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This is WELS March Lent cross and children

This is WELS—Lent

One of Forward in Christ's most-loved columns is "This is WELS." Each month "This is WELS" features photos from WELS ministries around the synod. In March, we added a second group of photos with a Lenten theme. Here are a few samples. Check the others out on our Community page!
This is WELS March Lent guitar and ashes
This is WELS March Lent tomb and soliders
Featured photos include the preschool class of Christ Alone, Thiensville, Wis.; an Ash Wednesday Taizé service at Sure Foundation, Woodside, N.Y.; and soldiers guarding Jesus' tomb at Beautiful Savior, Cincinnati, Ohio. Submit your photos or share stories about your congregation's Lenten traditions at forwardinchrist.net/submit.
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Check out these articles from the March issue:

Jesus' hands are never tied

Jesus reaching his hand out
“I’m sorry, sir. There is nothing I can do. My hands are tied.” I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard that in my life. You’re on the phone with the credit card company. You’re talking to the billing department at the hospital. You’re trying to convince the person on the . . .

Moving the needle

Lutheran Leadership March 2023 speedometer
Automobile purists insist that the only way to drive a car is by manual transmission. There’s nothing like the exhilaration of driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible, revving the engine, moving the needle into the red, and peeling down the road. The . . .

Parent conversations: How can we help kids develop positive, healthy habits?

mom and daughter washing hands
From early on, we teach our children this biblical truth: “Every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17). Our bodies, our minds, our gifts, our talents, our money, our “things” are all gifts from God and therefore should be treasured and cared for in a way . . .

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