First Lutheran Church of West Seattle

A Beacon of Hope and Grace

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The Epiphany

of Our Lord

On Friday, January 6, 2017

The Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord will be celebrated at 11:45 am in the chapel with Holy Eucharist. 

     Only Matthew's Gospel remembers this event.  Celebrate the magi's coming to worship and bring gifts to the Christ child. 

 

 

The Baptism

of Our Lord

 First Sunday After the Epiphany

The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord

Sunday, January 8, 2017.

In Matthew 3:15 Jesus tells John to baptize him in order "to fulfill all righteousness."  Luther teaches: 

     Baptism was instituted by God primarily for Christ's sake and then afterwards also for the sake of all men.  For first he must sanctify baptism through his own body and thereby take away the sin, in order that afterwards those who believe him may have the forgiveness of sins (Luther's Works 51:318).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  Holy Saturday  
 
Come experience the Burial of Our Lord in all the glory of the ages.  This short mystical liturgy is preparation for the evening Vigil of Easter, which is celebrated each year, and finalizes what begins on Maundy Thursday.