Holy Week: What to expect

Holy week is a very important week.  It’s the week that we walk through the story of Jesus’ last week of life.  The gospels are fast, fast, fast through the first 3 years of the life of Jesus.  And then – they slow down – to a crawl – with lots of detail – over the last week of his life.  So, we imitate that with lots of opportunity to consider his story.

Saturday, March 24th

We’ll start with the day before Palm Sunday.  This coming Saturday, our building will be busy. We got our annual clean-up day from 9-2.  You can expect lunch to be provided.  You can expect some friendly conversation while serving next to your fellow Resurrection families. You can also expect plenty of music in the air as the music teams and choirs rehearse from 10-Noon.

Sunday, March 25th

Palm Sunday!! It’s the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem. The crowds cheered.  The children sang.  People waved branches.  They even laid their coats in front of Jesus as he walked along.  He finally was receiving the praise he deserved.  This year we will look at Luke 19:28-44. We will consider how Jesus rode into the city with uncompromising obedience to His heavenly Father. You can expect choirs, joy and palms (for everybody).

Thursday, March 29th

We worship at 7:30PM (childcare provided). This is the night that Jesus was betrayed.  It’s the night that he was celebrating the Passover feast and instead started the Lord’s Supper. It was also the night that he was arrested and the night that he washed the feet of His disciples. We will look at John 13:1-20 and consider how Jesus laid aside his entitlement. You can expect a bit more reflective spirit and slowing down to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

Friday, March 30th

We will worship at 7:30PM (Childcare provided). This is the day that Jesus died.  He died around 3 in the afternoon and the sky became completely dark at the hour of his death.  It certainly seemed like darkness, the devil and death had won.  We will look at 1 Peter 1:17-19. You can expect plenty of scripture as we consider these last hours of his life.  You can expect time to admit our sins. You can expect to hear about his forgiveness.

Sunday, April 1st

We will worship at 6:30 AM.  We will consider characters in the Holy Week story.  What do they know, what do they not know.  Who knows what is most important  (Hint: it’s an angel in a tomb!).  You can expect to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.  You can expect to start our worship outside and then move inside.  You can expect a good deal of joy!

Sunday, April 1st

We also worship at 8:30 and 10:45 (a different sermon/theme than sunrise!).  We will be looking at 2 Corinthians 4:7-18.  You can expect choirs, joy, great music, fun!  You can expect breakfast at 9:30. You can expect childcare to be provided and children’s church during the 10:45 celebration worship.