Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Holy Week

Holy Week

I want to remind you of a few events taking place this week that will add to your experience of Passion Week. My prayer is that our hearts will be full of the resurrection power that Jesus wants to pour into each one of His followers.

Maundy Thursday
Many have asked what Maundy means. Maundy is a Latin word that means “mandate.” It is a mandate or command from the Lord to serve others and to remember His sacrifice. This was the first time the disciples had heard of someone in authority actually washing feet. Usually they would hire a servant to come and wash their feet. This time Jesus shows them what they are to do to others through serving. He is introducing a new concept called servant leadership. It is better to serve than to be served. What a statement the Lord is making by removing his robe and putting on a towel.

This Thursday we will be celebrating communion. It will be an interactive experience. Everyone will come in and sit at the table and be a part of an experience of what it would have been like to be there in the upper room and partake of the bread and wine, Jesus’ body and blood. Come anytime between 5:30 p.m.  and 7:00 p.m.. You will come into the sanctuary in 15-minute intervals. When you leave, you will receive the next ornament as we continue to experience the whole Lenten season.

Good Friday
A special devotional is prepared in the Lenten booklet for you to share with your family.

Saturday – Easter-rific Morning
This event starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center. It is for families with children. Breakfast, games, candy, and a special guest will be there. It is going to be a great time. Invite your friends and come for lots of fun.

Easter Sunday
There are services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with a breakfast between at 9:30 a.m. Come and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Nursery and Children’s Ministries are provided during both services.

On Sunday, April 7, we will begin our double services. The first service will be at 9:15 a.m.  and the second service will be at 10:30 a.m.. Anyone who is a follower of Jesus Christ and has not been baptized will have the opportunity to get baptized on this Sunday.

May the Lord enrich your week as you engage in this Holy Week.

Joy in Jesus!

Pastor Mike

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