This series of services for Lent will take us through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.
The services will be at 12:15pm and 7pm. Join us for soup at 11:30am before the lunch service in the Fellowship Hall.
Palm Sunday, April 14 — 8:00am & 10:30am: In this service we remember that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people asked, “Who is this King of Glory?” They were seeking one who saves when they shouted, “Hosanna!” They were knocking on the door for a new future. What they did not know was that Jesus was opening the door to everlasting life through the cross.
Maundy Thursday, April 18 — 7:00pm: In this service we remember that Jesus lived out the Golden Rule the night he was betrayed, but with a twist. He taught his disciples to do to others as he had done to them: washing their feet, forgiving their sins and loving them unconditionally.
Good Friday, April 19 — 7:00pm: In this service for Good Friday, we remember that Jesus preached that good trees can be recognized by their fruits. Despite its appearance, the tree of the cross on Good Friday proved to be the best tree of all, because by Christ’s death upon it came the fruit of everlasting life.
Easter Sunday, April 21— 7:00am (Sunrise) & 10:30am (Festival Service): Easter reminds us that Jesus invites us to lay up treasures in heaven and not on earth. His resurrection is a wake-up call to us all that while the things of this earth are temporary, we have the precious gift of life with him forever awaiting us.