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Lord of Life Lutheran Church Portage, MI
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~ An ELCA Congregation where all are welcome ~
9420 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 327 6565

Pastor: Rev. Joan M. Herbon

WORSHIP SERVICES

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Sunday 8:00 am and 10:00 am with Communion

September-May
Sunday 8:00 am and 10:30 am with Communion

All year
Wednesday 7:00 pm Prayer and Communion

5th Sunday of any month
One service at 9:15 am with Communion and Healing Service

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HIGHLIGHTS
APRIL 17
~Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
On this night we begin the Three Days during which we participate once again in the saving power of Jesus’ passing over from death into life. The Maundy Thursday service includes the words of Jesus’ new commandment (mandatum, from which Maundy comes) to love one another. As a sign of our calling to follow Jesus’ example of humility and service, we may have our feet washed as Jesus washed the disciples’ feet. On this night in which Jesus was handed over to death, we also gather around the Lord’s Supper. At the conclusion of the service, the altar area will be stripped of furnishings as a sign of Jesus’ abandonment.

APRIL 18
~Good Friday Walk with the Homeless, April 18, 9:45 a.m. beginning at Ministry with Community

~Community Good Friday Service, April 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
at Vicksburg United Methodist Church

~Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Shadows, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
The Good Friday service continues the journey through the Three Days of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. From Latin, the word Tenebrae means “darkness” and commemorates the final hours of our Lord’s life on earth, as he suffered death upon the cross. The gradual darkening of the church portrays the diminishing light of the world as Christ was departing from it.

APRIL 20
~Easter Celebration of the Resurrection, April 20
7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
~Breakfast served 8:15 – 10:00 a.m.

~MEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST
The next breakfast will be April 5, 2014, 9:00 am.

ALL men are invited to join us for breakfast and fellowship.

~MONTHLY POTLUCK LUNCHEON
You are invited to join us at 11:30 am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Great food and great fellowship. Just bring some food to share.

The next luncheon is on Wednesday, April 16. Gather at 11:30 a.m. and eat at noon.

~HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Holiday craft items, homemade baked goods,
U.P. Pasties
Lunch served.
HOLY COW!!
Our 2014 LENTEN OUTREACH PROJECT is raising money to provide a cow, animals and tools for farming for the Global Barnyard program of ELCA Good Gifts!
ELCA Good Gifts
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~Pasty Making 2013 -- Pictures
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Around the Church
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The Word in the Stable


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Quilts 2012
Quilts for Lutheran World Relief
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LoL Scavengers featured in "The Lutheran"
"September scavengers" features Lord of Life's annual Scavenger Hunt for Food! Click on the link below, follow links in the July 2011 issue to "September scavengers."
The Lutheran Magazine
Pictures of Pentecost 2011
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~Lutheran World Relief presented Lord of Life a Certificate of Appreciation for supporting communities in Gautemala and Mexico by using Eco-Palms for Palm Sunday 2013.
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