Midweek Message

HOLY WEEK EVENTS

Carolyn Matthews

March 21, 2024

INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE FOR CEASEFIRE

Saturday, March 23rd pilgrimage to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.  This 22 mile pilgrimage stops by houses of worship with Ceasefire Banner. Join Pastor Allison at noon for a 1.5 or 5.5 mile leg (around Lake Merritt). Learn more and register at bit.ly/gcpeastbayrsvp. Pastor Allison is also looking for volunteers to host refreshments as people walk by the church.

 

PALM SUNDAY – March 24

Worship begins on the steps in front of the church and we will process into the sanctuary.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE – March 28 – 6:00 pm

Theme: Together with Jesus on the Road to Redemption

The service will consist of scripture and song in the sanctuary. At the conclusion of the service we will proceed to the family room to share communion around the table.

We ask that you bring a snack to share

 

INTERFAITH SERVICE OF WORSHIP AND WITNESS – March 29 – 7:45 am

Pastor Tanner will preach at an interfaith service outside Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab.  Gather in person or via zoom – find link at www.epicalc.org

 

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES – March 29 – 3:00 pm

After the worship service the group will gather at the Lake Merritt Pillars for a time of prayer for the city.

 

EASTER EGG DYEING AND HAT PARADE – March 30 – 10:00 am – Noon

Join us for this community event.

We also need your help in the following areas:

Set Up:  9:00 am – 10:00 am

Craft Tables: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cupcake Icing table : 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Egg Dyeing table: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Clean up: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

We also need (they can be dropped off at the church on Thursday):

Uniced cupcakes

Hard boiled eggs

 

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE – 6:30 am

The service will take place on the church lawn, led by San Francisco Kachin Baptist Church. Breakfast follows the service.

 

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP – 10:00 am

Theme: Together We Rise

The worship includes the service of baptism. Easter Egg hunt on the church lawn following the worship service.

 

WEEKLY MEETINGS AND EVENTS

 

Saturday, March 23 (ZOOM)

9:00 AM – LABC Reads (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce)

10:00 AM – Time for Prayer

 

Sunday, March 24 (Palm Sunday)

10:00 AM – Worship (in person, ZOOM, livestream)

11:45 AM – Adult Bible Study (in library, ZOOM)

 

Monday, March 25

7:00 PM – Vacation Bible Camp Volunteer Meeting (ZOOM)

 

Wednesday, March  27

10:30 AM –  Prayer and Bible Study (ZOOM)

 

Thursday, March 28

6:00 PM – Maundy Thursday Worship

7:15 PM – Choir Rehearsal

 

Special Announcement

Handbell Ringer Needed (see Pastor Carolyn)