Easter morning’s joy arises from many experiences: Children hunting for chocolate candy and Easter eggs. A beautiful spring morning’s sun shine and bright blue sky. Donning beautiful dresses and shoes, pastel colored shirts and colorful ties. Arriving at church with hundreds of people and families. An Easter meal afterward with family. All these are wonderful expressions of the joy that Easter brings us.
The heart however of all these experiences we have today is the one experience the disciples had when they believed and knew that Christ’s death did not end his life. They experienced what we hold to be true: Christ lives. Our Savior lives. Alleluia!
Experience all the events and emotions of Christ’s final week of his earthly life. Rejoice Easter morning in the glorious worship led by our adult and children’s music ministries. Please invite your neighbors and friends.
Palm Sunday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. Palm fronds will be distributed to all. Join the celebration of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and become part of Christian history.
Maundy Thursday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. This service of scriptures, prayers, short message, and Communion remembers Jesus’ last evening with his disciples. Our music ministry will provide stirring selections appropriate for the night. Plan now to attend this ancient and very moving worship. For many, this is the most spiritually significant service of the year.
Easter Morning, April 16, 9:30/10:00/11:15 a.m.
- Our stupendous Annual Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. on the South lawn. Over 600 eggs are placed on the lawn for the children! The kids have such a great time. Don’t forget to take pictures or video.
- Our tremendous Easter Worship Service begins at 10:00 a.m. with the ancient liturgical cry, “Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!!” Our celebration begins with “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Easter worship will be a full concert of music and dance, from soloists to ensemble to children’s praise band. With traditional hymns and contemporary songs, and finishing with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, this is an Easter worship celebration you want to join in on and enjoy!
- Our beautiful Butterfly Release experience at 11:15 a.m. is open to all. Please purchase your butterflies early. There may be extras after the service for purchase, but it cannot be guaranteed.