EASTER!

02-Apr-2019


 

 

HOLY WEEK

April 14—April 21, 2019

The week culminating in the great Easter celebration is indeed a Holy Week! During this week, disciples of Jesus walk the path of Jesus’ last week, experiencing the full range of emotions and experiences, and engaging the significance of each step. We observe the ancient traditions for the power they have to convey the message of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. With Jesus we move from triumphal entry to a last meal to the cross to the empty grave.

Palm Sunday April 14 —8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 am

On this Sunday morning, we hear of Jesus moving with determination and faith into the holy city of Jerusalem. Yes, Jesus knew the denial, rejection, and crucifixion that awaited him. But this did not deter Jesus for he was moving to the heart of God’s love – the cross – and the life that lay beyond. Come to worship and shout, “Hosanna!” Our King comes to reign in love and life!

Maundy Thursday April 18 —7 pm The Fellowship Hall

The disciples gathered with Jesus in an upper room for what would be their Last Supper together. We are re- minded of Jesus’ mandate (maundatus/Maundy) to love and serve one another – as Jesus did. For centuries Christians have witnessed the image of footwashing communicating genuine servant-love. When we break the bread and share the wine, we are experiencing anew the servant-love of Jesus who gave himself for us.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a service of footwashing (optional) and Holy Communion.

Good Friday April 19—7 pm The Sanctuary

One of the most ancient of traditions is to gather on the evening of Good Friday in the darkness of night remembering the darkness that settled over the world at the rejection and death of Jesus on the cross. Tenebrae is a service of shadows, extinguishing candles, hearing the ancient stories, and special music. We grieve as we remember the somber message, but not without hope, for a new morning awaits beyond the tomb.

Easter

April 21, 6:15 am Sunrise in the Courtyard

8:30, 9:45, & 11 am in The Sanctuary

9:45 & 11 am The Rise (Fellowship Hall)

Join us proclaim in word and song the great Easter truth, “He is Risen!’

***Because of limited parking and limited space in both the sanctuary and the fellowship hall for all worship services, we ask that the members of the congregation that are able to change their normal routines attend the traditional worship services that are earlier in the morning or the RISE contemporary worship service at 11 am.*****

 



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