|Palm Sunday:||Maundy Thursday:||Good Friday:||Easter Sunday:|
|8:30am & 11:00am||7:00pm||7:00pm||9:00am|
|At Holy Cross & Immanuel||At Holy Cross||At Immanuel||At Holy Cross|
Palm Sunday: 4/9/2017
The Sunday before Jesus was crucified by His people, the honored and adored Him as their Lord and King with shouts of “Hosanna” and the waving of Palm Branches as he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. This is the day that we celebrate Jesus as the King who came to die for the sins of the world.
Maundy Thursday: 4/13/2017
Maundy Thursday also known as “Holy Thursday,” is the fifth day of Holy Week, indeed the very night in which Jesus himself was betrayed, arrested, and delivered to be tried. On this night, the church remembers our Lord’s institution of the Lord’s Supper. From the account of the Upper Room in John 13:1-15, some have called it the Day of Food Washing.
“Maundy” may come from the Latin Bible’s rendering of John 13:34, where Jesus gave the disciples a new mandatum(commandment) in the upper room: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
Good Friday: 4/14/2017
On the last Friday before Easter, we remember Jesus’ passion: his pain, suffering, crucifixion, death, and burial. While there is nothing good about what Jesus anything that Jesus endured on that Holy Friday. Christians still call it “Good” because it is the day that Jesus through his pain, suffering, crucifixion, and death paid for our sins by dying in our place. (Hebrews 9:28)
The Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Sunday: 4/16/2017
Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. On Easter Christians around the world celebrate the fact that death and the grave could not defeat, nor contain our Lord. On the first day of the week, Jesus rose from the grave. He lives! And because he lives, his promise is that we too shall live. Just as Christ rose from the dead, so shall we. (John 3.16, John 6:40, John 11:25-26, Job 19:19:25-27, 1 Corinthians 15:42-57)