Thursday, April 14, 2011

PROCESSION OF THE PALMS - in downtown Detroit - April 17

PROCESSION OF THE PALMS - in downtown Detroit - Sunday, April 17, 2011

Since the early days of the Christian Church, palm leaves were blessed at Worship Services on Palm Sunday and carried home by the faithful as a symbol of Christ’s presence among them. Before Ash Wednesday, the blessed palm is burned and its residue is used in the distribution of ashes as a symbol of penance during Lent. On Palm Sunday, April 17th , there will be the Procession and a Blessing of the Palms, in each of the three Worship Services, at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Detroit. The Rev. Dr. David Eberhard will preach and will be assisted by the Cathedral Ministry Pastors. The Sunday School children, each carrying palms, will lead the Procession from Eastern Market (weather permitting) into the church at 9:30 a.m. and they will sing at the beginning of the Worship Service. Each person present at any of the three Worship Services, will receive a blessed palm to take home.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lenten Passion Play

A Lenten Passion Drama will be performed on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. The dramatic presentation in the cathedral includes: Mary Magdalene, Isaiah, the Dying Thief, the Centurion, Mary of Bethany, Miriam the Gatekeeper, Judas, the Angel, and others, all telling their story of the Passion. You can check out last year's performance pictures at Hope to see you there!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

LCC - Lutheran Church in the City

"LCC - 'LUTHERAN CHURCH IN THE CITY' The presence of the Lutheran Church in Detroit, like the city, has been shrinking for the last 50 years. We cannot continue to do what we have in the past but must change, and do so now. As the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit are engaged in reinventing themselves, so also must the church in the city engage in a process to reinvent itself. Within this context, urban pioneers are beginning to move back into the city. The Shared Ministry of Historic Trinity and Our Shepherd is promoting the Lutheran Church of the City (LCC) via the Historic Trinity Cathedral Ministry as a self supporting flexible organization to work within revitalization zones that are being established by the City of Detroit. It is fostering contacts with developers and community representatives to allow LCC to become involved at the ground floor of these communities. Using existing community, civic, and business resources, LCC will develop programs to engage urban pioneers in discussion intended to maintain and improve their values of life. It will assist the participants to become involved in service and worship opportunity."