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Easter

Sundays, March 10-April 21 at 9 & 10:30 a.m.
Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter. It’s an important time for many Christians across the world. It’s a time of observance and preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. It begins on ASH Wednesday and at concludes at Easter.


HOLY WEEK
PALM SUNDAY - 
April 14 at 9 & 10:30 a.m.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent, which is the week before Easter. It commemorate the triumphal entry and arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, as the folks laid palm branches out for him to walk over. He was arrested the following Thursday, and cruicified on Friday (Good Friday).
Nursery care is available for children 0-36 months.

MAUNDY THURSDAY- April 18 @ 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Music, Prayer & Communion
We remember the last supper celebrated by Jesus and his twelve disciples.
In these service we will recount the dramatic action of Jesus as he washed his disciples’ feet. Each mini-service will be held in the Garden Room and conclude with the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion in obedience to Jesus’ command to “do this in remembrance of me.”

GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE- April 19 @ 7 p.m.
 “Tenebrae” is the Latin word for “shadows.” This solemn service of worship recalls the passion of Jesus through scripture and song as the power of darkness and shadow seemingly grows. The Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church Choir will lead us in worship as we listen, remember and meditate on the seven last words of Jesus spoken from the cross. Nursery care is available for children 0-36 months.

EASTER SUNDAY- April 21 @ 9 & 10:30 a.m.
Christ has risen us! Join us to celebrate the resurrection and the HOPE it promises.
Our two identical services will feature inspiring music and this powerful message of hope. Jesus has defeated our greatest enemy, death, therefore there is nothing that we face in life that should paralyze us with fear or that should cause us to lose heart. Join us for this engaging hour of worship. Nursery care for children 0-36 months is available.

LENTEN "SECRET SAINT" 
Pray for and share prayer requests (big or small!) with a secret prayer partner. We all need prayer, and we hope this fun twist on prayer will encourage us this season. To become a Secret Saint (or more information), contact Caryn at caryn.rivadeneira@elmhurstcrc.org or 630.600.5025.