Holy Week- A Reason To Celebrate!
Sunday, March 28 – Palm Sunday Worship Services, 9am and 11am
Thursday, April 1 – Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7pm
Sunday, April 4 – Resurrection Sunday Worship Celebration, 9am and 11am
Holy Week is a celebration. Beginning with shouts of “Hosanna” by the hopeful throng on Palm Sunday through a week later where the angelic proclamation is, “He is not here for he has risen,” Holy Week is a Celebration.
Holy Week is also known as Passion Week. But the passion doesn’t refer to the shouts from the crowd, nor the earth-shaking angelic voices. It’s the passion of Jesus who loved the world unto death. It’s the passion of our Messiah (our savior) that led him to the cross. It’s the Father’s passion that sent his Son, not only to die for the sake of the world, but to be the first born of the Resurrection.
We can respond to Holy Week by making it holy (meaning set apart) in our minds, hearts and schedule. We can respond to the Lord’s passion with our own passion, through devotion and commitment to him. We could casually roll through the events of Holy Week, acknowledging them with gratitude, or we can choose to set apart the week in a passionate love for our heavenly Father and his Lamb.
On Palm Sunday we’ll join the throngs around the world and shout, “Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” On Maundy Thursday we’ll reflect with awe that the Son of God would become the sacrificial lamb as he said to the Father, “Not my will but yours.” On Good Friday we’ll grasp at the magnitude of Jesus declaring on the cross, “It is finished.” And on Resurrection Sunday, we’ll proclaim with all the saints and all of heaven, “He is Risen!”