Holy Week and Easter Schedule: Come Worship With Us!
- Wednesdays until April 10, join us for soup at 5:30 pm and Holden Evening Prayer Around the Cross at 6:00 pm
- Maundy Thursday Upper Room Worship Experience Thursday April 18 at 6:30 pm.
- Good Friday Worship April 19 at 7 pm.
- Easter Sunday Worship at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.
- Easter Sunday Pancake Breakfast between services from 9 am—10:15 am.
Maundy Thursday Upper Room Experience
Join us for this meaningful worship together on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 pm. As we enter the sanctuary, transformed into a home-like atmosphere, we will be transported to another time and place—to a room where Jesus sat with his friends, his disciples, on the night he would be betrayed. Worship will take place as we join together in a meal of Mediterranean meat, cheese, salad, and even wine. We will listen to scripture, sing, pray, and mark the important and meaningful parts of Maundy (Commandment) Thursday together as a family around the table. As the meal, and our worship, comes to an end, we will remove the candles, the fabrics, and all of the other markers of worship as we strip the altar and prepare our hearts from Good Friday.
Watch for an invitation and opportunity to RSVP in the coming weeks. Then sign-up to help make this worship a success by being part of the set-up or clean up crew or part of the worship itself. Finally, if you are willing to donate items for our meal, or make a monetary donation to help purchase items for our meal, you will see a sign-up come your way in the weeks to come.
Be part of this unique worship experience and our life together in this place.
Wednesdays in Lent
Join us Wednesdays in Lent for soup at 5:30 pm, Holden Evening Prayer Around the Cross at 6 pm, followed by Bible study, planning, and conversation at 6:30 pm.
After soup and worship, join us each week for:
March 20, March 27, and April 3: Let’s dig into Bible study! Join us for an informal deeper dive into Jesus journey to the cross in the Gospel of Matthew. Dig deeper into the work we are doing on Sunday mornings!
April 10: Join us as we look ahead and dream about worship in the summer. We will be looking at our schedule as well as our worship practices.
On Wednesdays March 13 and April 3, Salem is responsible for preparing, bringing, serving, and cleaning up after soup. We will need 2-3 pots of soup (one vegetarian option) and at least 3-4 people to help serve and clean up. If you are able to help, please contact Pastor Rhonda or Laurie Z in the office ()—or sign up during worship.
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap will be taking a break until after Lent. In the meantime, join us for soup suppers and Holden Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings and watch for information about the return of Theology on tap later in the spring
Adult Faith Formation
You have spoken, and we listened! Based on all the wonderful feedback you gave us, here’s what we are going to be doing over the next several months!
March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7: Social Justice Through The Eyes of Prophets You May Not Know (or remember…)
For our Lenten study, our focus will be on some of the prophets that we forget about or may not know about, and how they underpin social justice.
April 28, May 5, 12: Human Geography of Palestine
We hear a lot of things in the news about the situation in Israel and Palestine. What’s the Biblical history that connects the dots, how does it relate to the Bible and modern history?
June 2 & 9: Is My Muslim Neighbor’s God the Same as My God?
Guest speakers TBA.
June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14: Myths, Leviticus, and Us
Pastor Laurie of First Christian will lead us through a study on Leviticus, helping us examine some common myths and how people use the Bible to ‘justify’ certain positions.
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