Holy Week @ BurlPres

Holy Week

Join us for Holy Week @ BurlPres:
Palm Sunday | March 29

8:00 a.m. Chapel | 10:15 a.m. Sanctuary
Childcare: 9:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 3 yr. olds – 5th grade

Maundy Thursday | April 2

7:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
“From the Table to the Cross”
Fellowship Hall | Communion Worship
Childcare: Infants – Preschool

Good Friday | April 3

12:00 noon | Sanctuary
Stations of the Cross
Meditation, Music & Art
Childcare: Infants—Preschool

Easter Sunday | April 5

6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service @ Coyote Point
9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
Childcare 8:45 a.m. – Noon
Sunday School: 9:00 | 3 yr. olds – 5th grade


 

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On a Pastoral Note: The New Era

Holy WeekAll history pivots on Easter Day!

This is the end of the “old world” of striving, of entitlement, of being “in” or “out.” Today begins the new era for each of us (and at the first Easter, for all the world) of finding our hope in belonging to Jesus Christ, finding our joy in our relationship with Him, finding our meaning in following Him. 

Even death is conquered today—nothing can stop His love from saving us from our broken selves and broken world and bringing us to glory now and forever. Alleluia!

~Pastor Paul Watermulder

Photo by Travis Silva // CreationSwap.com

Easter Flowers Available for Dedication

Easter LilySponsor Easter flowers in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one.

The cost is $15 each. The flowers will decorate our Sanctuary and Chapel to celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Look for our friendly Worship Committee reps after worship in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, or call the Church Office (650-342-0875) by April 9.

On a Pastoral Note: In This Week of Lent…

Cross at SunsetToday begins the penultimate week of Lent—all that remains after this is Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ life.

May we each consider how to welcome Him into our hearts (Palm Sunday), how to receive from Him the symbols of salvation (Maundy Thursday night), how to allow His suffering into our hearts (Good Friday afternoon), and how to experience victory over evil through God’s power and love (Easter).

Keep praying all this week—the end of Lent is coming into sight; a spiritual new day will soon be dawning.

~Pastor Paul Watermulder

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Holy Week @ BurlPres

Holy WeekJesus journeys from a Palm Sunday parade of adoration on April 13, through a Last Supper and his Maundy Thursday arrest on April 17, into his conviction and crucifixion on Good Friday, April 18, and then to his Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday, April 20. Please join us for these deeply meaningful worship experiences:
 

Maundy Thursday, April 17

Join us for a Christian Seder at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night in Fellowship Hall. This celebrative worship experience is based on a traditional Jewish celebration of Passover, but adapted into a uniquely Christian celebration concluding with Holy Communion. Led by Pastor Linda Galligan. Childcare is available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
 

Good Friday, April 18

A worship service at 12 noon in our Sanctuary takes us through the ‘Stations of the Cross,’ as we experience the darkness of that day. Accompanied by fine art projections on the sails, the singing is led by the Chancel Choir Ensemble. Childcare is available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
 

Easter, April 20

Christ Is Risen! We celebrate at a 6:00 a.m. sunrise service at Coyote Point Park, Eucalyptus Site 2 (bring a blanket). Then we celebrate joyously in our Sanctuary, led by the Chancel Choir and Chancel Handbells, at two identical services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Faith and love prevail!

Photo by Travis Silva // CreationSwap.com

On a Pastoral Note

Gone Fishing“Gone Fishing!”

That is the sign the Apostle Peter put out as soon as Jesus was crucified and before he met the Resurrected Lord; he gave up on Him.

Sometimes we cool down our spiritual interest after Easter as though the season for spirituality ended when baseball season began! 

What are ways you plan to grow this month in Christ — in learning more about Him, in talking/praying with other believers, and in serving Him with your time and effort? 

There’s the real “test” of a good Easter!

~Pastor Paul Watermulder