resurrection on Easter Sunday. We hope you’ll make time to be a part of this journey that is at the core of our Christian faith.

Palm/Passion Sunday – one worship service at 9:00 a.m. with the reading of the Passion of our Lord and special music provided by the choir.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday – worship service each evening at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday – we celebrate Christ’s resurrection with worship services at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. (Easter breakfast between services.)

Worship in the Courtyard
The third Sunday of June, July, and August we worship on our north lawn. (Weather permitting, of course!) Wear casual clothes and bring a lawn chair. Seating is also provided.

Gift Sunday
The first Sunday of December we collect Christmas gifts for designated agencies supported by St. Peder’s. Information for purchasing gift items is in the November Messenger each year. During the service, members are invited to bring the gifts forward to gather as an offering around the altar.

Song Service
Generally the Sunday before Christmas Eve, we gather at 9:00 a.m. for one service of Lessons and Carols, followed by traditional Danish fare of kringle and coffee and punch – and singing around the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall! This is an occasion you won’t want to miss!

Christmas Eve
To celebrate the birth of Christ, we offer two worship services at 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. We sing familiar carols, hear again the story of Jesus’ birth, share a special story with the children, and give thanks for the great gift of God’s love given to us at Christmas.

A Danish language service is offered at 3:15 p.m. The liturgy and carols are in Danish – and if the preacher speaks Danish, so is the sermon! After the service, all are invited to the Fellowship Room for a time of hospitality.

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