Maundy Thursday

Thursday, APRIL 13th 

7:00pm - 1846 Westheimer

A gathering to remember the last meal Jesus shares with his disciples and the institution of Communion. The word “maundy” comes from the Latin word, “mandatum” (where we get the English word “mandate”) which is often translated as “to give”, “to entrust” or “to order”. We take communion and pray together also remembering Jesus’ final moments before his betrayal in Gethsemane.

 

Palm Sunday

 Sunday, APRIL 9th

9:30 & 11:00am - 1846 Westheimer

A gathering to remember the beginning of the last week of Jesus’ life. This Sunday is significant as Jesus enters Jerusalem for the last time. It is the beginning of Passover, meaning Jerusalem is filled with many who have come to celebrate Passover. Jesus is welcomed triumphantly, entering Jerusalem on a donkey fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9. 


Resurrection (Easter) Sunday

Sunday, APRIL 16th

9:00, 10:30am & Noon - 1846 Westheimer

A gathering to remember the resurrection of Jesus in victory over Satan, sin and death! The darkness and mourning of Good Friday is shattered by the light and joy of Jesus’ all-conquering miraculous resurrection in power and glory. As Mary Magdalene sees Jesus, and proclaims “I have seen the Lord!” we also proclaim that we have seen the Lord! We rejoice because in Jesus’ victorious resurrection we receive peace, both with God and one another. Jesus greets his disciples with this reality as he says: “Peace be with you!”

Good Friday

 Friday, APRIL 14th

7:00pm - 1846 Westheimer

A gathering to remember Jesus’ arrest, trial, suffering, crucifixion, death and burial. This is a time to mourn; first for the death of Jesus in spite of his innocence and second, for our sin which necessitated his death. Because this is a time of mourning, and therefore communion is not traditionally celebrated. However, we do not mourn as those without hope, and accordingly, the gathering ends with this phrase “Sunday is coming!”