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We started Lent with an Ash Wednesday service that gave us opportunities for self-examination, reflection, repentance, and prayer. And we’ve spent these past weeks reminding ourselves of what Jesus did for us when He took our place on the cross. We understand Easter better when we spend time in Lent first.
Now we enter into Holy Week, a time to commemorate Christ’s last week on earth. It is a week of deep emotions—grief, fear, love, hopelessness, guilt—that are transformed into uncontainable joy on Easter morning.
We hope you’ll join us for the special services we have planned in observation of Holy Week:
The word maundy comes from the same Latin word for mandate, or commandment. Maundy Thursday is named for Christ’s commandment to “love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) At our 7:00pm service, we will participate in the Lord’s Supper, as Jesus and His first disciples did.
Good Friday commemorates the day Jesus was executed on our behalf. We have the opportunity to join with several other neighboring churches for an Ecumenical Good Friday service at noon, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Homewood.
The grief of Good Friday is shattered by the joy of Easter on Sunday, April 5! Easter is the day Jesus’ disciples found His tomb open and His grave empty! Jesus faced death on our behalf—and emerged victorious. Hallelujah!
Perhaps no one has told the story better than Rev. Shadrach Meshach Lockridge in his now-famous message, “That’s My King”—