April 13 | 9:45a
Palm Sunday is the day the church remembers the Triumphal Entry of Jesus – the day he entered the city of Jerusalem. Less than a week later he would be crucified in this same city. However, his entrance into the city didn’t suggest that he would soon be beaten and nailed to a cross; he entered it to the shouts of praise and adoration of thousands of people.
Our Palm Sunday service, during our weekly Sunday gathering, will be a time of celebration and preparation. We will celebrate Jesus’ greatness and we will prepare for Good Friday and Easter by examining why people so quickly turned on him and what we must do to truly celebrate him.[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]
April 18 | 7:00p
Good Friday is the day that the church remembers Jesus’ horrific death by torture and crucifixion. This day has been labeled “good” because Jesus died for the crimes, evils, and imperfections of every person who has and/or will ever live. His suffering was not just that of physical pain, but one of emotional and spiritual agony. In his body and spirit he paid for everything that makes humanity guilty.
Our Good Friday service will be centered around communion, which is the ritual that Jesus gave for memorializing his death. The taking of communion will be surrounded by song and Scripture that help people reflect deeply on the ultimate example of goodness and grace that is Jesus’ death.[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]
April 19 | 11a
Our second annual Easter Egg Hunt will be an exciting way for kids to celebrate Easter weekend. This year’s egg hunt will contain thousands of eggs filled with candy*. This is only the beginning of the excitement. The afternoon will also include carnival games, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and more. Please note that the egg hunt portion of the event will take place at 11a and will go quickly – kids find candy filled eggs fast! The bounce houses, games, and food will be available until 1p.
Ages: 1-12 (separate areas for younger and older children)
*All candy will be individually wrapped.[/one_fourth][one_fourth_last]
April 20 | 9:45a | brunch – 11:30a
Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. His coming back to life from the dead was the single most important event in human history. It not only changed the lives of people who knew him while he walked the earth, but it changed the course of history. Even closer to the heart of our church is how 2,000 years after this event, it is still positively impacting many individuals in our church.
We aim to make our Easter service a simple blend of modern and traditional that compels people to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We will sing old and new songs, pray traditional and personal prayers, examine Scripture, take communion, and place flowers on an old and ugly cross as a reminder of the beauty of life restored.
After the service everyone is invited to brunch. The catered meal will have the following menu:
Assorted Quiches | Sliced Ham | Bacon | Sausage | Red Potatoes | Fruit Salad | Croissants | Assorted juices | Coffee | Tea[/one_fourth_last]
All events are free of charge and will take place at our regular meeting place, Lowrie Primary School.