This year's Holy Week Services (times below) will be centered on the places where they occurred:
The Places of the Passion
Palm Sunday, March 28th at 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 4th at 10:30 a.m.
We go to Bethphage, the place where the ride into Jerusalem on a donkey begins for Jesus. It is here where we discover that Jesus is a humble King who serves as he heads toward the cross.
We climb the stairs to the Upper Room to join the disciples in receiving the body and blood of Christ in bread and wine. We are reminded here that Jesus sets a place at the table for each of us, even though he knows all that we have done. Amazingly, we find that he is willing to give completely of himself to forgive us.
We stand at the foot of the cross on Golgotha, the Place of the Skull, where the crucified Christ breathes his last for our sake. His suffering is in plain view, as well as his great love. His death redeems us all.
We marvel with the women at the garden tomb—now empty—and hear the good news from the angel: “He has risen, just as he said.” All fear is gone because Jesus is alive and all faith is found in his words of comfort and peace.