Holy Week

This is a preview of Holy Week services at Trinity for 2014

Maundy Thursday: A Meal to Save You

April 17 at 7:00 pm

Maundy Thursday gets its name from the Latin word mandatum, the first word of the phrase “Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos.” That phrase menas: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you.” Those are the words Christ spoke in the Gospel of John (13:34). Jesus explained to the apostles the significance of his command by washing their feet before he instituted the Lord’s Supper. On this day we look at the special spiritual benefits God gives us in this holy meal. Worship includes the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Good Friday: The Seven Words, a Service of Darkness

April 18 at 7:00 pm

On this day, darkness blanketed the earth from noon until 3:00 pm, as our Savior endured the pains of hell, hanging from a cross. But Christ’s suffering means our salvation. In this worship service, we use the ancient custom of “Tanebrea”, Latin for “darkness.” Throughout the service, as we meditate upon our Savior’s passion, lights are dimmed and candles snuffed. This symbolizes the ebbing of Christ’s life. The somberness of this worship serves as a foil, making the joy of Easter Sunday all that much brighter.

Easter Sunday: Risen to Free Us!

April 20 at 8:30 am and 11:00 am

He is risen indeed! On Easter morning we celebrate the fact that Jesus has risen from the dead to save us. His resurrection is the proof positive that we stand before God as forgiven children, free from condemnation and hell, and that we will live forever in heaven. A congregational breakfast potluck and children’s Easter egg hunt will take place at 9:45 am.

Risen to Save Us

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