March 31st Newsletter
Welcome to Holy Week. The four Gospels each tell about the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem where he met with his friends for a meal, and then was betrayed, arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death on a cross. He died, and as the Creed says, “descended to the dead.” This week’s services recount those events as we commemorate Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. I hope you’ll join us for all that you’re able.
The Maundy Thursday service will be a simple communion service.
The Good Friday service will be a Service of Darkness. We enter in silence and depart in silence.
Both services will be at 7 pm in the Oak Grove. Please arrive early Friday to walk Stations of the Cross and light a candle.
Holy Saturday’s Silent Retreat will be guided by rich prayer resources prepared by Brett Gibson. If you are able to take part, I know this experience will be very meaningful. Come any time between 8:30 and 11:30 am to take part.
The Gospels also tell of the surprising, shocking events of early Sunday morning when the women found the tomb empty. The day that began in total confusion became known for the reality they encountered: Christ is risen from the dead!
The Sunrise service will begin at 6:45 am under the St. Francis Tree.
Our Easter Celebration service will be at 11 am in the Oak Grove.
We will have chairs set up for Thursday, Friday, and Sunrise. Please bring your own if you’re able.
For the Easter 11 am service, please bring a lawn chair and sit as close to the front as you’re Covid-able. We anticipate welcoming a number of people for worship Sunday, including many guests. We want everyone to have a chair and to be able to see and hear.
For our online community, only the Easter 11 am service will be live streamed. Thank you for your faithfulness in joining in worship online.
God’s peace to you, friends.
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