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Did you know Luther had an Epiphany after reading the Bible?  It became his 95 Theses!

February 2019
From Pastor Paul

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Over the past 2 weeks, I have been asked 5 or 6 times (including once by a fellow clergy) exactly what Epiphany is and why Lutherans pay any attention to it.  So, I’m going to make an attempt at providing some definitions and reasons regarding Epiphany.  Hopefully, this will improve understanding and clear confusion.  In addition, there is a difference in how we look at the church calendar between the Eastern (Orthodox) Church and the Western (Protestants, Catholics and Anglicans) Church.  So here we go:

Epiphany and the season that follows is Jesus’ manifestation of Himself as God. (The word epiphany is Greek for manifestation, and we use it to mean realization.)  Epiphany is 12 days after Christmas and always falls on January 6.  The Sundays following are referred to as, “The Sundays after the Epiphany.”  The biblical texts and sermons during this time of the year deal with Jesus’ identity.

For lectionary purposes, the Season after the Epiphany begins on the Epiphany (January 6) and ends on the day before Lent.  This year Epiphany will end on Tuesday, March 5 (also known as - Mardi Gras [French for “Fat Tuesday”]; Shrove Tuesday [English for “confession Tuesday”]; Carnival [Latin for “farewell to meat”]; and Lent will begin on Wednesday, March 6 (also known as Ash Wednesday].

The purpose of the liturgical calendar is to relive the major events in Jesus’ life in real time. To fulfill the requirements of Leviticus 12:2-8, Mary had to present Jesus at the Temple and offer a sacrifice. According to Luke 2:22-24, she did just that.  If Jesus was born on 25 December, then this would have occurred on 2 February. Therefore, 2 February is known in the historic church as The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple.  Incidentally, if you compare Leviticus 12:2-8 with Luke 2:22-24, you will find that Mary and Joseph were of modest means. ... < more >

Pastor Paul

Welcome to our website from Pastor Paul

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   Welcome to All Saints Lutheran Church website.  It is my hope that as you look through our website you will get a feeling for the community life of All Saints.  We are striving to be a missional community that is centered in Christ, grounded in prayer and a place where ALL of God’s people feel welcome.

No matter your religious background or where you are in your spiritual journey, there is a place for you here.  Maybe you grew up in church and have been a regular ever since, maybe you’ve been away from the church for longer than you can remember, maybe the whole church thing is something new, with both humility and confidence, we trust that it is Christ who invites you to meet him here. 

Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday with communion on the first and third Sunday of each month.  Adult Bible study begins at 9:00 a.m., and Children’s Sunday school begins at 10:00 a.m. after the Children’s sermon.  We hope that you will be able to join us and experience meaningful worship.   We know that as a church, we cannot be all things to all people; but, we do welcome all people.  Make no mistake; we are broken, sinful people who are longing for the good news of God’s love spoken to us through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  We work together, we play together and we pray together.  Sometimes we get things wrong and without intention, hurt each other.  Through it all we know that God’s love for us is greater than anything we can begin to imagine.  It’s this promise that we want to share with you.  The Holy Spirit is active in the members of All Saints! 
   
Blessings on your journey and we hope you find All Saints to be a place that reflects God’s boundless love for you as a child of God.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask myself by either calling the church office at 970-835-3667 or email me at PastorPaul@AllSaintsLutheranCO.org.  We would love to talk with you more about the ministry of All Saints in this community and in the world.

Servants together,
Pastor Paul Rosin