Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion.
Our children will be leading the processional, waving palm fronds as we call out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." As recorded in John's gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34).
While John's gospel does not record the institution of the Lord's Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. We will commemorate this night with a celebration at the Lord's Table (Holy Communion).
The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness." The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus' burial.
We will gather in our sanctuary for this service as we dramatize the terrible events that occurred on the Friday we call "Good".
Our Easter celebration starts with breakfast at the church, come one and all, singles and families to an Easter Sunday breakfast in our Family Life Center. We will have photo stations for you to take pictures with your family and friends as we enjoy fellowship in joy and celebration.
Worship begins @ 10:50 am in the sanctuary as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Join us for our Easter Service in our sanctuary beginning @ 10:50 am. The Resurrection is the defining experience of our church year! This is a great time to come and discover that all our answers, significance, direction, and even second chances can be found in an empty tomb!