Saturday, March 27, 2010

Join Us at Zion for Holy Week

We're not expecting the Peoria Journal Star to show up for Palm Sunday like they did last year.

But there is room for you as Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peoria begins Holy Week with a Palm Procession from the Upper Parish Hall into the main church at 9 o'clock in the morning. The celebration quickly grows more somber, as our remembrace of the parade of Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (Zion!) quickly moves to the reading of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Luke.

The liturgy concludes with Holy Communion. Join us for fellowship and refreshments afterwards. And you can even join our Sunday Forum as we aim to conclude our current study, How to Use The Lutheran Study Bible.

Zion is located on the north-east corner of Easton and Hayes (or one block west of the intersection of Western and Jefferson) on the South Side of Peoria. (Here's a map.) There's plenty of parking in our lot across the street.

Our public Holy Week observances continue with a Healing Service on Wednesday at 11 am.

The Three Holy Days begin with the Maundy Thursday celebration beginning at 7 o'clock in the evening. The evening liturgy includes Corporate Confession and Absolution, the Lord's Supper, and the Stripping of the Altar for Good Friday.

On Friday we gather at the foot of the Cross to witness Christ's glory while hearing the Passion according to St. John, beginning at Noon.

And then we wait for the Easter celebration to begin at sunrise Easter Sunday.

Click here for the details as Zion Church celebrates the heart of the Christian Faith -- the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

We'd be glad to have you worship with us!

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