Friday, April 18, 2014

Tenebrae Service

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. is our Tenebrae Service to commemorate our Lord’s death in our place on the cross. This service is unique in that we focus wholly on the stark, dark reality of the sacrifice that Jesus made for our sin. Even though our lives in Christ are characterized by joy, that joy came at great cost, and if we are not to treat that joy frivolously, then we must have a place for sobriety and even mourning. This service is our opportunity to do this together as a congregation. The Tenebrae Service is not a time for fellowship, and so we ask you to leave quietly at the conclusion of the service, pondering the weight of your own sins that Jesus took in your place. Pray for the Lord to touch your heart with the glorious gravity of the cross.

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