Dear Friends in Christ Jesus,
We could never have imagined that we would not worship together for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. We are grateful that we have the blessing of worshiping via the livestream or Facebook Live. God is with you, and God is with the few gathered to lead worship, so we are united by God as God’s beloved.
The rostered leaders, music and technical staff have been at work to craft faithful and engaging worship for each of the services of Holy Week and Easter. Mark Sedio’s introduction that opens Palm Sunday worship draws us to each service: “Today, as we enter Holy Week, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is both glorified king and humiliated servant. Over the course of this week’s readings and services we discover that we too are full of paradox, waving palm branches in celebration as Christ comes into our midst, then walking the path that leads to death on a cross. This year we encourage you to participate, worshiping online as we follow Christ into Jerusalem, participate in humble acts of loving service (Maundy Thursday), listen to the Passion story (Good Friday), then recall God’s saving acts throughout history affirming that, through baptism we participate in Jesus’ death and glorious resurrection (Easter Vigil and Sunday).”
You are invited to worship online at each of these services. The links are all available on the website and will be included with the daily email devotional this Holy Week.
- Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. live worship
- Good Friday, April 10, 12:00 p.m. live worship; 7:00 p.m. re-posting of the 12:00 p.m. service
- Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, April 11, 5:00 p.m. live worship
- Easter Sunday, April 12, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. live worship (quartet at 10:30 a.m. service)
It is a privilege to serve as one of your rostered leaders. May God bless you. We pray that you remain healthy and know how deeply you are loved.
Yours in Christ Jesus,