Sunrise Banner  The Emmanuel Weekly Blurb
Emmanuel Family News
March 28, 2015
 Dear   ,    
 
This is a quick reminder that there will be a single service tomorrow at 9am! We will have a glorious Palm Sunday procession, re-enact the passion of Christ, and celebrate communion as one family in Christ. Wait til you see the inside of the church! (Not only that, but we will have a delicious BBQ afterwards, since it is a fifth Sunday.)

See you there!

With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn+

 
 
Holy Week Services
Holy Week

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 share!

 

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 the resurrection!

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

UPCOMING EMMANUEL EVENTS

 

CHOIR PRACTICE
Sunday, 12-1pm
Sanctuary

HOLY WEEK

PALM SUNDAY
Single service
March 29 at 9am
BBQ afterwards

TAIZE
Wednesday, April 1
7pm

MAUNDY THURSDAY
Thursday, April 2
7pm Agape Meal
7:30pm Service

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday, April 3
12-3pm Stations
7:30-9pm Self guided
Stations of the Cross

EASTER VIGIL
Saturday, April 4
7:30pm

TAIZE
Candlelight service of quiet reflection
First Wednesday
of the month at 7pm
Sanctuary

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Saturdays at 9am in Havermale Hall.

 

MONDAY NIGHTS

Parachute Group (support for those unemployed)

7pm Havermale Hall

 

TUESDAY MORNINGS

10am: Prayer & Thanks

10:30am: Bible Study

11am: Communion

 

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

7am  Prayers and Communion

8am Breakfast at Coco's 

 

 

Quick Links

Find us on Facebook
Join Our Mailing List