Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter 2017

Come, join in worship on Palm Sunday, into Holy Week and the Triduuim––one continuous service of worship as told by John’s Gospel. With Jesus, and the disciples, we too will bear witness to the scandal of Maundy Thursday, the shock of Good Friday, and the joy of Resurrection Sunday!

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Holy Week and easter Services

April 9, Palm Sunday, 8:30 & 10AM, Worship Services

Holy Week and EasterChildren’s Palm Processional at 10am (Children gather in Tankersley Hall at 9:50am)

Molokai Student Mission Trip Commissioning at 10am.


April 13, Maundy Thursday, 7pm, Worship & Communion

Holy Week and Easter

Jesus washes Peter’s Feet by Giotto 1300s. Fresco, Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy.

Meditation by Rev. Kathy Sizer on John 13:1-7.

Nursery Care. Families with older children are invited to attend this service together.

And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. 

12 After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.


April 14, Good Friday, 7pm, Worship Service

Holy Week and Easter

Descent from the Cross, Peter Paul Rubens, 1617. Oil on canvas, 297 x 200 cm. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Meditation by Rev. Jerry Tankersley on John 19.

Nursery Care. Families with older children are invited to attend this service together.

So they took Jesus; 17 and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. 39 Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds.


April 16, Easter Sunday, 8, 9:30, 11am, Worship Services

Message by Rev. Jerry Tankersley on John 20:1-18.

Music led by Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Praise Team, featuring Organ, Piano and Brass.

Sunday School, 9:30 & 11AM – Children PreK-5th Grade will participate in the Walking With Jesus story!

Middle/High School, 9:30AM, Youth Center

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.