2021 Passion Week Schedule
We've made the long 40-day trek in Lent towards Easter. And I'm sure it's felt longer than normal. A little more difficult than it has usually been. You may have given up more for Lent than you had bargained for. It really has been for many of us a deep longing, an eager anticipation. As we've approaced the last week of the life and ministry of Jesus called "Passion Week", here are some resources, as well as, a schedule of our services this week that may be helpful in your journey towards Easter.
Palm Sunday, March 28
Join us under the tent or online on our YouTube channel at 10:30a or visit our website for the link.
Monday through Friday, March 29-April 2
Look in your inbox for a special email on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Maundy Thursday, April 1
On this day, Jesus commemorated the Passover meal with His disciples, an observance of God rescuing His people from slavery in Egypt. In celebrating this observance, Jesus was pointing to the new covenant He would make with God’s people, rescuing them from spiritual slavery to sin and death. Before the meal, He washed the feet of His disciples and instituted the Lord’s Supper (Communion, Eucharist, Mass). In so doing, our servant King provided a means of grace and an example for us to follow. Christian participation in these practices reflects upon the new command of Jesus to, “Love each other as I have loved you.”
Good Friday Tenebrae Service, April 2 @ 7p
Join us for our Tenebrae service as we remember and re-enact the Friday of the last week of the life of Christ. The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness" or “shadows.” The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light to symbolize the events of Jesus’ last night before His death: from His prayers in Gethsemane to His arrest, crucifixion and burial.
We will be reading parts of the story from the gospels, singing songs of reflection and gradually turning off all the lights around us. This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' crucifixion and the hopelessness of a world without God. The service concludes in darkness, when the Christ candle is extinguished symbolizing the death of Jesus.
Spring Clean, Saturday, April 3
Join us Saturday, April 3rd from 9a-12p for Spring Clean work day at 2958 59th St. We will decorate the tent for Easter, deep clean bathrooms and toddler space along with other facility care and Easter preparation. Want to help? Let us know you are coming (email@example.com)
Easter Sunday, April 4 @ 10:30a
Easter is one of the most important days on the Christian calendar, a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is available to all who believe in Him. Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry, the final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.
Join us for our Easter Celebration under the tent or online on our YouTube channel at 10:30a. See you all then!
Easter Family Picnic, Sunday, April 4
Grace Sacramento will host a family picnic on the corner of 59th and Broadway following our Easter worship service Sunday, April 4th. You are invited to stay, move your lawn chairs and blankets to the lawn and enjoy more time together in a safe, outdoor setting. Pack a lunch or enjoy smoked brisket and other fixings prepared and served by some of Grace's finest backyard chefs! Interested in helping? (Contact: Andrew M. @ firstname.lastname@example.org)