April 14, 9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Service
Who is our zeal for? Luke 19:28-40; Ezra 4:1-4
Today we celebrate the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, a time of rising expectations for his followers and hope for change in their lives. Over the coming days, Jesus shows them that the change they wanted isn’t the change he invites them to. Today, we ask ourselves, “What do we expect following Jesus to do for us? Are we willing to be surprised?” Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Asst. Professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University will be our guest preacher.
April 14, 3:00 p.m. Palm Sunday Peace Walk
The walk will begin at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 E. College Ave., and continue for a mile with several stops ending at Congregation Brit Shalom with a tree planting. Speakers at each stop will address areas of division and exclusion.
April 18, 6:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Love Feast and Communion
Gather for the opportunity to re-enact the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. The service begins in the Fellowship Room and includes a time of self-examination, feet or hand washing, a meal and concludes with communion. Together we will reflect on the meaning of this service, and the final days of Jesus’ life. The Sanctuary Choir will sing.
Friday, April 19, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Community Good Friday Service
Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St.
Grace Lutheran church is hosting the Community Good Friday Service. Meditations will focus on “Words from the Cross”, using scripture from the Passion narratives. This year’s offering is for Centre Safe, formerly the Women’s Resource Center.
Friday, April 19, 6:00 p.m. Good Friday Service
Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church, 206 S. Burrowes St.
Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church is hosting a Good Friday Service featuring local clergy sharing thoughts on the “Seven Last Words of Christ.”
April 21, 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, Alleluia! Christ is risen!
An Idle Tale, Luke 24:1-12
Easter Sunday marks the close of the sermon series on the Heart of Christianity. The women who find the tomb empty are accused by the disciples of sharing an idle tale, that is until they see for themselves. In many ways being a Christian is just like that, needing to ‘see’ for yourself – needing to experience the stories, the practices, and the way of Jesus as the way for you to connect with God. Is it just an idle tale, or a way of new life and transformation for you? The Sanctuary Choir will sing. After worship there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children preschool age through 2nd grade, and a Scavenger Hunt for 3rd through 8th graders.