Holy Week is such a
profound time in the life of a Christian. From the Hosannas of Palm
Sunday, through the cross of Good Friday, to the resurrection joy of
Easter, when we walk with Jesus we discover the secret of this season:
the way of the cross is the way to LIFE!
Come join us for this transformative journey.
Palm Sunday will be this coming Sunday March 29th at 9am.
Since it is a fifth Sunday we will all celebrate this day together with
a procession, the passion gospel, and communion. Afterwards you are
invited to share a BBQ compliments of Ernie Moran. Bring a side dish to
Taize will be celebrated next Wednesday, April 1, at 7pm.
This service, which is celebrated the first Wednesday of the month,
happens to fall in Holy Week this year. Taize worship is a candlelight
service of scripture, chant, holy reading, and silence.
Maundy Thursday will be observed on Thursday, April 2.
We will begin with an agape meal at 7pm (which includes a Mediterranean
fare similar to what the disciples might have eaten with Jesus. Then
the Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7:30pm where we will join with
Jesus and the disciples in footwashing and communion. [Note: "Maundy"
comes from the Latin word "mandate" for the new mandate or command
Jesus gave to "love one another as I have loved you".]
Good Friday services will be held on Friday, April 3 at 12-3pm and then later at 7:30pm.
The 12-3pm service will be the stations of the cross, with worship
music, and reflections by the clergy as we observe the three hours in
which Jesus hung on the cross. The evening service will be an open time
of participation available from 7:30pm until 9:30pm where you can come
and choose any or all of the stations you would like to visit for
self-directed reflection and adoration of Christ.
Easter Vigil is
a time of devotion anticipating the dawn of the resurrection and
acknowledging the light of Christ which is able to overcome any
darkness. This service will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 4.
During this service we have a procession of the pascal candle, a
candlelight reflection on the promises of scripture, renewal of baptism,
celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, and communion. One of the
most beautiful services of the church year!
Easter Services will be held at our usual Sunday times of 8:15am and 10am on April 5.
Both services will have choir and communion. Bring your bells for the
gloria (an ancient tradition), flowers for the cross, and eggs for the
hunt (a dozen plastic eggs with non-melting goodies would be great!)
After the service Patty and Jeff McDaneld will be hosting an Easter Egg
Hunt on the front lawn for the kids.
Together we will deepen
our devotion to Christ and make room for the Holy Spirit to empower our
lives for service as we remember the way of the cross and the power of