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Welcome to Midland Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Please join us each Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. for Christian Education followed by our Worship / Holy Communion Service at 10:30 a.m.

We are located at 2705 West Michigan in Midland, Texas.


Easter Schedule

February 28th - 5:45 pm - supper, 7:00 pm - devotion & evening prayer

March 7th - 5:45 pm - supper, 7:00 pm - devotion & evening prayer

March 14th - 5:45 pm -supper, 7:00 pm - devotion & evening prayer

March 21st - 5:45 pm - supper, 7:00 pm - devotion & evening prayer

March 25th - 10:30 am - the sunday of the passion

March 29th - 7:00 pm - maunday thursday

March 30th - 7:00 pm - good friday

April 1st - 10:30 am - the resurrection of our lord

getting out the WORD - the fifth sunday in lent
Written by Pastor Bob   
Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:51

the PRAYER...
O God, with steadfast love you draw us to yourself, and in mercy you receive our prayers. Strengthen us to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, that through life and death we may live in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

the READING...
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

John 12:20-33

This time, every third year, we hear the request. Some Greeks go up to worship, they come to Philip, and they say, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." And in the past, it, always, seemed like such a simple thing. After all, theoretically, that's what sermons and sacraments are for... to show Jesus to the people! That, hypothetically, is why there'd a church, to begin with... to be the Jesus people can see and hear and touch!

But this year, it dawned on me how truly difficult it really is! As god's people, we spend so much time talking about other things. Reading the bible! Saying prayers! Singing songs! Discussing the latest fads and cutting-edge programs! So much so that we never get around to being the love that ransoms and redeems, to becoming the forgiveness that delivers and saves! To being and becoming Jesus! No, instead of trying to figure out what "they" want, what people need, maybe we, simply, need to listen to them! "Sir... Ma'am... will you just show us Jesus? Please?"

Bob Barndt, pastor

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