This is it: the time in the church year when we experience most intimately what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. Of course, we’re all looking forward to the celebration of Easter Sunday but I promise you that if you slow down those preparations and enter into the services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Easter will be so much more meaningful for you this year.
Here are our services for Holy Week:
Thursday, 6:00pm Potluck dinner followed by Maundy Thursday worship Zion
-share a meal with your friends as Jesus did; hear the story of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and receive his body and blood for the forgiveness of your sins
Friday, 7:00 pm Good Friday worship St. Mark
Experience a Stations of the Cross service as we remember the last days of Jesus’ life
Sunday, 7:00 am Celebration of the Resurrection! St. Mark -followed by potluck breakfast
Sunday, 10:00 am Celebration of the Resurrection! Zion -followed by potluck brunch and Easter egg hunt for the children
Thank you to all who are preparing for and taking part in our worship this week!
Also, thanks to Walter Way and Jack Wall for taking care of much-needed repairs to our playground equipment this week!
Holy is the week.Holy, consecrated, belonging to God…We move from hosannas to horror with the predictable ease of those who know not what they do.Our hosannas sung, our palms wavedlet us go with passion into this week.It is a time to curse fig trees that do not yield fruit.It is a time to cleanse our temples of any blasphemy.It is a time to greet Jesus as the Lord’s Anointed One, to lavishly break our alabaster and pour perfume out for him without counting the cost.It is a time for preparation…The time to give thanks and break bread is upon us.The time to give thanks and drink of the cup is imminent.Eat, drink, remember:On this night of nights, each one must ask, as we dip our bread in the wine, “Is it I?”And on that darkest of days, each of us much stand beneath the tree and watch the dying if we are to be there when the stone is rolled away.
The only road to Easter morning is through the unrelenting shadows of that Friday.Only then will the alleluias be sung; only then will the dancing begin.
Yours in Christ,