Experience the Mystery and Pageantry of Holy Week and Easter

Experience the Mystery and Pageantry of Holy Week and Easter

The Easter season affords beauty, joy and grace– the promise of forgiveness for our sins and the new life that brings.

Here’s our Holy Week and Easter worship schedule:

Palm Sunday, April 17 at 11 o’clock: . Join us as we gather with branches to welcome Jesus into Jerusalem and into our lives, as he comes riding into town in a sign of that peace which passes all understanding.

Maundy Thursday, April 21 at 7 o’clock in the evening: The Last Supper. Gather with Jesus and his disciples as they are in the Upper Room for the passover meal which becomes a memorial celebration of Jesus’ self-giving love for all of us. It’s also the night he commands us ‘to love one another.’

Good Friday, April 22:

From 12 noon until 3 o’clock in the afternoon: this is the time that tradition marks as Jesus’ crucifixion. We will hold a vigil in the Sanctuary, gathering together to read the passion narratives in all four Gospels, to listen and to watch and to believe in wonder at such love that can cause self-sacrifice. We will take turns reading. You may come for the whole time, or drop in for a little while.

7 o’clock in the evening: we will gather in the Sanctuary for a service commemorating Jesus’ death.

EASTER, Sunday, April 24:

9 to 10:30 in the morning: Easter Breakfast.
10 to 10:45 in the morning: Easter Egg Dying
11 o’clock: Festival worship with brass and lilies, and the whole church family gathered to welcome the Risen Christ.
12:15 in the afternoon: The first fellowship hour of the year outside, while the kids hunt for easter eggs in the front courtyard.

OK, even that’s not the end of the special celebrations around here:

Ecology Sunday, May 1 (for May Day): We will worship out of doors, in the front courtyard, as we celebrate “the beauty of the earth.” Worshipers are encouraged to bring a photo or image or reminder of some place they recognize the wonder or sacredness of God’s creation, and together in worship, we will build an altar as a way of thanking God and redoubling our efforts to be stewards of our planet.

Mother’s Day,Sunday, May 8: bring your mom, remember your mom, or come to church and sit next to a church mom!!!