From the Pastor: A Holy Week

What does it mean for us to have a “Holy Week”?

I’ve been told that there was a time when schools were closed on Good Friday. I don’t remember that. At this time of year I have found myself in a grocery store wondering what the vast majority people think of Easter beyond that the date keeps changing and it’s hard to know when to buy Easter baskets for the kids.

From April 9 to April 16 we will celebrate our Holy Week this year. The days of Holy Week are unique in our Christian calendar and worthy to be set aside for prayer and worship. We enter into the week with the dramatic service of Palms and Passion; we finish the week with the miracle of resurrection on Easter Day. Between those Sundays, what might you do for the week to be a Holy Week for you?

Could you set aside some time for prayer and reading of scripture? Some suggestions for the week include:

Monday: Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 36, Hebrews 9:11-15, John 12:1-11

Tuesday: Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 71, I Corinthians 1:18-31, John 12:20-36

Wednesday: Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 70, Hebrews 12:1-3, John 13-21-30

Thursday we will worship at 7:00 p.m. and celebrate Holy Communion.

Friday we will worship again at 7:00 p.m. remembering the death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Saturday is a day for prayer.

Sunday you are invited to a sunrise service at the home of George and Kay Allan. Directions are available at the church. Then, of course, at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary we will sing and give praise with wonder and awe for the resurrection of Jesus!

Peace & Grace,

Pastor Bruce

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