Holy Week Worship

Palm Sunday, April 1, 10am – Worship will begin with children processing with palm fronds, waving palms as children and adults waved entry to Jesus riding a donkey into Jerusalem on that Sunday long ago.  This early part of the service commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  As the service progresses, it will transition to the pain experienced by Jesus and his followers.  The Biblical texts are Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 and Mark 11:1-10.


Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7pm – We will gather in the sanctuary for our Tenebrae Service, the Service of Shadows.  The candlelight will remind us of the light by which Jesus and the disciples ate the Last Supper together.  The music, Scripture readings, meditation, Communion, choir anthem and the Procession of the Cross will remind us of those events which follow so closely upon that last meal.


Good Friday, April 6, Noon – 1pm – During this one hour period, we will read the story of the Crucifixion from the gospels and listen to music played on the organ.


Early Easter Worship, April 8, 7:30 to 8am – We will gather in the chapel for a joyful service of hymns, scripture and a message of hope. Immediately following worship, there will be a Continental Breakfast in the Student Lounge. We hope you come to this joyous early morning celebration and time of fellowship.


Easter Morning Worship, April 8, 10am – The resurrection is the theological highpoint of Christianity. Regardless of what actually happened in Jesus’ resurrection (and that is not very clear), it changed a group of people who were in hiding and afraid, and it made them into disciples who celebrated with joy and were ready to proclaim Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection as the center of world history. We will try to honor that with organ and brass, anthem, scripture and sermon, and our congregational singing of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.”


Posted on March 27, 2012 at 10:15 am in Featured Content.

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