Holy Week Worship
Holy Week: Love Leads the Way
Holy week is the heart of the church’s ritual, its theological and missional life. Everything we do in worship, doctrine and mission is grounded in, leads to, and springs from this week. The life and mission of Jesus meet their fullest test. Jesus stares directly into the face of the structures of sin and the powers of deathly empire and remains true to his calling and the work of God’s kingdom. Jesus is executed by crucifixion. Three days later, God raises Jesus from death in sure and certain pledge of raising all who are found in him. Everything is here in this week. Life, sin, love, death, life and love overcoming the powers that be. Holy week remembers, enacts, and participates in the hope of the renewing of all creation, starting with our lives and love, here and now.
This is why these eight days from Passion/Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday include more worship services. As United Methodists who follow in the footsteps of the Wesleys, we know the power of such ritual in gathered community through this week will take deeper root in our own lives if we participate in worship and in private devotional time. Available at the usher/greeter stands are a daily devotional for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during Holy Week.
May your Lenten journey bring you closer to the heart of God!