Holy Week at City Road Chapel

Holy Week, which begins this Sunday, April 9, 2017, is the traditional week of preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday (April 16). The week focuses in a special way on Jesus’ time in Jerusalem, and especially the story of his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. Throughout the week disciples of Jesus are asked to reflect on the meaning of the cross in their lives, including Christ’s call for all to take up their own crosses as we follow him.

City Road Chapel’s observance of Holy Week is focused on three special gatherings for worship and conversation, beginning on Wednesday, April 12:

Holy Wednesday Love Feast
Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m.  — Welcome Center

Last year we started a new tradition of hosting a “love feast” in the Wesleyan/Moravian tradition to share with one another the meaning of Christ’s death in our lives. All are invited to bring some sort of finger food to share and gather in our Welcome Center for a great feast and fellowship, and a time of sharing of stories and songs on how Christ’s death and resurrection changes our lives.

Tenebrae — A Candlelight Communion Service
Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. — Sanctuary

Our Chancel Choir will be presenting a special service of music and communion considering the scope of God’s story culminating in the crucifixion of Christ.

The Way of the Cross
Friday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.  — Sanctuary

All are invited to participate in this remembrance of Jesus’ path to the cross. This is a simple service of reflection on the holy Scriptures and song as we think about Jesus’ journey to the tomb.

For more information on any of these services, please email Jay Voorhees at jvoorhees@cityroadchapel.org.


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