holy week 2019

As followers of Jesus, we orient our calendars toward a different kind of high point in the year: the events surrounding Jesus’ last supper, crucifixion, and resurrection. Holy Week at Grace is a special time of communion, reflection, and celebration.

Scroll down to learn more about each of our opportunities to observe Holy Week, or, if you’re looking to reserve a seat for Maundy Thursday you can do so below. Same goes for volunteering to help make our Easter celebration the best it can be.

 
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Palm Sunday

Kick off Holy Week (loud “hosannas” courtesy of our children’s choir) as we celebrate Palm Sunday with baptisms, worship together, and more!

Speaking of baptism, why not make this public declaration by identifying with Jesus in baptism during our Palm Sunday gathering on April 14? Simply indicate your interest here.

April 14 | 9:30AM | Sanctuary

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is an evening set aside to embody what the family of God really looks like, as we enjoy a meal together in the Social Hall and in homes around the city, share in the bread and cup of communion, and wash each other’s feet. This is an event for the whole family. Children under the age of three do not need reserved seats. Seating is limited and may fill up quickly. You must reserve a seat to attend.

We also encourage those of you who are interested in hosting a Maundy Thursday in your own home to contact bbalmer@gracelb.org for a simple (optional) liturgy. If you’ve never hosted before, Beth can walk you through it.

april 18 | 6-8PM | Social Hall

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Good Friday

There will be two evening services on Good Friday, at 7 and 8PM, in the Chapel. This is an opportunity to remember the gift of Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross. It is a quiet, meditative gathering meant to give us space in silence to reflect on the crucifixion. There will be no childcare for these services. Those attending without children are encouraged to participate in the 8PM service.

april 19 | 7PM & 8PM | Chapel

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Easter Sunday

This year, we’re partnering with King’s Church on Easter Sunday to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. We’ll gather together in worship and celebration in the Sanctuary, then enjoy time together on the Plaza, sharing food and drinks with our family, friends, and neighbors. And friends, this isn’t your average loaves-and-fishes kind of shindig. Like any good party, there will be food (lots of it), activities (like an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and balloon animals), and togetherness (we’re inviting the whole neighborhood to join us).

But wait…we need your help!

With that occasion comes an opportunity of another kind: The chance to join others in the Grace community to help make this celebration happen! We can’t pull off this party without YOUR help! Click below to help us celebrate Easter in the best way possible!

April 21 | 9:30AM | Sanctuary

Note from Children’s Ministry: There will be programs for ages 0-kindergarten. First graders-and-up have the opportunity to participate in the worship service alongside their parents.