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HOLY WEEK AT NORTH AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN MIDTOWN ATLANTA | 607 PEACHTREE STREET NE, ATLANTA

 

 

Holy Week_Palm Sunday  Palm Sunday

  March 29, 2015

  10:15 AM Combined Worship

  Join us we have a special children’s message (where the kids wave palm branches) and process
down Peachtree Street.  As a special treat, we celebrate new life with live baby animals on the
upper parking deck on Palm Sunday morning. Join us throughout the morning to check out some
furry friends.

  The Sunday before Jesus was crucified, he made his final entry into Jerusalem—the home of
God’s chosen people, the Jews. Jesus rode into the city on a donkey, fulfilling an ancient
prophesy, while the people laid down their cloaks and palm branches in front of him, proclaiming
him king. You can read the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke
19:28-44, and John 12:12-19.

 

Holy Week_Maundy Thursday  Maundy Thursday

  April 2, 2015

  7 PM Community Worship

  North Avenue will be observing Maundy Thursday through worship and communion in homes all
around Atlanta. We anticipate each gathering will have 20-30 worshippers. Come add your
voice. View the map and sign up here!

   During his last week on earth, Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples over a meal we call
the Last Supper. During this meal Jesus asked God to bless the wine and bread, and then gave it
to his disciples saying, “This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me… This
wine is the token of God’s new covenant to save you—an agreement sealed with the blood I will pour out for you.” Jesus was alluding to the sacrifice he was about to make on the cross, offering himself as an atonement for our sins, reconciling the world to God. ‘Maundy’ comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means commandment. Maundy Thursday refers to the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples—and us—to remember him through the act of communion. You can read about the Last Supper in Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-25, and Luke 22:7-20

 

Holy Week_Good Friday  Good Friday

  April 3, 2015

Lunch-hour service with sacred music prelude and a message from Matt Seadore focused on the crucifixion and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

  On Good Friday, it is common to fast, pray, repent, and meditate on the agony and suffering of
Christ on the cross. Good Friday often has a somber tone as we recall Jesus’ death, but it is
called Good Friday for a reason! John 3:16 tells us that God so loved the world that he gave his
one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus’ death
allows us to be victorious over death. Indeed, the wage of sin is death, but through Jesus’
sacrifice of his own sinless life for each of us, we are no longer bound to death. Instead we are
offered eternal life, and that is the good news of Good Friday! You can read about Jesus’ arrest, trial, and death in Matthew 26:47-27:66, Mark 14:43-15:47, Luke 22:47-23:56, and John 18:1-19:42.

 

Holy Week_Easter Sunday Easter Sunday

 April 5, 2015

 7 AM Jazz Urban Sunrise | 9 AM Contemporary Family  | 11 AM Traditional

 Join us at 7 AM on the upper parking deck just off of Peachtree Street for a unique jazz urban
sunrise with live music as we usher in Easter morning. The service will feature Dr. Dwight
Andrews, Associate Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University
and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church. At 9 AM we celebrate with a special
service designed just for families with a children’s message and interactive elements. At 11 AM
experience a traditional Easter service with familiar hymns led by choir, organ, and brass.

Easter Sunday is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, the event that shows his ultimate power over death. Three days after his death on the cross, Jesus came back to life. And because of his sacrifice to pay for our sins that once separated us from God, we are now offered our own resurrection into a new life, an eternal life with God. You can read about Jesus’ resurrection in Matthew 28:1-28:20, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-50, and John 20:1-23.

 

Annual NAPC Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015
11 AM at the Handell’s Home

Don’t miss this special annual Easter Egg Hunt as tons of little ones and their families kick off Easter celebrations. With special prizes, delicious food, and great company, this event is an annual highlight for NAPC kids and their friends! Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch! For directions contact Bridgett Stewart at bridgett@napc.org.

 

Parking at NAPC for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday

Believe it or not, NAPC has plenty of parking even though we’re located in Midtown Atlanta! Parking on Sunday mornings is available in the church parking deck (entrances are located off of Peachtree Street, North Avenue, and Courtland Avenue). We’ll also have parking available across Peachtree at the Bank of America deck. We encourage members who are able to park at the Bank of America to free up closer parking for guests.