Lent

 

Holy Week

 

Maundy Thursday, April 13            Service at 5:30pm                                    Sanctuary

Anthem:         Were You There When They Crucified My Lord by Bob Chilcott

Tenebrae comes from the Latin meaning darkness. The Tenebrae service is an ancient Christian service where the light gradually diminishes symbolizing the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God.

Good Friday, April 14                    Concert at 5:30pm                                    Sanctuary

The Chancel Choir will commemorate Good Friday with a composition by Dale Wood entitled A Service for Darkness:  Jesus’ Death Upon the Cross. In seven sections that correspond to the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ, the composition uses poetry from writers of the 13th and 19th centuries. Dale Wood (1934–2003) was born to Finnish-Polish parents with the last name of Wojtkiewiecz that was shorten by the immigration authorities to Wood. He spent most of his life in California and was known worldwide as a distinguished composer, editor, author, organist and conductor. This piece gives a unique voice to statements of Jesus pulled together from Matthew, Luke and John and a beautiful environment to contemplate this profound holy mystery of the Christian tradition.

Easter Egg Hunt, April 15              Gather at 11:30am                                Federal Park

Peter Cottontail arrives with his stash of eggs & prizes. The hunt itself starts promptly at 11:45.

 

Easter Festival Services, April 16

Scripture:       Acts 10:34-43

Anthem:         Christ the Lord is Risen Again by John Rutter

Sunrise Service at 6:30am

Greet Easter morning with a service in the Rooftop Garden.

Breakfast 7:15–8:15am

in Pope Hall

8:30 and 11:00am in the Sanctuary

Trumpeters Jim Toevs and Jan McDonald play baroque favorites in the prelude and postlude celebrating that Christ is risen!

 

One Great Hour of Sharing                          

Offering in April

Lent is traditionally a season of fasting and prayer. During this time, Christians pay close attention to spiritual disciplines that deepen our understanding of what God is doing in our lives and in the world. We spend time together hearing about and praying for the ministries of compassion and justice done through our support of One Great Hour of Sharing. Jesus’ ministry was among those who were most vulnerable. He preached good news to the poor and release to the captives. One Great Hour of Sharing helps us share this same good news to those same vulnerable people in our world today: those who are hungry, who are suffering from disaster, who are dealing with oppression in society.