By Rev. Don Neuendorf, Senior Pastor
St. Paul Lutheran Church – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Our world is fragmented – shattered into little pieces.

We thought that technology would bring all our world together, and in some ways it has. We can talk to people all over the world in a moment. But at the same time we are more separated from others than ever before. Families are fragmented, living all over the world. Neighborhoods are no longer close communities. Cities are a collection of competing interests. People feel alone.

But God created us to live together. He created us to be in community with one another – and with Him.

Our Lenten sermon series will follow the theme, Life Together, guided by Peter’s first letter to the Church. At the same time, we will celebrate the life that we enjoy together with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Pastor Don Neuendorf (St. Paul) and Pastors Dan Flynn and Matthew Hein (St. Luke) will share the messages in this series in a rotation at both St. Paul and University Lutheran Chapel.

Please join us for midweek services . Lenten services will be held at 12:10 p.m. and at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at the downtown St. Paul site and at 7pm at University Lutheran Chapel. A separate series of services will be offered for families with young children at 3:30 pm, right after school, in the small gymnasium at St. Paul Lutheran School. These services will be led by Concordia students and will build on the family devotions that we will distribute for Lent.

May God bless your Lenten season and make it a time of growing… together.