Holy Week

Easter Lilies and Hydrangeas 

Easter lilies and hydrangeas are now available to order. Look for order envelopes in Sunday bulletins starting March 26, or you can stop by the church office starting Monday, March 27 to place your order. You may also place orders online by clicking below.  Order deadline will be Wednesday, April 5. For questions, please contact the church office at (936) 639-3141.

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Holy Week Events

Holy Week begins on Sunday, April 9 with Palm Sunday and ends Sunday, April 16 with Easter Sunday.  We hope you will join us for one of our many events!

Palm Sunday  •  Sunday, April 9, 2017
10 AM  • Sanctuary

Palm Sunday is a day of Celebration w/combined worship - children waving palms - Easter egg hunt - food - and more. We hope to be outside and welcome our neighbors in celebration of Jesus Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem. 

Lenten Prayer Experience  •  Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12-8 PM  •  Come and Go  •  Youth and Worship Center

Everyone is invited to spend time in the Youth & Worship Center for reflection and prayer on Wednesday, April 12.  A prayer labyrinth will be available, along with several prayer stations designed around the “I AM” sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of John.  A meal will be available in the evening, along with a special prayer experience for our children and youth.  Join us as we experience the goodness of Christ and prepare our hearts for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the joy of Easter morning.

Evening Schedule:

5:30-6:30:  Dinner Available in the Fellowship Hall (Open to everyone)
6:00-6:20:  Children’s Games & Gaga Ball
6:20-7:30:  Children’s Prayer Experience (Meet in Hebrews @ 6:20)
6:15-7:30:  Youth Prayer Experience (Meet in the Gym @6:15) 

Holy Thursday  •  Thursday, April 13
7 PM  •  Youth & Worship Center

Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday - we will have a dynamic time of worship and invite people to come to the table for the Last Supper. We will also reenact the the sacred moment when Jesus washed the feet of the disciples and said “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”  John 13:14 NIV

Good Friday  •  Friday, April 14
7 PM  •  Sanctuary

Our Good Friday service is on the Stations of the Cross. Stations of the Cross is a way to pray and meditate on Christ’s sacrifice for us. It is a narration of the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ on earth that continues to provide spiritual conviction for early Christians and application to our lives.  Divided into fourteen stations from the time Jesus was condemned to his burial, scriptures will be read followed by a time of meditation. This will be followed by a  musical piece. Musical pieces are anthems, hand bell music, instrumentals, hymns or a liturgical dance. Stations of the Cross serve as a stark reminder of the humble manner in which Jesus was willing to set aside any privilege of deity to provide a path to salvation through His sacrifice. 

Easter Sunday  •  Sunday, April 16, 2017
Sunrise Service  •  6:45 AM  • Two-Point
Traditional Service  •  8:40 AM  •  Sanctuary
Contemporary Sercvice  •  11AM  •  Youth and Worship Center

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