Beginning this Sunday at 9:30am, we look back at arguably the most important week in human history..."Holy" or "Passion" Week. The climax of Jesus's messianic ministry began as he entered Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday. He rode into the city on the back of a donkey as Israel's Messiah-King. While the journey between Bethany and the gates of Jerusalem was rather short, to the crowd that gathered along the road on that Sunday morning, it was a profoundly important journey that had the potential to seal their eternal destinies. Holy Week could not have begun on a bigger note!
As you read the account of the Triumphal Entry in Matthew 21:1-11, look for yourself in the crowd. Are you the one pushing and shoving your way to front, wanting to get as close to Jesus as you possibly can, while you place your own garment on the ground as an act of worship and honor, acknowledging Him as your Savior and Lord? Can the people closest to you see your devotion to Jesus, or do you follow from afar, keeping the "Hosannas" to yourself? Maybe you're like those who got swept up in the excitement of the moment, hoping to gain some short-term joy and celebrity status, as you get close to Jesus of Nazareth.
There's only one right response to the One who has come to reign in our lives...total surrender. It's the one response that doesn't come naturally to any of us. And yet, with all of our heart, soul, and strength, we are called to join the loud chorus of eternal "Hosannas"! Join us this Sunday as we proclaim in one loud voice, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna, Hosanna to the King!"
Below is the schedule for Holy Week at Parkside Fellowship:
Thank you for being a church that prays!
See you Sunday.
Happy Wednesday, Church Family,
Please continue to lift the Boyd family in prayer as they hold a home going service for Pastor Doug's mom, Kathie Boyd, today in California. Losing a loved one is never easy. Jesus understood this powerful human emotion with his friend Lazarus. "Jesus wept" from John 11 is typically talked about in a conversation about the shortest verse of the Bible, but when someone asks why Jesus wept, blank stares abound. Jesus wept because he lost his close friend - Jesus loved Lazarus. Weeping for those whom we love is natural. Mourning their loss on earth can only be assuaged by the hope we have of seeing them again in Heaven. Jesus provides this hope because of His sacrifice. We celebrated that sacrifice all this week - Holy Week.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
We will combine with Bedrock Community Church once again this Friday at 7pm in the Sanctuary. Come ready to reflect upon and worship Jesus and His sacrifice. Please park in the North parking lot and enter through the North entrance. Igelsia El Buen Pastor will also be holding a Good Friday Service on campus in the Fireside Room. They will be parking in the West parking lot and entering the West entrance.
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE
Our service will begin at 9:30 and we hope you'll join us as we have not met for Easter all together since 2019! We will not have a discipleship class this Sunday but will resume next week. Please feel free to bring friends, family, your One, etc. for the Easter celebration. Christ's resurrection will be celebrated in message and song. Come worship with us.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor