In our prayerful journey through the season of Lent, we have been exploring what we might give up during this season. We do this not only in remembrance of Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness, but also to prepare ourselves for the celebration of Easter.
On Sunday, April 9, we will celebrate worship and the penultimate sermon in our sermon series on what lasting and harmful things we can give up from our lives. This message will focus on Jesus’ traditional procession into Jerusalem before the Passover holiday. As always, our worship services will begin at 9 am and at 10:30 am.
Good Friday falls on April 14, where the church will be open from 5 pm to 7:30 pm for an exploration of the meaning of Good Friday for each of us as unique persons of faith. Suitable for persons of all ages and abilities, stations of interactive prayer and learning will be available for participants at an individual pace.
On Easter Sunday, April 16, those who are willing to greet the beginning of the new day – experienced by some as a resurrection moment – will gather at Crown Point Park on Mission Bay for a sunrise service beginning at 6 am. For more information and directions, click here.
Back at 1561 Thomas Ave, the social hall will open for our annual pancake breakfast at 7:30 am and serving will continue until 10 am. Worship services will take place as usual in the sanctuary at 9 am and 10:30 am. The Easter Egg Hunt for children will begin in the courtyard at 10 am.
Easter is a celebration of hope and new life. All are welcome to join in thoughtful reflection, prayer, community, worship, and celebration.