Watch the Lamb

On this Wednesday of Holy Week, we journey steadily with Jesus toward the cross. In the past few days, many of you have written to me to share how moved you were by the song “Watch the Lamb,” which was shared by a member of our church earlier in the week. I am so grateful that it has spoken to you, as it also did to me.

I encourage you to join us in worship over the next few days, for one or more of our Holy Week and Easter services. A full schedule and information about the services can be found below.

This week with our worship we proclaim, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” Revelation 5:12.

Together may we watch, and worship, the Lamb.

Pastor Laura

Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7pm— Since the time of the early church, Christians have observed Maundy Thursday and told the story of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. “Maundy” comes from the Latin “Mandatum,” meaning “Commandment,” and refers to the new commandment Jesus gives that night, as he says, “Love one another as I have loved you.” During worship we will share the Sacrament of Communion and Pastor Laura will offer the sermon—“A Taste of Home.”

Good Friday, March 29, 7pm—On Good Friday we will tell the story of the day of Jesus’ death, as found in the Gospel of John, chapter 19. We will welcome guest preacher Rev. Dr. Stephanie Sauvé, violist Joyce Tseng, and the PPC choir singing “Crucifixus” from Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Sensory note: This service will conclude with a loud noise called the “Strepitus.” This startling sound represents the earthquake at Jesus death and the closing of the tomb. It will occur at the very end of the service.

Easter Sunday, March 31—Join us to celebrate the joy of the resurrection of our Lord. Sunrise service on the hill begins at 7am, Easter breakfast in the Fellowship Hall begins at 9:30am, Easter egg hunt for children begins at 10:15am, and a joyous service of worship in the sanctuary begins at 11am. We’ll be “Flowering the Cross” outside the church building, next to the large Easter banner. Please bring fresh flowers to add to the cross to create a beautiful Easter gift for our community.