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Maundy Thursday Meditation


Pastor has prepared a meditation for
Maundy Thursday that can be used
individually or with your family.
Please click the link above to download the document.



WELS families are certainly missing the opportunity to gather for Easter this year—waking up for a joy-filled early service, singing loudly with the organ trumpeting “He’s Risen!,” sharing a big breakfast with fellow believers. This year it will look . . . different.

But even at home, you can still hear about and celebrate the greatest victory in the history of the world—Jesus’ victory over death and sin! First, tune into your local congregation’s morning service if it offers a livestream or broadcast. If it doesn’t, here’s a list of WELS churches that post services online.

Then, at 6 p.m. (central time) you can tune into the FIRST EVER livestreamed, synodwide Easter worship celebration. Even though we are not together physically, fellow believers from around the world can gather “Together at the Empty Tomb.”

WELS President Mark Schroeder and WELS First Vice President James Huebner will preside, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary President Earle Treptow will preach. Immediately following the service, Schroeder, Treptow, and Rev. Jon Hein from WELS Congregational Services will be available for a live Question and Answer session.

Though virtual, this has the potential to be the most-attended WELS worship service ever. Join your Christian brothers and sister and get “Together at the Empty Tomb.”

Share this link—livestream.com/wlslive/togetherattheemptytomb—with everyone you can for an opportunity to worship synodwide and across the world. Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!

A Palm Sunday message by Schroeder was viewed at least 10,000 times on Facebook and Vimeo. You can still watch the archived live event.



 "Go and preach the Gospel to all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:18-19

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