Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) It was Jesus laying down His life for us, that sets up one of the greatest miracles of all, Jesus’s resurrection! He came that we might have life and have it abundantly and He opened the gate to eternal life by defeating death once and for all!! This is what we celebrate at Easter! Following Jesus through the passion of Holy Week, we journey through the events commemorating His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with His apostles, His prayer of agony in the garden, followed by His death and three days in the tomb. There is so much to experience during Holy Week, and I pray that you will join me in worship for these special services. If you come Palm Sunday and then again on Easter morning without attending any of the Holy Week services you miss the rest of the story.
It was Mary who discovered the empty tomb. Can you imagine her confusion when she went to finish preparing His lifeless body for burial and found it gone? Her dismay swiftly turned to delight when Jesus revealed that He was risen! Then she ran off to tell the others, “I have seen the Lord!” We too have the opportunity to see and experience Jesus as we journey together through the rest of Lent and Holy Week together. Dan and Amy Dolney are creating an Experiential Stations of the Cross for us again in the undercroft of the church. It’s a labor of love that brings the events of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to life for us. Come and see the great love Jesus has for us!!
l look forward to Easter morning when we can proclaim as Christians did so long ago, Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!!
With Love and Blessings,
MAUNDY THURSDAY - March 29th
Agape Meal - 6:30PM
Maundy Thursday Liturgy 7:30PM
Maundy Thursday Vigil - immediately following the service until midnight
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES - March 30th
NOON AND 7:30PM
Stations of the Cross for Kids - 4PM (Pizza with the priest to follow)
Experiential Stations of the Cross will be open 5PM – 7PM and immediately following the 7:30PM SERVICE
EASTER DAY - April 1st
5AM GREAT EASTER VIGIL
8AM EASTER SERVICE
10:30AM EASTER SERVICE WITH MUSIC, FOLLOWED BY EASTER EGG HUNT