Greetings from Church of Peace - April 5, 2012

Greetings from Church of Peace on this Maundy Thursday morning!  We look forward to greeting you in person at tonight’s service which is at 7:00 p.m.  We will have worship in the candle-lit sanctuary and celebrate communion at tables.

Tomorrow night our Good Friday service will begin at 7:00.  This service commemorates the trial, suffering, and death of Jesus through word, picture, and song.  There will be a tenebrae (putting out of candles).  Pastor Jim will provide special music.

Saturday the church will be buzzing with activity as the youth prepare for their “Alleluia!” social hours the next morning (at 8:00 and 9:45) and the Worship Enhancement Team transforms our sanctuary into a resplendent garden.

Easter Sunday’s first service will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the second service at 8:45 a.m.  The music will be festive and triumphant.  Holy Communion will be served at the altar. 

PARENTS: The Sunday School children will NOT be wearing robes as originally planned. Please have your child sit with you in worship at the 8:45 Easter service, then send them up to the front when it is time for the anthem, “O Happy Day.”  There will be no Sunday School on Easter.

Esther Fiebig and Virginia Reimer have been hospitalized this week. Please remember them in your prayers. 

If you purchased flowers for the Easter service, you may take them home after the second worship service.  The plants are labeled by name. Thank you. 

We’ll see you in church!  Pastors Jim and Jenny

A prayer for today: On this Maundy Thursday, O God, I pray for an awareness of your presence with me.  Show me the people whom I can love and help in Jesus’ name.  Shine your comforting, peace-filled light upon Virginia Reimer and Esther Fiebig.  I pray in confident trust.  Amen.