Holy Week celebrations at the United Church

This year, reacquaint yourself with the Easter story.

This year, reacquaint yourself with the Easter story.

The congregation of Campbell River United Church invites you to join them in their worship services commemorating Jesus Christ’s final days, his crucifixion, and resurrection on Easter morning.  All are welcome.

The Maundy Thursday service on April 21 remembers the Last Supper with quiet, reflective prayers and songs in the Taize tradition.  It will be held at 7:30 pm at the United Church.

A joint Good Friday service on April 22 at 10 am will also be held at the United Church where we will be joined by the congregations of the St. Peter’s Anglican and Trinity Presbyterian churches.

Worship leadership will be shared by Rev. John Green from Trinity Presbyterian, Rev. Dr. Blair Haggart from St. Peter’s Anglican and Wayne Hughes from the United Church. A massed choir under the leadership of Cindy Taylor and accompanied by Nicole Taylor will present three musical offerings: “Jesus is the Living Stone”; “The Power of the Cross”; and “Deep, Deep, Love”. The combined voices of these three choirs are powerful and it will be exciting to share in this experience.  Come and experience the “Power of the Cross” on Good Friday.

The Easter service will be on Sunday, April 24 at 10 a.m.  The United Church Choir has been working very hard to learn the Easter cantata “Come Walk with Me”, music by Pepper Choplin and words by Stan Pethel.  The music is “richly beautiful” and “intensely intimate” and walks us through Holy Week to the resurrection of our Christ.

Composer Pepper Choplin explains, “I was striving to compose sacred music- music that conveys these profoundly sacred moments in Jesus’ life. I tried to carefully craft the music to convey the hushed voices and soft light of his last Passover meal, the tension and anguish of Gethsemane, and the paradox and power of the cross.” Come and walk this journey together with the congregation and choir of the Campbell River United Church.

The choir is led by Cindy Taylor and accompanied by Nicole Taylor.

Campbell River United Church is on the corner of Pinecrest and South Birch, just down the hill from Strathcona Gardens.  Regular Sunday worship and Sunday School are held weekly at 10 am.

For more information, phone the church office at 286-0431.