Spin the spinner, beat the clock, skip ahead, level up, and play to win! You’ll need to bring your A-game for this VBS. Twists & Turns is a fantastical celebration of games of all kinds. From classic tabletop games to video games and more, kids will play their way through VBS while learning that Jesus guides them through all the twists and turns of their lives. They’ll find that even when they mess up it’s never “game over.”
Our Easter service is a simple gathering that blends modern and traditional and compels people to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We will sing old and new songs, pray traditional and personal prayers, examine Scripture, and place flowers on an old and ugly cross as a visual reminder of Jesus’ resurrection and all it offers us.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. Traditionally, this is the day that many Christians remember two important events near the end of Jesus’ earthly life: 1) The Last Supper. 2) Jesus washing his disciples’ feet.
These two events remind us of Jesus’ incredible love for people and how that love ought to be an example for us to follow as we humbly serve others. We are calling your attention to Maundy Thursday in hopes that you will participate in the Lord’s Supper through communion and take time to lovingly serve others during Holy Week. Scroll down to learn more.
Palm Sunday is the day the church remembers the Triumphal Entry of Jesus – his entrance into the city of Jerusalem on the last week of his life. On that day, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as thousands of people lay their coats and palm branches at his feet, declaring him king, and shouting, “Hosanna. Hosanna.”
Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter and comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of fasting. The practice often includes the wearing of ashes on the head—the ashes symbolizing the dust from which God made us. As the ashes are applied to a person’s forehead, the words “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” are spoken. The day begins the liturgical season of Lent, which is a time of fasting, praying, and giving in preparation for Easter.
Our Ash Wednesday gathering will be a liturgy of corporate singing, pastoral explanation, public Scripture reading, congregational prayer, and personal confession. Through it all we ask people to commit to observing Lent through fasting, prayer, and giving. The service will conclude with the ancient tradition of applying ashes to the forehead (this is completely optional) in remembrance of our frailty and need for a savior.
Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem was a weird event. He entered the city knowing that he was going to die there. Yet, he entered the city to shouts of royalty and cries for salvation from the throng of people who gathered. Those with Jesus didn’t understand it, at least not until after he died and rose. This sermon tells the Palm Sunday sermon and how his death and resurrection make it make sense.