Preparation for Worship

Preparation for Worship
April 2  •  5th Sunday in Lent
Communion Sunday
“The Sure and Certain Hope of Resurrection”
Ezekiel 37:1-14  •  Psalm 130:1-8
Romans 8:6-11  •  John 11:17, 28b-29, 32-41, 43-44

April 9  •  Palm Sunday
Palm Processional
“Welcoming the Big Deal”
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29  •  Matthew 26:17-30

April 13  •  Maundy Thursday
Worship Service at 7:00 pm
Communion
“Dinner and a Promise”
Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14  •  Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11:23-26  •  John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Matthew 26:17-30

April 14  •  Good Friday
Worship Service at 7:00 pm
“Cross Words”
Isaiah 52:13-53:12  •  Psalm 22:1-31
Hebrews 10:16-25  •  John 18:1-19:42
John 19:1-16

April 16  •  Easter Sunrise
Worship Service at 6:00 am
Flowering of the Cross
“Christos Anesti”
Jeremiah 31:1-6  •  Colossians 3:1-4
Matthew 28:1-10

April 16  •  Easter Sunday
Darkness to Light Processional
“Honest to God”
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  •  Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18  •  Mark 16:1-8
 

At its best, a worship service is not for us; nor is it about us.  A worship service is better understood as a “Service” of worship – something that we offer as a “service” to our community.  In this sense, our weekly worship service is our weekly mission project for our community.
 
Just as we wouldn’t go on a mission trip without adequate preparation, so it is best if we prepare for our weekly worship service as well.  Unite the following information with your prayers, and come to worship prepared to bless our community.