Hi and welcome to our Estevan Trinity Lutheran Church web page. First we want to say thank you to you for seeking us out. It is our hope that this page we be of some help and ministry to you whether you are here with us in Estevan or just “stopping by” from somewhere on the other side of the globe. (That’s the cool thing about both the internet AND the body of Christ … they connects us in important ways no matter where we are or how far apart we think we seem to be.)
We hope that as you look through who we are and what we strive to be (here in the community of Estevan, Saskatchewan) that you will feel welcomed to join us in the great adventure of being God’s people in mission and ministry for and with each other. If you come to this site searching for a place where you might find and reconnect with God then WELCOME! If you come as hurting person looking for grace and the healing of community then WELCOME! If you come looking to find a way to tap into your own sense of compassion and your call to serve then yes… you are WELCOME!
The Bishop Is Coming!!!
Bishop Sid Haugen will be with us to lead us in a series of
Special Holy Week Services
Holy Week Service Schedule
April 9 – 16, 2017
Palm Sunday 10:00 a.m.: “Inviting”
Monday 7:00 p.m.: “Consecrating”
Tuesday 7:00 p.m.: “Enduring”
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.: “Healing”
Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.: “Loving”
Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Stations Of The Cross (Youth Led)
Good Friday 7:00 p.m.: “Adoring”
Saturday 7:00 p.m.: “Waiting”
Easter Sunrise Service 7:45 a.m.:
With St. Paul’s At St. Paul’s United Church
Easter Alleluia Breakfast 8:30 a.m.:
With St. Paul’s At Trinity Lutheran Church
Easter Day 10:00 a.m.: “Celebrating”
The services are rooted in the rich tradition of the Christian Church. Each service is a liturgy of silence and readings; music and art, action and reflection.
Holy Week Services
Remember the scene at the beginning of John? People are being drawn toward Jesus. He looks at them and asks: “What are you looking for?” They, with marvellous wisdom, reply, “Where do you live?” Jesus smiles and invites them: “Come and see.” Again this year, we are invited to Holy Week. We are invited to, “live a week with Jesus.”
Keeping Holy Week is in keeping with a profound and ancient way of remembering. The people of Israel learned their own story of being slaves in Egypt, and of being freed by God’s love and power. They learned it this way: “Listen Israel . . . The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb. The LORD made this covenant not with our ancestors but with us, with all of us alive here today” (Deuteronomy 5:3). The people of Israel learned that it was not a story of people of the past they were reading, but they were listening to their own story. They themselves, “alive here today” were delivered by their God in Egypt; they themselves were led by their God through the Sea out of slavery and despair.
Even so Christians gather to remember Holy Week. We, just as the people of the past, are invited to “follow” Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. We, just as the people of the past, follow Jesus each day: Monday we are challenged to live consecrated lives; Tuesday we are encouraged to endure; Wednesday we are gathered to be healed and to bring healing; Thursday we are caught in the web of Love beyond understanding; Friday we stand adoring at the foot of the Cross; Saturday we wait faithfully in the dark; Sunday, God willing, we are raised with Christ to new life.
Come for service—each service is about 45 minutes in length. Bring the little ones. Stay for a coffee time afterward if you can linger. Or go out for coffee after service with those you know or with those you are coming to know in the church community.
Come and live a week with Jesus. Come. To walk with Jesus. To walk ever closer with Jesus. Come and See.