Holy Week & Easter Celebrations
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!
Celebrating the Passion of our Lord! with the cantata “No Greater Love”
The Music Ministry of Good Shepherd will present a new cantata by composer Lloyd Larson titled No Greater Love, as part of the 5 pm and 10 am Palm Sunday weekend worship services. Shepherd’s Voice and Praise Team singers, and narrators will tell the story of Jesus’ journey to the cross, starting with the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem.
Saturday, April 9th at 5:00 pm Blended Palm Sunday Service featuring the cantata “No Greater Love”
Sunday, April 10th at 8:30 am Traditional Palm Sunday Service
Sunday, April 10th at 10:00 am Contemporary Palm Sunday Service featuring the cantata “No Greater Love.” The Good Shepherd Praise Team will provide special music as we reflect upon Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Our songs will be joyous and filled with “Hosannas” as we enter Holy Week. The children of Good Shepherd will join in a special Palm Sunday processional during the 10 am service.
Thursday, April 14th 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 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. Shepherd’s Voice and The Bells of Good Shepherd will provide songs that recall Jesus’s night with his disciples in the upper room.
Friday, April 15th 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 and hymns will be the elements of this service of darkness. The Good Friday service engages all who come to worship and honor our Lord for what He has done.
Shepherd's Voice will be singing special music including a new work titled “Behold the Lamb” by John Behnke. Jennifer Silk and Wendy Cotton will join us to provide special music as Jennifer plays violin and viola, and Wendy on cello. Jennifer, Wendy and Gary will perform "Adagio" by Samuel Barber, a work based on the hymn tune of “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” which has become a Good Friday tradition.
Sunday, April 17th at 8:00 am Festival Easter Worship Service
The resurrection of Jesus will be celebrated with special songs and anthems from Shepherd's Voice Choir, Six Hearts~Twelve Hands Handbell Ensemble, and the Good Shepherd Brass Ensemble. Divine Worship with traditional Easter Hymn songs of strength and faith will be offered.
Sunday, April 17th at 10:00 am Family Friendly Worship Service
Please join us for a joyful celebration of Jesus’ resurrection! The contemporary worship will feature an array of uplifting music from the Good Shepherd Praise Team. This service will feature some familiar Easter hymns in a contemporary style, as well as some favorite Easter praise and worship songs.
EASTER BREAKFAST: Join us for a meal & fellowship from 8:30 am—12:00 pm in the Gathering Room, sponsored by the Haiti Mission Team & Thrivent Financial.