Our Good Friday service follows the pattern of a traditional Tenebrae service, as we will gather for prayers, penitential songs, and the reading of the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, culminating with His death on the cross for our sins. This is a powerful time of meditation on the guilt of our…

Our Good Friday service follows the pattern of a traditional Tenebrae service, as we will gather for prayers, penitential songs, and the reading of the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, culminating with His death on the cross for our sins. This is a powerful time of meditation on the guilt of our…

The King In Court Text: John 18:28-19:16 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. Pilate then went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring…

Our Good Friday service follows the pattern of a traditional Tenebrae service, as we will gather for prayers, penitential songs, and the reading of the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, culminating with His death on the cross for our sins. This is a powerful time of meditation on the guilt of our…

Today is Good Friday, and we will be celebrating a special service tonight at 5:30pm. Different people keep this holiday differently, and different traditions within the Christian church have placed different emphases on it. One of the most famous of these traditions is the one represented by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. They stress the…

Text: John 12:9-19 Palm Sunday is when Christians remember and celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The basic story is familiar enough. He rode into town on a donkey, being greeted by a jubilant crowd who hailed him to be their king. But this celebration was short-lived, as Palm Sunday inevitably lead to Good Friday,…

Palm Sunday is tomorrow, and we’re excited! We spent today collecting palm branches from around town. We’ve got big ones and small ones, and we were sure to cut those sharp points off. The branches will decorate the sanctuary tomorrow, and each of the children will also be given one to wave during the opening…

Holy Week is what many Christians call the week leading up to Easter. It begins with Palm Sunday, moves through the week (sometimes including Maundy Thursday) and especially Good Friday, and concludes with Easter Sunday. The most recent scholarship on ancient Christianity has shown that this week was considered to be a part of the…

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