Maundy Thursday

April 2nd, 2015

Dear Disciples of Jesus at American Lutheran,

Tonight as the sun sets on Maundy Thursday, the season of Lent concludes and the great Three Days begin, ending with sunset on Easter Day. The liturgies of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Vigil on Easter eve are actually one liturgy with no benediction separating them. We leave the worship space for awhile, then gather again to prepare for God’s gift of new life.

On Easter Day we return to celebrate that God’s power of goodness is greater than the power of evil, and life is stronger than death!

With alleluias, beautiful music, spring flowers, and the resurrection story, we proclaim with great joy: CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!

See you in church,

Pastor Gretchen