Holy Week at Ancient City Baptist Church
Sunday, April 14-Sunday, April 21
As the name implies, Holy Week is the most significant season of the year for believers in Jesus as we remember the events of his last Passover Festival on earth. We invite you to join us as we celebrate and commemorate many special events of the week with special worship opportunities...
Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the day that Jesus came into Jerusalem in what we call "The Triumphal Entry." Riding a donkey into the city in fulfillment of prophecy, the people lined the roadway with palm branches and their own cloaks as they shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" In our worship, we will also wave palm fronds as we take the time in worship to look at an overall summary of the message of Jesus in a message entitled, "What the Gospel Reveals." For those who want to be sure they grasp the essence of the Christian message, the sermon this week will provide that. We will also worship through music, testimony, and prayer.
Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Join us for our regular informal midweek service during Holy Week when our Bible study discussion will center on the Passover Seder—and how Jesus would transform it into what is called by believers in Jesus the "Lord's Supper," or "Communion." What was the original Passover all about, and what did Jesus mean when he said, "Do this in remembrance of me"?
Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
This meaningful and meditative worship time will focus on the death of Jesus and the immediate aftermath following the placing of his body in the tomb. Using music, drama, and the Lord's Supper (or Communion), worshipers will be transported back to the time immediately after the death of Jesus and will be led to experience the depth of emotions felt by his closest disciples. Taking part in this Good Friday worship will make Resurrection Sunday so much more meaningful! The theme of this worship is, "In Remembrance of Me."
Resurrection Sunday (Easter)
Sunday, April 21, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Celebrate the Risen Christ with us as we once again relive the joy of Jesus being raised from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion! Through the choir, congregational singing, prayer, and a powerful message, we will rejoice in Jesus' victory over death and what it means for us today. The pastor's message will focus on how the resurrection of Jesus 2000 years ago has the power to transform our lives today in so many ways!
We invite you to join us for as many of these events of Holy Week as you able!