Thursday, March 29, 2012

During the last 6 weeks, Peace's Lenten theme has focused on following Jesus to the cross.  The Lenten season culminates in Holy Week and of course the high point is His resurrection on Easter Sunday.  Holy week gives us time to commemorate our Lord's passion as we again hear the account of how our King rode into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey and was hailed by those there.  Hosanna to the Son of David.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Then we hear again the account of how He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Holy week gives us a time to contemplate our sins and what they deserve, but it also gives us an opportunity to reflect on the love that God has for us through His Son Jesus Christ, who took all our bad thoughts, words and actions upon himself and gave us His holy and perfect life in return.  By His suffering and death we are healed.  Please join us for worship this next week as we gather to celebrate Jesus death for us.

Palm Sunday:   8:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday:   6:00 p.m.
Good Friday:   6:00 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service:   7:00 a.m.    service will be followed by a potluck breakfast