March 24, Palm Sunday, 8:30 & 11:00am (nursery available, infants to age 3)

The Palm Sunday worship service will begin with a palm processional, after which we will turn our focus toward Holy Week with a reading of the Passion narrative. The reading will include parts for congregation and will be interspersed with hymns. Our Basic English Service friends will join us at the 11am service.

March 28, Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm, Rev. Ruth Lemmen (nursery available, infants to age 5)
Exodus 12:1-14, 24-28 – “This Messy Meal”

Maundy Thursday is a worship service remembering the upper room. We will gather around tables in the fellowship space to hear the words of Christ and to break bread. There is a special role in the service for young readers.

March 29, Good Friday, 12:15pm (nursery available, infants to age 5)

Good Friday worship is a 45-minute service of scripture readings and songs focusing on the end of Christ’s life, from the betrayal in the Garden through his burial.

March 30, Easter Vigil, 8:30pm, Rev. Len VanderZee
John 1:1-10 – “Midnight in the Kingdom of Death”

The Early Church began its Easter celebrations with a Vigil Service on the evening of Holy Saturday. We continue this tradition in a service that begins with a procession into the darkened sanctuary, continues with Scripture readings telling the story of God’s Salvation, and culminates with the resurrection story and renewal of baptismal vows.

March 31, Easter Sunday, 8:30 & 11am, Rev. Jack Roeda (nursery available, infants to age 3)
Matthew 28:1-8 – “A New Beginning”

Morning worship begins with a procession of flowers to dress the communion table. It is our custom at Church of the Servant to bring potted plants and flowers from our homes to process in and “dress” the communion table with them at the beginning of the Easter morning worship. We will gather our flowers and “dress” the tables for our celebrative Easter Brunch (10-11am) in the fellowship space. And then, gather our flowers to enjoy at home. You are invited to participate in this tradition. Our Basic English Service friends will join us at the 11am service.

Easter Sunday, 6:00pm

The Easter evening service includes hearing testimonies of several individuals on what the resurrection means to them. This year we will hear from Todd Cioffi, Eric Karloski and Ted Mauger. This has been a favorite service of many—don’t miss it!