Easter at Wheat Ridge
Please join us in celebrating the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, April 1.
Sonrise Worship at 7am
Easter Breakfast at 8:00am
Easter Egg Hunt at 9am
Easter Celebration Worship with Communion at 10am
Spring Conference Saturday, April 7, 2018
Confessing Christ in a Hostile World: Lessons from the Early Church
Join us here at Wheat Ridge Lutheran on Saturday, April 7th for this year’s Spring Conference “Confessing Christ in a Hostile World: Lessons from the Early Church.” Dr. James Bushur from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be presenting on the Early Church martyrs who died to testify to Christ in a pagan world. As the Church in America prepares to engage with an ever more hostile culture, there are many lessons we can learn from the Saints who have gone before us. Feel free to invite any friends or relatives you think might enjoy learning about the theology and history of martyrdom in the Early Church. There is no charge, just come ready to learn. Opening service will begin at 9:00AM, and we will wrap everything up around 3:30PM. Lunch will be provided. Please register today for the conference online using the form below.
Spring Conference Registration Form
Daylight Saving Time – Spring Forward on March 11!!
Daylight Savings time will start on Sunday, March 11. Be sure to set your clock forward before you go to bed on Saturday!!
Join our Book Club
Our first book club meeting was held in February and we read and discussed “Bioethics: A Primer for Christians” by Gilbert Meilaender. Good group of people got together and had good discussions. We will meet again on Sunday, March 25 at 3pm at church. Our next book for discussion is “Out of the Ashes” by Anthony Esolen
Please join us!
Now that we have several students who are becoming proficient in Greek, we will now jump into HEBREW!
We will hold Hebrew class on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm, as well as Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. If this is something you would like to learn, please join us.
Season of Lent
Lenten season has started and once again, we have mid-week worship on Wednesdays with Soup Supper before it. There is also Matins on Monday – Thursday during Lent from 9:30 am. All are invited to join for any and all of the worship. Please contact church office (303) 424-3161 with any questions.
Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm – Worship with Communion
Mid-week evening worship at 6:30pm, Soup Supper at 5:30pm
Wednesdays – February, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
Matins on Monday-Thursday at 9:30am during Lent
Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, March 25, 10am – Worship
Monday, March 26, 12 noon – Litany
Tuesday, March 27, 12 noon – Litany
Wednesday, March 28, 12 noon – Litany
Thursday, March 29, 9:30am – Matins, 12 noon – Litany, 7pm – Worship with Communion
Friday, March 30, 7pm – Worship
Saturday, March 31, 7pm – Worship
Spring Conference 2017 – Reformation in the Home
Lutheran Lay Conference 2017
“Reformation in the Home”
Speaker: Rev. John Pless, CTSFW
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Location: Wheat Ridge Evangelical Lutheran Church – 8600 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge (303) 424-3161
Thank you for those who attended the conference. Thank you Rev. Prof. Pless for traveling to Colorado and your very informative presentation.
Our Lay Conference this year is April 29. It is titled “Reformation in the Home” with our guest speaker Rev. John Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. The online registration is now open with limited space available. Please sign up and pay using the PayPal form on this page.
8:00am – Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00am – Opening Worship
10:00am – Presentation
Noon – Lunch
2:00pm – Closing
(Schedule subject to change )
About our Speaker
Rev. John T. Pless joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 2000. He is assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and also serves as director of Field Education.
He is a graduate of Texas Lutheran College, Sequin, Texas (B.A.), and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio (M.Div.). He entered The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) by colloquy at CTSFW in 1983.
Prior to joining the faculty, he served for 17 years as campus pastor at University Lutheran Chapel at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. From 1979 to 1983, he served on the staff at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University.
Pless is the author of Praying Luther’s Small Catechism, Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel in the Church Today, A Small Catechism on Human Life, Word: God Speaks to Us, Confession: God Gives Us Truth, Luther on the Care for the Sick and the Dying and two chapters in Lutheran Worship History and Practice. With LCMS President Rev. Matthew Harrison he is editor of Women Pastors? The Ordination of Women in Biblical Lutheran Perspective. He served on the Agenda Committee for the Lutheran Service Book. He is book review editor for Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology and a member of the editorial council of Lutheran Quarterly.
A regular lecturer at various conferences both in the United States and overseas, Pless coordinates the Seminary’s annual Mercy Mission Expedition to Madagascar in partnership with the LCMS Board for World Relief and Human Care. He serves as co-president of the International Loehe Society and is a member of the LCMS Committee on the Sanctity of Human Life.
October Food Drive – Thank you!
Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) completed their Annual Food Drive in the month of October. Brown grocery bags with a list of suggested donation items were distributed at the beginning of the month then our members filled those bags with non-perishable food items and brought them back to church. THANK YOU for those who participated. Your generosity is overwhelming! The filled grocery bags will be delivered to The Action Center to help with the families in need.
Does it all sound Greek to You?
Pastor Peck has a Biblical Greek class on Tuesdays at 7 pm. It is for beginners and very slow-paced, including periodical reviews. If you are interested, it is still not too late, jump in any time! Learning Greek will allow you to read the Bible in different perspective. It offers you a deeper understanding of the Book in the original context and language. If you have any questions, or need more information, please talk to Pastor Peck or come to the next class.
Join us for Family Game Night
The ACTS (Adults, Children, Teens, and Seniors) group is sponsoring family game nights every third Friday of the month at 6:30pm right here at Church. All you need is to bring a favorite game and a snack to share. Please join us for fun, Family, and Fellowship!
The next Family Game Night is Friday, February 19. Hope to see you then!
Game Night Dates in 2016
(Tentative Schedule – subject to cancellation)
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