WOLD Announcements


Epiphany Star’s
Final Candle!


The Epiphany Star is completely filled with candles, and how beautiful it looks!

The last candle to go on the star was WHITE for Jesus’ Transfiguration! (Everybody at worship guessed right about the color!)

The Epiphany Star will be put away until next year. The candles from the star will go on the altar during Lent. They will remind us of Epiphany, and God’s glory shown to us in Christ. Eventually, the candles will help us to see Christ’s glory on the Cross.

The Candle Colors are...
GOLD - for the gift of gold brought by the 3 Wise Men.
BLUE - for the water used in Jesus' baptism.
WINE - because Jesus changed the water into wine.
GREEN - for where Jesus grew up.
BLACK - for the peoples’ rejection of Jesus
BROWN - for the boats filled with fish.
PINK - for blessing (blessings heal us inside)
RED - for love; Jesus taught us: “Love your enemy.”
WHITE - for Jesus’ Transfiguration on the Mountain


Worship time changes to 10:30 a.m. during Lent!

Because of the
Lenten Pulpit Exchange
(see below),
Sunday morning worship time
WOLD will change to 10:30 AM.

Changing the worship time makes it easier
Pastor Beth Lockard to
come to Lancaster to lead worship & preach at WOLD.

We changed worship time last year for the pulpit exchange
(and the year before that),
so it should almost be "routine" for us by now!

Pulpit Exchange during Lent

As in years past, WOLD and Christ the King (CTK) Deaf Lutheran churches will do a “pulpit exchange” during Lent. Pr. Beth Lockard from CTK will come to WOLD twice, and Pr. Russ from WOLD will go to CTK twice. Members of both parishes greatly enjoy this exchange!

Also, as in years past, a special sermon series will be used for the pulpit exchange. This year’s theme is “Too Hard to Follow Jesus?”

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, which is on March 6th this year. The pulpit exchange begins on the 1st Sunday of Lent, March 10th.

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Lent Worship Schedule:


7:00 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Peter's

SUNDAYS in LENT: 10:30 a.m. worship!!!

WOLD will worship at 10:30 a.m during most of Lent. 
There are 2 exceptions:

  1.  Palm Sunday worship is at 10:00 a.m. (St. Peter's annual Palm Sunday breakfast is at 9:00 a.m.)

  2. WOLD will not worship on 5th Sundays (this was voted on at the November 2018 annual meeting) 


On Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m., WOLD will join St. Peter's for interpreted midweek Lenten services.  Following the Lenten service, WOLD will have Bible study at 7:30 p.m.  

Schedule of Worship:


WED. Mar. 6: Ash Wednesday Service at 7PM

WED. Mar. 13: light meal* at 6:15PM, Worship at 7PM, Bible Study at 7:30PM  
*note: WOLD serves the meal on Mar. 13th!!

WED. Mar. 20:  light meal at 6:15PM, Worship at 7PM, Bible Study at 7:30PM  

WED. Mar. 27:  light meal at 6:15PM, Worship at 7PM, Bible Study at 7:30PM  

WED. Apr. 3:  light meal at 6:15PM, Worship at 7PM, Bible Study at 7:30PM  

WED. Apr. 10:  light meal at 6:15PM, Worship at 7PM, Bible Study at 7:30PM  


SUN. Mar. 10: Worship at 10:30AM (with Pr. Beth Lockard)

SUN. Mar. 17: Worship at 10:30AM (with Pr. Russ)

SUN. Mar. 24: Worship at 10:30AM (with Pr. Beth Lockard)

SUN. Mar. 31: *NO* worship at WOLD (5th Sunday)

SUN. Apr. 7: Worship at 10:30AM (with Pr. Russ)

SUN. Apr. 14: St. Peter's Palm Sunday fundraiser breakfast at 9:00AM, Worship at 10:00AM (with Pr. Russ)

FRI. Apr.19: Good Friday service at 7PM

SUN. Apr. 21: Easter Sunday worship 10:00AM 

Happy Anniversary, WOLD!!!

Did you know??—

WOLD was chartered on Feb. 20, 1994 — that means…

WOLD celebrates its 25th anniversary this year!

See the write-up about WOLD receiving ELDA’s “City on a Hill” award on the About page!


The next WOLD “Meal and a Movie” event
is Saturday, Mar. 16th!

Upcoming topics for WOLD’s
“Sunday School”
v-log discussions:

Mar. 3 - “Great Lent”

Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31 - There is no “Sunday School” because of doing the Lenten Pulpit Exchange (

Interested in becoming a WOLD member?
See the “Become a Member” page!

“What We Believe”
is now voiced!

Go to the Resources page
to learn about this

Calendar available!

Check out WOLD's calendar by clicking here.

worship times, special events, etc., are on the calendar – click the link!!

Bible Study on Wednesday nights!

“Bible Stories to Know”

in Room 100

What?? – You missed our last Bible study??
here for a recap!

“Bible Stories to Know” looks at the most important stories in the Bible –
the ones that help tell the large story between Genesis and Revelation.
This Bible study helps you know these stories & learn why they are important.

Click here to read the latest edition of the ELDA Newsletter!