Lent, Holy Week, and Easter
We invite you to join us for our upcoming Holy Week and Easter services. One of the Christian church's most important liturgical seasons, we remember the death of Jesus Christ and celebrate his resurrection. Together we rejoice that hope prevails over despair, and because of God's love for the world, new life is always possible.
Learn more about our Lenten Small Groups HERE.
Order Easter Lilies Today!
Only $10 each. Given in honor or memory of loved ones, the lilies will be on display in our worship spaces on Easter Sunday. Order by April 14 with Cathy Mobley or call the church office at 404.634.3936. You can pay with cash/check. Please notate “Easter lilies” on the offering envelope or check memo line.
April 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m. All are welcome to an afternoon of Easter fun—community-wide Egg Hunt begins promptly at 4:00 p.m. with age-level hunts for toddlers through 5th graders. Plus games, face painting, bounce houses, food and more. FREE – just bring a box of cereal or canned goods as a donation for Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry.
Help Fill Easter Eggs & Be an Egg-cellent Volunteer! Pick up empty plastic eggs outside Rev. Susan’s office beginning in March and return eggs filled with trinkets or nut-free candy. Volunteers needed to help hide eggs, face paint, make cotton candy, and more! Volunteer here: tinyurl.com/GlennEggHunt2019
April 14, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.
Begin Holy Week with Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem and then turn to his journey to the cross.
Maundy Thursday Service
April 18, 7:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall
Join us for a service that marks the beginning of the great Easter Celebration. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus celebrates his final Passover with the disciple’s as he teaches them about servant hood and love. Worship will be led by The Gathering and communion will be celebrated. After worship everyone will have the chance to share God’s love through packing for our snack in a backpack program. Childcare provided.
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
April 19, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Join us for a solemn and reflective service of prayer, song, and Scripture readings. In this service of Tenebrae, or “Darkness,” we read of Christ’s suffering and death from John’s gospel — a candle is extinguished after each reading. The darkness slowly grows and the congregation departs in silence, meditating on the passion of Christ. Childcare provided.
Saturday Easter Vigil
April 20, 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn and in 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 to hear and remember the story of God’s covenant with God’s people and to sing the very first alleluias of Easter!
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 The Gathering in the amphitheater as we celebrate the resurrection through song, scripture, meditation and prayer. We’ll have donuts, coffee, and great music as we greet the rising of the sun on Easter morning!
9:00 a.m. - Worship
Traditional Easter services in the Sanctuary that joyfully celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Joyful hymns and special music will be led by the Chancel Choir, strings, brass and timpani (including the Hallelujah Chorus). A 15 minute prelude will precede the service.
9:45 a.m. - Easter Brunch
All are invited to the Ward Hall for a special time of fellowship and celebration. Fun Easter crafts will be available for kids. Bring your favorite brunch treat to share (no nuts please).
11:00 a.m. - Worship
Traditional Easter services in the Sanctuary that joyfully celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Joyful hymns and special music will be led by the Chancel Choir, strings, brass and timpani (including the Hallelujah Chorus). A 15 minute prelude will precede the service. (This service will be streamed on Facebook Live if you need to join us online instead.)
Childcare provided at all services except the sunrise service.