Easter Schedule

Please join us for Holy Week Services:

We invite people to come and join in any of our Holy Week and Festival Easter worship services. 
We preach Christ crucified and Risen from the dead. Jesus is our true Lord and Savior!

PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP

Palm Sunday Worship: Pastor Andrew Howe’s Message, "A Humble Servant"
Celebrating the Passion of our Lord!
Blended Palm Sunday Worship Service: Saturday, March 24th at 5:00 pm
Traditional Palm Sunday Worship Service: Sunday, March 25th at 8:30 am
Contemporary Palm Sunday Worship Service: Sunday March 25th at 10:00 am
This weekend we recall the welcoming and triumphal celebration of Jesus entering the city of Jerusalem.  Greeted by children shouting "Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!" and waving palm branches, we go back in time and reflect on the beginning of a week that starts boldly and ends with the death of Jesus. Special music at all services this weekend!

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Pastor Steven Maske’s Message, "A New Covenant"
Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 pm
Maundy Thursday is the day set aside during Holy Week when we recall the story of Jesus and his disciples in the "upper room". This is where Jesus shared bread and wine with them. Jesus also washed the feet of his disciples in a symbolic sign of love toward them. It would be the last time they would be together before Jesus would be crucified. The worship service will recall the moments of unending love, betrayal and arrest. Shepherd’s Voice Choir and the Youth Choir will sing. The Sacrament of the Altar will be celebrated and the service will end in silence with the stripping of the altar and the reflective reading of select Psalms.

GOOD FRIDAY

Pastor Andrew Howe’s Message “God’s Will is Done"
Friday, April 14th at 7:00 pm
The day Jesus Christ was crucified, God proved his love for his people by letting Jesus, his Son be crucified by the sins and wrongdoings of mankind. The darkest day of the church year is Good Friday. Good Shepherd will recognize and mourn the murder of Jesus with a special Tenebrae worship service. Special scripture readings, music from Shepherd's Voice and hymns and songs from the congregation will be the elements of this service of darkness. Jennifer Silk will perform special music with violin and viola, accompanied by music director and organist Gary Lichthardt and John Douglas. The Good Friday service engages all who come to worship and honor our Lord for what He has done. 

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP

Pastor Steven Maske’s Sermon, "New Life in Christ!"
Sunday, April 1st at 8:00 am
The celebration of the glorious resurrection and new life of Jesus Christ will be celebrated with a sunrise service of worship at 8:00 a.m. in the Worship Center. The service starts in darkness as special readings retell the early morning story of the empty tomb. Shepherd's Voice Choir will sing songs of praise and alleluias, with new Easter anthems by James Biery and Lloyd Larson and will lead the congregation in songs of celebration. We will have a brass choir directed by Gary Lichthardt, Director of Music. Gary will conduct the choir and serve as organist, assisted by John Douglas. Traditional Easter hymns and liturgy will be used to celebrate the Risen King! 
Sunday, April 16th at 10:00 am
Festival Contemporary Worship featuring a service that proclaims "Alleluia to the Risen King", led by our Pastors, Steven Maske and Andrew Howe, the Shepherd's Praise Ensemble and our new contemporary director John Douglas. Special music will be sung by the Shepherd Singers directed by Elizabeth Roberts.

EASTER BREAKFAST

Join us for a meal & fellowship from 8:30-12:00 in the Gathering Room sponsored by the Haiti Mission Team.