Welcome to Holy Week! We have a lot planned for music, reflection, and worship. The Choir will be in full swing for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. We have some great messages planned for you.
We are cooperating with Calvin Presbyterian and Maplewood Presbyterian for Holy Week. Maundy Thursday service will be at Edmonds, 7 PM, April 6th. Good Friday will be at Calvin PC, 7 PM, April 7th. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will be hosted by Maplewood at the Harbor Beach, 6:30 AM, April 9th. And of course, we will have Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday services at Edmonds at the usual 10 AM.
Plans for Easter Baskets with the Concern for Neighbors food bank in Mountlake Terrace are in full swing. Our partnership with the Edmonds Toy Shop is growing with a bicycle distribution event in the Spring. Stay tuned for details on these opportunities to serve.
Our study of the Sermon on the Mount using Amy-Jill Levine’s “Toward the Kingdom of Heaven” continues. Please join us after worship or at 10AM Tuesday over Zoom.
The sound quality on our Online Streaming Worship is greatly improved. We are attracting online worshipers from around the country! Please go to the www.epc-pcusa.org website for the latest links.
This is what I am planning for worship in April.
Sunday, April 2nd. This is Palm Sunday. In the sermon “Finally!” I explore the geography of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. How he entered the city and the people’s reactions to him say a lot about his power as the Messiah and worldly powers around him, and what that means for us.
Thursday, April 6th. This is Maundy Thursday. There will be a short reflection on Judas, his betrayal of Jesus, and the things we need to “Bring It to The Cross.”
Sunday, April 9th. Easter is here! “Sourdough Starter” is about all the ways resurrection happens around us. Sourdough is the leavening that lasts through an Alaskan winter to bring new life. The empty tomb is a scene of utter serenity. Mary Magdalene is the first person to see the risen Christ.
Sunday, April 16th. In “More Valuable Than Gold” we will see how Peter grows and matures from disciple to apostle to epistle writer. His progression can really help us understand our spiritual growth.
Sunday, April 23rd. Discovering the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus, the men say “It Was You All Along.” Belief in Jesus isn’t pushed on us, and it isn’t the same for every person. Instead we are invited to discover him in our own time.
Sunday, April 30th. We will have guest pastor, Kimberly Crispeno, offering an inspiring message.
It is a joy to serve God with you! I wish you many blessings in this Easter season.
Grace and Peace, Pastor Rob