From the Pastor

Dear College Avenue Friends,

This Sunday is Easter!  What more is there to say?  Except to invite you to heighten your Easter joy by experiencing the poignant beauty of the days leading to resurrection.

In a Thursday evening service at 7:30 in our sanctuary, we’ll re-enact Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, when he washed their feet and gave them a new commandment to serve each other as he served them.  That mandate is the reason we call Thursday Maundy Thursday. Come at 7  if you’d like to hear simple Taize chants on the guitar before the service begins.

On Friday, a Labyrinth on the front lawn will be available for a walking meditation between noon and 3 pm, the hours Jesus spent on the cross.   Our church is also participating with other local churches in a Good Friday service at noon at First United Methodist Church at 16th and I Streets.

And at 7:30 pm on Good Friday, we’ll move into twilight with a Tenebrae Service in our sanctuary.  This re-telling of the story of Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, and death includes haunting music and ends in darkness.  Several local congregations will join us for this dramatic evening.

Blessings on your Holy Week journey!

Pastor Michael