Have you ever felt alone? Separated, unwanted, unloved? Zacchaeus knew those feelings, too. Jesus restored Zacchaeus to LIFE! When Jesus said that Zacchaeus was a Son of Abraham, he reconciled him to his community. When Jesus said that salvation had come to Zacchaeus, he revealed the joy of eternal life and right relationship with God. These things are available to us when we look for Christ, and like Zacchaeus, find Jesus already looking for us!
Thanks be to God!
Palm Sunday – Cantata – We begin Holy Week with the cantata “Jesus! The Resurrection of the Messiah”. Children are invited to gather in the Narthex before worship and process in with palms.
Maundy Thursday (April 18 at 7:00 PM) We will recall Jesus’ last meal with his Disciples and his journey from the Table to Golgotha in Word, music, Holy Communion, and closing with the stripping of the Sanctuary.
Good Friday (April 19 noon to 2 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM)
This year we will have the opportunity to publicly profess our faith by walking and praying the Stations of the Cross near the beginning of Lent.
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
You are welcome to come and join us as we take this walk – stopping at each station for prayer and meditation. This can be a moving experience for individuals or families. Please plan to prayerfully participate in this very personal walk with Jesus. There are 2 opportunities for you to pray the stations, the first starting at noon and the second at 5 PM.
Near the church entrances, you will find crosses where you may place flowers, take pictures, and rejoice in the world made beautiful in the glory of Jesus Christ!
Sunrise Service – worship begins at 6:30 AM on the beach near the pier with music, joy and a WORD of hope as we celebrate NEW LIFE in the fulfilled promises of Christ.
8:30 and 11:00 Traditional worship – We join in praise that Christ is Risen, including the “Hallelujah Chorus”.
Third Sunday Communion – On this holiest of days, we will offer Holy Communion at 8:45 in the Sanctuary.
11:00 Wave contemporary worship – With contemporary praise and worship, we celebrate the Risen Christ.
We pray that your Easter plans include some special time with family and friends and some joyous, reflective time with your Savior.
That all might have time to rest and rejoice, our church offices will be closed on Monday, April 22, 2019.
Pastor Scarlett and Pastor Laura