Holy Week begins on Sunday, March 28 with Palm Sunday. At both of our 8:30 and 11:00 services we’ll have a parade of the palms as worship begins. The children are especially invited to participate, but anyone who is “young at heart” is certainly encouraged to join in the parade. Just arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of either service to get your palm branch, which we’ll provide!
Each day during Holy Week, we’ll send out the link to our Council of Bishops’ daily devotionals on Dismantling Racism, along with the study guide.
Maundy Thursday (April 1st) our church family is invited to gather in the sanctuary at 7:00 for a time to remember Jesus’ Last Meal with his closest friends. This service will include the full reading of the Passion Narrative, covering the last hours of the life of Christ. As we proceed through this sacred story, candles will be extinguished and the altar stripped to signify the darkness of our human sinfulness that extinguished the life of Jesus.
Sunrise Service will be held on our front lawn at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4th, (weather permitting). We will be hosting our other downtown congregations for this joint celebration of the Good News of that first Easter morning.
Easter morning we’ll have our regular services at 8:30 in our CLC and at 11:00 in the sanctuary to continue our celebration of Christ’s Resurrection from the grave! In our 11:00 service the Bell Choir will play and the Chancel Choir will be singing a favorite anthem, “Total Praise!” If you’re a former choir member or just enjoy singing, consider yourself invited to join with the choir for this special Sunday. The choir practices at 6:00 on Wednesdays, and all are welcome!
Those attending our 8:30 service are invited to bring any fresh flowers from your yards to help build a communal floral cross. We thank Danny and Minette Veazey who will also be creating a cross of flowers to be displayed in our 11:00 service. Just as beautiful flowers remind us of the new life that we can know because Christ overcame the bonds of death, eggs are also symbols that we associate with new life!