Dear Holy Covenant Family,
A blessed Holy Week to you. Please join us for our services, and spread the word! This is the week when people are looking to attend church. Who can you tell about Holy Covenant this week? Forward this e-mail, invite people on Facebook, direct folks to our homepage with service times, or even dare to share your love for this place in person:
Sanctuary, 7pm, Thursday April 21st
A service of communion, celebrating the last supper, and foot/hand washing.
Sanctuary, 7pm, Friday April 22nd
A service of music, silence, and agony at the cross.
Sunrise Service at the Lake with Broadway UMC
5:30am, gather at the Totem Pole at Addison and Lake Shore Drive
Festival Service of Resurrection
9:30 and 11:15am in the Sanctuary
As we live into the tension between Good Friday and Easter, a prayer to help us through:
By Walter Brueggemann
You have texted us yet again
With this glorious text of homecoming and well-being,
We have finished with the text of doom and extermination,
Ready to relish your good news of deep wells, and safe roads, and happy jackals.
We among your ransomed and redeemed, we in gladness and in gratitude. Just beyond the margin of this text, we are your people bottomed in Thursday,
Grieved in Friday,
Our days of doom and failure and death,
Your days of suffering and anguish.
We look past the doom days to the Easter page of good news, ready to dance.
In life as in text, we would leap beyond where we are to where you promise to be,
“Ahead of us in Galilee,”
Held back only by the truth of Thursday and Friday
And by loud crashing weapons,
Held back, waiting, ready to dance, yet held back…
for a little while. Amen.
See you this holiest of weeks, as we wait, pray, cry, and prepare to dance together on the other side. Do think about who you can bring with you.
Grace and Peace,