“God promises that as God’s people come together to hear God’s word, to sing God’s praises, and to share in fellowship, that the word will not come back empty.“
Hello Gloria Dei,
As we move through Holy Week as a congregation, we are privileged once again to share in the events of the most important week in human history.
This weekend is Palm Sunday. During worship we will share in a reading of the events of Holy Week from Palm Sunday all the way to Good Friday.
On Thursday we share in Jesus’ last supper, as he models for us what it means to be true servants.
On Friday we experience Jesus on the cross and the sharing of his seven last words.
And then on Saturday and Sunday we celebrate the best news ever: “He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed.”
- Palm Sunday | Saturday, April 1, 5pm and Sunday, April 2, 9:00am & 10:30am
- Maundy Thursday | Thursday, April 6, 6:00pm & 7:30pm
- Good Friday | Friday, April 7, 6:00pm
- Easter | Saturday, April 8, 5pm and Sunday, April 9, 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:40am, 10:50am
For more details, visit Holy Week & Easter on our website.
What I’d like you to do this week, in addition to Bible Reading and Worship, is to pray. Pray for the many people who will be entering into Gloria Dei’s doors this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will grab hold of them and create or strengthen their faith.
God promises that as God’s people come together to hear God’s word, to sing God’s praises, and to share in fellowship, that the word will not come back empty. Pray that the events of Holy Week and the Good News of Easter will not only inspire you to acts of love and service, but also inspire all who come to worship.
A couple of other notes: Please be aware that on this Sunday, the High School Youth Group will be preparing a Palm Sunday brunch for you to enjoy. It will be a free will offering, and the proceeds will help fund their Mission Trip to Dallas this summer. Brunch is served from 8:30am to noon.
Also, I’ve been asked by our HERO Called and Sent Team to remind all of you that this past Wednesday, March 29, was Vietnam Veterans Day. March 29, 2023, marked 50 years since the last U.S. troops left Vietnam. Please give a word of thanks for the millions of Americans who served in that war.
I wish you and your family a very blessed Holy Week and Easter, as we witness the great love God has for us in Jesus Christ, who was willing to give his life in order that we may live, not only here and now, but forever.
As we continue reading through the New Testament, this week we read Matthew 21-25.
See you in worship,