Christ Lutheran Church

The Hands of the Passion

by Pastor Lehmann

Posted on February 21, 2021 2:39 PM

When we consider Jesus and the people around him in his Passion, we can't help but think of their hands -- the hands that beat their breast, accepted money for betrayal, petulantly swung swords, pointed in accusation, beat and disavowed, praised, washed, were pierced, and offered eternal life. In short, we can't help but think about how we sinners have had the same sinful hands as those who surrounded Jesus in his Passion, and how Jesus our Savior has touched us with his hands of grace. We invite you to join us, therefore, for The Hands of the Passion, a special Lenten series for 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church. In these services we will explore the many roles hands played during the Passion History, from waving palm branches to nailing our Savior to the cross, while meditating on all that Jesus has done for us. We will worship on Wednesday evenings at 7:30, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and continuing each week until March 24. (Note: we will not meet in person on Wednesday, March 10, only online.) The series will continue through Palm Sunday, in our regular 10:30 AM worship on March 28, and finish up on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, April 1 & 2, meeting again at 7:30 PM. On the next page you'll find the full schedule of services, with their respective themes. Please join us, in person or online, for The Hands of the Passion.