Dear Cross Creek,
Holy Week is almost here! This is the week in the church calendar which recounts the final days of Christ's life, as well as his death, burial, and resurrection.
Palm Sunday - March 25 at 10:30am. On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. When Jesus entered Jerusalem that day, he made it clear that he was the long-awaited Messiah King. And yet he overturned expectations by coming in weakness instead of power, compelled by love for his Father and for his people whom he came to save. Our children will be waving their palm branches at the start of our worship service as we sing our praises to the Messiah King.
Maundy Thursday - March 29 at 6:30pm. At this dinner service we'll reflect on the night that Jesus spent with his disciples in the Upper Room, as he used the occasion of the Passover meal to reveal the meaning of his death. You and your family are invited to join us for a simple soup and bread supper at 6:30pm. Our dinner will be followed by a time of worship that will include a brief message and an observance of the Lord's Supper. (No childcare - children of all ages are invited to attend!) There is no cost, but we are asking for volunteers to sign up to bring soup and/or bread. Please sign up here!
Good Friday - March 30 at 7:00pm. This will be a somber service in which we narrate and remember the events of Jesus' death. We'll have a special musical ensemble with Scripture readings focused on the words of Jesus on the cross. (There will be no childcare.)
Easter Sunday - April 1 at 9:00 and 10:30am. All of our hopes and expectations are realized in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, making Easter the most celebrative day of the year! Join us at one of our two worship services which will include special activities for our children, with fellowship time between services.
It was wonderful having Tommy Park and the RUF Band ministering to us this past Sunday! Some of you asked how to donate to RUF at UNF. You can donate online here: https://www.givetoruf.org/donate/unf.
RUF Headquarters recently awarded RUF at UNF a $10,000 Matching Partners Grant. RUF is going to match the next $10,000 donated in new gifts. Your gift of any amount will be matched, whether it's a one-time gift, or whether you decide to join the monthly support team (if so, your monthly gift x12 will be matched). I'd encourage you to prayerfully consider supporting this key ministry to college students in Jacksonville.
See you Sunday!