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Emmanuel Family News - Holy WeekApril 5. 2012
 Dear Gene  

Holy Week is such a powerful time for us as Christians. As we journey with Jesus through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter, we discover that the way of the cross is indeed the way of life. May the Holy Spirit pour out abundant blessings, deep healing, and empowering guidance during this profound week!
 
With love in Jesus,
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn

 

Holy Week Services

 

 

Footwashing

 

We begin our journey with Maundy Thursday, where we remember the night in which Jesus washed the disciples' feet and instituted the last supper as a communion in remembrance of him. We get the word "Maundy" from the Latin word for mandate, the new command that we love one another as Jesus loved us. This service of footwashing, communion, and stripping of the altar begins Thursday at 7:30 pm.

 

  

Stations of the Cross

On God's Friday or "Good Friday" we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made that love might be known, the true nature of God revealed, sins forgiven, and grace abundantly poured out. The Stations of the Cross that we use at Emmanuel are both a reflection on and active participation in the journey Jesus made to Golgatha. We have a service from noon until 3 pm (the time in which Jesus was on the cross) and also at 7:30 pm.

 

At the Easter Vigil, we are among the first to journey toEaster Vigil the tomb and find it empty, for Jesus has risen! The Easter Vigil will include a procession of the Light of Christ--lit from the paschal (Easter) fire--into a darkened church where a candlelight service illumines salvation scripture, the baptism of Tracy, Lynette and Christopher, the celebration of communion, and the beautiful music of renewed Hallelujahs! This service is on Holy Saturday at 7:30 pm.

 

Flowering of the CrossOn Easter Sunday, all heaven breaks loose as we sing our alleluias (with the help of a radiant choir!) flower the cross, celebrate communion and join with Christians around the world in proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus, and the victory of God's love and grace over every source of sin and sadness. The services will be at 8:15 and 10am with an Easter egg hunt after the 10am service. Remember to bring bells for the Gloria, flowers for the flowering of the cross, and (if you are able) a dozen or more plastic eggs with goodies inside for the kids. (You can leave them in Havermale Hall before the service.)

 

What a glorious way to celebrate our Glorious God!

 

 Photo of the Week

Joy, Nancy, and Bev 

Speak No, See No, Hear No
An important public service announcement from Joy, Nancy, and Bev. What an appropriate preparation for Holy Week! 

Upcoming Events

 

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

 

Maundy Thursday

April 5th at 7:30pm

 

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross

April 6th 12-3 & 7:30pm.

 

Easter Vigil & Baptisms:

April 7th at 7:30pm.

 

Easter Celebrations: 

April 8th at 8:15 & 10am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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