The season of Lent is a time of prayer, spiritual discipline, and self-examination in preparation for celebrating the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. What we hear during Lent is the power and possibility of God’s grace: the offer of salvation and new life through our faith and discipleship.
This is a family-friendly service! We’ll tell the story of Holy Week, starting with the Parade of Palms led by percussion instruments and saxophone. Then we learn about the plot against Jesus, share the Lord’s Supper, and hear the story of the garden of Gethsemane, the arrest, and the disciples’ abandonment of Jesus, all leading up to his crucifixion.
The Holy Thursday service is one of endings and beginnings. What was begun on Ash Wednesday is brought to a close here tonight. What begins today does not end until the resurrection on Easter. The theme is love, our Savior’s love for us, in giving himself in bread and wine, in dying upon the cross.
Risen indeed! We will celebrate the feast of the resurrection with brass and cymbal and song as we gather at the table and remember that when all hope was lost, God brought a new beginning. From the grave to glory, we proclaim him Lord!