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Looking Ahead

Dear family and friends of First Pres,
Blessings to you this Holy Week!  This past week we spent some time looking at the significance of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. His stirring entry into Jerusalem caused quite a stir among the religious leaders, civic leaders, and government officials. It’s during our time in the midst of Holy Week we learn the kerfuffle did not end on Sunday.
This Thursday and Friday, we are hosting two very special worship services.  On Maundy Thursday at 7:30 p.m., we will participate in the ancient celebration of a Tenebrae Service of light and shadows. It’s a powerful worship experience that will include communion. Friday is our annual Good Friday worship at noon in the Sanctuary, followed by sandwiches and chips in Fellowship Hall.
The Deacons are sponsoring a Labyrinth that will be available on both Wednesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, and again on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for those who want to have contemplative prayer. Praying the Labyrinth is a powerful experience, and I encourage you to avail yourself of this opportunity.
This Sunday, we will celebrate the glory of Christ’s resurrection at all three worship services! Beginning at 8 a.m., we will worship in Colee Hammock Park for our Sunrise service, followed by our Contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will then gather in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m. for a moving Traditional service celebrating Easter, topped off with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from our choir.
Who shall you invite to come and worship with you and your family this week?
Remember who you are, you are a child of God! I cannot wait to see you at worship this week!