Love Feast & Communion
Holy Thursday, April 17 – 7:30pm
Join us as we reenact Christ’s Last Supper with His disciples. Through prayer, scripture, feet washing, a simple meal and the bread & cup we remember Christ’s death until he comes again.
Service of Shadows
Good Friday, April 18 – 7:30pm
Was this Friday really good? Explore with us the mystery and drama of that darkest day in Jesus’ life on earth. The road to the cross; the shame; the burden of sin; the grief and the loss. Come at 7:30pm and depart an hour later in darkness, silence – with a challenge. This is a somber worship service and is meant for reflection and feeling.
Easter Sunday Service – April 20 – 10:30am
“The Risen Christ”
At Easter, we traditionally remember the suffering, death and sacrifice of Jesus. But it’s important for us to realize that the primary focus of the early church – what changed their perception of reality and transformed them into a band of revolutionary messengers – was not the crucified Christ, but the risen Christ. A dead Messiah was merely a great Rabbi. A risen Christ was indeed the Lord of all creation, to whom all authority was given, with the power to usher in God’s kingdom and create a resurrection community called the church.
Jesus Christ is risen. We have seen him for ourselves. And this matters. This was the story of the early church, and it is still our story today. It matters that Christ is risen. It matters that he now sits at the right hand of God. “If Christ has not been raised,” the Apostle Paul wrote, “our preaching is useless, and so is your faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:14) But Christ has been raised. He is what the Bible calls “the first fruits” of the resurrection. In the risen Christ, we see the pattern for our lives. For just as we have been buried with him by baptism into death, we have been raised to walk in the same new way of life that Christ was raised to walk.
It is our task to tell this good news and to proclaim it boldly to anyone who has not yet heard: Christ is risen.
This Easter, may your hearts burn within you as you remember the story and reflect on its powerful implications for your life, as you witness the choir present the cantata “The Risen Christ”.
In holiness let us unite that we may know the risen Christ.