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MOTHER OF OUR LORD

The Feast of Saint Mary, Mother of Our Lord, will be celebrated at our Sunday Holy Eucharist on August 21st.  On this day we will thank God for the life and faith of Saint Mary, who has been called the Mother of all believers because she was the first person to believe in the Gospel.

      Lutherans for centuries have honored her by praying the "Magnificat":

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.  His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.  He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts, has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.




 

 

 


  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.