The season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with the celebration of Easter, brings with it new opportunities for contemplation, reflection, worship and celebration.

At The Briarcliff Congregational Church, our Lenten events include worship for Ash Wednesday, a Lenten Bible Study, Maundy Thursday, and Easter (of, course!).  Don’t miss our annual family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt.

Holy Week Zoomunion and More

This year’s Holy Week will be unlike any other as we are called to worship together from

our homes. To help us preserve some of the traditions and rituals associated with Holy

Week you are encouraged to prepare in the following ways.

Palm Sunday, April 5th

Prepare for Jesus’ joyous arrival in Jerusalem.

The excitement begins on Saturday at noon.

 

Palms will be available in the parking lot by Beebe Hall on Saturday, April 4 from

12noon-2pm. You are welcome to drive by and pick up a fresh frond or a

prefolded palm cross. One per customer, please. We couldn’t order as many as

in previous years and we want everyone to have access. Be sure to have your

palm ready for our time of worship online.

 

● Please be sure to have a piece of bread, a roll, or a cracker available for online

communion on Sunday. You will also need a small cup of juice so that you can

taste the sweetness of the Lord together with your community of faith.

● Here is the link and phone number for joining us on Sunday at 10am.

● dial in a little before 10am to this number: 1 646 558 8656 and use Meeting

ID:306 389 842

Maundy Thursday

Enter the upper room with Jesus and his friends, online. Participate in his Last

Supper and then follow the trail that leads to the Cross.

● Please be sure to have a piece of bread, a roll, or a cracker available for online

communion as we celebrate our Lord’s Last Supper. You will also need a small

cup of juice so that you can drink this in remembrance with your online spiritual

siblings.

Join the Maundy Thursday service by clicking here or dialing +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 205 750 758

Good Friday Meditation

Good Friday is a day of reflecting upon the death of Jesus.

Read more to see how his final hours are reflected in Nature.

We will send you a link in the Friday Blast that will give you access to an online

meditation.

Find a quiet time and space and reflect on the video and its message.

 

 

Easter Sunday

Come on line and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Participate with family and friends as we shout Alleluia together via Zoom!

 

There will only be one service on Easter Sunday at 10am.

Fortunately, there will be plenty of seating because we have made it possible for up to

500 people to join us via Zoom! Just share this link with all of your family and friends (or

have them dial in a little before 10am to this number: 1 646 558 8656 and use Meeting

ID:306 389 842) so that we can be together to celebrate the new life that Jesus has

brought into the world, and promises still!

● For those of you who enjoy our annual flowering of the Cross, please color one

or more of the flowers below. Use bright colors, crayons, markers.

Write messages of hope and gratitude.

● Cut out around the outline of your flower picture.

● After worship on Sunday, stop by the church and use one of the paperclips to

attach your flower of hope to the cross in celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.

Todd will post a picture on the website

Holy Humor Sunday, April 26

Holy Humor Sunday celebrates the joke Jesus played on Death.

In the early church, the Sunday after Easter was observed by the faithful as a

day of joy and laughter with parties and shenanigans to celebrate Jesus’

resurrection.

Prepare to celebrate online by:

● Finding a knock-knock joke that really makes you smile.

● Prepare to share it on Holy Humor Sunday via Zoom

Upcoming Events

Oct 11

Easter Sunday Worship Service 10AM Live Online

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 25

Worship Service

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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