Holy Week is the final week of the Christian season of Lent and the week that leads up to Easter Sunday. It is an opportunity to focus in a special way on the events from the last week of Jesus’ life – to remember the significance of his suffering, crucifixion and death and to celebrate his glorious resurrection on Easter. It is a chance to enter into and identify with Jesus’ death and to celebrate the joy of the new life we have through him. At NDC we think this week is a personal journey but also one we take together as a community. So we’ve created the following ways to help you engage with this very special week:
On Friday, April 19th we will have a special service at 7:30pm at NDC for Good Friday. This is a more contemplative service to reflect on Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. This is always a special and moving opportunity to grapple with the brokenness in ourselves and in the world and to absorb the magnitude of Christ’s sacrifice for us. Kids and students are welcome but there is no childcare provided.
On Sunday, April 21st we will have two services to celebrate Easter: 6:30 am and 9 am. Our 6:30 am service will be a sunrise service and will not include children’s programs. We’ll be serving breakfast immediately after the service! Our 9am service will include children’s programs for preschool, elementary-age kids, and students.
One of the hallmarks of being a regular part of NDC is our willingness to invite people outside our community to events whenever possible, and as a community we always want to welcome people wherever they are on their spiritual journey and help them to have a great experience. Easter is a great time to invite friends or family who don’t regularly attend church to come with you and share this special day! So we hope you’ll take the step to invite some friends or coworkers to join us.