Midweek Lenten Worship Series

The Book of Exodus

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Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6th and so does our emphasis on Moses’ book called Exodus. In it, Moses asks Pharaoh to let God’s people go seven times (Exodus 5:1; 7:16; 8:1, 20; 9:1, 13; 10:3) and Pharaoh finally does it! When he does, God’s salvation is so amazing that the event becomes the Gospel of the Old Testament. Israel’s Scriptures mention the exodus 125 times!

Throughout the book of Exodus God reveals who he is through his absence and his presence, through his silence and his speech, through his wrath and his mercy, and through his judgment and his amazing grace. In doing so, the book paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus.

Beginning on Sunday, March 3rd, Pastor Rob's Bible Class at 9:30am (in Room 122 of the Christian Learning Center) will look at the exciting history and theology connected with the book of Exodus. It will all be very practical and useful!

Guest Pastors will be leading four of the Wednesday evening services. We welcome Pastor Timothy Prince from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in East Troy and Pastor Timothy Oswald from Hope Lutheran Church in Twin Lakes.

Come for a Lenten dinner before each service in the church fellowship hall at 6:00pm.

Sermon plans are as follows:

March 6th       Ash Wednesday “Big Things with Small Stuff” (Exodus 2:1–10)

                                    Pastor Rob Bolling, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Burlington

March 13        Lent Two “How God Changes Us” (Exodus 3:1–14)

                                    Pastor Timothy Prince, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, East Troy

March 20        Lent Three “Stop Trying and Start Trusting” (Exodus 14:1–29)

                                    Pastor Tim Oswald, Hope Lutheran Church, Twin Lakes

March 27        Lent Four “Strike the Rock!” (Exodus 17:1–7)

                                    Pastor Rob Bolling, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Burlington

April 3             Lent Five “Mine!” (Exodus 20:1–17) 

                                    Pastor Timothy Prince, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, East Troy

April 10           Lent Six “Digging Ourselves into a Hole” (Exodus 32:1–14)

                                    Pastor Tim Oswald, Hope Lutheran Church, Twin Lakes

April 14           Palm Sunday “A New Beginning!” (Exodus 34:1–8)

April 18           Maundy Thursday “Access!” (Exodus 24:1–11)

April 19           Good Friday Agnus Dei(Exodus 12:1–13)

April 20/21           Easter “Against all Odds!” (Exodus 15:1–18)


Our preachers

Rev. Timothy A. Prince

PhD  Candidate - Concordia Seminary

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Tim was born in the Chicago area, later moved to Arlington, TX, for preschool through elementary school years, and then to Idaho Falls, ID, for middle- and high-school years.  He graduated from college at Concordia College (formerly Concordia Teachers’ College, now Concordia University) in Seward, NE, where he met (and a few years later, married) Michelle Dobbertien.  After four years at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (during which he served vicarage year in Edgerton, WI), he began ministry as a pastor placed in Bovey, MN (serving also as interim pastor in Marble, MN).

He later also served as pastor in Gresham, NE, and Davenport, NE, (together with serving as interim pastor for Nebraska congregations in Thayer, Waco, Friedensau, Ruskin, Superior, Chester and Hubbell, along the way).  He especially enjoyed his time serving as adjunct instructor at Concordia University in Seward, NE, teaching four courses over 13 semesters.  In 2013, he decided to go “back to school” to work on a Ph.D. degree in Exegetical Theology (a.k.a. biblical interpretation) at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.  After he completed all his requirements of classes and exams for the Ph.D. program, his wife Michelle happened to receive a call to serve as Director of Parish Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in West Allis, WI (www.splcwa.org).  Tim has since been working on his research for his Ph.D. dissertation (on “Christ and Antichrist in Daniel 7 and 9”), as well as serving 14 months as interim pastor at Good Shepherd before being called in October 2018 to serve full-time there, which he joyfully continues.

Tim and Michelle have three grown children—Nathanael, who lives in Hebron, NE; Joel, who currently lives with them in East Troy; and Rebecca, who lives with her husband Nicolas and daughter Elaina in Centralia, IL. 

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 Rev. Dr. Timothy Oswald

The Reverend Dr. Timothy Oswald was installed as Pastor on November 13, 2016. He grew up in Addison, IL and graduated from Wheaton College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies. He also holds a Master’s degree in Divinity, Master of Military Studies, Master of Theology in Systematic Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Military Ministries. His area of special interest in his studies arose from his work as a Navy Chaplain and examined Christian ministry in religiously pluralistic settings. Pastor Oswald retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps after 22 years.  

Pastor and his wife of 30 years, Dawn, have four grown children. His passion is to present God’s Word in preaching and teaching, always with a view toward how each segment of text contributes to the larger message of the Bible as a whole which is God’s work to reconcile people to Himself through His Son Jesus Christ.

 

Rev. Rob Bolling   

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The Rev. Robert W.  Bolling was born in Milwaukee and has spent time in the states that touch Lake Michigan -- Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.  Pastor Rob has a BA from Concordia Senior College in Ft Wayne, IN and a MDiv from Concordia Theological Seminary, also in Ft Wayne.  He has been a shepherd to God's people for 38 years.  He was the pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka, IL from 1981 to 1988 and has served Our Savior Lutheran Church from 1988 to the present. 

Pastor Rob is passionate about sharing the Lord Jesus and the Good News of the forgiveness of sins in Christ through preaching, teaching, and leading worship. He and his wife, Pat, have led numerous short term, mission trips to Guatemala, Mexico and other nations bringing the joy of the Gospel and medical care to the poor. 

Pastor Rob and Pat are blessed with three children, and four grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with them as well as traveling, photography, swimming, sailing, motorcycling, driving and maintaining old BMW's, camping, hiking and detailing autos.