Holy Week at Plymouth Church

 

I WILL be preaching on Palm Sunday and Easter. And on both Sundays I will continue to talk about the motto of Plymouth Church: We agree to differ. We resolve to love. We unite to serve. 

I know I tend to repeat myself, but some things bear repeating. Holy Week is better experienced than explained What I hope you will do this year is come along on the journey.

PALM SATURDAY/PALM SUNDAY. Join us at 5:30 on Saturday the 13th, 9 and 11 on Sunday the 14th as we remember Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. 9:00 is Singing Church Sunday, our annual celebration of our Childrens’ Choir Program.

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION FOR PEACE. It’s a parade with a purpose, as Christians from across our city gather to demonstrate for peace. This year’s procession departs Central Presbyterian Church (3829 Grand Ave), and concludes with a worship service right here at Plymouth!

MAUNDY THURSDAY. The all-church dinner begins at 6 pm. (Register here). Then join us at 7:30 in the sanctuary for a moving service of Communion and Tenebrae, featuring the music of the Chancel Choir.

GOOD FRIDAY worship is also in the sanctuary at 7:30. A service of preaching and music, featuring the Matins Choir.

WALK THE LABYRINTH in Waveland Hall from 4-7 on Good Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 32-foot by 32-foot canvass labyrinth offers a unique opportunity for mediation and prayer.

EASTER VIGIL begins when the Good Friday Service concludes, and continues until sunrise Sunday morning. Keep watch and pray as we wait for Easter to come. (Signs up are on a chart in the hallway outside of the sanctuary).

HOLY SATURDAY worship is at 5:30 in Waveland Hall. On the quietest day of the Christian year—when we remember that Jesus, in solidarity with us, has gone down to the dead—we sit with our grief and wait for what God has promised.

EASTER SUNDAY brings three opportunities for worship: At 6:30, our sunrise service in Waveland Hall is led by the 7th grade confirmation class. Then we gather in the sanctuary at 9:00 (with the Matins Choir) and 11:00 (with the Chancel Choir) and brass for festival worship.

And, like I said, I will be reflecting on the motto in my Palm Sunday and Easter sermons. All are welcome -this Holy Week at Plymouth Church!

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