by Barb Mazarakos
Easter is a busy time around Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, and there are plenty of opportunities for worship during Holy Week.
We begin with Palm Sunday services on Sunday, April 14. Holy Communion Services in anticipation of the Passion of our Lord will be at 8am, 9:30am and 11am that morning.
As we move through the week, you can join us for worship on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 11am both days, as well as 7pm Maundy Thursday for the stripping of the altar. On Good Friday, April, 19th at 7:00PM, the Christ Choir of Christ Lutheran Church will perform the Good Friday cantata, “Portraits in Grace”, written by Joseph M. Martin. This Tenebrae (a service in gradual darkness) includes choral music, hymns, narration, readings and congregation participation.
There will be no 5pm service on Saturday, April 20, as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection on Sunday morning. Easter Sunday services will be held at 6:30am (Sunrise Service), 9am (Family Service with Holy Communion) and 11am (Festival Service with Holy Communion). If you are coming to one of the first two services, don’t forget to make time for the annual Youth Pancake Breakfast, hosted in the gym of Ledogar Hall between 8 and 9am.
Of course we want to make sure we give our office staff time to celebrate Easter with their families, so the church office will close at noon Good Friday and remain closed until Tuesday morning, April 23. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
May the Lord be with you as we travel the final length of the journey to the Cross and the return of the “Alleluia”. Easter blessings from the Stewardship Committee to all of our Christ Lutheran family this joyous Easter season.