Before I jump into Holy Week… It is exciting how much progress we are making on our new Hecktown Road Campus. If you missed the update from our Building Committee, CLICK HERE. And, to help our committee in their planning, CLICK HERE to take the Memorial Garden Survey. On this week where we celebrate our third birthday as GRACE Church Bethlehem, I am amazed at how God continues to lead us. Groundbreaking is coming soon.
This weekend, we begin our journey to Easter through HOLY WEEK
I am praying for each of you — that you would find time to experience the love story that changed the world forever. I invite you to be a part of these events designed to guide your Holy Week experience.
Saturday, March 27th
Easter Egg Hunt, Hecktown Road Campus. This event is “sold out” – 400 people are registered. Pray for this event as we host not only GRACE families but families in our community.
Holy Week Packet Drive Thru, Locust Street Campus, 4-6 pm. If you are worshipping virtually, come and pick up a packet especially designed for you to stay connected with GRACE through Holy Week.
Palm Sunday, March 28th
Worship Services, BECAHI, 8:30, 9:45, 11 am. At our Palm Sunday Services, we will wave our palm branches and say Hosanna! The donkey is back this year. His presence reminds us that Jesus came into Jerusalem as a king, but not the king everyone expected. Mark Crumpler will be preaching.
Maundy Thursday, April 1st
Maundy Thursday Service, BECAHI, 7 pm. We will take communion together as a part of this service just like the disciples took the first Communion at Passover. I will lead us through communion and then we will begin the Tenebrae Service, reading the Passion Scriptures and ending with the darkness of Jesus’ betrayal and death on the cross.
Good Friday, April 2nd
Journey to the Cross: An Interactive Prayer Experience, Locust Street Sanctuary, 10 am – 8 pm. Come anytime on Good Friday to experience a self-guided, interactive prayer experience where you will walk with Jesus on his journey to the cross.
Easter Services, BECAHI, Sunday Morning – 8:30 and 11 am (Modern), 9:45 am and 12:15 pm (Classic)
Jesus is Risen. Celebrate this incredible truth that changes everything. There will be special music at the modern and classic services. At all services, you will receive a special gift to help you mark this life-changing day.
All of our Holy Week and Easter services will be in-person and online.
If you are planning to worship in-person, please go ahead and “Save your seat for worship services”. CLICK HERE
Also, each day of Holy Week, I will be online (12 noon on Facebook and 12:15 on Instagram) for prayers and scripture readings. CLICK HERE to download the scriptures to read along with me.
I can’t wait for Sunday.
Walking with you to the cross and to resurrection,
Dr. Marnie Crumpler