UPRISING - Holy Week 2018 at Seattle First Baptist
So what does a nonviolent protest such as the March For Our Lives have to do with Holy Week? Perhaps more than you think. Palm Sunday, after all, was a sort of protest march. While heavily armed Roman legions marched into Jerusalem from one direction, a ragtag bunch of protesters danced into the city around their leader riding on a young donkey. And the people in power didn't like it. At first they just told Jesus to make his followers be quiet, but later in the week things escalated. Ultimately Jesus was arrested and executed, and his followers began an Uprising that continues today. Join us as we explore this crucial week in our shared history.
Many members of the SFBC community plan to participate in the March For Our Lives in Seattle on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. It begins at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. Join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/148775925933794/
Palm Sunday, March 25
Wednesday, March 28
Good Friday, March 30
- 7 p.m. Good Friday Service - includes Communion, music from the Sanctuary Choir and others, and meditations on the theme of A Very Human Story. Childcare will be provided in the Nursery. Parking is free in the lot adjacent to the church. In this Good Friday service we will tell the ancient story of cruelty and death, and we especially will examine the humanity of the narrative. You don’t have to believe in magic or accept the existence of miracles to confront this story of betrayal, pain, and death. They are all too real, all too common in our human world. Our service incorporates traditions from Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. The story we tell, though it ends with abandonment and loss and death, the story starts with a meal, a feast. Jesus and his friends gather in a borrowed room to celebrate the Passover together, to eat, to drink, to sing, to pray. And Jesus asks his friends to remember. “Remember me.” We will follow the story as it proceeds through betrayal, condemnation, abandonment, and death. And we will seek wisdom for our own lives in the lessons. We will surround ourselves in loss, in despair. But will we also dare to hope? Come now and see.
Easter Sunday, April 1 - Uprising
- 8:30 a.m. Evergreen Association Sunrise Service on the campus of Seattle University. Rev. Bruce Chittick preaching. Margie Paynton will coordinate music.
- 9 a.m. Easter Brunch - Fellowship Hall
- 9:30 a.m. Activities for children will begin with crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny
- 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt for children
- 11 a.m. Worship and Communion with Pastor Tim Phillips preaching from Luke 24.15-43. Special music from the children, Sanctuary Choir, and instrumentalists, including works by Handel, Gounod, and Charles-Marie Widor.