San Francisco, California, April 8, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Located in the Sunset District of San Francisco, Christ Church Lutheran invites the neighborhood to come worship with them this Holy Week. The Great and Holy Week is the culmination of Lent and the transition to Easter, the Queen of Feasts and the most holy Pascha. At Christ Church, the context of worship is always the needs of the people of faith living their Christianity in the 21st century, but during the Great and Holy Week, “we are drawn closer to the central mysteries of the faith: Our redemption and incorporation into Christ’s Body, the Church, by way of liturgies little changed since the 4th century.” The community is invited to draw near to the Easter mystery and to renew their faith by joining Christ Church’s congregation in worship.
April 11th, Tuesday in Holy Week: 12:15 PM – Noon Prayer
April 12th, Wednesday in Holy Week: 10:30 – Morning Prayer; 12:15 PM – Noon Prayer
April 13th, Maunday Thursday: 12:15 PM – Eucharist; 7 PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper
April 14th, Good Friday: 12:15 PM – Noon Prayer and Meditation on the Lord’s Passion; 7 PM – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
April 15th, Holy Saturday: 7 PM – Great Vigil of the Resurrection; 9 PM – Breaking the Lenten Fast Reception
April 16th, Easter Sunday: 9 AM – Easter Brunch; 10 AM – Festival Eucharist of the Lord’s Resurrection; 11:15 AM – Fellowship and Refreshments
“If you are looking for a church home, or just looking, we invite you to worship with us,” says Rev. Steven Sabin, Senior Pastor. “There is something special going on in our household of faith—the saving power of Jesus Christ, made known in Word and Sacraments, said and done in the lives of people.”
Christ Church Lutheran is located off 19th Avenue at the corner of 18th Avenue and Quintara Street in San Francisco. Regular worship services are Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. For more information about the Holy Week worship schedule, or about Christ Church and its various programs, please call 415-664-0915 or visit the church website at http://www.christchurchlutheran.org.
ABOUT CHRIST CHURCH LUTHERAN:
Founded in September 1912, Christ Church Lutheran (CCL) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Today, CCL continues its ministry in the outer Sunset District of San Francisco. In that century CCL has built two buildings, belonged to three Lutheran denominations (LC-MS, AELC, and ELCA), and had four senior pastors. CCL gives thanks to God for the many blessings they have received and the great cloud of witnesses who have worshiped and shared in the ministry that is Christ Church.
Rooted in the unchanging Grace of God, adapting to the needs of its people, the city, and the world, CCL looks forward to the next 100 years in the words of its newly adopted mission statement:
“Thankful for God's love, we welcome all people into this community of worship. Celebrating the diversity of our experiences as well as the joy and faith we all share in Jesus Christ, we challenge each other to live the Gospel and commit ourselves to service in the world.”
ABOUT THE REV. STEVEN P. SABIN
The Rev. Steven P. Sabin was ordained to Word and Sacrament ministry by the Lutheran Church in America in June 1985. Before coming to CCL in April 2001, Pastor Steve was the Pastor of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Ames, Iowa for 16 years. In addition to his parish responsibilities, Pastor Steve has served as a national leader in ecumenical relations and has extensive experience in social advocacy and community development.
Pastor Steve graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with a Master of Divinity degree. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Classics from the University of Iowa. Pastor Steve took his chaplaincy training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital and Medical School in Chicago, and did an internship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester, Connecticut.
Pastor Steve began his ministry at Christ Church Lutheran in April 2001 (?) and continues to serve the congregation as senior pastor. For more information or to contact him, please do so at email@example.com .
Source: Christ Church Lutheran