Holy Week 2019

Walk with Jesus through this Holy Week

Sublette United Methodist Church

206 E. Carson

 

Our doors and table are open to all. Everyone is fully welcome to all events

 

Palm Sunday

April 14th, 2019

10:30 am

 

The Sunday immediately before Easter Sunday is Palm Sunday. It commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion.

 

The Agape Meal

(Love Feast)

Maundy Thursday

April 18, 2019

6:30pm

 

This very unique worship service is interwoven with elements of a traditional and contemporary service with a “Seder Meal,” It takes place in our sanctuary and gathered around tables in our fellowship area. The Montezuma choir will bless us with their musical gifts.

 

The English word “Maunday” comes from the Latin mandatum meaning “commandment.” “Then he, (Jesus), gave them a new commandment to love one another as I have loved you,” (John 13-34).

 

We keep this evening with celebrations of physical care of others, (washing of hands or feet) and at the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion).

 

 

Good Friday

Service of Tenebrae

April 19th, 2019

7:00pm

 

A reflect of God’s purpose for loving and redeeming the world through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. God was not making the best of a bad situation. God was working our God’s intention for the world – winning salvation of all people. We look back on at the crucifixion through the lens of Easter. Therefore, we call it good.

 

The Service of Tenebrae, or “Shadows,” is an extended meditation of the passion of Christ.

 

Holy Saturday

Reflection of the Stations of the Cross

April 20th, 2019

2:00 pm to 8:30 pm

(This is a come a go, self guided event)

 

From the earliest of days, followers of Jesus told the story of his passion, death and resurrection. Today, until sundown, is Holy Saturday. On this day we continue the vigil of prayer and fasting as we live with the desolation of Jesus buried in the tomb.

 

The Stations of the Cross, Prayers, and Meditations will be displayed on the screen in our Asbury Chapel. Booklets with prayers and reflections are provided to help guide your journey with elements of sight and sound.

 

Service of Light

8:00 am

April 21st, 2019

 

The service of the Light is used as a simple introduce the first service on Easter. The congregation gathers outside the church, beside the new fire. The new (Paschal Candle) light is brought into the now open sanctuary. After a brief liturgy, the people gathered prepare the church for the Easter Service. Pastor Eddie will provide a pancake and sausage breakfast after the Service of Light.

 

 

Easter Service

10:30 am

April 21st, 2019

 

During the Great Three Days, from sunset Holy Thursday to sunset Easter Day, we celebrate the saving events of Jesus Christ's suffering, death, and resurrection. In the development of Christian worship, each event came to be remembered on a separate day. In the earliest centuries, however, these events were celebrated as a unity in an extraordinary single liturgy that began Saturday night and continued until the dawn of Easter Day. It was known as the great Paschal (Easter) Vigil. Preceded by a fast day, it was the most holy and joyful night of the entire Christian year, for it proclaimed and celebrated the whole of salvation history and Christ's saving work. It is the most appropriate time for baptisms; persons baptized symbolically die and rise with Christ (Romans 6:3 –11). It has also come to be seen as a most appropriate time for congregational reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant.

The Easter (Paschal) Vigil has both historic and symbolic roots in the Jewish Passover. That is why so many images are from the Old Testament and why so many analogies are experienced in Christ. In this service we experience the passage from slavery to freedom, from sin to salvation, from death to life.

The Easter Vigil is the First Service of Easter.