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Pastor Paul Schwartzkopf
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Preparing in the Word

Palm/Passion Sunday “Pomp and Suffering”
The processional gospel (Matthew 21:1-11) is full of celebration.
The passion gospel (Matthew 27:11-54) is full of pathos.

Maundy Thursday “For You” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Martin Luther wrote that these words of Jesus compel all hearts to believe.

Good Friday “It Is Finished” John 19:30
We were saved when Jesus died. On his cross, our salvation was accomplished by God’s grace.

Easter Day “Do Not Be Afraid” Matthew 28:1-10
An empty tomb and an angel – who wouldn’t be afraid?
But the word of God is, “Fear not, go, and tell.”

2nd Sunday of Easter “Confirmed by Christ” John 20:19-31
Thomas was confirmed in his faith by seeing Christ.
Today we confirm the faith of two young members of Peace.

3rd Sunday of Easter “A Sign of Jesus” Luke 24:13-35
Two disciples recognized Jesus in the four actions of taking bread, blessing, breaking and giving it for them. 

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