Members of First, St. John's and St. Paul Lutheran churches will celebrate the Passion of Our Lord (Palm Sunday), April 1 at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren. Preaching at both the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services will be the Rev. Dr. Craig A. Satterlee, noted Evangelical Lutheran Church in America preacher and professor of homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, Ill. Dr. Satterlee has written several books including, "Ambrose of Milan," "Preaching and Stewardship" and "When God Speaks through Worship." He is the dean of the ACTS Doctor of Ministry Program, and adjunct professor of theology at University of Notre Dame.
Satterlee was ordained in 1987 and has served congregations in upstate New York and Michigan before his call to Chicago. As a person who is legally blind, he has a passion for ministries with persons with disabilities and a unique perspective on the Christian faith, church and the world. Dr. Satterlee and his family reside in Chicago's Hyde Park.
There will be two locations from which to process to First Lutheran Church: members from First and St. Paul will gather at St. Paul's parking lot, 306 Conewango Ave., at 10:30 a.m. for the blessing of palms and procession to First. Members of St. John's will meet at their parking lot on 200 Pleasant Dr. by 10:20 a.m. for the blessing of palms and will process by car to First. Those who do not wish to process may gather at First Lutheran Church by 11 a.m. The public is invited.
For more information, contact Pastor David Blank, First Lutheran Church, 723-6450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.