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Lenten Services...February 28,--March 7,14,21,28.

Feb 28 2018 6:00 pm

The Lenten Services this year will be centered around difference pictures of Christ as in the Canonical Books.
Lenten Services begin at 7:00p.m.
Come early at 6:00p.m. for fellowship and a delicious meal.

On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah's family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole
world.

From the Celebrate February 18,2018.

Maundy Thursday...Worship/Holy Communion---March 29,2018

Mar 29 2018 7:00 pm

Come and join us as we worship at 7:00p.m.

Easter Sunday..April 1,2018

Apr 1 2018
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7;30 a.m. Sunrise Service at the Cemetery. (corner of Hwy 973 and New Sweden Church Rd.)
8:15 a.m. Breakfast at the Parish Hall
9:30 a.m. Children's Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 a.m. Easter Worship Service/Holy Communion
Easter celebrates Christ's victory over sin and death. It is the day of days, the first day, the eighth day, the day of resurrection. the day of new creation. No wonder "Alleluia!" (meaning "Praise God!") resounds throughout the church as the shout of victory on this day.
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives".

Heritage Center May Fest April 21,2018

Apr 21 2018

We treasure seeing you at our May Fest.
In 2017 we had over 200 in attendance.
This Year the focus will be on the farms in the community and farming equipment.

Vacation Bible School

Jun 3 2018

Save the date to enroll you child!

Stay Tuned For More Information.

Swedish Midsummer Celebration at SPJST in Elgin

Jun 21 2018 5:00 pm

Years ago, the Swedes would all come together in the Elgin Park to have a bar-b-que meal and celebration. Farmers would bring in cotton trailers to use as tables, and hay bales to use as seats. My o My, how times have changed. So, grab your chairs and come on out to our 68th annual Swedish Midsummer Celebration.
We would love to see you dressed in your best Swedish attire. The kids will have a big time dancing around the May pole and the adults will have their eyes on the silent auction items.

The fun filled evening will start at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour. At 6:30 p.m. the meal will be served.
A Swedish bakery will be open for your selection of a dessert.

More news to come on this event as we draw closer!

God and Country Program

Jun 24 2018 5:00 pm
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Plans are being made at this time for our annual "God and Country" event. Hamburgers,chips, ect: will be served. There will be a silent auction and a cakewalk. Bring the entire family and your friends. Let us make beautiful music to the glory of God and our country. Patriotic sing a long with special numbers in the Sanctuary. Social afterwards in the parish hall. Starting time for this event is 5:00 p.m. The attendance at this event just keeps growing. Thank you for serving our country.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Holy Communion

Nov 22 2018 7:00 pm

We give thanks for all our Blessing!

Santa Lucia...2018--December 09....7:00p.m.

Dec 9 2017 7:00 pm
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Legend of Lucia
Santa Lucia was born of noble and wealthy parents in Sicily and was christened Lucia, from lux meaning light. Her father died when she was a infant and her mother raised her in the Christian faith. She vowed at a early age to remain a virgin and to devote her life to serving Christ an the poor. She did not tell anyone about this. Her mother wanted her to marry a man who was not a believer and Lucia resisted.
A story tells of Lucia bringing food to Christians hiding in caves. There are many accounts of miracles about her. One year when Sweden was going through a famine and people did not have much to eat,a brilliantly lit ship came sailing across the stormy waters of Lake Vannam. A beautiful young women dressed all in white stood at the helm and her face was radiant and a glow of light was all about her head. It was Lucia who came with a ship load of food for the hungry and she gave it to all who where in need.

Lucia would not renounce her faith. She was martyred on December 13 at the age of 20 years. Thus the celebration of Santa Lucia continues on December 13 in many places and the emphasis is on Christian love and sacrifice. In Sweden, The eldest daughter in the house plays the part of Lucia and brings coffee and food to members of the family early in the morning of December 13.
Santa Lucia is remembered for her sacrificial giving to the poor and her devotion to Christ.

12809 New Sweden Church Road
Manor, TX 78653
Phone: 512-281-0056

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Rev. Hans J. Lillejord, Pastor
Cell Phone: 512-947-9044

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Services Held Every Sunday at 10:30am


Sunday School Held Every Sunday at 9:30am


Adult Bible Class Held Every Sunday at 9:15am

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