Remember that Sunday, April 23rd Grace’s Creation Care team invites everyone to come to the Outdoor Discovery Center following the 10:30 service to honor Earth Day with hikes, games and a barbecue! This is a great event for kids (of all ages!) Join us as we give thanks, care for and celebrate the wonder of God’s creation.
Palm Sunday (April 9) 8:15, 10:30AM
Join us for the blessing of the palms, a triumphal procession into the church, the narration of the Passion of Our Lord, and a celebration of Holy Communion. The 10:30 service will begin in the Church yard—weather permitting.
Maundy Thursday (April 13)
This year our monthly Feeding America ministry is on Maundy Thursday and so we will feed hungry people as we remember Christ’s mandate to “love one another.” Come as early as 4:30 to help prepare supper and any time after that to help with the distribution of eight thousand pounds of food to over one hundred and fifty families. Everyone is invited to eat supper through the time of food distribution and then at about 7:00, we will enter in to the more formal service of Maundy Thursday. We will hear the lessons of the day, wash feet, and celebrate Holy Communion as we remember the actions and promises of Jesus’ Last Supper. We close the evening with a stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.
Good Friday (April 14), 7:00PM
Join us as we mark the crucifixion of our Lord with the Story of the Passion, solemn reflections, prayers, and song. The offering from this service will be given to The Church in Jerusalem. Stations of the Cross will also be available in the Sanctuary from 9:00am to 6:00pm for those who would like to come for silent prayer.
Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday
Easter Vigil (Saturday, April 15), 9:00PM
Gather with us at sunset in the Church yard as we kindle a fire in the darkness and process in to listen to the Biblical story of God’s saving actions. At the news of Christ’s resurrection, we shout “Alleluia!”, ring bells, sing praises, and celebrate Holy Communion. (Bring your bells!) A celebratory cheese, wine and dessert feast will follow this service. Sign up in the Commons to bring desserts!
Easter Sunday Service (April 16), 10:30AM
We gather in the good news of Christ’s resurrection, celebrating Holy Communion and offering our thanks and praise to God with prayers and songs of “Alleluia!”
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