Preparing for Easter (March 27, 2016)
The epicenter of the Christian faith is the death and resurrection of a man named Jesus. Whether you're a Christian or not, whether you've been to a church before or not, we would love to have you join us as we celebrate these events that make Christianity good news!
Maundy Thursday: April 2, 7:00pm
This service commemorates the final evening Jesus spent together with his disciples before he was killed. The term maundy comes from the Latin for "commandment," a reference to the new command that Jesus gave his disciples during that last supper: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another" (John 13:34). We share the Lord's Supper together on Maundy Thursday, remembering Jesus' last supper with his closest followers.
Good Friday: April 3, 3:00pm
This service is held at 3:00pm, the time that Jesus died after hanging on the cross for six hours (Mark 15:25, 34). It is a somber service meditating on the words that Jesus spoke from the cross. The four gospels of the New Testament record seven different sayings that Jesus makes from the cross. We will reflect on the first of these seven sayings, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34).
Easter Sunday: April 5, 10:00am
Jesus said goodbye to the grave and overcame death on the first day of the week. This is why Christian churches meet on Sunday mornings, a weekly reminder that we gather to worship a Savior who broke the chains of death and all that enslaves humanity.
"Jesus partook of flesh and blood so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery" (Heb 2:14-15).
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