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Holy Week 2019

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We invite you to our Holy Week Services!

Palm Sunday

April 14 at 9 and 11 a.m., Worship Room
Palm Sunday
is the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter, which commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We read in Luke 19:37-48, "As he was drawing near --- already on the way down the Mount of Olives --- the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"

Maundy Thursday

April 18 at 6:30 p.m., Worship Room
Childcare (6 weeks old through preschool) will be available.
Maundy Thursday remembers the Last Supper the night before Jesus was crucified. "Maundy" comes from the Latin "mandatum," which means "commandment." After Jesus washed His disciples feet, He said: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love on another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:34-35).

Good Friday

April 19 at 7 p.m., Worship Room
Childcare (6 weeks old through preschool) will be available.
Good Friday is the day on which Jesus was crucified. We remember how He was betrayed, arrested, denied, mocked, judged, and sentenced to death. While our natural desire is to “rush ahead” to Easter and celebrate Christ’s victorious resurrection, we believe it is important to “slow down” and recall the cost of our forgiveness, as well as the cross that Jesus calls us to carry as we follow Him.

Easter Sunday

April 21 at 9 a.m., Worship Room and 11 a.m., Worship Room and Student Ministry Worship Room
Easter Sunday: "But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen'" (Luke 24:1-6). The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!

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