Midweek Wednesday Worship

Our midweek Lenten worship takes a longer look at the letter to the Hebrews, and we see: Jesus Christ is our great High Priest.

But what does that mean?  And how is his priesthood a comfort today?

Come for a meal at 6 PM with worship at 7 PM, as we rejoice in the good news that Hebrews has for us.

Pastors Hagen, Lopahs, and Bruss will rotate preaching duties.  Midweek services will be Wednesdays, February 14 through March 21.


Season of Lent:
Because He Knew

Why did Jesus keep moving toward the cross?  

Jesus knew all along that he was going to die.

He had every opportunity to avoid the suffering . . . yet he didn't, because he knew the Father's plan for winning our forgiveness.  

Jesus relentlessly walks toward the cross, because he knew he was going to die - and he knew he was going to rise from the dead.

Lent 1                                    Mark 1:12-15      He preached the good news of the kingdom

Lent 2                                    Mark 8:31-38      He prepared his disciples for the cross

Lent 3                                    John 2:13-21       He put his house in order

Lent 4                                    John 3:14-21       He promised salvation through faith

Lent 5                                    John 12:20-33     He drew all people to himself

Palm Sunday                          Mark 11:1-10      He rode into Jerusalem

Shepherd of the Lakes: Sharing the Good New of Jesus

Sundays at 9:30 AM, Sunday School & Bible Class afterward.


What to Expect at Worship:

Church begins at 9:30 AM.  You can find ample street parking, with a short walk during those last few minutes before 9:30.  

Our current location is not a fully-accessible building, as there are some stairs and no elevator.  We do have a cry room if any children need a quiet place - but the congregation definitely understands the importance of having children in church, and many of the people here have raised children of their own.  It's wonderful and Godly to have children in church.  

The second & fourth Sundays of the month Pastor will have a devotion specifically for the children; kids are encouraged to sit with their parents & join in our worship every week.  

Washrooms are downstairs and to the left.



What about the Offering?

The members of Shepherd of the Lakes have joined together to carry out the Lord’s work here in Fairmont and around the world. Guests need not feel obligated to participate in the weekly offering that supports our ministry.


Lutheran Worship is Distinct:

2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”


Christ came into the world to remove the guilt of our sin and to give us new life with him.

As Lutherans, we gather:

  • to hear God's Word
  • to thank God for what Jesus has done
  • to receive forgiveness in the Lord's Supper
  • to encourage one another in Christian living

Sunday worship is the regular and full expression of this Gospel relationship we have with our God. 

We hear God speak through his Word.

We give thanks for all that our Lord has done - especially the forgiveness of sins through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Free.  Complete.  

This cycle of receiving from God and giving to God is distinctively Christian.  You will recognize this cycle in our worship services.

Worship that follows this cycle is called "liturgical worship."

Through congregational hymns, spoken responses, Bible readings, psalms, and Gospel-rich sermons, fellow Christians join together to remind one another of God’s mercy and grace - as well as encourage one another in truth and love.