Palm Sunday, according to historical Christianity, begins what is known as Holy Week; a week focusing on the suffering of Christ. The story of Jesus is the story of God coming to earth in the form of a man, living a sinless life and going to a cross to die for our sins.
Maundy Thursday is when Jesus demonstrated servant leadership by washing his disciples’ feet during what has become known as the Last Supper on the night He was betrayed. The word “Maundy” is derived from Latin meaning “mandate”; when Jesus washed their feet, He said, “A new commandment I give you – love one another as I have loved you.” This is why our fellowship participates in an actual foot-washing following our observance of the Eucharist (communion).
Good Friday is when we mark the anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion. It may appear the word “good” is a misnomer. But what Jesus accomplished for us is good! Good because He took on our sins, suffered and died in our place, and paid the price for our sins that we may be forgiven.
And then of course, Easter Sunday is when we celebrate the resurrection. A day that so altered human history, that our calendar and lives have been forever changed over 2,000 years later.
Take time to participate with us this Thursday evening at 6:30 P.M. for The Lord’s Supper and demonstrate servant leadership toward one another. Then again we will gather for a sunrise service Easter Sunday at 6:30 A.M. Following a brief service, we will enjoy a breakfast fellowship on the front porch and then meet for our regular Sunday Celebration at 9:30 A.M.
I hope you’ll take time to reflect and experience renewal this Holy week.