Walking through Jesus’ last days with him.
Our bodies are as much a spiritual muscle as anything else. We journey with Jesus in his last week because we need the exercise that integrates our hearts, minds, souls and strength. It is too easy to become dis-integrated people with dis-integrated faith—stuck in our minds, disconnected from our bodies, out of touch with our souls. Holy Week is an opportunity to re-integrate as we follow Jesus. We need to feel it. Come engage your heart, mind, soul and strength.
Sunday, April 14
At all our Sunday Meetings
Jesus reveals himself for who he truly is: “The blessed king who comes in the name of the Lord.” The crowd is excited, but Jesus knows it is his death march. Join us in the tension of this dramatic moment and all that it means for us today. Our Sunday meetings will provide practical opportunities for connecting your faith to your every day life and ways to connect directly with God.
Monday, April 15
Teaching in the Temple
8pm | St. Timothy’s Main Sanctuary
5720 Ridge Ave. Phl
We gather to listen to Jesus in the temple. The legal experts and chief priests try to trap Jesus with questions but they can’t arrest him because they are afraid of us. We, the crowd, ponder his teaching.
Tuesday, April 16
Signs of the End
8pm | Comcast Center
NW Corner of 17th and JFK
Jesus warned us about what’s coming but he didn’t know when the end would be. This night is all about the end of the world. Waiting in hope even through disaster. Waiting in expectation even if we can’t shake all our dread. It’s the powers that be that need more dread.
Wednesday, April 17
Luke 21:37-38 and Matthew 26:6-13
8pm | 3800 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, NJ
Jesus leaves the city to pray on the Mount of Olives and makes the journey to Bethany, where a woman anoints Jesus with an expensive ointment to the chagrin of some disciples. We follow her example, fragrantly preparing for Jesus’ burial while we sort out our own mixed feelings.
Thursday, April 18
The Betrayal, the Last Supper, and the Washing of Feet
Luke 22:1-28 and John 13
8pm | 2212 S. Broad St. Phl
We are coming to the end of our Lenten journey here. Soon it will be finished. It’s been long and hard for many, and soon it will be over. But not before the climax, where Jesus reveals his heart, and accomplishes his great purpose for us. We’re pausing here to be with Jesus in his final moments, where he demonstrates the depth of his love, face to face.
Friday, April 19
Stations of the Cross and Tenebrae
Stations of the Cross
12-3pm | Local to congregations
8pm | 2007 Frankford Ave.
Tenebrae is Latin for “darkness,” and on the evening of Good Friday we gather together to meditate on the death of Jesus, the lowest point of the Lent season. The sweetness of Easter will come, but for a little while we sit together in the bitterness of Good Friday like the shocked and terrified disciples after the crucifixion. At this vigil we reflect on the seven phrases, as recorded in the Gospels, which Jesus said as he hung on the cross. We are present with Jesus as he dies, and the room darkens until we enter the darkness of the tomb, and await the resurrection.
Saturday, April 20
In the Grave
Sunday, April 21
6:00am at Lemon Hill, Fairmount Park
Sunday evening meetings will be
5:00pm only at 2212 S. Broad St.
5:00pm only at 2007 Frankford Ave
6:00pm only at 3800 Marlton Pike
5:00pm only at 5720 Ridge Ave.
The women went to the tomb early on the first day of the week and were met by angels who said, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” We rise in honor of these women’s early morning walk and greet this astounding news of our risen Savior on Lemon Hill in Philadelphia.
We begin just before sunrise at 6:00 am. There will be music and story telling and a sweet ceremony celebrating our victory over the grave.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on if you wish, wear warm layers for the cool morning, and celebrate with us at sunrise!
Let us know you’re coming and we’ll
remind you on the Friday before!