Easter Flower Reservations Taken Thru Palm Sunday
VCL will be decorated once again with flowers celebrating Easter. If you wish to participate by purchasing a plant(s), pick up and complete an order form at the Information Center. You may place the completed form & check in the offering plate or turn it into the church office.
Palm Sunday Breakfast, April 13, 8:30 a.m.
This popular annual event is Sunday, April 13, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. Reservations required, so please RSVP on the sign-up sheet at the Information Center. Please consider bringing something to share for 12 servings: breakfast casserole, muffins/coffeecake or fruit/ fruit salad (no fruit juice, please). You can indicate your preference on the sign-up sheet. Direct questions to Cynthia Bonczkiewicz.
Good Friday Service, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
It is our custom on Good Friday to have a Tenebrae service. Tenebrae means “service of shad- ows”. The service follows the final days of Jesus’ life on earth using verses from the Bible.This year we will also be using parts of the poem The Sacrifice by George Herbert. John VanWyk and Kathy Richards will be our narrators. After each reading the choir will sing or lead the con- gregation in beautiful music, followed by a time of silent meditation. You will hear a variety of musical styles this year including the American Spiritual “Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley”; the mournful and rich commitment of “Nearer, My God, to Thee” with Krista Sweetser accompanying on the cello; and the harsh Sacred Harp style of “Alas and Did My Savior Bleed?” serving as a fitting sound for the crucifixion. The congregation will be joining on the familiar songs “The Power of the Cross”, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” and the final song “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”.
Our Tenebrae service is a good one to invite your friends to if they are sensitive about their faith and want a meaningful opportunity to think about the cross of Christ. Because this is a very quiet and serious service it may not be appropriate for young children. Childcare is available for infant through first grade. Please register if you plan to use child care by calling the church office.