Holy Week Worship

By Erin Bird

Today (April 1) may be “April Fool’s Day,” as well as Opening Day for Major League Baseball. But far more important than either of these “celebrations” is the fact that this is Holy Week. This is the time of year in the Christian calendar when the global Church remembers the death & resurrection of Jesus, the most pivotal moment in all of history. The historic events of Good Friday and Easter are the hallmarks of the Gospel, and so even though we talk about the Gospel every week at Riverwood, we still want to take time as a church family to vividly recall these historic events.

So let me invite you to three things:

1. Good Friday (7 pm tomorrow night)
We will spend about 45 minutes reflecting upon the willingness of Jesus to lay His life down for us through song, prayer, Scripture, and communion. This event will be for the whole family. (If little ones need a space to decompress for a moment, the nursery room will be open.) We will also livestream this worship event.

2. Easter (9:30 am Sunday)
The Super Bowl/World Series/Olympics/World Cup of the Christian faith arrives! Join us as we celebrate Jesus’ ability to take His life back up through song and a sermon entitled “Love Rose Up.” (Feel free to read Sunday’s text ahead of time: John 10:1-18.)

3. Invite! (friends, neighbors, extended family, coworkers, grocery store clerks, whoever!)
If you haven’t already, extend an invitation to someone to join us on either Friday or Sunday, whether in-person or on Sunday.