North Sound Church plans Holy Week observances

Mar 25, 2013

North Sound Church in Edmonds will join Christian churches worldwide in commemorating the last week of Lent and Jesus’ final days on earth.

Easter, a joyful remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus, will be celebrated in the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, March 31, at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 4th Ave. N.

A baptism service for those who will publicly declare their faith on the most holy day on the Christian church’s calendar will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the North Sound sanctuary, located across the street from the Conference Center at 404 Bell St.

Childcare will be available during all three services.

A Maundy Thursday communion service is set for 7 p.m. on March 28 at North Sound. The service, which derives its name from the Latin word for “command” and Jesus’ mandate to love one another as He loves them, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus and His apostles, according to church tradition.

At 7 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29, a Tenebrae service will be held at North Sound. The solemn service that takes its name from the Latin word for “shadows” recreates the emotional aspects of the Passion, or crucifixion, of Christ.

Traditionally, the church sanctuary is darkened and worshippers leave in silence as they contemplate the agony of Christ.

For more information on Holy Week activities call the church at 425-776-9800, log on to www.northsoundchurch.com, or find North Sound Church on Facebook.

 

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