This evening is the last of our five midweek Lenten meals and Bible study. This time, we’ll meet at Zion at 6:00 for soup and sandwiches, followed by our study, Making Sense of Scripture; the topic is “How Can I Read Scripture with Greater Understanding?” The studies have been full of insights and interesting discussion. It’s OK if you haven’t been able to make all or any of them; come on out tonight and you’re sure to learn something.
This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, a service where we remember how Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem with cheers of “Hosana!” then was sentenced to death shortly afterward. On Sunday, we’ll hear the Passion story and prepare for the services of Holy Week:
April 2 Maundy Thursday worship at Zion, begins with potluck dinner at 6:00 pm
Holy Communion and stripping of the altar
April 3 Good Friday Stations of the Cross worship at 7:00 pm
April 5 Celebration of the Resurrection
7:00 am at St. Mark, followed by potluck breakfast
10:00 am at Zion, followed by potluck brunch and egg hunt
These services are most meaningful when they are experienced as a whole. From Palm Sunday, we join Jesus and his disciples in their last meal together. We receive the commandment Jesus gave them to love one another. We watch Jesus go to the cross because of his great love for us, then we celebrate the life-giving reality of his resurrection. I hope you will be part of worship during this holy time.
”What I call the haven is the Cross. If it cannot be given me to deserve one day to share the Cross of Christ, at least may I share that of the good thief. Of all the beings other than Christ of whom the Gospel tells us, the good thief is by far the one I most envy. To have been at the side of Christ and in the same state during the crucifixion seems to me a far more enviable privilege than to be at the right hand of his glory.” Simone Weil, Waiting for God
Yours in Christ,