Easter Services

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We have a couple of services to help you prepare for and celebrate Easter.

Palm Sunday Worship Service (Sunday, 14 April, 9:30am)

Celebrate the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as a King. We will begin the service by processing into the church carrying palm branches. If you have palm trees at home and you would like to participate in the procession, please bring a few palm branches on this Sunday. There should be a few extra for people who can’t bring their own.

Easter Week Family Service (Wednesday, 17 April, 6pm)

We have a special service to help you and your whole family prepare for Easter. It has three parts: Family Holy Supper, Children’s Last Supper Feast, and Adult Reflective Music Service.

Family Holy Supper

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In the first part of the service, families will be invited to come up together for Holy Supper, the adults will take the elements and the whole family will be blessed.

Children’s Last Supper Feast

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Next, the children will go out for a special Last Supper Feast. They will get to try all the types of food that our Lord would have shared with his disciples at the Last Supper. Each of the foods are richly symbolic, and before they eat, the children will learn the meaning behind everything on the table. After that they will hear a Godly Play story called “The Good Shepherd and World Communion”. The children loved this service last year.

The Last Supper Feast will work for children 3 years old and up. We will be providing childcare for children younger than 3.

We want to make sure that we have enough food for all the children so, if you don’t regularly attend our Church services, and would like to join us this Wednesday evening with your child/children, please e-mail Jeanne, our Godly Play Co-ordinator, at children@newchurch.co.za to let her know.

Adult Reflective Music Service

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While the children are having their feast the adults will remain in the church to hear readings about Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion interspersed with selections of classical music. This year we will be reading from the Gospel of Matthew and listening to excerpts from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Even people who aren’t big classical music fans have found this to be a really meaningful way to reflect on what the Lord went through for us.

Easter Sunday Worship Service (Sunday, 21 April, 9:30am)

Celebrate the Lord’s resurrection with the whole family. There will be a children’s talk, an Easter Godly Play story for the children, and an adult talk.

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