Pastor’s Weekly Email – March 20, 2016

Lent moves toward completion.  The 40 days are almost over.  Holy Week approaches!  Meanwhile, the Church worships and prays and serves.

Easter Egg Hunt – This coming Saturday, March 19, at 10 AM, here on the grounds of ELC of Durham – outside if weather permits, or inside the building if it’s rainy.  There are prizes for everyone – kids of all ages are invited.  BYO Basket!

Easter Flower orders are being taken through this coming Sunday, Palm Sunday, March 20.  Place your order with Victoria Phillipps in person on Sunday, or contact her during this week – by phone at 610-346-1996 or by email at [email protected].

Holy Week bannerHoly Week – 8 Days – March 20-27!  Come and join your brothers and sisters in the faith from ELC of Durham and from Trinity Lutheran in Pleasant Valley.

Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion – March 20
10:30 AM – Special Worship, Special Music, distribution of Eco-Palms and African Palm Crosses,   Reading of the Passion of Our Lord from St. Luke, Holy Communion, Stripping of the Altar.

Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday – March 24
7:00 PM – we gather at Trinity Lutheran Church on Rte. 212 in Pleasant Valley for Foot Washing,Special Music, and Holy Communion.

Good Friday – March 25
7:00 PM – We gather at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham – Special Lenten Stations, Special Music, Prayers, Hymns, Silence.

Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter Day – March 27
6:30 AM – Sunrise Communion Service
7:30 AM – Easter Breakfast
10:30 AM – Festival Service of Holy Communion

Note from Cathy Mueller:

easter eggs in a row Calling all confirmation kids and older youth:   Come help us hide the eggs for our annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at church.   We will start set up at 9:15 AM…..The hunt will start at 10 AM sharp!

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