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Thursday, April 17th: Maundy Thursday. We worship at 7:00 p.m. in the church Sanctuary. This service acknowledges both the mandate (hence the name) that Jesus gives on the night before his crucifixion to love one another, as well as the Last Supper. Communion will be shared as we remember the sacrifice and hope that is found in Jesus.
Friday, April 18th: Good Friday Worship Service at 7:30 p.m. We gather in the church Sanctuary for a memorable and dramatic service of increasing darkness as we recall the crucifixion. The Sanctuary lights will gradually diminish as the Savior’s goodness and grace seemingly are overpowered by the forces of evil as Jesus hangs on the cross. We are ever-reminded though that, while a day of desolation for Jesus, we call it “Good” Friday because of the fact that, through this sacrifice of love, we are reconciled back to God and will never be forsaken. Music will be offered by the Senior Choir. Nursery care is provided.
Easter Sunday, April 20th
Easter festival services of worship resounding with sounds of “Alleluia” and the beauty of lilies and tulips. Worship times are: 7:00 a.m. (Easter dawn service), 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The dawn service will be held outside, weather permitting, in the cemetery adjacent to the church (use the regular parking lot). Dress comfortably; we stand through this 30-35 minute service. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside the Sanctuary. Jesus’ rising on Easter morning was more than a showy miracle to shock his attackers and awe his followers. When Jesus rose, he turned the entire order of the universe on its head. The Resurrection shows us that Death does not have the last word. God has the last word, and that word is Life. Suffering and Death end, but God's Kingdom lasts forever. The Senior Choir, Exultation Ringers and brass ensemble will offer music at the two later, identical services. Nursery care and a message for the children will also occur during both the 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. services. Church school and youth choir rehearsals are suspended on this day.