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Holy Week 2017 Schedule // Horario de la Semana Santa 2017

Palm Sunday: April 9
Worship at 10 am.

Maundy Thursday: April 13
Labyrinth Walk all day in the Fellowship Hall.

Good Friday: April 14
Service at 12 noon at Watsonville First United Methodist Church.

Holy Saturday: April 15
Easter Egg Coloring in the Fellowship Hall at 2 pm.

Easter Sunday: April 16
Service at 10 am.
Annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt afterwards during fellowship hour.

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Domingo de Ramos: 9 de abril
Servicio de la adoración a las 10 de la mañana.

Jueves Santo: 13 de abril
Una Caminata del Laberinto todo el día en el Fellowship Hall.

Viernes Santo: 14 de abril
Servicio a las 12 del mediodía en La Primera Iglesia Methodista Unidad de Watsonville.

Sábado Santo: 15 de abril
Colorando huevos para la Pascua de la Resurrección en el Fellowship Hall a las 2 de la tarde.

Servicio de Pascua de la Resurrección:
16 de abril
Servicio a las 10 de la mañana.
Búsqueda annual de huevos para la Resurrección para la Pascua después del servicio de adoración.

Holy Week Schedule // Horario de la Semana Santa

Good Friday ~ April 3rdLabyrinth Logo 2014

Labyrinth Walk ~ All Day in the Fellowship Hall

12 noon Good Friday Service at First Christian Church, 15 Madison St.

                                          Holy Saturday April 4th ~ 2:00 pm                            Children’s Easter Egg Coloring in the Fellowship Hall

Easter Sunday
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Worship ~ 10:00 am
in the Sanctuary

Children’s Egg Hunt
After worship

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Viernes Santo 3 de abril                                                                 Caminata del Laberinto ~ Todo el Día en el Salón de la Confraternidad

Servicio de Viernes Santo ~ 12:00 pm en la Primera Iglesia Cristiana, 15 Madison St.

Sábado Santo
4 de abril a las 2:00 de la tarde
Preparando huevos de color para la Pascua
por parte de los niños
en el Salón de la Confraternidadcross with lilies (Medium)

Domingo de la Pascua de la Resurrección
5 de abril a las 10:00 de la mañana
en el Santuario

Búsqueda de Huevos
Después del servicio de adoración

You Gotta Be Kidding

I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard it said that God answers prayer in four basic ways: yes, no, wait, or “you gotta be kidding!” Maybe that’s how it is for some of us, when we try to wrap our minds around the story of Jesus’ resurrection, after his horrible, violent death on a cross. You gotta be kidding!

Of course, that’s the power and mystery and joy of Easter all rolled into one, and it’s why Christians like us celebrate the way we do. We can’t explain it in scientific terms, but we’re okay with that because we know the truth of the gospel, that Jesus lives—Jesus lives in us.

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That’s why we plan to celebrate big time, as we worship God on Easter Sunday, singing and ringing, praising and praying our joyful thanks for the wonderful gift of the living Christ. That’s why we color Easter eggs, and decorate our altar with lovely lilies. That’s why we do what we do on this special day to honor our Lord and Savior.

And it’s wonderful!

You see, Easter means there’s new life and hope and possibilities galore for even the most hardened, cynical, lost and lonely—which pretty much includes all of us at one time or the other. Even the pastor! As United Methodist preacher Billy D. Strayhorn puts it, “What we need to remember is that Jesus didn’t die on the Cross for the perfect. Jesus didn’t die for the Godly. Jesus didn’t die for the good. If so, none of us would have had a chance. Jesus died for the imperfect, ungodly, sinners like us.”

We welcome you to church this Sunday, and every other Sunday, too. Why? Because Christ is risen, Christ is risen indeed!

April 20th Easter Sunday // 20 de abril domingo de pascua

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