Captured during this year's Good Friday Passion Sojourn. Filming/editing by Myles Neith (thanks Myles!).
Holy Week is the last week of Lent marking Jesus' final journey toward the cross, death, burial and resurrection.
In addition to our regular Gathering on Sunday evening (where we'll celebrate resurrection!), we will also host the experiential Good Friday Passion Sojourn and an Easter Sunrise Hike. Details below!
Good Friday Passion Sojourn (available 5-9PM with child care from 5-7PM)
Join us for a haunting moment of remembering the Passion of Jesus. This will be a contemplative, multi-sensory sojourn intended to be experienced in solitude. The sojourn will occur in the Parish Hall at St. Paul’s and will be open between 5-9pm. The entire experience should take 45-60 minutes depending upon your pace.
Easter Sunrise Hike
Join us at the Shell Ridge trail head at 6:00am for our annual Easter sunrise hike. Rain or shine, we will take the hike and remember the wonder of resurrection together. Our sunrise hike will include some light snacks, a 30 minute moderate hike, music, and a shared Resurrection liturgy as we watch the sun rise over Mt. Diablo.
Easter Resurrection Celebration
At 5PM we will Gather to celebrate resurrection together! (Our weekly Open Door Kids experience will be up and running.)
Before we get to Resurrection, we need to experience the Passion & Cross of Christ. Join us as we take a step-by-step journey from the Shared Table (Maundy Thursday), through His betrayal, trials, beatings, & crucifixion (Good Friday), to the empty grave (Easter Sunday!). Tonight... Join us at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church at 7pm for a gathering of the Church in the Diablo Valley. This experience offers an opportunity for us to worship together with many and to take in the elements of Communion as we remember the Last Supper and the Sacrificial Love of God made real in Jesus.
On Friday... Join us for a haunting moment of remembering the Passion of Jesus. This will be a contemplative, multi-sensory sojourn that is intended to be experienced in solitude. The sojourn will occur in the Parish Hall on the campus of St. Paul's and will be available anytime between 5-9pm. The entire experience should take 30-45 minutes depending upon your pace.
On Sunday... Join us at the Shell Ridge trail head at 6:00am for our annual Easter sunrise hike. Rain or shine, we will take the hike and remember the wonder of resurrection together. Our sunrise hike will include a 30 minute moderate hike, music, & a shared Resurrection Liturgy as we watch the sun rise over Mt. Diablo.
Following our hike, join us at one of our three Village Gatherings as we embody the reality of the Resurrection together throughout the East Bay and around Shared Tables. Our Village Gatherings will be potluck-brunch style and will include a creative telling of The Story of God. We encourage you to go to the Village Gathering nearest you, but feel free to self-select into any of the three. Please bring a light "brunchy" item to share (i.e. fruit salad, pastries, muffins, breakfast meats & veggies, etc.).
Note: these 2 Easter Experiences (Sunrise Hike and Village Gatherings) take the place of our 5pm gathering. We will be back @ St. Paul's on Sunday, April 7th.