Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
600 Prices Fork Rd. Blacksburg, VA 24060
"A Reconciling in Christ Congregation"
We are a caring and compassionate community, growing as Christ's disciples. Dedicated to worship, study and prayer, we address social concerns, both locally and globally, and welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Holy Week is a time of spiritual renewal. During this season there will be a number of special worship opportunities:
Palm Sunday and the Reading of the Passion, March 29.
Maundy Thursday, April 2, 12:00pm & 7:00pm.
Good Friday Prayer Around the Cross (with Taize style chants), April 3, 12:00pm & 7:00pm
Easter Vigil with Confirmation, Saturday, April 4, 7:00pm
The Resurrection of Our Lord, Sunday, April, 5, 8:30am & 11:00am
Visiting Theologian April 18-19
Prayerful Looking: Exploring the Intersection of Spirituality and the Arts
This year our Visiting Theologian is John Hougen. In addition to preaching on Sunday morning a speaking in the Luther Forum, on Saturday he will lead a spiritual retreat which explores the intersection of theology and the arts. This experience will be made up of two modules, a morning and an afternoon session. In the morning our focus will be poetry and in the afternoon we will turn our attention to paintings. You are encouraged to attend both, but you may also attend only one.
John Hougen is a former pastor and campus minister. He is also a poet, artist, academic, and docent at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The whole event will take place in the Luther Memorial fellowship hall and lunch will be provided. There is no cost. In order to have sufficient supplies it would be helpful for you to let us know you plan to attend. Call the office, 951-1000, or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
One thing you should note if you plan to attend: John encourages participants to come with a poem and/or piece of art that is particularly meaningful to him or her. This is not essential, but will help to personalize the retreat.
Luther Memorial and St. Michael Share Lent
You are invited to join for our Lenten Worship Services, each Wednesday during Lent.
Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and Holden Evening Prayer at 6:45 p.m.
March 25 at LMLC – We Are Church for the Sake of the World
LMLC March 2015
Change for Change Recipient
The Community Foundation of the NRV Stadium Woods Endowment Fund
Stadium Woods is an exceptionally rare urban old-growth forest located at the interface of VA Tech and the town of Blacksburg. In 2011 the all-volunteer campus and community group—Friends of Stadium Woods-- formed to prevent development of the old-growth ecosystem and to preserve it for continued use as a research and teaching laboratory. FOSW continues to work with the university to create a legally binding preservation agreement for this one-of-a-kind historic and natural treasure.
The March 2015 Change for Change program will benefit the Stadium Woods Endowment Fund created in 2012 and managed by The Community Foundation of the New River Valley to support educational, teaching and research activities as well as management and preservation goals. Ultimately the charitable fund founders endeavor to endow a chair of old-growth forestry at VA Tech. More than $15,000 has been raised to date to grow the charitable endowment. To learn about both the old-growth forest ecosystem and the fundraising goals please see www.savestadiumwoods.com Follow SSW on Facebook and Twitter.