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HOLY WEEK WORSHIP 2017

Holy Week Starts 9 April, 2017


Holy Week is the central week of the church year, and it began on Sunday 9th April, 2017.

All worship services took place at the church.       Everyone was welcome - if you missed any worship, here are the themes and links to videos and MP3 audio recordings.

 

Sunday 9 April: Palm Sunday, 11h00

We begin with the joyful story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem
Pastor Rev. Andy Willis preaching & presiding
Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11

If you missed this worship - SERMON video here

 

Maundy Thursday - 13 April, 19h30

We recall Jesus's last night with his disciples with a quiet service of worship that includes Communion and optional foot-washing.

If you missed this worship - SERMON video here — (MP3 audio version here)

If you missed this worship - Feet washing and enactment video here — (MP3 audio version here)



Good Friday - 14 April, 19h30

We recall Jesus's betrayal, trial, and crucifixion.

This is the most somber service of the church year: we read the passion story from one of the gospels and conclude the service by laying a cross in the lower level of the church.

If you missed this worship:

Last part of the Passion by Matthew - the Crucifixion - video here

Last part of the Passion by Matthew - the Crucifixion - MP3 audio here



Easter Vigil - 15 April, 20h30   - for new visual media layout, click here


This is the service of worship the whole church year leans toward--the day when we celebrate the good news of the resurrection.

We begin outside the church with a small bonfire, tell stories of God's deliverance from throughout the Bible, and give thanks for the light of Christ.

We celebrate this service together with the German-Speaking Congregation, and we finish with a feast in the sanctuary.



Easter Sunday - 16 April, 11h00 - for new visual media layout, click here


Our celebration of Easter continues with a festive worship service with Communion.

If you missed this worship - Sermon video here.

Audio MP3 downloads - Easter Sunday GospelSermon



Together, these worship services tell the great story of our faith.

I hope you were able to join in this week.

In peace and hope,     Andy

 


 



Audio MP3 downloads for 2017 Holy Week:

Palm Sunday:  SERMON Prayers

Maundy Thursday: SERMON & Enactment

Good Friday: Crucifixion

Easter Vigil: Gospel & Sermon

Easter Sunday GospelSermon

 

Previous years' HOLY WEEK Worship:
Palm Sunday —  Maundy ThursdayGood Friday
Saturday Easter Vigil —  Easter Sunday