They Don’t Call It “Holy Week” for Nothing

Mark BurrowsHi Families,

This is a BIG week in the life of our church.

April 13 — Family Maundy Thursday Service (dinner at 5:30 pm in Room 350, Communion service from 6:15 – 7:00 pm in the Chapel)

Why you should make the effort to come as a family:

• We will celebrate Holy Communion — the Lord’s Supper — commemorating the night Jesus first shared this special meal with his friends.
• We will have a foot-washing ceremony. Jesus washed his disciples’ feet showing that there is no task too humble, too low when it comes to showing love for one another.
• We will hear the story of Jesus praying in the garden and wonder at how, knowing what was ahead for him, he chose to do things God’s way.

April 14 — Family Good Friday Service (dinner at 5:30 pm in Room 350, service from 6:15 – 7:00 pm in Wesley Hall)

Why you should make an effort to come as a family:

• We will provide a safe, loving environment for families to experience the story of Jesus giving his life.
• Through candlelight, shadow, song, story, and prayer, we will provide a contemplative experience unlike anything offered for families in our city.
• Mister Rogers used to say, “Anything mentionable is manageable.” We believe it is important for children and families to have common language to explore this story in ways that are honest to scripture without being graphic or gratuitous.

April 15 — Easter Egg Hunt at Lyle Lodge (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Why you should make an effort to come as a family:

• Lyle Lodge is beautiful — right on the banks of Eagle Mountain Lake. It’s a perfect setting for a Saturday family picnic. (7179 Peden Road in Azle, Texas)
• We will have THREE food trucks this year, so the lines should be much shorter. And tickets are FREE.
• Petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games, cookie decorating, and four Easter egg hunt divisions. The Easter Bunny will be there, too.
• LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE!!!

By the way — we need some additional volunteer help. If you can come out and even work a one-hour shift, please let us know.

Blessings,

Mark

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