Holy Week at Grace
April 14 @ 10:30 AM
On Palm Sunday we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Riding down the Mount of Olives on the back of a donkey, Jesus fulfilled the ancient prophecy of Zechariah that the messiah would enter in just such a way. It is the beginning of a divinely orchestrated chain of events that would culminate in the death and resurrection of the Son of God. Join in the liturgical re-enactment of that day. Come, sing, "Hosanna to the King of Kings."
April 18 @ 7:00 PM
In a matter of hours, Jesus would be lying dead in a tomb. It would be the last time he would address his closest followers as a group. He had much to tell them. Two lessons were so important, they required special attention. First, Jesus shared a Passover meal with his friends. But he reinvented it. Now the elements of bread and wine would direct people to him. "Do this in remembrance of me." Second, he washed the disciples' feet. This dramatic action was to teach them their role from then on. Just as Jesus came as one who served, giving his life for the salvation of the world, so too were his followers to serve the world. It was a new identity for the Passover meal and for those who would be his disciples. Our Maundy Thursday service is on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a program for children five years through fifth grade and child care for children under five.
April 19 @ 7:00 PM
If a person can make only one service each year, it should be Good Friday. On this day, we are confronted with the awful reality of our sin and our need for a savior. That savior is Jesus, who atoned for human sin by being crucified. In the greatest demonstration of love ever, Jesus endured the unspeakable horror of death on a cross in our place. This should take our breath away. As the lyrics of the old spiritual say, "It causes me to tremble, tremble." Our Good Friday service will be at 7:00 p.m. on April 19. There will be a program for children five years through fifth grade and child care for children under five.
April 21 @ 10:30 AM
The angel asked, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" Jesus is risen and his resurrection changes everything. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He has been given preeminence above all others. He is the name above all names and is to be worshiped, honored, and obeyed. Join us in celebrating the event that changed the world. There will be a special program for children five years through fifth grade and child care for children under five. The Lord is risen, indeed!