easter sunday

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! On Easter Sunday, we celebrate this Good News.

Services and times

Outdoor Sunrise Service | April 9 | 6a
Begin Easter morning outdoors at the stone cross for a special service including bagpipes, Easter hymns, and bell ringing (…coffee provided!)

Indoor Services | April 9 | 8a | 9:30a | 11:15a
Celebrate Christ’s resurrection with a service featuring brass, organ, choir, and band at all our Easter morning times.

holy week services

Palm Sunday begins what Christians call “Holy Week.” When Jesus entered Jerusalem that Sunday, people laid palm branches on the path before Him. We consider the week following to be “Holy” because this week was filled with the most significant events humanity would ever know—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

palm sunday

April 2 | 8:45a | 10:30a
Today we commemorate Jesus' Triumphal Entry to Jerusalem by handing out palm branches, featuring dancers and intergenerational choir at both services.

The Significance of Palms. In ancient Near Eastern cultures, palm branches were laid on a pathway to welcome or usher in an important person, a dignitary, or a king who was arriving in triumph. We wave palm branches today as an expression of worship to our King.

maundy thursday

April 6 | 6p | Gym
Enjoy a meal and interactive service for the family as we remember Jesus' last supper with his disciples before his crucifixion.

What is "Maundy Thursday"? “Maundy” is derived from Latin meaning, “command.” On the original Maundy Thursday, the eve of his crucifixion, Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another” (John 13:34). Maundy Thursday is a day to remember that we are to be a people chiefly characterized by our love.

good friday

April 7 | 7p
Join us for a solemn Tenebrae service remembering the suffering, anguish, and love of Christ on the cross.

The paradox of the name “Good Friday.” While Christ's death was the greatest injustice, we realize that Good Friday is “good” for us because of the life it gave to us.

"Tenebrae" is Latin for "shadows" or "darkness." As lights are gradually extinguished, we remember that Jesus Christ—the Light of the World—was extinguished at the hands of His own creation.

prayer vigil

April 3-7 | 7a-8p | Fuel (Main Building)

season of lent

What is Lent? “Lent” comes from the Old English word lenct (meaning “spring”), which named the season often associated with this time period. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a 40-day countdown to Easter, intended to symbolize the 40 day temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, recorded in the Gospels (e.g. Matthew 4). There are actually more than 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter, but the church calendar doesn’t count Sundays, since all Sundays are now the Lord’s Day, the day of the week we celebrate Christ’s resurrection.