Holy Week at Ancient City Baptist Church
Sunday, April 2-Sunday, April 9
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...
Colors of Grace
A Holy Week Cantata by Joseph Martin
Sunday, April 2, 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." On this day our Sanctuary Choir presents Colors of Grace. Using simple symbols of worship, expressive music and a sensitive narration, this work is an unforgettable experience for Holy Week. We will gather together to reflect on the meaningful faith in Jesus that we honor and share. We invite you to join with us in person, but you can also join us through our live stream.
Messianic Passover Seder Meal
Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
When Jesus held his Last Supper with his disciples during Holy Week, he was practicing the ancient tradition of the Passover, commemorating the exodus of the Israelite nation from enslavement in Egypt. Yet, Jesus took this time honored festival and infused it with new meaning, for during this Passover Seder, he gave us what we today call Communion, or the Lord's Supper. Many Christians have never seen the full context of the Passover Seder and how we see the Messiah throughout the Passover as God was foreshadowing his plan to save us. The entire event, including a full meal, will take about one and half to two hours. You must RSVP with our church office (904-829-3476), as we are limited to 80 participants due to the nature of this event. Registration begins March 19 in Morning Worship.
Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
This meaningful and meditative worship time will include drama and will focus on the aftermath of the death of Jesus as the disciples grapple with the reality of what has happened. During this special time of remembrance that includes the taking of the Lord's Supper (or Communion) and a brief meditation, worshipers will be reminded of the great love God has for us in sending his Son—and the great love of Jesus in giving his life for us. Taking part in this Good Friday worship will make Resurrection Sunday so much more meaningful! Walk with us through these last hours as Scripture tells the story...
Community Egg Hunt and Fun Day
Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on our Campus
After the city's Easter Parade, stay around for a fun family time with an Egg Hunt, games, activities, lunch, and snacks! We will get started at 11 a.m. and the hunting of eggs for different age groups will begin not long after. Hot dogs, popcorn, and other snacks will be served, and we will have other fun activities, too.
Resurrection Sunday (Easter)
Sunday, April 9, at 8:30 and11 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!