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April 28, 2019

Resurrection

This week marks the second Sunday of Easter and is in the time of year known as Eastertide which spans 50 days from Easter Sunday until Pentecost. Traditionally, the Church has primarily celebrated the resurrection during this time as will we this week. We'll sing directly of the resurrection as well as of the hope that it gives us. A sub-theme for the morning is our respo...

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Easter Sunday 2019

Easter

What a joy it is to sing of the great truth that changed the course of history, the resurrection of Christ! Prelude "Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise" Andrew Duncan has written an orchestration around this hymn tune for our prelude this morning. Our hope is that it tunes your hearts to sing as the repeated refrain does of "Alleluia!" "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" We...

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Maundy Thursday 2019

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday this year will focus on the mandate from Christ to observe communion in remembrance of him and of what he's done; namely, giving himself for the inauguration of the New Covenant and the forgiveness of sins. (Matt. 26:26-29) "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" The second and fourth verses speak directly to this imagery of the blood of Christ and what it d...

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Good Friday 2019

Good Friday

Good Friday will have a much different tone from Maundy Thursday. We'll enter and exit silently, have moments of intentional silent meditation, corporate prayers, and songs that focus on the suffering and death of Christ. All of these elements are intended to focus our hearts in a narrow and intense manner on the severity of Christ's suffering for sin. "Stricken, Smitten,...

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April 14, 2019

PalmSunday-2014-Sermon

We begin Holy Week 2019 with a look at the cross and suffering for Palm/Passion Sunday. These songs will show us something of the great love of God to us displayed in the sacrifice Christ came to make. Prelude - "Sing Glad Hosannas" We are excited to welcome a choir of our elementary-aged children to join us in worship this week. They'll sing the prelude, join us in corp...

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April 7, 2019

Grace

We'll finish out Lent with one more Sunday focused on the heart of the season: the sin for which Christ came to die. This week we'll sing of our response to God's initiated and unmerited acts of grace. (Ephesians 2:1-10) Prelude - "Behold the Lamb of God" We'll open the service with this exceptional song from Andrew Peterson that we last did at the Christmas Concert. The...

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