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Easter at Christ Church

Lent Series: Giving Up

Saturday, March 4 - Sunday March 16
 

Lenten Series: Giving Up
Throughout history, Christians have marked the season of Lent with acts of reflection, prayer, and self-denial. Join us as we stand in that tradition and explore "giving up" the postures, attitudes, and agendas that keep us from loving God and loving others. What might it look like if we gave up our fear, personal agendas, our need to be right, or resentment? Would we find ourselves freer, better able to love and better able to serve? We will explore these challenging and life-changing questions together during the six-week journey through Lent.



Special Lenten Concert Events


The Passion by Greg Nelson | April 9 | 9:00 and 10:45 am | Sanctuary
Experience a powerful modern musical drama of Jesus’ life, death, and glorious Resurrection. Presented by the Christ Church Chancel Choir with professional soloists and full orchestra. Featuring a festive palm processional and musical offering from our Children’s Choirs. Childcare provided for five years and under.


Holy Week Events
Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 16

Palm Saturday | April 8 | 5:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
Join us for a contemporary Palm Weekend worship service.

Palm Sunday | April 9 | 9:00 and 10:45 am | Fellowship Hall
Join us for one of our contemporary Palm Sunday worship services.

The Passion by Greg Nelson | April 9 | 9:00 and 10:45 am | Sanctuary
Experience a powerful modern musical drama of Jesus’ life, death, and glorious Resurrection. Presented by the Christ Church Chancel Choir with professional soloists and full orchestra. Featuring a festive palm processional and musical offering from our Children’s Choirs. Childcare provided for five years and under.

Classic Communion Service | April 9 | 6:00 pm | Sanctuary
A traditional classic communion service led by Rev. Rick Glyman, Pastor of Adult Ministry and Care. Childcare provided for five years and under.

Family Experience | April 13 (4:00-6:00 pm) and April 14 (12:00-3:00 pm) 
Learn the story of Holy Week together as a family by taking an interactive and reflective journey through the  story of Easter. This experience will provide families with a safe space to pray and discuss the true meaning of Easter and the Biblical events leading up to it. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of crafts and activities.
Contact: Shari Knutson / sknutson@cc-ob.org

Good Friday | April 14

  • Contemporary Communion Service | 6:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
    Our Contemporary Good Friday Communion service blends ancient practices and modern expressions. A solemn and engaging time, this service will mark the events of Good Friday in a fresh and reverent way. Rev. Dr. Dan Meyer, Senior Pastor, will offer the message. Childcare provided for five years and under. There will be no Maundy Thursday service on April 13.
     
  • Candlelight Communion Service | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary
    Experience this powerful and intimate communion service lit beautifully by candlelight in our stunning and sacred Sanctuary. The dramatic service underscores the overwhelming sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and will draw you closer to Him through a profound and convicting message delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan Meyer, Senior Pastor, and rich, heartfelt music from our Chancel Choir and chamber orchestra. The service ends with powerful imagery, pushing us toward the cross and Christ, prompting gratitude for His amazing love and sacrifice for our sake. Childcare is provided for five years and under.


Easter Weekend
April 15 | Contemporary | 5:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
April 16 | Classic | 8:30, 10:00, and 11:45 am | Sanctuary/Garden Chapel
                                 10:00 and 11:45 am | Contemporary | Fellowship Hall

Celebrate the Risen Lord with us this Easter at any of our six worship services including enhanced service hours to accommodate a variety of schedules. All three Sanctuary service hours will be identical and receive a live message from Rev. Dr. Dan Meyer. There will be no 6:00 pm Classic Communion service on Easter.


If you cannot join us in person, all of our Lenten services and special events can be viewed on our Livestream webcast.

Check out our Lenten devotional:

 


 



PAST EVENTS


Ash Wednesday

As we begin the Lenten season together, join us for one of the following opportunities to worship and join with the tradition of the church to receive the imposition of ashes:

7:00 am and noon | Self guided reflection and the imposition of ashes (Garden Plaza)

7:00 pm | Ash Wednesday worship (a full hour of worship, families are welcome) Fellowship Hall

5:30 pm | Grab and Go sandwiches, beverages and snacks will be available for those who are short on time and need a quick meal or cup of coffee before worship begins. Join us in the Commons where we will have food as well as small coloring projects and space for homework


Requiem by Gabriel Faure | Sunday, March 12  
Sanctuary | 3:00 pm

A beautiful and timeless musical message of hope and eternal life.
Presented by Chancel Choir with professional soloists and chamber orchestra. Admission is free.


Women’s Voices in Song | Friday, March 31 | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary
Featuring the Christ Church Women’s Ensemble and North Central College Women’s Chorale. Admission is free.