As we approach Holy Week, it is important to view the events of Jesus’ last week in relation to one another.
Jesus entry into Jerusalem is often described as triumphant on Palm Sunday. Yet, we know pain, suffering, torture, crucifixion and death are just a few days away on Good Friday. And still, death does not have the final word – because on Easter Sunday, we witness the empty tomb, for Christ has risen. How do we make sense of all of this? I believe we can make sense of it through the lens of Maundy Thursday – the day that Jesus gave a new commandment – “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” – John 13:34
There are many activities coming up during this time.
1. On Friday 31 March 7pm, Rev Ouyang will be conducting a bilingual session “Reading the Bible Requires Using Our Brains”
2. The worship team will be leading us in a time of immersive worship as an ACE (After Church Event) after the Palm Sunday Service from 1-2pm.
3. For Holy Week, we will be having the Maundy Thursday service at 7.30pm on 6th April, and the Good Friday service at 10.30am on 7th April. The Maundy Thursday service is an experiential service commemorating the last supper and Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. So it would only be in-person. The Good Friday service would be hybrid like our Sunday services.
4. That will bring us to the Easter Sunday service on 9th April. We would be conducting baptism and inducting new members into FCC during that service.