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Easter Schedule at Leidy’s Church

                 The events of Easter demonstrate the depths and height of Jesus’ passion, from Golgotha to the Garden Tomb to the Upper Room. Also demonstrated are the often conflicting reactions of humans to the work of Jesus. There is the bitter animosity and hatred of Good Friday, the despair and forlornness while Jesus’ body is in the grave, the budding hope that comes from the empty grave, and the awed astonishment, joy, and worship as Jesus enters the Upper Room on Easter night. During our Easter services we will get a taste of all those reactions. Here’s the schedule for 2015:

         *Good Friday, we gather for Scripture readings and worship at 7 p.m. We read one of the gospel accounts of Jesus’ passion beginning with the departure from the upper room and culminating with the rolling of the stone across Jesus’ tomb. During the course of the service the lights will gradually be darkened. Hymns and music appropriate to the events of that time will be sung as well.

         *Easter Sunday Sunrise Service begins at 6:30 on top of the cemetery hill. We hope it is warm by then! Those gathered will sing hymns, share in the Lord’s Supper, and hear a different sermon than that preached at the regular services that day. Attendees should dress appropriate to the occasion, including sunglasses since the congregation faces due east.

        *Easter Sunday Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will begin filling up plates at 7 am and continue to do so until 10:30. This is an activity of the Youth Fellowship and there is no charge for the breakfast – it’s on a donation basis. Be generous. More details are in another article in this Newsletter.

         *Easter Sunday Worship Services are held at 8 and 10:45. Each service will have special music, the Lord’s Supper, and a sermon this year that focuses the very different reactions occasioned by the reality of the Easter message. During the course of the morning Thirty Pieces of Silver offerings may be placed in the specially designated receptacles in the narthex.

        *Sunday School takes place at 9:30 for classes from Nursery through 6th grade. Other classes are welcome to congregate around sausages and pancakes to enjoy fellowship and discussion.

  We look forward to having you and those whom you invite be a part of Leidy’s Church Easter activities in 2015.