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Holy Week Reminders

Request for Freshly Cut Flowers

Are you a home gardener? We invite you to bring freshly cut flowers from your yard on Easter morning for the children to use to decorate the cross during worship.

Easter Activities for Children

Please join us on Easter Sunday! The great surprise will be revealed during the children’s moment, and we will decorate the cross with flowers. Pre-school children will have their usual Godly Play-style storytime in the nursery. Elementary-age children will stay in the sanctuary where activity packets will be provided. Middle school helpers will hide Easter eggs during the service for our Easter egg hunt. Families don’t need to bring anything. The eggs are filled and bags will be provided. Just come on out to the courtyard right after church. See you on the 31st. –Margaret LeWright, Children’s Ministry Team co-leader.

Holy Week Worship Services

Friday, March 29

3pm Mass, 4:30 p.m. Ecumenical Good Friday Prayer Gathering

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2808 Lakeshore Ave) invites Oakland congregations (Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Lakeshore Baptist Church, Montclair Presbyterian Church, Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and Corpus Christi Catholic Church) to attend their afternoon mass at 3pm. At 4:30pm, we will gather and process together to the Colonnade Plaza for a prayer service for our city and world.  Public officials have been invited to attend.

7 p.m. Tenebrae and Taizé Service

Through the reading of scripture and the successive extinguishing of light in the Sanctuary, we are invited to enter into the dramatic narrative of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion. Join us for a service of music, scriptures, shadows, darkness, and silence, reflecting the solemn mood of this day.

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Sunday, March 31st

10:15 a.m. Easter Celebration

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Join us for a service filled with guest musicians, choir voices, spoken words, songs, and prayers. Please bring fresh-cut flowers for the children to decorate the Easter Cross, and plan to stay for fellowship after Worship. Your Easter offering will help support our children and youth ministries.

Sound Bath Returns!

6:45pm Friday, April 12th

After a month off in March, Sound Bath returns on Friday, April 12th. What better way to end your week than by slowing down and relaxing, surrounded by meditative vibrations and melodies? Be immersed in flowing sounds as you sit in a chair or lie on the floor with your own mat, blanket, and/or pillow.

Admittance for the church community is donation based; $20 is suggested via cash, check, or Venmo. No RSVP needed. Doors open at 6:30 pm; please arrive by 6:45. Program begins promptly at 7:00pm.