Join us for a series of special services as we celebrate all that Jesus did to save us from our sins and bring us forgiveness, life, and salvation.
Palm Sunday - March 20 - 10:15 am
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Palm Sunday is in ancient festival in the church, dating back to the fourth century, where in Jerusalem Christian pilgrims would reenact Christ’s triumphant entry with a palm procession from the Mount of Olives back into the city. On the first Palm Sunday, the crowds cheered Jesus, threw palm branches across his path, and cried out "Hosanna!" The word “hosanna” is a Hebrew word that means “Lord, save us!” On this day, we join the crowds in crying out "Hosanna" for the Lord has saved us! Hosanna!
During this joyous service, we will also be hear the traditional reading of the passion account from the Gospel of Luke.
Maundy Thursday - March 24 - 7:00 pm
Maundy Thursday marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the Three Holy Days of Christendom (the Triduum). The theme of the celebration is the Lord’s new command (mandatus, Latin, became Maundy in Old English) to his disciples of all time to love each other as he has loved. The institution of the Lord’s Supper sets forth the depth of Jesus’ love and gives power to the church to live out his command. Maundy Thursday is a festival in which reconciliation is solemnly expressed and in which the congregation makes its transition from preparation for the celebration of the mystery of the Passion and Resurrection, to the celebration itself. At the conclusion of this service, the altar is solemnly stripped of its vestments in token of the abandonment of Jesus in Gethsemane. The altar is left completely bare for Good Friday.
Good Friday: The Service of the Cross - March 25 - 7:00 pm
Good Friday is the solemn celebration of the Lord’s suffering and death on the cross. Our remembrance of Jesus’ death, while solemn, is not a message of gloom, but a service of adoration of the Son of God as he gives up his life. We gather here today to celebrate the sacrifice of the cross. So we remember his passion, but do so with a triumphant note—for we know that in his resurrection Christ has conquered sin, death, and the devil.