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Holy Week

March 25 - March 29

During Holy Week some communities gather each day to meditate on Jesus’ final days before his death on the cross. Today’s gospel commemorates the anointing of Jesus by Mary, a foreshadowing of his death and burial. Isaiah speaks of the suffering servant who is a light for the nations and who faithfully brings forth justice. For Christians, Jesus’ suffering is the path to resurrection and new life. We eagerly await the celebration of the great Three Days later this week.

Holy Monday:  Stations of the Cross, Traditional, by Pastor Andrew Geib
7:00 p.m.

Holy Tuesday:  Mary’s Stations of the Cross, Contemporary, by Libby Baker-Mikesell
7:00 p.m.

Holy Wednesday:  Unfailing Light Worship Service. Message by Gerry Lohuis sharing “What Is Love?”
7:00 p.m. (no dinner)
Livestreamed on our YouTube Channel.

Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Livestreamed on our YouTube Channel.

This evening our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Tonight we remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Formed into a new body in Christ through this holy meal, we are transformed by the mercy we have received and carry it into the world. Departing worship in solemn silence, we anticipate the coming days.

Good Friday
7:00 p.m.
Livestreamed on our YouTube Channel.

Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter Vigil.


March 25
March 29
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