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.
Maundy Thursday will be observed on Thursday, March 24. "Maundy"
comes from the Latin word "mandate" for the new mandate or
command Jesus gave us to "love one another as I have loved you".The
Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7:30pm where we will join with
Jesus and the disciples in footwashing, prayer, and communion. This year
we are focusing on prayer during the footwashing time. You can pray
through the washing of feet or through private intercession. Pray for
your family. Pray for the world. Pray for the church. It was during this
night that Jesus asked us to "watch and pray". While we pray,
classically trained Sarah Yim and her daughter will be offering quiet
Good Friday services will be held on Friday, March 25 at 12-3pm and then later at 7:30pm.
The services will be the Stations of the Cross, where the clergy will
reflect on each part of Jesus' journey to the cross. After each group of
three reflections there will be an opportunity to participate in the
stations in a way that will be healing and empowering.
This year we are
blessed to have The Rev. Kathy MacKenzie, The Rev. Cindy Voien, and The
Rev. Don Koepke join with Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn during our 7:30pm Service.
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, March 26.
During this service we will have a procession of the pascal candle, a
candlelight reflection on the promises of scripture, baptisms,
celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, and communion. One of the most
beautiful services of the church year! [Special note: This year three of the Edmonds' grandchildren will be baptized. ]
Easter Services will be held at our usual Sunday times of 8:15am and 10am on March 27.
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!