Today is Maundy Thursday, which means this evening we will gather in our sanctuary at 7PM for a worship service that happens in two movements. The first half of the service is a celebration of the Lord’s Table – on Maundy Thursday we celebrate that Christ Jesus instituted communion as a holy meal of remembrance. Then the second half of the service will be a candlelit Tenebrae Service where she share the holy words of scripture that take us all the way to the cross. It is a powerful, beautiful service made all the more special this year by the fact that we will be sharing it with our brothers and sisters in faith from Coolwater and Foothills.
Tomorrow is Good Friday and we will meet at Foothills at 7PM on March 25 for a prayer service built around the last words of Jesus. That evening we have seven separate prayer stations, each built around a word or phrase uttered by Jesus in his final hours. It will be a different kind of worship service that will involve moving from station to station, meditating on the power of our holy scriptures, and inviting the forgiveness of the Lord to fill our hearts. For anyone looking to carpool, plan on meeting in the FCC Scottsdale parking lot at 5PM – this will allow you plenty of time to get across town to Foothills (3951 W Happy Valley Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310) where they will be hosting a pre-service Fellowship Hour.
On Easter Sunday we will begin with an Easter Breakfast at 8:30 in the Fellowship Hall sponsored by our DWM Groups. That will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on the church lawn at 9AM (along with our regular mix of Bible Study Classes). Our Worship Service will begin at 10:15AM in the Sanctuary with the baptisms of Josh Reed and Allen Koerber. The Worship Service will be filled with prayers and scripture, songs and anthems as we celebrate the blessing and gift of new life and resurrection!
I hope that you can join us for each and every one of our special services during Holy Week this year.
Yours in the Journey,