Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

 

"Encounters" Lenten Sermon Series

March 5 - April 2
During the 5 Sundays in Lent at all 3 worship services, we will explore encounters Jesus has with different characters in the gospel according to John. They include Satan, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, the Samaritan Woman at the well, the blind man from birth, and Lazarus of Bethany. In addition to being preached on, these encounters will be woven into the worship liturgy (written by laity this year) and on display through dramatic scripture readings, highlighting the intriguing dialogue between Jesus and the characters.

 

Walk “The Way of the Cross” during your Lenten journey

Hanging on the walls of The Little Chapel you will find fifteen hand-stitched panels that represent Jesus' journey to the cross. Christians have, for centuries, made this symbolic walk to enhance their Lenten devotions. There is a guide available for your walk with ideas and prayers to assist your pilgrimage. They are located on the back, long table. Please feel free to visit, view, read and reflect. May God bless your experience with renewed faith.
 

A 6-week Lenten Small Group, reading John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton

As we journey through Lent and prepare ourselves for Easter, consider joining with other Glenn members for reading and discussion of John. To connect with a group (see a few options here) or start a new one, contact Rev. Susan Pinson. The books are available in the church office for a $5 donation.
 

Order your Easter Lilies

Given in honor or memory of loved one(s), these beautiful plants will be on display in our worship spaces on Easter Sunday. Order your lilies by Monday, April 10 by emailing Cathy Mobley or calling her in the church office at 404.634.3936. Only $10 each. Pay online or with cash/check. If you pay in worship, please notate “Easter Lilies” on the offering envelope.
 

Palm Sunday

April 9
Worship services at 8:30 a.m. in The Little Chapel, 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, and The Gathering at 5:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem as we begin Holy Week.
 

Maundy Thursday Service

April 13
Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall for a service that marks the beginning of the great Easter celebration. In the gospel according to John, Jesus washes the disciples’ feet and ordains the Lord’s Supper with the words, “Do this in remembrance of me.” Worship will be led by The Gathering and communion will be celebrated. Childcare provided.
 

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

April 14
Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a somber and reflective service of prayer, song, and Scripture readings. In this service of Tenebrae, or “Darkness,” fourteen readings from the Gospel according to John are read, and a candle is extinguished after each. The darkness slowly grows and the congregation departs in silence, meditating on the passion of Christ. Childcare provided.
 

Saturday Easter Vigil

April 15
7:30 p.m. outside the Sanctuary. Through what is traditionally called the Paschal Triduum, the Church remembers and celebrates Christ’s last meal with his disciples, his crucifixion, and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Great Easter Vigil is an ancient service that normally took place between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Morning. Join us in remembrance of the Lord’s Passover.
 

Easter Sunday

April 16

We invite all ages to bring a few buds of fresh flowers - whether from a blooming tree at home or a special Easter gift - to decorate the Easter Cross.

7:15 a.m. - Sunrise Service
Join with our Emory Wesley Fellowship students and The Gathering on the front lawn for a short service (about 30 minutes) that will "tell the old, old Story" through song, Scripture, meditation, and prayer as we greet the rising of the sun.

8:30 a.m. - Worship
A traditional Easter service in the Sanctuary that joyfully celebrates the resurrection of Christ and features the Chancel Choir accompanied by trumpeters and timpanists. The service ends with an invitation for members of the congregation to join in singing Handel’s magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus.”

9:15 a.m. - Easter Brunch and Sing-a-long
All are invited to the Ward Hall for a special time of fellowship, food, and song. Bring your favorite brunch treat to share (no nuts please). Easter crafts will be available for children.

10:30 a.m. - Special Music begins
A half hour of sacred pre-service music is provided by Dr. Timothy Albrecht, Glenn and Emory University Organist, accompanied by trumpeters and timpanists. 

11:00 a.m. - Worship
A traditional Easter service in the Sanctuary that joyfully celebrates the resurrection of Christ and features the Chancel Choir accompanied by trumpeters and timpanists. The service ends with an invitation for members of the congregation to join in singing Handel’s magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Childcare provided at all services except the sunrise service.