Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church and Preschool
3625 SW Wanamaker Rd.
Topeka, KS 66614
Church: 785-271-0808
Preschool: 785-271-0913 
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Blended Service
Sunday 8:30 a.m.  Blended Service
Sunday 9:45 a.m.  Sunday School, Youth and Adult Bible Studies
Sunday 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service
Sunday 6:30 p.m. High School Bible Study

 

 Luke 23:7 (ESV)
And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.
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Saturday/Sunday Service Themes for Lent 2017

Sat.  5:30 p.m.            Sun. 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

This year, our Sunday service themes and messages will focus around the theme, “The presence of God.”  The guiding question for the theme comes from the appointed Old Testament reading for the Third Sunday in Lent, Exodus 17:1-7 – “Is the Lord among us or not?”  While the original context of the question was one of anger at God, the question of God’s presence is nevertheless a good one.  It is a deeply personal one as well as a doctrinal one.  How is God present now in the midst of my experience?  It is also a very Lutheran question! Our goal is to become more aware of God’s presence in order to embrace more fully the comfort and encouragement of the Gospel of Christ.

March 1st        Ash Wednesday         God’s Forgiving Presence                 Psalm 51

Ash Wednesday is a powerful reminder of and our sin and our mortality.  God’s presence comes in his gracious forgiveness, which restores our connection to him.)           

March 5th        First Sun in Lent         God’s Strengthening Presence        Matt. 4:1-11

(Our Lord’s trials and temptations in the wilderness set the foundation for realizing God’s gracious presence in his strengthening Word.  This weekend, Rev. (Retired) Dick Bruenger will be the guest preacher.)         

March 12th      Second Sun in Lent    God’s Loving Presence                   John 3:1-17

(God is present in Christ with his love for us – a love most clearly realized in the cross he takes up for us.)         

March 19th      Third Sun in Lent        God’s Spiritual Presence                John 4:5-26

(Our Lord’s exchange with the woman at the well invites us to find God’s fulfilling presence through a faith relationship with Jesus.)         

March 26th      Fourth Sun in Lent     God’s Healing Presence                 John 9:1-7, 13-17, 34-39

(Jesus heals a man born blind.  The greater healing comes when the man sees Jesus and receives him in faith.)           

April 2nd          Fifth Sun in Lent         God’s Living Presence                 John 11:1-45

(Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.  In the midst of death, God is nevertheless present in Christ to bring life.)  

 

Service Themes for Lenten Midweek Services 2017

Image result for reformation 500This year’s Lenten midweek services have a Reformation 500 Theme – Lutheran Spirituality. We will explore living the faith from a distinctively Lutheran perspective.  Our midweek services will be on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  Prior to the service, you are invited to join us for a Lenten meal.  We start serving at 5:30 p.m.

March 8th        Intro to Lutheran Spirituality

                        Luther’s Sermon on Christ’s Holy Sufferings

March 15th      Law and Gospel – the heart of Lutheran Spirituality

March 22nd     Lutheran Prayer – “A Simple Way to Pray” by Martin Luther
                        The Means of Grace – Word and Sacrament
 March 29th      Lection Divina & Luther’s Three Ways
                         Justification and Sanctification
                         Theologian of the Cross

April 5th           Lutheran Spirituality – Vocation as lived spirituality

 

 

Service Themes for Holy Week and Easter 2017

April 9th     Palm Sunday    God’s Humble Presence    Phil. 2:5-11
(On Palm Sunday we see the humble Christ honored by the people as he prepares to take up his cross at the end of the week.)    

April 13th     Holy Thursday    God’s Sacramental Presence    Matt 26:17-30
(In the bread and wine, we find the body and blood of Christ.  God is present sacramentally in this enduring Passover fulfillment.)  

April 14th     Good Friday    God’s Suffering Presence    Isaiah 53
(God is present in the suffering Christ.  God is present in our suffering through the presence of Christ by faith.)    

April 15th     Holy Saturday    God’s Presence by Water    Romans 6
(A service of baptismal remembrance)  

April 16th     Easter (Early)    God’s Living Presence    John 20:1-18
(The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave reveals God’s living presence among us – a presence that is realized now by faith and a presence that is yet to come fully and wholly.)   

April 16th     Easter (Main)    Proclaim the Living Christ!    Matt. 28:1-10
(The living Christ is the Church’s enduring proclamation.  His resurrection assures us that his presence among us is always alive and well!)