Good Friday Worship Service
Friday, April 30, 6:30 pm
New this Year
Rev. John Arnold will be including a brief meditation called, “A Centurion’s Confession.” He will perform a monologue as the Centurion at the crucifixion who declared, “Truly this is the Son of God.” Please join us of this moving meditation.
Our Good Friday service is also known as a “Tenebrae” service. Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Originally a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the common folk during Holy Week. We join Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.
Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death; and through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.
Please join us Sunday, April 1st, 11am for Easter Sunday worship, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.
Week six of our Living Lent series taught by Rev. John Arnold focus upon the theme of PALMS. While we know the resurrection is on the horizon, we welcome with palms in our hands the King of glory,now humbly riding a donkey as we reflect upon Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Listen and discover how costly our peace is so that come Easter Sunday you will more fully appreciate God’s willingness to sacrifice on your behalf.
April 1st, 11 a.m.
Followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.
Join us for Living Lent, a special series of services for the season of Lent. Each service in this series focuses on a word to consider while living Lent as Easter people.
The Ash Wednesday service in the series is based on the word PONDER and reminds us that Lent is a time to ponder our sin so that we may humbly come before God asking forgiveness with a contrite heart. We find freedom in doing so.
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Living Lent 1 – Purpose
Sermon, Sun. 2/18, 11 a.m.
Living Lent 2 – People
Sermon, Sun. 2/25, 11 a.m.
Living Lent 3 – Proclaim
Sermon, Sun. 3/4, 11 a.m.
Living Lent 4 – Praise
Sermon, Sun. 3/11, 11 a.m.
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Sermon, Sun. 3/18, 11 a.m.
Feb. 11, 2018 — A God Who Heals by Rev. John Arnold
The military leader Namaan was, too be blunt, full of himself and he had a problem. Though he had power, prestige, and position, he was diseased with leprosy. Only the God of his enemies could heal him.
Learn how humility is sometimes necessary for healing and how God uses common ‘nobodies’ to reach powerful ‘somebodies’ through the story of the healing of Naaman presented in 2 Kings 5:1-7.
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