In our prayerful journey through the season of Lent, we have been exploring ways that we might take time to reflect, take stock of our spiritual condition, and realign our lives. In doing so this year, we are approaching the Lenten season within the frame of rehab, understanding that there is much to explore and much to learn. 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, March 25, we will celebrate Palm Sunday, beginning our worship gathering in our courtyard and processing (walking together) into the Sanctuary together as we sing and wave palm branches. The 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.
On Palm Sunday afternoon, don’t miss the chance to hear from a respected expert (and PB UMC member) on the Imperial Easter Eggs made by Peter Carl Fabergé. We’ll begin at noon. For more information, follow this link.
Good Friday falls on March 30, 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 1, 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, our 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.