Easter is just around the corner, and we are busy preparing for the many important worship services that are part of Holy Week and Easter. Over the years I have found Holy Week and Easter to be powerful times when people who have not been active in the life of the church return and are often reconnected and renewed through worship. If you know a neighbor or friend who is not active in a church, consider inviting them to join you for any and all of the Holy Week and Easter worship services this year.
Palm/Passion Sunday – April 13th at 10:30am
Holy Week begins with Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. The crowds welcome Jesus as they would welcome a king, with palm branches and shouts of Hosanna. All too quickly the joyous welcome changes from Hosanna to crucify him. Our worship will begin with palms and then we will listen to the passion story from the Gospel of Matthew. Pastor Foley will reflect on what it means for us to carry the cross with Christ in our world today.
Maundy Thursday Communion – Thursday April 17th at 7:00pm (Sanctuary)
On Maundy Thursday we gather at the Lord’s Table and recall Jesus words – “Do this remembering me.” Join us as we remember Jesus with meditative music, scripture, silent reflection and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Good Friday – Friday April 18th from 12noon to 1:00pm (Sanctuary) This year we will gather from 12 noon to 1:00pm in the sanctuary for Good Friday prayer and meditation at the foot of the cross.
Easter Sunday – April 20th at 8:30am and 10:30am
Easter morning we will be offering two Easter worship services at 8:30am and 10:30am to alleviate some of the overcrowding that we have experienced in recent years. Both of our Easter worship services will feature the music of our choir, festive Easter hymns and an Easter Sermon by Pastor Foley. Remember to bring spring flowers from your garden so that you can help decorate our Easter cross