Archive for Holy Week

Holy Week Worship

Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7:00pm
From the Latin mandatum, or mandate, we gather to recall Jesus’ command to “Do this in remembrance of me.”  In addition to celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion we welcome the youth who have completed preparations for their first communion with us.

Good Friday, April 6, 7:00pm
This service of remembrance is based on the ancient Tenebrae service of readings. Over the course of the service the entire story of Jesus’ arrest, trial and crucifixion will be told with time to reflect quietly and in song after each part of the story is told.

Easter Sunday, April 8,8:15 – A traditional Easter worship service with brass and organ
9:45 & 11:00 –  An Easter celebration with contemporary Christian music
At all three of our Easter morning worship services we will celebrate Holy Communion and hear the sermon “A Garden Surprise.”

Easter Brunch: Sunday 9:00-11:00
Fresh cinnamon rolls, egg bakes, fruit salad, juice, coffee & milk will be served in the Fellowship Hall for a free-will donation. All proceeds support the 44 people going to serve on the high school mission trip this summer in Minnesota.

Note: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection believes that all people are welcome at Holy Communion. If you commune at a home church you are welcome to commune with us. If you have no church home and simply desire the presence of God that is found in the bread and wine you are also welcome to receive the sacrament.

Holy Week/Easter Worship

As we observe the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection there will be several worship opportunities, each with its own significance this week. Family guests and community members are welcome to join us for any or all of these worship services.

Maundy Thursday – 7:00 pm Thursday, April 21, 2011
Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples in what turned out to be his last supper with them before his crucifixion. We share in that supper through our participation in Holy Communion. This is also the worship in which the 4th grade students who have received instruction will participate in their First Communion.

Good Friday – 7:00 pm Friday, April 22, 2011
Good Friday worship is a somber, meditative service in which we recall through readings and song, the crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Sunday – 8:15, 9:45 & 11:00 am Sunday, April 24, 2011
We celebrate Jesus’ triumph over death with shouts of, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!”  We sing “Alleluia” with angel choirs and believers across time and around the world. We no longer need to live in fear because Jesus goes ahead of us ready to welcome us into a new day and a new life.

Easter Brunch – 9:00-10:45
Join us for Easter Brunch in the Fellowship Hall before or after worship. A free-will offering will be taken and proceeds will support the youth participating in the summer mission trip. Egg bakes, fruit, juice, milk and coffee will be served along with other baked goods.

Holy Week Worship

Holy week worship begins with the observance of Palm or Passion Sunday at our regular weekend worship times March 27, and 28.
5:00 Saturday, Evening Song Worship
8:15 Sunday, First Light Worship
9:45 Sunday, Hope4All Worship
11:00 Sunday, New Song Worship

Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2010  7:00pm
We revisit the story of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and his subsequent arrest. Together we celebrate Holy Communion* in the service and welcome those who are receiving their first communion.

Good Friday, April 2, 2010 7:00pm
The story of Jesus’ trail and crucifixion are retold with an emphasis on God’s salvation that is worked out on the cross.

Holy Saturday, April 3, 2010 5:00pm
At this evening service we use a modified form of the Easter Vigil, beginning with the Service of Light and including portions of the Service of Lessons. Special emphasis will be given to the sacrament of Baptism.

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010  8:15, 9:45 & 11:00
The Resurrection of Our Lord will be celebrated at all three Sunday morning worship times with special music and Holy Communion* at all services.

Easter Breakfast 9:00-11:00
The High School Youth Group will be serving the traditional Easter Breakfast including egg bakes, cinnamon rolls, fruit and assorted drinks in exchange for a free-will donation.

Family, friends and visitors are all welcome to attend any and all of these events.

*Lutheran Church of the Resurrection has an “open” communion policy. Those who desire the presence and forgiveness of God that comes in the sacrament and those who commune at a home church are welcome to participate in communion with us at any of worship events.