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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

This Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday is about making an entrance.

We wave palm branches and sing “Hosanna.”

This Sunday is not only about entrances, but it is also the Sunday of the Passion, when we tell the story of what happens after Jesus gets to Jerusalem.

Jesus was arrested, tortured, crucified and buried in Jerusalem.

For this reason the focus of today’s readings is not on entrance but of emptying.

Jesus “emptied himself… and became obedient to the point of death – event death on a cross” (Philippians 2: 7-8).

We do not just enter Holy Week on this Sunday; we are drawn into it. Please join us.

Holy Week services begin on Thursday, April 17, with Maundy Thursday worship at 7 p.m.

The Passion Story will be read at 12:05 p.m. on Good Friday, April 18, with worship service at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 20, Easter breakfast will be served from 9 – 10 a.m. and a goodwill offering will be collected.

Easter Festival service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Join us as we celebrate our Risen Lord.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

All are welcome to a welcoming haven, nourishing all God’s people in body, mind and spirit.

This week is Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday.

Holy Communion at 11 a.m. Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside.

Attention college students, enjoy dinner with us each Monday evening at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Following dinner, we will have a short bible study and/or worship service, come and bring a friend.

Our Lenten Study is focusing on the book, “Speaking Christian, Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power and How they Can Be Restored,” by Marcus Borg, Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland.

We meet each Wednesday at 6 p.m. now through April 9, for “Soup Supper & Study.”

All are welcome.

Holy Week events, Maundy Thursday will have “Foot Washing and Eucharist,” 7 p.m. and Good Friday service will be at noon.

Narcotics Anonymous meets in the Parish Hall each Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m.

Fellowship breakfast is each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

Join us for good food, fellowship and discussion. Come and bring a friend.

For your contemplation, “Liturgy is a work in which the Church collaborates with the divine Redeemer, renewing on her altars the sacred mysteries which are the life and salvation of mankind, uttering again the life-giving words that are capable of saving and transforming our souls, blessing again the sick and the possessed, and preaching His gospel to the poor.” Thomas Merton.

St. Paul’s is located at 625 C St. on the edge of the Eastern Washington University campus.

United Methodist Church

Experience Palm Sunday and the passion of Holy Week with us at the United Methodist Church.

Worship on Palm Sunday is at 10 a.m. and will be led by the Rev. Terry Hall. Preceding the service there are Sunday school classes at 9 a.m.

Childcare is provided as needed during the worship hour.

Looking ahead to Holy Week, Maundy Thursday services will be April 17 at 7 p.m. and Good Friday services are at 7 p.m. on April 18.

Easter morning, April 20, there will an early service at 7:45 a.m., breakfast from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and a second service at 10 a.m.

Each Sunday evening another worship service is offered at 6 p.m. This service is conversational in style and open to all.

Cheney UMC is located at 204 Fourth St. Office hours are 8:15 – 11:45 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

For more information about worship or study groups call 235-4600.


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