Welcome to our church’s website. We are glad you visited to find out what is going on at Funny River Community Lutheran Church. Our hope and prayer is that you might also visit us.
A church isn’t a building. It is the worshipping community that regularly gathers to receive God’s gifts of word and sacrament and then leaves to express their faith throughout the week in serving God and neighbor in their workplace, school, community and home.
If you are looking for a group of perfect people, you will need to look elsewhere. We are a group of sinners who are in the process of being transformed by God’s love. We invite those who are willing to admit with us that we need God’s forgiveness and are in turn willing to forgive and love others.
Our church isn’t like many today that is trying to conform it’s teaching to society’s changing norms about right and wrong. Our foundation for what we teach and confess is God’s Word (the Bible) that both shows all of us our sinfulness (selfishness) and God’s forgiveness and love.
If you want to meet a “funny” group of Christians, come on over and visit us.
Old Testament Reading Zechariah 9:9–12
9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.
Epistle Philippians 2:5–11
5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Holy Gospel John 12:12–19
12The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15“Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
16His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”