Holy Week is the last week of Lent and the week preceding Easter Sunday. During Holy Week, we remember the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the importance of the Last Supper with his disciples, and his suffering, death, burial and resurrection.


Central United Methodist Church Worship Design Team created this daily Holy Week devotion that allows you to read scripture, pray and listen to music that expresses the importance of this Holy Season.

It Was Alone, The Savior Died

Jesus’ body rested in the tomb. The disciples were scattered. Some were in hiding. Judas had committed suicide for his betrayal of Jesus. Peter was racked with guilt for denying his Lord and friend before His death. From their vantage point more than 2000 years ago, there was confusion, uncertainty, grief and despair. From our vantage point today, it is a time of reflection, of meditation, of preparation for renewal. We experience times of uncertainty and not knowing. We must trust God through our struggles and for rest in confusing and painful times.

Meditate on your favorite Psalm and sing the songs of Zion that bring you closest to our Lord.

Hebrews 10: 16-25

 

“This is the covenant I will make with the after that time, says the Lord.

I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”[

17 Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts   I will remember no more.”

18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.


A Call to Persevere in Faith

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

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Additional Scripture Readings: Lamentations 3: 21-24

Prayer: God of Grace and Glory, we can’t begin to understand the mystery of this day when Jesus’ body lay in the tomb and the disciples waited together in hiding, confusion, fear, wonder, and in prayer. For all those times when we can’t see You at work, for all the

hours of waiting between prayers and answers, for the midnight hours when we are

helpless and close to hopelessness, and all our energy is gone, for those times, we only

have enough strength to moan like our ancestors and call out the name, Jesus!!!

For all the times we walk by faith, we thank You God for Your patience.

Jesus demonstrated His love that never fails, even to the cross. He will never leave us

nor forsake us. We praise You and We honor You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Musical Selections

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Mission- To make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Vision - To be a Christ-Centered, Radically Inclusive, Intergenerational Congregation that uses it Spiritual Gifts to meet the needs of our Unique Surrounding Community.


Purpose - To Exalt the Lord, Equip the Saints, Embrace the Community


CHRIST-CENTERED UNITY

Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, Senior Pastor

Rev. Angela Johnson, Associate Pastor