Holy Covenant UMC Holy Week and Easter 2015 What Happen During Holy Week? Holy Week offers us the time for reflective meditation as we journey with Christ to and release from the cross so that our hearts and minds are prepared to truly and authentically receive the gift of Easter. Sunday: Jesus entered through gates of Jerusalem riding on the colt of a donkey. The people spread their garments on the road, waved palms and cheered “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Monday: Once inside the city walls, Jesus went directly to the Temple and turned over the tables of the moneychangers. “Because you are cheating those who came to offer sacrifices to God, you have turned my Father’s house into a den of thieves!” Tuesday: Jesus returned to the temple to teach. The Jewish leaders asked questions of him … Read More
Palm/Passion Sunday March 29 8:30 & 11:00 am Lenten Canticles presented by adult choir and chamber orchestra. Children are invited to process into worship with palms. Maundy Thursday April 27:00 pm Holy Communion featuring handbells and combined choirs. Good Friday April 3 7:00 pm A service of Darkness featuring the Wesleyan choir. Easter Sunday April 5Sunrise Service at 6:30 am Worship led by youth. We will gather in the sanctuary and process to the cross on the east lawn. Followed by a Potluck Breakfast in the Covenant Center. Services of Resurrection8:30 & 11:00 am Celebrate our risen Lord with your friends and neighbors! Invite someone with no church home to worship with us. Join with us as we praise God together with bells, organ, brass and voices!
Hello Church, With the imposition of ashes on our foreheads March 5th, we began a 40-day journey crossed by six Sundays to Easter, April 20th. So, we are in the midst of our Lenten journey. How is it going for you? How have you faced the temptations? How have you handled defeat? What have you learned about God? What have you learned about yourself? Tough questions for sure but we are better for having asked them. Lent is not just a Christian exercise on the calendar of darkness and sacrifice. It is also a time of discovery, intimacy and hope! The more we engage this spiritual process, the more we come to know God and be known by God. Holy Week is another opportunity to submit to the process of spiritual transformation. Paying attention to the power of the events of the last week of Jesus’ life has the potential … Read More