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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 marks the official end of the Lenten season and commemorates the Last Supper on 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). As we conclude our “Explore the Table” series and gather around the table one final time tonight, we will celebrate communion in a special way to remind us of Christ’s gathering with His disciples around at table for the Last Supper.

Good Friday

April 19 at 7 p.m., Worship Room
Childcare (6 weeks old through preschool) will be available.
On Good Friday, we remember 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. This reflective service will give us time to consider our sinfulness and Christ’s great sacrifice for us.

Easter Sunday

April 21 at 9 a.m., Worship Room and 11 a.m., Worship Room and Student Ministry Worship Room
On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the great hope of the gospel - The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! The tomb is empty and Jesus Christ is alive, which means we can have hope and eternal life in Him today. We will have three services in two locations - one service at 9:00 a.m. in our Worship Room and then two services at 11:00 a.m. (one in our Worship Room and one in our Student Ministry Worship Room).

We expect this Sunday to be a great celebration with many folks setting foot on our Chapel campus. For this reason, we encourage you to park in the lot at Jamestown High School on Easter Sunday. We will have multiple shuttles that will bring you from the Jamestown lot to the front door of the Chapel. Our hope is to serve our visitors and first-time guests well by giving them a parking spot that is close to the Chapel building. So please help us accomplish this goal by parking at Jamestown this coming Sunday.

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