Holy Week at First Baptist Arlington
Come join with us at our church as we move through the special time of Holy Week. This time of reflecting on Jesus life as it climaxed on Good Friday and Easter is the most sacred time of the church year, and a wonderful time to freshen our faith.
PALM SUNDAY is April 1, 10 am. We will celebrate with the crowds of Jesus’ day as we welcome the arrival of the Messiah. They welcomed him into Jerusalem. We welcome him into our lives. This special service will be filled with uplifting music, a thoughtful message, and the waving of palm branches by everyone in the church. At the conclusion of the worship, we continue to celebrate with a brunch in our Fellowship Hall. You are invited and will be warmly welcomed to this and to all services at First Baptist Arlington.
MAUNDY THURSDAY is April 5, 7 pm. This time together is a quiet, reflective moment of focus on Jesus’ final presence with his disciples before facing the cross . Candles, music, communion and a short meditation will provide an opportunity to sense the crucial importance of Jesus’ sacrifice.
The Lord shared a last supper with his disciples, and he will do the same with us as we come together in the communion service. Everyone who is a Christian is invited to share the bread and the cup. We do not believe people who love the Lord should be denied Jesus’ invitation because they hold a different church membership or any other reason. Communion is a time for forgiveness and healing. Candles, music, stories told, and an opportunity to sense the crucial importance of Jesus’ sacrifice, and we leave the time together in silence.
GOOD FRIDAY is April 6. The Community service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Noon. The focus will be somber, with clergy from various Arlington churches participating. The Holy Scriptures of Jesus’ final words will be read, and Dr. Jon Dale Hevelone, First Baptist’s pastor, will preach. Spend this time with the wider Christian community as we observe the traditional time of crucifixion.
EASTER SUNDAY is April 8, 10 am. This is a time of worship together you should not miss. Of all Sundays, Easter is the time we celebrate the awesome resurrection of Jesus Christ, and ponder what implications that has for us in our lives today. Everything we do in this service will be focused on praising and worshipping the Lord of Life. Our choir and congregation will sing to God’s glory, the mighty pipe organ will lift us to heaven, an inspired message will challenge us, and friendly people will make you feel at home at First Baptist Arlington.