Celebrate the Lord’s Supper Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus gathered in an upper room to celebrate the Jewish feast of the Passover. As they ate, he confronted them with the horrifying news that one of them would betray him, that he would be handed over to the authorities, and be crucified. He also gave them a commandment to remember him each time they broke bread together. Remembering Christ’s sacrifice of body and blood, join us in a time of music, scripture, an inspiring message, and a sharing of the Lord’s Supper open to everyone.
Commemorate the Passion of Christ Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
The Passion and Death of Christ will be dramatically portrayed in scripture and song in this service of Tenebrae, or “shadows.” This tradition grew out of a combination of night vigil and early morning prayer, with an additional focus on the commemoration of Christ’s passion. The most significant feature of this service is the gradual extinguishing of lights as the story of the last days of Christ’s life is told. As we worship, we will gather in the light and go out in darkness.
We will hear the “seven last words” that Jesus spoke as he was dying on the cross. Each “word” will be followed by a devotional reading, a time of silent meditation, and a selection of hymns and songs prepared by our choir.
Celebrate Easter Sunday, April 21 at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
Our celebration will include music, pageantry, a story-time for children, and an inspiring message of hope.