Worship with us during Holy Week as we walk through the events of Jesus' last week. We remember how quickly things can change,feeling the emotional change from the Palm Sunday celebration to the Good Friday sorrow.
We gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.
On Good Friday, we gather in silence, filled with both sorrow and anticipation. The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died. As the cross is brought through the sanctuary, we remember how Jesus was lifted up as the Savior of the world. All are called to humble themselves before the cross. And in the solemn reproaches, hear again all that God has done for our world and pray for mercy.
On Easter Sunday, we joyfully proclaim the resurrection using that special word of praise that we have tucked away for the season of Lent. We come together to celebrate how Jesus conquered death and made a way for us all to have new life - abundant life - in him.
Come, be part of this centerpiece of the year! (And use our Facebook events to invite others!)
In the abiding hope of the Risen Lord,