Worship

September 20th 2020

September 20th Children's

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Grand Marais, Minnesota

 

 


Sunday Morning:
10:00am (Outside, weather permitting)

Wednesday:
6:30pm (Sept-May)

417 W. 1st Avenue
Grand Marais, MN 55604

218-387-2227

Due to COVID-19, our Response: Worship services are held outside with masks and social distancing, weather permitting.  Online video and audio are also available.   

Special Services

All Saints Sunday 


Each year we celebrate on the first Sunday of November.  

Thanksgiving Eve Service


Each year we celebrate the providence of God with a service of praise, thanksgiving, and inspiration using a slide presentation. This service is held on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving.

Advent Services


Advent is a time of preparation and reflection of Christmas, the celebration of Christ’s birth, and anticipate the promised second coming of Jesus Christ.

The season of celebration is held on the four weeks leading up to Christmas. 

Christmas Pageant 


This is a special service with our children... 

Christmas Eve Services


Both worship services for Christmas Eve are candlelight services. At 5:00 p.m. we hold a service of Lessons and Carols with our choir and musicians. At 9:00 p.m. we gather for a quieter more intimate service of Carols and  Holy Communion. It is a wonderful way to bring a benediction to your Christmas Eve.

Lenten Worship Services


Beginning on Ash Wednesday these special Lenten services continue through the five weeks of Lent.  The liturgy draws for the tradition of the evening service of light.  Bethlehem draws upon the "Holden Evening Prayer" by Marty Haugan; the ELW Vespers; "Light in Deepest Night" and "Behold our Light" by Aaron Miller, and others.  Holy Communion is included in all these services.

Palms and Passion Sunday


We begin the Holy Week with Jesus Christ being glorified king and a humiliated servant. We wave palms in celebration  as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. We begin this week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God’s astounding work.

Our service begins with the Processional Gospel and blessing of the palms. Our Passion portion includes a Faith Walk which will be a participation in many parts of the Stations on the Cross.

Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) Service


Maundy Thursday marks the end to our Lenten observance, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Formed into a new body in Christ through this holy meal, we are transformed by the mercy we have received and carry it into the world. Departing worship in solemn silence, we anticipate the coming days.
This service is held at 6:30 p.m. on the Thursday before Easter. The First Communion students are invited to make this holy day a special celebration as they take the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time. At the end of this service the students help in the stripping of the altar - a very somber ending to the service.

Good Friday Service


Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter Vigil.
 
Our Good Friday includes the traditional Tenebrae service with the reading of the Passion of Christ according to St. John. Service is held at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Festival Worship Services


This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through him all creation is made new! Christ is Risen Indeed! Christ’s resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love in the feast of holy communion. With the women at the tomb, we are astonished, elated, and grateful. We depart with joy to proclaim the good news of God’s endless love.
 
Our Easter Sunrise Service begins at 7:00 a.m. in darkness with the processional Gospel.  

The congregation processes into the darkened sanctuary while the ancient Easter chant “Victimae Paschali laudes” is sung.  The shroud is then removed from the cross. 

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!   He is Risen indeed!  Alleluia!

The Easter Festival Worship Service begins at 10:00 a.m. in joyous celebration.

The Season of Creation


This is a special season in September concluding on the first Sunday of October at the  Festival of St. Francis.  This season emphasizes the gift of creation and our stewardship of the earth.

All Saints Sunday


This is a special Service.

Contact Us


Church Office:
218-387-2227
email:
blc@boreal.org

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Location


Mailing Address:
PO Box 638
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Physical Address:
417 W. 1st Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604




Employment


We are grateful to have filled our Youth Director position!