Luke 4:1-13 - The Sword of the Spirit is Enough
On Sunday, March 10th, at Lord and Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Pastor David Carlovsky will preach on the Gospel lesson: Luke 4:1-13, which is Luke's account of Jesus being tempted by the devil. The sermon will stress that our God has given us the Word of God--which is the Sword of the Spirit — to use when the devil attacks. The sermon will have the simple theme: "THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT IS ENOUGH!"
John 18:3-9 - I am He
On Wednesday, March 13th, the congregation will observe its second Lenten Vespers service. Pastor Andrew Bauer of New Life, Lake Zurich, will be the guest preacher. Our theme for this year's Lenten season is "Three Words of Truth." Each text/theme will highlight three words from Christ's Passion. The "three words" that Wednesday will be: "I AM HE!” (John 18:3-9) The men of the congregation are serving the Lenten supper that evening.
Psalm 42-43 - Looking Up When Feeling Down
The following Sunday, March 17th, Pastor Carlovsky wil preach on the appointed psalm(s) for that Sunday, Psalm 42-43. Many consider these originally one psalm... or, at very least, psalms intended for use together. They contain the repeated refrain, "Why are you downcast, O my soul?" These psalms remind us of what to do--and where to turn--in times of trouble... and when we're feeling down. We look to our God! He picks us up! He raises our spirits... through His Spirit... working through Word and Sacrament. He rushes to our aid! Our God gets us through every trouble! The sermon will have this simple theme: "LOOKING UP WHEN FEELING DOWN!”
John 18:33-40 - What is Truth?
The third Wednesday-evening Lenten service will be led by Pastor Kevin Raddatz of St. John, Libertyville. The "three words" that Wednesday will be: "WHAT IS TRUTH?" (John 18:33-40)
Visitors are always welcome at Lord & Savior. Lord & Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake is worshipping on its regular (non-summer) schedule — a single service each week on Sundays at 9:00am. The congregation’s regular services are recorded each week and appear on Cable TV's public access channel in the Crystal Lake/ McHenry/ Woodstock area -- every Monday at 4:00pm. The church is located at 9300 Ridgefield Road (at Route 14). For more information, contact Rev. David Carlovsky at (815) 455-4175 (church) or (815) 444-6647 (Parsonage).