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.

Why Do You Seek The Living Among The Dead?

Matthew 28: 1-10


28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Prayer: Eternal God, thank you for our Risen Lord!!! We Rejoice! We rejoice in Christ’s victory over death!! With all creation, we rejoice in You, in Your Son, and in Your Holy Spirit! Jesus is alive and we celebrate His life on earth and His life eternal. We live because of Him! May Jesus’ resurrection give renewal and hope in our lives today and every day! Help us to renew our commitment to live for Jesus, who died for us and rose again to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. May we walk in Christ-Centered unity and grow as a radically inclusive, intergenerational congregation. Give us the desire to use our spiritual gifts to meet the needs of our unique surrounding Community and beyond; and to continuously Exalt the Lord, Equip the Saints, and warmly Embrace the world community. May our lives testify to the truth of Jesus and point the world toward His sacrifice on the cross, His resurrection, His ascension, and His anticipated return. Christ has died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come

again!! In Jesus’ name, we do pray. Amen.


Musical Selections

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No Greater Love (Clark Atlanta University)

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


Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, Senior Pastor

Rev. Angela Johnson, Associate Pastor