Updated: Mar 31, 2021
We have entered Holy Week. We have heard that Jesus entered Jerusalem, and the people laid their cloaks and palms before him. We know that Jesus enters the temple looks around and goes out.
For those in the church this is just the beginning of a remarkably busy week. We wave palms, we remember the Maundy Thursday meal, we prayerfully honor Good Friday the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, we recall His being in the tomb on Saturday, and eagerly we will celebrate the victorious rising from the grave on Easter morning.
This is called Holy Week for a reason. This week is a special time for God’s people the church. We spend this week in prayerful devotion. We spend this week prayerfully remembering what happened 2000 years ago. We do this through the experiences of the week:
Palm Sunday, the Triumphal Entry
Maundy Thursday, the Passover Meal
Good Friday, the Crucifixion of Jesus
Easter Morning, The Victorious Resurrection of our Lord
We do this every year, but it is even more special for us this year for so many reasons. We are completing the 40 days of prayer for the church on Easter morning.
We are sharing in communion at our Maundy Thursday service at 7pm in the Sanctuary and online.
We are finishing the last study on the seven marks of a vital church on Friday at 3pm by zoom.
We are singing in the parking lot on Easter morning, where we will be singing the great resurrection hymns at 9:45am before worship.
And, we are having our wonderful celebration of Easter at 10am.
This is not only a busy week it is a spiritually vital week of growth and expectation.
It is my hope that we will see you, or that you will join us online for a spiritually inspiring week of prayer, Scripture reading, singing at home and at church, communion, and rejoicing in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
May your busy week be Holy!