Holy Week & Easter with The Well

by susan on March 15, 2016

What does the suffering, death & resurrection of Jesus mean? What does it mean to you, to the church and for the world?  What does it mean to “practice the way of Jesus” in light of this central part of the biblical story?

Our responses to those questions change as we learn, grow and experience more of life. Holy Week gives us an opportuity to re-visit the events surrounding Jesus’ execution, death and resurrection. It is time set aside to journey with Jesus and his followers through the tears, anger, betrayal, death and joy of this week.

We do not observe Holy Week because we have to or even because we should. We do it because we need to – we need to remember and we need to reflect again on what these events tell us about God and how they call us to follow the Way. You are invited to:

Read along with us. This list of daily scripture readings will help you move through the the story and prepare for Resurrection Sunday. Approach the story for the first time or the 100th time. Listen, wonder, repent, ask questios, give thanks.

Sunday: Luke 19:28-40 Entering Jerusalem
Monday: Luke 19:41-44 Tears
Tuesday: Luke 19:45-48 Anger
Wednesday: Luke 22:1-13 Betrayal
Thursday: Luke 22:14-30 Last Supper & Disciples’ Struggle
Friday: Luke 22:31-71, 23:1-49 Death
Saturday: Luke 23:50-56 Burial & Silence
Sunday: Luke 24:1-12 Resurrection

Gather with us.

Palm Sunday: We gather for worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Third & Main Event Center and will explore one final parable together, the story of the rich man and Lazarus. We will also reflect on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, pray, sing & share communion together.
Maundy Thursday: During the day, join Church Without Walls for their annual community outdoor foot washing at St. Phillips’s Church. Jump in with both feet or simply be present to enjoy hospitality, fellowship and prayer. Drop by anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you wish to contribute, bring men’s or women’s white socks or bottled water.
That evening, join us at Kevin & Susan’s (1443 Silver Street) at 7 p.m. for a simple gathering for prayer, scripture reading and communion. We will reflect upon the meal that Jesus shared with his disciples and his command to “love one another as I have loved you”. There will be an opportunity (for those who want to) to share how you have been shaped by the sacred stories we have been hearing throughout Lent.
Resurrection Sunday: Join us on Easter Sunday morning, March 27th at Klutho Park (635 3rd Street) at 10 a.m. to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Afterward, you are invited to a brunch at Kevin & Susan’s (1443 Silver Street) and an egg hunt for our children. Please sign up here to bring something to share.

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