Benediction Lutheran Church
8475 W. Fond du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53225
A Fellowship of Christians, Grounded in the Scriptures
and Centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
LENTEN MIDWEEK SERVICES
This year’s Lenten Series is based on the Christian symbol of the Fish. In the first century AD, everyone in the Roman Empire spoke Greek. The Greek word for fish is Ichthus (ἰχθύς). The early Christians made a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs to resemble the profile of a fish. Ichthus was an acronym of the confession of faith "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior".
Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus".
Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for "anointed".
Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεου), Greek for "God's”
Upsilon (y) is the first letter of uios (Υἱός), Greek for "Son".
Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".
According to tradition, ancient Christians, during their persecution by the Roman Empire in the first few centuries after Christ, used the fish symbol to mark meeting places and tombs, or to distinguish friends from foes.
During our Lenten Services this year, we will look at the following aspects of the confession of Christ that is given in the symbol of the fish. Each service is at 7:00 pm and is preceded by a supper at 5:30.
March 12: The Confession of Faith that this Symbol Makes
Supper: Loaded Baked Potatoes
March 19: Jesus – He will Save His People from their Sins
Supper: Spaghetti Pie
March 26: Christ – Anointed as the King of Kings
April 2: God’s Son – Who Jesus Is
April 9: Savior – What Jesus has Done for Us
Supper: Sloppy Joes
10:15am Sunday School
10:30am Bible Classes
11:30am Hmong Worship
3pm French African Worship
7pm Midweek Worship
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