Holy week and resurrection Sunday

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  • Palm Sunday - 3/24

    Our Grace tradition includes a joyful kickoff to Holy Week with a processional led by our children and teens complete with palm leaves and hymns. Come enjoy the start of the most significant week in our calendar year!

    Please have your kids/teens at church by 10am on Palm Sunday (3/24) so that they can help with the processional for both 1st and 2nd services.

    Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It signifies the humbleness of Jesus and the fulfillment of prophesies in the Bible. It is a celebration of hope, victory, and the anticipation of Jesus’s resurrection. Palm Sunday carries Christ toward the ultimate sacrifice of his life on the cross, where by his sacrifice we are healed. It is a reminder for Christians to welcome Jesus into their hearts and to be willing to follow him.

  • Maundy Thursday Service - Thu. 3/28 6:30pm

    Our worship service for Maundy Thursday will be a reflective time, including the offering of communion. Here is some background on what the date signifies:

    Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is a significant day in the Christian calendar. It falls on the Thursday before Easter and commemorates two key events:

    The Last Supper: On this night, Jesus shared his final Passover meal with his disciples. During this meal, he gave them a new commandment: to love one another. This act of love and service is symbolized by the washing of the disciples’ feet.

    The Washing of the Feet (Maundy): As described in the Bible, Jesus humbly washed the feet of his disciples, emphasizing the importance of humility, compassion, and selfless love.

    The term “Maundy” comes from the Latin word “mandatum,” which means “command.” It refers to the instructions Jesus gave to his disciples during the Last Supper.

  • 24-Hour Prayer Vigil - Thu. to Fri., 3/28-29

    Please consider participating in this effort to cover the 24 hours starting Maudy Thursday and ending Good Friday in prayer. You can sign up for one or more 30-minute prayer timeslots. Our goal is that Grace would be praying through all the hours.

  • Good Friday - 3/29 6:30pm

    Good Friday is the day when Christians remember and commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for the redemption of humankind2 On this day, Christians spend time in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ. Good Friday symbolizes the ultimate act of love and sacrifice for the salvation of mankind.

    Join us at 6:30pm for a solemn worship service commemorating this day, including a live artistic painted rendition, to be completed during the service.

  • Easter Sunrise Worship - Sun. 3/31 6am (outdoors)

    If you’ve joined us in the past for an Easter sunrise service you know how powerful and memorable this experience can be. As the sun slowly rises over the mountains, a sense of warmth, peace and hope fills the air. And on this extremely special day, you’re brought back to a moment thousands of years ago when Jesus’ disciples first encountered the power of the resurrection.

    Bring a lawn chair and warm blanket and meet us for hot coffee and fresh donut holes at our outdoor worship center (the Beach House) at 6am Easter morning. Then come back for the Easter lunch and celebration to follow second service!

  • Easter Morning Worship - Sun. 3/31 9 or 10:30am

    It’s celebration time! Easter worship services at 9 and 10:30am will be the same, except that at 10:30 we’ll have a special children’s message. This is a special time of worship for all of us, of all ages to be in the sanctuary, but we will offer nursery care for infants aged 2 and under at 10:30.

  • Easter Celebration! - Sun. 3/31 11:30am

    We’re extending our worship on Easter Sunday to include a feast and festival! Right after second service come enjoy lunch, snap family memories at the photo booth, and join the kids for the A-MAZE-ing Celebration in our Children’s wing area! We can’t wait to share Christ’s joy in this wonderful way...with YOU!