Good Friday Service: April 22nd
- 6:00 pm Crosswalk (meet in piazza)
- 7:00 pm Worship Gathering (meet in upper room of St. E’s)
What is the crosswalk? It is a vital part of the evening and our discernment process, and will be a time of interactive confession and lament involving a walk around the neighborhood to various sites that signify the memories and hopes (personal and corporate) of the people of Vineyard Central. The questions of Jesus’ disciples (We had thought?…we had hoped?) we will seek to make ours as a part of our transition into the Easter season.
After the crosswalk, we will assemble in the Upper Room of St. Elizabeth for a time of reflective worship through simple a-capella music and readings from Scripture focused on the Passion of Christ and the events leading up to Jesus’ death on the Cross. We will be “stripping the cross” of our pieces of cloth during this time and adorning the worship space in black.
Easter Sunday: April 24th
- Worship Gathering @ 10am (in the main Sanctuary of St. Elizabeth)
- Pancake “Brunch” to follow at 12 p.m. (in the Speckled Bird Cafe, bring “fixins” you would like to have with the pancakes to share with others!)
Our hopes are not in vain! The celebration of God’s redemption and resurrection will involve dedication of children, baptism for those desiring to commit their lives to Jesus, and an opportunity to adorn the same cross we have placed our laments and relinquishments on with beautiful flowers. We will hear from VCers through poetry and testimony concerning the good God has accomplished in our lives
We apologize for this announcement coming later in the week. We had said it would come earlier, and we want to be accountable to do what we have said we would do going forward. Thank you for your patience as we all stumble toward the accountability and grace we need to hold one another as a community!