Make Plans to Attend Our Holy Week Services!

April 7th, 2011 by sjl+

During Holy Week we celebrate and commemorate some of the most sacred events in the life of Jesus Christ.  The entire week is full of opportunities to gather together as a community and rejoice in the mighty work that Christ accomplished in redeeming Creation.  Make plans now to attend all of our Holy Week services:

Palm Sunday, April 17th, 10:30am. We start outside and move into the Church commemorating Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem with the Liturgy of the Palms.   We will then recall the Passion of Our Lord with the Passion Gospel dramatically re-enacted by members of the congregation.  This is an amazing service.

Maundy Thursday, April 21st, 7pm. This service recalls Our Lord’s institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper and will include our traditional foot washing ceremony as well as the stripping of the altar.  Without a doubt, this is one of the most moving services of the year.

Good Friday, April 22nd, 12-3pm.  This service will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (across the street from JU).  The clergy and congregation of Prince of Peace, Orange Park, will join with Church of the Messiah as we sit vigil and meditate on the sufferings Our Lord endured for us on the Cross.  Join us for the entire time or feel free to come and go as your schedule allows.

Easter Sunday, April 24th, 10:30am.  Join us as we celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ and revel in His saving work! 

Invite your friends to join us as we celebrate the high point of the Church year!

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