Easter 2012 at Central
Easter Egg Hunt –
On Saturday, March 31, prizes, face painting, popcorn, carnival games, inflatables, and more are in store for those coming to Central Assembly’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. This community-wide event at Grant Beach Park (N. Grant & Lynn Streets) is great fun for the entire family. Hunt for candy and eggs! Registration and games are from 10:30-11:30 am. The hunt for ages 1-12 begins at 11:30a. Hunt areas are set up by age bracket.
“Service of Shadows” Good Friday Service – Friday, April 6, at 7p –
Reflect and Rejoice – The Church has practiced the Service of Shadows since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, this practice later became an important part of worship during Holy Week. We join Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the Good Friday service as a time of reflection on the suffering and death of Christ and how that relates to our redemption in Christ.
The Service of Shadows is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings and music trace the story of Christ’s passion and pathos. The power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. As the lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death; and through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.
The victory will be celebrated then, on Easter morning as we rejoice in worshiping our resurrected Lord and Savior! Please join us for both of these uniquely contrasting services culminating the Week of Passion.
Easter Service – Sunday, April 8, 9a and 10:30a – Easter Sunday!
Come and worship with us as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection with exciting music from the orchestra, choir, and worship band. A special message of hope from Pastor Jeff Peterson will complete the celebration.
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