Holy Week is coming soon and we do not want you to miss any of the wonderful things happening at Restoration! This Lent we’ve been reflecting on how good it is to “give things up” to make room for us to receive all that God would have for us in the Easter celebration, so we would love for you to join us in this integral piece of the story that leads us to the Lord’s table, his death, and his resurrection!
The cross will be veiled, and the colors will change. The brevity of time elapsing from Palm Sunday to the Great Vigil brings to the fore how quickly one can acclaim Christ as king, and subsequently turn away. St. Paul reminds us that it is his aim to know Christ in the power of His resurrection, but also to share in Christ’s sufferings (Phil 3:10). Holy Week sets the sufferings of Christ before our eyes and calls us not only to reflect, but to examine our lives with questions such as, “Where is my will set over God’s will?” “Where am I tempted to deny Christ in my professional and familial relationships?” or “When does it cost me something to love God each day?”
Come join us during the following times:
Palm Sunday: April 9, begin outside with services at 9am, 11am, and 5pm. We will begin with waving palm branches, hearing loud horns, and and singing songs of praise; and we will end in silence having heard the story that points us down the road to Jesus’s death.
Midweek Eucharist: April 12, 12:15pm. This will be our last midweek Eucharist for a time. Do take a break from work, be refreshed, and return to do the good work that God has called you to do.
Maundy Thursday: April 13, 7:30pm. Experience the beauty of the Last Supper with the washing of feet, the betrayal, and the stripping of the stage in preparation for the death of Christ. Shuttle service and nursery provided.
Walking the Cross to Restoration: 8:45am on Friday. You can read more on this post.
Stations of the Cross: Friday April 14, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Walk through the day of Jesus’s suffering praying through images that force us to examine our own lives in light of his. Children and the young at heart are encouraged to come at 10am, but are welcome later as well.
Good Friday: April 14, 7:30pm. Mourn with us as we hear some moving stories that will accompany the seven last words of Christ. Shuttle service and nursery provided.
The Great Vigil: April 15, 8:30pm. This service/celebration/sensory-experience is awesome. Fire, music, breaking our fasts, Alle****’s…this is the night. Seriously, come to this. Shuttle service provided, but no nursery. If you would like, your help is welcome in the morning from 9 to 12 as we prepare the sanctuary for this glorious night. In the evening, bring food or a fun beverage to share for the Resurrection Party following the vigil. If you would like to help with set-up or clean-up, please contact Jennifer T. Bring a bell!
Easter Sunday: April 16, we will resume our standard service times at 9am, 11am, and 5pm. Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ the Risen King!