The Darkest Hours yield to Glory

Such a glorious day outside, eh?  Such beauty in the creation and such beauty in the fellowship of believers.  As we inch closer to the day of resurrection now is the time to remember the rest of the story, the story of suffering and betrayal, the story of anguish and pain, the story of denial and abandonment, the story of love and forgiveness, of brokenness and restoration.

Please, make time to join us tomorrow evening, for our Maundy Thursday service.  A light soup and bread dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and our worship around tables will begin at 7:00 PM – come for either or both. There will be a special children’s table utilized during the service so whole families are encouraged to participate.  Special emphasis will be on the connection between the traditional Passover Seder elements and the Lord’s Supper.  As we remember our Lord’s last gathering with his disciples we will life our voices in song and prayer and experience the forgiveness this is offered from the cross.

On Good Friday we are all included in a joint worship service at 1st Presbyterian Church in Orange with our sister churches 1st Orange, New Hope and St. Mark for a time to recognize the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Service will be at 12 noon and includes participants from our congregation.  1st Presbyterian is located at 191 N. Orange Street, Orange (near the circle).

On Easter Sunday we are offering 3 worship eventsSunrise Service at 6:30 AM nestled in the Oak groves of the Oak Canyon Nature Center – dress warmly, you may want to bring a blanket.  Traditional worship at 9:00 AM in our sanctuary with special music including a brass ensemble and a blended worship at 10:30 AM with both traditional and contemporary elements.

 

In His Service,

Rev. Lissa Smith

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