Dear Cross Creek family,
We had a great kickoff to Holy Week with PALM SUNDAY, as we remembered Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It was wonderful to see the children waving their palm branches as we all sang "Hosanna!" When Jesus entered Jerusalem that day, he made it clear that he was the long-awaited Messiah King. And yet he overturned expectations by coming in weakness instead of power, compelled by love for his Father and for his people whom he came to save.
On MAUNDY THURSDAY (April 13 @ 6:30pm) we'll reflect on the night that Jesus spent with his disciples in the Upper Room, as he used the occasion of the Passover meal to reveal the meaning of his death.
You and your family are invited to join us for a simple soup and bread supper at 6:30pm. Our dinner will be followed by a time of worship that will include a brief message and an observance of the Lord's Supper. There is no cost, but we are asking for volunteers to sign up to bring soup and/or bread. (There will be no childcare or nursery - children of all ages are invited to attend!)
RSVP/sign-up for Maundy Thursday here: http://bit.ly/2ncQTPk
The following evening we'll celebrate GOOD FRIDAY (April 14 @ 7:00pm). This will be a somber service in which we narrate and remember the events of Jesus' death. We'll have a special musical ensemble (including a cello), and our Scripture readings and message will be focused on the words of Jesus on the cross. (The nursery will be open for children ages 5 and below.)
Holy Week will culminate with services on EASTER SUNDAY (April 16 @ 6:45am, 9:00am, 10:30am). All of our hopes and expectations are realized in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, making Easter the most celebrative day of the year! We will have a sunrise service outside on the lawn at 6:45am, followed by full services at 9:00am and 10:30am, which will include full children's programming with special Easter activities for the kids.
Let's pray that our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would be high and lifted up in our hearts and lives this week, and that those who don't yet know him would find new life in him!
Grace and peace,