To the Cross:
The Last Hours of Jesus and Why They Matter
Join us for our Lenten Thursdays on March 14, 21, 28 , April 4, and 11 as we share a time of food, fellowship, learning, and worship. This year we’ll be traveling through the Gospel of Luke’s account of Jesus’ final hours with his disciples, his arrest, his trial, and his crucifixion. We’ll explore the details of the story that is central to our faith, knowing that the resurrection of Easter holds deeper meaning when we truly understand what came before the empty tomb.
6:00 Supper with Soup and Bread
6:30 An Intergenerational Activity
7:00 Worship with a dramatic reading from the Gospel of Luke
Bring your questions. Bring your prayers. Bring a friend.
“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”
– Martin Luther
As we walk in faith, the people of Gloria Dei consider how God is calling us to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in this congregation and in the broader community. We know that God’s love does not depend on what we believe or how we behave, but we soon discover that a life of discipleship leads us to worship, pray, read the Bible, serve others, and share our resources, not because we have to do these things, but because we want to do them. We can’t help ourselves.
- We share our time, talent, and treasure to bear witness to the love of Christ in our lives.
- We share our financial gifts to support diverse mission efforts at the state, national and global levels.
- We support the ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, including Lutheran Disaster Response and Lutheran World Hunger.
- We are grateful for the work of our local fire and emergency response personnel, which we support along with other local organizations: Chatham Senior Center, Chatham Senior Bus Service, Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry, Literacy Volunteers of Morris County, and others.
We pray that God will help us
always to use our gifts wisely
and share our resources generously.
Click here to download the Time & talent sheet.