Holy Week Schedule at Church of the Messiah

April 11th, 2014 by sjl+

Holy Week begins this Sunday, April 13!  Don’t miss any of these amazing worship services!

palm-sunday-title-slide053Begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday!  Celebrate Our Lord’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem with the waiving of palms before the crowd turns on Jesus and we hear the Passion Gospel.  Be sure to get to Church on time this Sunday as we process into the Sanctuary waiving our palms and palm crosses!



There are no services Wednesday night, April 16.

Maundy ThursdayThursday night, April 17, at 7 o’clock, we will observe Maundy Thurday.  This is the annual service where we commemorate Our Lord’s Institution of the Lord’s Supper, Washing the Feet of the Disciples, and ultimate Betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane.



good_friday_009The powerful services continue on April 18 from noon until 3 o’clock with the observance of Our Lord’s hours on His Cross in our Good Friday Service.  This is always one of the most powerful services of the year and includes the Passion Gospel , meditations from both lay and clerical speakers, veneration of the Cross, and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.



SunriseOur celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection begins at 6:15 with a Sunrise Service on our property on St. Johns Bluff Road (click HERE  for a map).  This moving service begins in darkness and candlelight and concludes with the light of the first day shining down on us as we celebrate the Risen Lord by partaking of His Body and Body at the very break of day.



ressurrection.icon.englishAt 10 o’clock our Easter celebration continues (and will for 50 more days!) with our Easter Sunday Family Service.  This will be a service to fully celebrate with Risen Lord and exalt in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We will have special events for our children and a great time is sure to be had by all!



Be sure to invite your friends and family to each of these special events in the coming week!  Church of the Messiah has created a Facebook event for each of these services.  You can go to the events by clicking on their names and invite your friends via Facebook or other Social Media!  Childcare is provided at all services.

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