Friday Followings: The Greatest Story Ever Told

This weekend our telling of the greatest story ever told begins as we wave palm branches and shout Hosanna, welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem and into our lives.
 
Of course, after Sunday, we move to Maundy Thursday where Jesus modeled servant leadership by washing the disciples’ feet and by giving us a new commandment to love one another as he loves us.
 
Then it’s Good Friday. Jesus suffers and dies on the cross, and in so doing, takes our sinfulness upon himself, exchanges his righteousness and gives it as a gift to us.
 
And of course, it all comes together when we celebrate the best day ever, Easter. Sin and death is defeated once and for all. Death cannot hold Jesus, and by faith in him, we can be certain that our lives go on forever in heaven, setting us free to live as Christ calls us to here on earth.
 
Please see our entire Holy Week worship schedule on our website and in our recent newsletters. A reminder that our Easter Saturday worship is a full Easter celebration service, with brass, special music, and the great Easter hymns. We’ll be using Mark chapter 16 as a preaching theme for Easter.
 
I want to remind you, too, of our special Palm Sunday brunch served this Sunday morning. It is always tremendous, and all the proceeds from brunch go to support our youth mission/service trips this summer. Please give generously to our youth trips, as they impact our young people in positive, Christian ways, raising them up to be servant leaders and followers of Jesus.
 
I wish for you a blessed Holy Week and Easter celebration.
 
Pastor Tim