Preaching

Sermon Series — Roots to Fruits — Ezekiel 31:1-9

March

3                                  Ephesians 4:1-6                                 Trees Together

10                                Genesis 2:1-9                                      Flourishing

17                                Isaiah 6:1-8                                         Food: Self-Nourishment

24                                1 John 4:7-21                                      Food: Compassion for Others

31                                Mark 12:28-34                                    Shelter

April

7                                  Isaiah 66:18-23                                   Hibernation

14                                Psalm 30                                             Palm Sunday: Cycle of Life

21                                Luke 24:1-12                                       Easter: New Life

28                                John 20:19-23                                   Broken Relationships

May

5                                                           Youth Sunday

12                                Matthew 28:16-20                             Anxiety

19                                Acts 3:1-10                                          Illness

26                                1 Corinthians 10:12-13                     Addiction

 

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Holy Week at a Glance

Palm Sunday — April 14

Our service will be filled with wonderful music as we begin Holy Week.  We will have a special time of prayer to help us spiritual enter the final week of Jesus’ life.  The children will process with palms at the 10:50am service as we usher in the presence of Jesus in this meaningful week as a church.

Maundy Thursday — April 18

  • Seder Meal — We begin the night at 6:00pm with a symbolic Seder meal in the Family Life Center. It will be around tables as we go through the liturgy of the Passover to learn about the symbolism and meaning of the meal that influenced Jesus’ life.  This will not be a regular meal but a symbolic meal.
  •  Maundy Thursday Service — We will then transition to the sanctuary for our regular Maundy Thursday service at 7:00pm. This service helps us recall the meal Jesus shared in the Upper Room with the disciples before his arrest.  The service includes a hand washing ritual, communion, scripture, music, and the washing of the feet of our baptism candidates.  Childcare will be provided for this service.

Prayer Vigil — April 18-19

Each year we offer a time for people to be in prayer in consecutive hours from 8:00pm on Thursday to 3:00pm on Friday.  Most people will spend their hour of prayer at home but can come to the church if you wish.  A sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Area.  You can sign up for an hour of prayer.

Flowering the Cross on Easter Morning — April 21

Each year on Easter morning all in the church are invited to bring fresh flowers to help flower our cross that will be located in the Gathering Area.  All the flowers placed on the cross help transform this symbol into one of resurrection.  When you arrive at church find the cross and place your flowers on the cross.  We all have a part to play in celebrating the risen Christ who bring us all hope.

Easter Morning — April 21

The morning begins with our sunrise service at 7:00am.  It will be located at Agnos Park as we welcome in Easter morning with joy and gratitude.  We will also have our other services at 8:30am and 10:50am.  Easter egg hunts for the children will occur during Sunday School and Children’s Church.  This is also the day we flower the cross and fill our cross with beautiful flowers.  Join us as we celebrate a risen Christ!