Peace Lutheran Church
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Finlayson, MN  55735

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Understanding Rightly

His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him and had been done to Him. John 12:16

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 The Church Year
The 1st 1/2 of the church year is a "Festival" all about our Savior   
ADVENT
The beginning of the church year - a time of preparation, hope, and joyful anticipation for Christ's coming both at Bethlehem and at the end of the age. 
Starts 4 weeks before December 25
(Blue Symbolizes Hope)
 
 November 2011
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 December 2011
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CHRISTMAS
The season that focuses on the second most important festival of the church year, emphasizing Jesus' fulfillment of Prophecy and Advent expectation
Starts December 25 and continues for 12 days
(White Symbolizes Purity, Joy, the Light of Christ)

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EPIPHANY
A Festival on January 6 and a season symbolizing by light, celebrating the manifestation of God's grace to all people - a light shinning in darkness 
Starts January 6 and continues 4 - 9 Sundays 
(depending upon the calendar date of Lent)
(Green symbolizes life and growth)
 
 January 2012
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 The Sunday following Epiphany is Baptism of our Lord (White) 
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 February 2012
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 The Sunday before Ash Wednesday is Transfiguration of our Lord Sunday (White)
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LENT
The 40 Day season before Easter observed as a time of reflection, penitence, and preparation for new life.
Starts 40 Days before Easter, excluding Sundays!
(Purple symbolizses patience & royalty)
 
February 2012
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The Beginning of Holy Week 
Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
(Scarlet - Symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ & Triumph)
 
Good Friday 
(Black - Symbolizes deep contrition)
 
 April 2012
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EASTER
Principle festival of the church year celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord. The central message of the season is the offering of new life, forgiveness, and eternal joy with God.
This season lasts 50 days, 
50 days of Rejoicing
Easter lasts 7 Sundays
 
EASTER SUNDAY
The resurrection of Our Lord
(Gold symbolizes splendor & royalty)
 
 April 2012
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 Ascension Day of our Lord
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 2nd 1/2 of the church year is a Non-Festival time - all about being saved
PENTECOST 
Festival following Easter celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Christian Church
Pentecost runs 2 - 28 Sundays depending upon the calendar date of Advent
(Green symbolizes life and growth)
   
Pentecost Sunday 
(Red - Symbolizes the Fire of the Holy Spirit and Blood of Martyrs)
 
 May 2012
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 June 2012
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 1st Sunday after Pentecost - Holy Trinity Sunday
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Refermation Day - October 31
(Red symbolizes the Fire of the Holy Spirit and Blood of the Martyrs)
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 All Saints Day  November 1
 November 2011
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Sunday of the Fulfillment
Christ The King
Last Sunday after Pentecost - The Sunday after Thanksgiving 
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