Dear Westminster Family and Friends,
We are entering a Holy Week unlike any we’ve experienced before, and while there may be anxiety, wouldn’t you agree it is often in those uneasy moments of life we are able to clearly sense God’s presence? I pray it is true for you this week, and the events of this week will give way to the joy of Easter on the Day of Resurrection. Since things are different this year, I wanted to share some guidance about how you can participate in Holy Week worship:
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 9
6:00 p.m. Pre-Recorded Worship and Communion
Maundy Thursday Printable Bulletin
Plan to tune in to the Westminster FaceBook page at 6 p.m. to share in a Maundy Thursday service. You’ll be seeing my family around our kitchen table for prayer, a meditation, and communion. To prepare, get together bread (or crackers), juice (or wine). If you can’t find everything, join in anyway. It will be best if you’re also at a table – kitchen table or coffee table. Everyone should have an empty cup at the beginning for the juice. As the service unfolds, you will be able to pause it if necessary to “catch up” if it takes your family longer than mine to serve everyone at the table. If you cannot join us at 6, you can access the video on WPC’s Facebook or YouTube pages anytime afterward.
GOOD FRIDAY, April 10
6:00 p.m. Live Stream Worship*
The Seven Last Words of Jesus
Good Friday Printable Bulletin
Tune in to Westminster’s Facebook Page at 6 p.m. for Facebook Live Stream Worship*. We will pray, sing, and read from the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ last words from the cross. If you’d like to participate in the Tenebrae part of the service, set up 7 candles and light them as the service begins.
EASTER SUNDAY, April 12
6:45 a.m. Live Stream Worship*
You’re invited to join us on the Westminster Facebook Page for a 15 minute Live Stream Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. You can join us from your living room, or as many are doing, go outside and light a candle, fire pit, or flashlight as a sign of resurrection light breaking into the darkness. Take a selfie of you and your light and post it in the Facebook Live Comments. Here’s a link, featuring Pastor Daniel and Pastor Spike of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, to an article the Post & Courier did on the idea:
THE FLOWER CROSS
On Easter after noon, thanks to the Worship Committee, the flower cross will be beautiful and complete out on the front steps of the church from Noon to Sunset. If you have flowers, bring them for the “finishing touches,” and take a post-able picture to remember Easter 2020!
I look forward to the blessings of the week and being with you in Spirit for worship.
Grace and Peace,