The greatest week in the Church year celebrates the final days of Jesus' ministry on earth. The climax of God's encounter with his fallen creation is found not in worldly wealth or political power but upon a lowly cross and an empty tomb.
Holy Week begins with the celebration of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem as the Passover celebration is set to begin. Together with all of Israel, Jesus and His disciples are gathering to remember God's faithfulness in freeing His people from bondage in Egypt. Jesus is welcomed with shouts of, "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"
Palm Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
The highlight of the Passover celebration is the Seder meal where each family gathers together to remember what God has done. Jesus gathers with his disciples in the Upper Room and shares this meal. As the meal progresses Jesus reveals to His disciples that he is the Sacrificial Lamb sent to save God's people from their bondage to sin, and gives them the commands, "Take and eat, this is my body," and, "Take and drink, this is my blood shed for you."
Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 p.m.
Following the Last Supper with the disciples, Jesus is betrayed by Judas, arrested, and taken to the home of the High Priest to stand trial for crimes He did not commit. He is handed over to Ponticus Pilate and sentenced to die. Along with two criminals, he crucified outside the walls of Jerusalem for claiming to be King of the Jews. Experiencing Hell on the Cross, He cries out, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?"
Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m.
Early on Sunday morning the women venture to Jesus' tomb to finish preparing His body for burial. When they arrive, they find the tomb open and empty. Greeted by the Lord, they are the first to know the Good News that Jesus is risen! The victory is won. Death no longer has dominion!
Sunrise Service 8:00 a.m. Outdoor Sanctuary
Easter Breakfast 9:00 a.m.
Easter Worship 10:30 a.m.