This Sunday represents the beginning of the special week in the life of the church we call “Holy Week”. Holy Week is that special time between Palm to Passion Sunday and Easter in which we focus especially on the meaning of the cross in preparation for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. This year, City Road Chapel will be hosting the following Holy Week observances:
Sunday, April 14 – Palm to Passion Sunday (8 & 10 a.m.)
Palm to Passion Sunday is a worship service that tracks the story of Jesus from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the crowds shouting “crucify him!” We start the service off with the waving of palm branches and journey with Jesus to Golgotha.
Wednesday, April 17 – Wesleyan Love Feast (6 p.m.)
For the past several years we have gathered in the Welcome Center on the Wednesday night of Holy Week for a love feast in the Wesleyan tradition. Bring a finger food to share as well as a story, poem, or song that connects you to the passion story.
Good Friday, April 19 – The Service of Nails (7 p.m.)
Good Friday is the night in which we remember the death of Jesus on the cross. Our service this night will focus on how we participate in Christ’s death through our own human sinfulness. This service will include scripture and music featuring our City Road singers and others.
Sunday, April 21 – The Celebration of Christ’s Resurrection
It’s Easter Sunday and we will gather in the sanctuary at 8 and 10 a.m. to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! This is always a meaningful service filled with music and joy. Don’t miss celebrating Easter at City Road Chapel!