Holy Week worship services have been scheduled at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church near Stroh. The focus throughout the week is on “Jesus Christ: King of Kings.”
“For many people, Easter is about springtime, candy, and bunnies,” said Pastor Jim Elsner. “But Easter is really all about what happened when God showed up on earth to show us His love and care. Jesus Christ, the King of kings, change lives. He makes all things new.”
Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, April 13, the day the people celebrated the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem as their king. The focus of the worship at 9 a.m. is “A Humble Coronation.”
Worship on Maundy Thursday, April 17, will be at 7 p.m. Christians remember the new command Jesus gave that day: “Love one another as I have loved you.” The focus will be “Condemned to Die.”
Good Friday is the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. On April 18, Prince of Peace will hold a midday service at 11:30 a.m. “Stations of the Cross” recall Jesus’ steps to the cross. A Good Friday evening service will be held at 7 p.m. and will focus on “Life Through Death.”
On Easter Sunday, April 20, Christians gather in worship and praise of Jesus Christ who rose from the dead on this day. The Easter celebration at Prince of Peace begins at 9 a.m. and will focus on “Jesus Christ: King of Kings and Lord of Lords!” Festive music and Holy Communion are included.
A continental breakfast of rolls, juice, and coffee will be served following the worship service. Also, an Easter Egg Hunt for children in elementary school and younger will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the church grounds.
Prince of Peace invites friends and area residents to join the congregation in worship during Holy Week.
The church is located at 10275E 550S in Hudson, three miles southwest of Stroh, just north of Big Long Lake.