I can't believe it, but we are nearing the end of our Lenten journey. This weekend marks the beginning of an amazing, fun and Holy Week! I am excited about this coming weekend as we'll not only celebrate Palm Sunday, but we'll look at the cross and how Jesus managed to embody each one of the five essential practices of the Christian Life. I've often thought of Jesus' love as kaleidoscopic, meaning that the longer you pause to look at it the more beautiful it becomes. Jesus' love on the cross is infinite in its depth and wonder. This weekend we'll crown Jesus as our king as kids wave Palm branches at every worship service and we draw nearer to Easter.
This weekend we also host our annual CITY-WIDE EASTER EGG HUNT! Join us at the WWI Museum & Memorial on the southwest lawn from 9-11 am for bounce houses, cookie decorating, a petting zoo, the Easter Bunny, Roasterie coffee and more. The map shown below gives you an idea of where you'll be able to park and where some of our stations will be located. Be sure to bundle up a bit and invite family and friends - we can't wait to see you there!
Join me for the RezMen's Good Friday sunrise breakfast and devotion at 6:15 am next Friday, April 19. Hot coffee will flow freely as we watch God's light pierce the darkness over our city. Bring a lawn chair and your coffee cup! RSVP by next Tuesday, April 16 online at cor.org/downtown/events to let us know you'll be there. See you on the hill near the south entrance! (If it rains, we'll be in a shelter down the hill to the west.)
That evening, please join us for a powerful and symbolic service led by Pastor Anne. The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service in which the light is gradually diminished through the extinguishing of candles, symbolizing the events of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Jesus’ death. April 19, 7 pm, at 1601 Grand.
For the culmination of this season, we look forward to hosting Easter worship services at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts again this year. Invite friends and family and join us to celebrate the resurrection of Christ in this incredible space in downtown KC. April 21, 9 am & 11 am. (FREE PARKING!)
I am so excited for this weekend! It is going to be awesome to see so many of you at the Easter egg Hunt tomorrow and then to celebrate with you on Palm Sunday. Until then, know I am grateful to be your pastor and I'm humbled to serve Christ along with you here in this city!
With Grace, Peace and God's Holy Adventure,
P.S.: Please visit our Facebook page today to see the latest installment from the COR Worship Collective, "All the Earth Rejoice." It is amazing!
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