Join us today for worship on Facebook Live!
Scripture Readings for today:
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
and Matthew 28:1-10
April 5th marked the beginning of Holy Week, a time where we as a church remember Jesus’ last days on earth before Easter Sunday. We are in unchartered waters as we wait and watch for news of when we can be together again for worship. Traditionally, we begin Holy Week with a procession on Palm Sunday and we come together several times throughout the week to remember the Passion Story.
There will not be a Facebook Live Stream service for either Maundy Thursday or Good Friday. We are conserving our people resources for the Easter Sunday Live Stream worship. Because we will not be together face to face this year, we are offering ways for you and your family to journey through Holy Week together at home.
1) For families with children (or children-at-heart!) – Try “Holy Week in a Box”
2) For adults – you can download free daily devotionals from These Days (they even provided a couple of adult coloring pages).
3) Maundy Thursday – we have attached a guide for an at-home Agape Meal that will help you connect the Passover Meal to the Lord’s Supper.
4) Good Friday – Building Faith offers this at-home activity which mirrors the church custom of stripping the altar/table, stripping a table at home instead. The resource is labeled “Maundy Thursday at Home,” but it is appropriate for Good Friday. Click to go to the page: Stripping the Altar
This is a difficult time for all of us. You all have been in our prayers and we look forward to the day we can be together again. We miss you dearly and wish you a blessed Holy Week and glorious Easter morning!
The GPC Christian Education & Worship Team
Join us Sunday, April 5 at 11:00 am (Central Time) on Facebook Live.
Bible Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a and Matthew 21: 1-11
April 5 is Palm Sunday, when we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. You may want to gather palms or branches, or cut some out of paper, to wave as we sing our Hosannahs!
We will also be celebrating the Lord’s Supper. In “normal” times we gather for communion in person, sharing the bread and cup as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation. As we continue to follow guidelines that help to protect us all, we invite you to share in the bread and cup in a new way. This coming Sunday, bring bread and juice to your table, and participate with us in the safety of your home.
Gethsemane Presbyterian Church has suspended services and all meetings inside the church building until the session feels that it is safe to renew meeting in person. Please join us for our Facebook Live worship service each Sunday at 11:00 am, and watch our Facebook Page for updates.
Our homeless ministries will continue in a modified format OUTDOORS with limited interaction and services.
Please be safe and avoid large groups of people if at all possible as we all deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic.