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Invite your friends and family to join us for Holy Week and Easter.

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY WORSHIP, APRIL 9
Palm Sunday Morning Worship


Join the children of the church in a festive parade of palms at the end of the 9:30 and the beginning of the 11 a.m. services. A live donkey leads the children through the sanctuary as they wave their palms and proclaim, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna,” along with the singing congregation.

The 8:15 a.m. traditional service, the 10:35 a.m. Wholeness and Holy Communion service, and the 5 and 6 p.m. casual evening services meet at their normal times.

 

PASSOVER SEDER MEAL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12


It is a Second Family Celebration! Pastor Dennis and Kat Barden will partner with George and Diane Kelley from Congregation Beth-El Zedeck to provide a meaningful experience of Passover and what that means for our families and children. This will be a nice culminating event for the Wednesday Night Kid’s Club “Holy Promise People,” or make this one of your Lenten family spiritual practices. Seating will be limited, so please register at SecondChurch.org/Children.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 13


8 PM Tenebrae Communion Service
At this service of shadows, we share the Last Supper and hear the story of the last hours of the life of Jesus. The service ends in darkness.

Maundy Thursday begins the Three Days (or Triduum), remembering the new commandment that Christ gave us in word and deed as he taught us how to love one another, washing our feet as a servant. We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, remembering the meal Christ shared with his disciples before his death.

Historically, this was the traditional day in which those who had undergone a period of public penance under church discipline would be restored to full communion.

 

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14


12-3 PM Meditations, Chapel
Meditations will be held in the chapel on the Seven Last Words of Christ. Please feel free to come and go as you are able. This service features hymns, vocal and instrumental music interpreting each word.

Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus’ crucifixion. The hours of noon to 3 p.m. are particularly significant as these commemorate the time Jesus hung on the cross. It is an especially important time to pray for the church and the world for whom Christ gave his life.

 

 

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16


Morning Worship Services, Sanctuary
8:00, 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.

The festival of the Resurrection of the Lord (or Easter Sunday) is the center of the Christian year. On this occasion the church joyfully proclaims the good news that is at the very heart of the gospel: that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.

Music at these services will feature special music with Sanctuary Choir, Festival Brass, organ and percussion. Prelude begins 20 minutes prior to each service.
 
Families@Five, 5 p.m., Milner Chapel
 

Second@Six, 6 p.m., Sanctuary