Sometimes I think we Christians have to be good at pretending. After all, we will remember Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with a solemnness that almost belies the good news of Easter that is so close. Only almost. Because, even when we are remembering Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and his death on the cross, even when we are experiencing the grief and loss of those events, we do so as people of the resurrection. We acknowledge the path to the cross, and all that means for us, while also living in the hope and joy of the resurrection. That is the spirit that we hold as we enter into Holy Week.
The rituals and stories of Holy Week help us to make the connections between our own lives and Jesus’ life. We know, deep in our souls, that there is no sunrise without night, there is no light without darkness, and there is no resurrection life without the cross and the tomb. We need to remember these. We are able to do so, safe in the love and support of our communities and families, because we have received the gift of God’s grace and love through the resurrection of Jesus.
Please join us for all our Holy Week services.
- Palm Sunday Services, March 20th at 8:00AM and 10:00AM
- Maundy Thursday Dinner and Eucharist, March 24th at 7:00PM
- Good Friday Service with Veneration of the Cross, March 25th at 7:00PM
- New: Easter Sunrise Vigil Service on Easter morning, March 27th at 6:30AM
- New: Easter Breakfast at 8:30AM
- Easter Worship at 10:00AM
Yours in Christ,