Central Baptist Holy Week events
A variety of worship opportunities will be available during Holy Week at Central Baptist Church.
A special reader's"theater interpretation" of Jesus' final days, as portrayed in the Gospel of Luke, will highlight the Palm Sunday worship service, Sunday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. This service also will feature a procession of palms led by the congregation's children, two anthems by the CBC choir, and the celebration of communion.
A service of communion and Tenebrae will be held Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The first portion of the service will center around remembering and reenacting the last meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. The second portion, adapted from the ancient service of Tenebrae, will make use of readings and the extinguishing of candles to recall the events of Holy Week.
A photographical interpretation of the stations of the cross will guide the Good Friday service at 7 p.m. This service will help participants focus on the final steps of Jesus, as well as imagine how people travel the way of the cross today.
A sunrise service at Beavertail Park will begin the congregation's celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 8. The brief service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will be followed by a pancake breakfast at the church.
Easter music, readings, and a sermon on Hearing Our Name will be featured during CBC's Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. A reception will follow.
Central Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation with members from 28 denominations. For more information, call Kathryn Palen, pastor, at 423- 1651.