There is no question that Easter is the crowning glory of the Christian year. The depth of its significance is echoed in that difficult to pronounce word, “inestimable.” Beyond our imagining. Difficult to begin to measure or fathom. Easter declares the vastness of God’s love for us and promises a hope and life that is beyond comprehension. As the hymn puts it, “Death is conquered, we are free, Christ has won the victory!” This unimaginable truth is what we celebrate in this glorious season.
The glory of Easter is only complete when we celebrate the whole story. In other words, the power of the Easter message is diminished if we do not also recall the grief of Christ’s suffering and death. That is why the church lays such special significance on Holy Week. I remember Bishop Desmond Hunt once saying that there is no good news if we do not first understand the bad news.
I invite you to join in our full celebration this Holy Week and Easter as we recall the bad news of death and loss, which is overturned by the Good News of Resurrection and new life! Below you will see our wirship schedule for the week ahead. I hope to see you there as we walk with Christ from seeming defeat to absolute victory.
Easter blessings, Stephen+
Schedule of Holy Week & Easter Services
Palm Sunday ~ April 14 at 8:00am, 9:30 & 11:00am
Holy Tuesday, Way of the Cross Service ~ April 16 at 7:00pm
Maundy Thursday, Recalling Christ’s Last Supper ~ April 18 at 7:00pm
Good Friday, Devotions & Meditation on the Cross ~April 19 at 10:30am
with A Good Friday Way of the Cross Activity for Kids
Easter Day ~ April 21
Holy Eucharist at 8:00am
Informal Eucharist at 9:30am with Sunday School
Choral Eucharist at 11:00am