Our Annual Tradition is to gather as a community for worship and Holy Communion on the Wednesday evening before our national Thanksgiving Day.
We invite you to celebrate with us the goodness of our God. We invite you to rejoice with us in his merciful grace. We invite you to make worship with the community of faith a priority as you enter into this holiday.
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Martin Luther Lutheran Church
211 Luther Ln; P O BOX 362
Carmine TX 78932-0362
Our Thanksgiving Banner
Our Communion and Thanksgiving Meal Banner
The title we sometimes use for this sacred meal is “the Eucharist”. This word refers to the “giving thanks” which is done as we gather with Christ and his people for this Sacrament.
It is a busy day in Carmine, Texas. Today, July 20, is the annual “Firemen’s Feast”. This is the annual fundraising meal for the Carmine Volunteer Fire Department. At MLLC we give thanks to God for the caring work of these community servants.
The work of cooking the fried chicken for the meal begins early on Sunday morning. Dozens of cooks gather at the Carmine Fire Station for this work. Since this event is on Sunday morning we offer the opportunity for the cooks to gather for God’s Word and Holy Communion. We bring the Church to the Fire Station each year at an early morning time. The cooks are already busy as the worship space is set up between the fire equipment and the food preparation area. For about 10 minutes the cooks take a break for prayer, to give thanks, to hear the Word of God, and to be assured of God’s love and forgiveness in Holy Communion. This year 50 men and boys paused their work to be a part of this special worship service.
We are thankful for the service of the Carmine Volunteer Fire Department. We are thankful for the opportunity to support their work and to encourage them in their faith in Christ.
Here are some additional photos from this special event:
The Day of Pentecost
This Sunday, June 8, is the Day of Pentecost. This is one of the three main Festival Days of the Church Year. The others are The Resurrection of our Lord (Easter Sunday), and the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas Day). You are encouraged to wear Red to help celebrate the giving of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.
On Pentecost we celebrate the giving and pouring out of the Holy Spirit of God on his people. This took place first in Jerusalem when thousands of Jews were gathered in the city for the Jewish Festival of Pentecost. It is also known as Shavuot. This Jewish festival celebrates two major items. One is to celebrate the grain harvest at that time of year in the Holy Land. The other reason of the celebration is to give thanks for the giving of the Covenant at Mt. Sinai, including the Ten Commandments. It is understood that it took 50 days for the Children of Israel to travel to Mt. Sinai after the Passover and their release from slavery in Egypt.
The Holy Spirit was given to the Church on that day. The 120 Christians were then sent out to proclaim the might works of God to the gathered Jews. These visitors were from all over the Mediterranean world, and spoke a number of languages. The small band of Christians were given the supernatural ability to speak the Word of God with boldness so all would hear of the great things God had done through Jesus Christ.
The response was powerful. That day 3000 people responded to the Good News and became Christians. There were 3000 baptisms that day. Read about these events in the Book of Acts, chapter 2, in the New Testament.
We look forward to seeing you at worship this Sunday. Worship at 9:00 a.m. Remember to wear something red this Sunday.
More about these late Spring festivals.