Lent Begins March 1, 2017
Ash Wednesday services will be at both MLLC and Waldeck Lutheran Church. You are invited to choose which one best suits your situation. Both services will offer Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes as we begin our Lenten Season.
Worship at MLLC at 7:30 p.m.
Worship at Waldeck Lutheran Church at 5:45 p.m.
Waldeck Lutheran Church is in a shared ministry with MLLC. The Church is located at 6915 Waldeck Church Lane, Ledbetter, TX 78946 – this is about 6 miles south of Ledbetter at the corner of FM 2145 and FM 1291.
The Exhortation on Ash Wednesday invites us into the season of Lent. Here is that Exhortation as presented in Lutheran Book of Worship – the book used at Waldeck Lutheran Church:
Brothers and sisters: God created us to experience joy in communion with him, to love all humanity, and to live in harmony with all of his creation. But sin separates us from God, our neighbors, and creation, and so we do not enjoy the life our Creator intended for us. Also, by our sin we grieve our Father, who does not desire us to come under his judgment, but to turn to him and live.
As disciples of the Lord Jesus we are called to struggle against everything that leads us away from love of God and neighbor. Repentance, fasting, prayer, and works of love—the discipline of Lent—help us to wage our spiritual warfare. I invite you, therefore, to commit yourselves to this struggle and confess your sins, asking our Father for strength to persevere in your Lenten discipline.
We are very blessed by the opportunity to work side by side with the people of Waldeck Lutheran Church. Together we are glorifying God, loving our neighbors and loving one another.