Pathway Update March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016

Palm Sunday is when Christians celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. However, for the Jews, it was lamb selection day proceeding the Passover later in the week. It is no accident that the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to shouts of “Hosanna” meaning “save us now.” He will. And He will do so as the Lamb who is slain just as the Passover lamb will be slain later that week on Passover night. Lamb selection day is to Palm Sunday what the Passover lamb is to the crucifixion of Jesus. Come along Sunday for some deep learning and a take home gift!

Pathway Signs:  The frost is out of the ground so plant your Pathway sign again on weekends. Signs will “magically” begin to appear again at some street corners as well. If you need a new sign, take one. If you simply need new wire posts, take one from the back of the auditorium or trim your current wire post so it works again.

Spring Break:  It’s here!  Many of you will travel over school vacation. Please be careful. We will miss you. If you have an opportunity, encourage school officials to set future spring breaks so it doesn’t line up to Easter. We know you both want to worship in your church on Easter and Good Friday PLUS need a fun week away with kids. Get it said to board members and administration. Maybe change will come?

Easter Invite Tips:  Simple, no-pressure invites are best. After you pray about it, you want it to be strong enough that people know you care, but soft enough so that if they want to say no, it doesn’t make the relationship weird. It’s usually not as challenging as you imagine it:

    “Do you have a place to go to church on Easter? If not, I’d love to have you                 come to ours.”
    “Finding the right church can be challenging, but I’d love for you to check out                 ours.”
    "The thing I love about my church is ____________. You should come                           sometime.”
Holy Week Schedule:


  • Palm Sunday, March 20 - 9:30 am - "Selection of the Lamb"
  • Good Friday, March 25 - 7:00 pm - Worship service including Communion. Attend an experiential, powerful, reflective service of worship and introspection.
  • Easter Sunday, March 27 - 9:30 am - We celebrate the Resurrection with joy and gladness. Invite friends. Easter is a perfect time to bring someone who doesn’t know Jesus or who wants to return to worship. See the Easter Invite Tips above. 
Family Night:  Our next Family Night is Wednesday, April 13.

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