Worship Times: 8:00 & 10:15 AM
On Palm Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, setting in motion the eternal plan that God had to redeem all of humanity through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
This service embodies the sharp contrasts of Holy Week. In the Entrance with the Palms we experience the joyous demonstration of loyalty to Jesus as he enters Jerusalem, including festive Palm Sunday music.
It is important not to let the celebration of Palm Sunday crowd out the observance of Passion Sunday. The passion narratives in Scripture are highly unified and dramatic, and we need to experience the story in its wholeness before we reflect at greater length on its various parts during the following weekdays.
We need also to remember that many persons who attend on Passion/Palm Sunday will not be in church again until Easter Day. Going directly from the lesser joy of the entry into Jerusalem to the joy of Easter, without being addressed by the passion and the cross of our Lord, misrepresents the gospel. There is no triumph without suffering, no crown without a cross.
March 27 at 6:00 PM
The Easter Play will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 p.m. “And Would You Yet Believe”
Thursday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m.
Maundy or Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. In contrast to the joy of Easter morning when we worship our risen Savior, the Maundy Thursday service is solemn, marked by the shadow of Jesus’ betrayal. MAUNDY THURSDAY will be held on Thursday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m.
Carrying of the Cross will begin at Anderson’s parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and then to Anderson’s Food Pantry starting at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30
EASTER JAMBOREE & EGG HUNT will be held on Saturday, March 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31
6:00, 8:00 and 10:15 AM
The Easter Season is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.