Posted on April 11, 2022 | Posted by Pastor Daniel
Some things are too big to fit into one day. And so we enter into Holy Week, one story told and lived over many days. Join us as we walk the path from the walls of Jerusalem to the lonesome cross to the empty tomb.
This year we’re following the story of Holy Week through the Gospel of John. In this Gospel Jesus deliberately walks into his fate, knowing full well what will come of it. He is steadfast and faithful. As you enter into this story, keep your eyes on the one whose love keeps him in the story.
Palm Sunday – April 10th, 8:00 and 10:30 am
We begin among a people filled with hope in one who might rescue us from death and sin. We wave palm branches and cry out “Hosanna – Save us!” as the one whom we pin our hopes on rides by on a donkey. We remember that hope and that cry as we celebrate communion. But we end the service uncertain of his destination and our role in the story.
Maundy Thursday – April 14th, 7:00 pm
As Jesus thirsts upon the cross, we remember the life giving water, bread, and wine given to us. The service ends as we strip the table of grace of all it’s cloths and adornments and sanctity to prepare for the dark and holy day ahead.
Good Friday – April 15th, noon and 7:00 pm
The bare sanctuary invites us to the lonely hill on which the cross stands. A service of prayer and silence is punctuated by words from the one on the cross: “O my people, O my church, what more could I have done for you?” Our shouts of Hosanna have faded away, and confronted with our own brokenness we stand around the cross together and say the only words which ring true: “Have mercy on us.” The cross is veiled as the tomb is closed.
Easter Sunrise – April 17th, 6:00 am
The truth of this morning rises with the sun. In the span of worship we move from darkness to light, from a veiled cross to an empty one, from a bare table to an altar full of grace. We begin in darkness, we end with triumph. Join in person or by zoom
Easter Pancake Breakfast – April 17th, 7-8am and 9-10am
The youth will serve breakfast in the lower level. Donations support the youth group.
Easter Worship – April 17th, 8:00 and 10:30 am
Easter lilies and celebration! Choir anthems and Hymns of Praise! Alleluias galore as the truth of the resurrection erupts from every nook and cranny: Christ is risen! We join the first witnesses of the resurrection who came to the tomb expecting the wrappings of death, but found instead life. We return to the table with joy. We sing with exuberance. Death has not won, life gets the final word!