Please join us for Holy Week services:
Palm Sunday, March 29 at 9 am and 11 am in celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, we will wave palm branches high in the air, the Thursday Knights Children’s Choir will sing, as will our combined Adult Choirs. The special music and Palm Sunday hymns will be accompanied by a Brass Quartet from the Sarasota Opera Orchestra.
A very special creative service on Maundy Thursday entitled The Art of Communion will take place in Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m. on April 2. The service will include communion and prayer time.
On Good Friday, April 3, two services will be offered:
From noon – 1:00, a traditional service will take place in the sanctuary lead by our combined Adult Choirs. Christopher Takeda, violinist and Associate Concert Master of the Sarasota Orchestra, will be our guest instrumentalist. The service begins with the Singing of “Were You There” and ends in the Garden of the Cross singing “Beneath the Cross of Jesus.” This powerful and solemn service ends in silence.
At 7:00 p.m., a candlelight service of prayer and meditation will be held in the Chapel. Quiet, music of chant, and familiar hymns will lead us in a spirit of wonder, love, and grace as we reflect on Christ’s crucifixion.
A glorious Easter Sunday breaks forth on April 5 at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services. The sanctuary is adorned with the spring garden and scent of lilies, the music of Combined Choirs, Brass Quintet, and Timpani raises the rafters, and our Alleluias have no end as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. Pastor Wes Bixby wraps up his Stories of Faith series with his sermon entitled “Three Words.”