Sunday Worship Service on 05/02/2021

+++Virtual Choir +++
Now the Green Blade Rises (ELW 379)
Psalm 22:25-31
Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen! (ELW 377)
Shout to the Lord (ELW 821)


Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, died 373
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Best remembered for defending the teaching that Christ was fully God against those who taught otherwise, Athanasius was an influential church leader around the time of the Council of Nicea. He was banished from Alexandria five times for his forthright views.

Monica, mother of Augustine, died 387
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Monica was married to a pagan husband who was ill-tempered and unfaithful, but whom she helped bring into the Christian faith. She repeated the influence on her son Augustine, who went on to become one of the greatest church teachers.

Julian of Norwich, renewer of the church, died around 1416
Saturday, May 8, 2021

When she was about thirty years old, Julian (or Juliana) reported visions that she later compiled into a book, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, now a classic of medieval mysticism. The visions declared that love was the meaning of religious experience, provided by Christ who is love, for the purpose of love.

Victor the Moor, martyr, died 303
Saturday, May 8, 2021

Also known as Victor Maurus, this native of the northwest African nation of Mauritania was a soldier in the Roman Praetorian Guard. Under the persecution of Maximian, Victor died for his faith at Milan.

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