Holy Week 2015

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All year long we tell the story of God’s salvation throughout the scriptures to this very day, but its Holy Week when the church’s worship reaches the climax of the story. Beginning on Palm Sunday, then on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday we remember the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus, that on Easter Sunday we can joyously celebrate the good news of his resurrection. You are invited to join us as we retell the gospel story in its most powerful and vivid moments. Our schedule of Holy Week worship follows:

Palm Sunday (March 29) – Remembering Jesus triumphal entry to Jerusalem, followed by a dramatic reader’s theater of Christ’s Passion. Worship at 8:45a and 11am in the Sanctuary.

Maundy Thursday (April 2) – Simple supper, followed by communion at the Lord’s Table, then an interactive and multi-sensory journey through the “Stations of the Cross”. This is a great opportunity for children and youth to hear the story of Christ’s death in a new way. Dinner begins at 5:45p, worship at 6:15p in the Fellowship hall.

Good Friday (April 3) – Our traditional Tenebrae service: a service of light and shadow where songs and scripture combined with the dimming of lights and extinguishing candles retell the final hours of Christ’s life. Our worship culminates with the stripping of the chancel, a symbolic reminder of Christ’s burial before his resurrection. 7pm in the sanctuary.

Easter Sunday (April 5) – A joyous celebration of resurrection and new life in Christ! Festive worship will be lead by the contemporary band at 8:45a and by the choir and organ at 11a. Easter brunch will be served at 9:45a in the Fellowship Hall followed by an Easter Egg hunt for kids in 3rd grade and younger at 10:30am.

All are welcome to any of our Holy Week services.