Celebrate Easter in the heart of the city
Sunday, April 16, 2017
"He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”
6:30 AM Jazz
Watch the sun rise over the city at one of the only outdoor sunrise services in the city. Greet the morning with jazz and choir as we partner with First Congregational Church and Dr. Dwight Andrews. We gather on the top NAPC parking deck, located off of Atlanta's iconic Peachtree Street. Come worship with us at this memorable service.
9 AM Family
Contemporary Easter Worship
Join us for a special service designed especially for kids and their families. With a special children’s message, interactive elements, and contemporary music, this service is an annual favorite. We always celebrate the joyful sound of children among us, and we would love to have you join us!
11 Am Traditional Easter Worship
Join us for worship with familiar Easter hymns led by choir, brass, and organ. With traditional Easter liturgy and beautiful music (come early at 10:45 a.m. for a special prelude), this classic service is a cornerstone of our Easter celebrations. Come celebrate our risen Lord at this beautiful service.
An Easter breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Gym on the fourth floor for $5/person.
There will be no Sunday School on April 16 as we celebrate Easter.
Holy Week at NAPC
Before we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, we have special services throughout Holy Week that point us to events leading to Jesus' resurrection—Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (marked on Palm Sunday), the Last Supper and Jesus' betrayal by his disciple Judas (Maundy Thursday), and his arrest and crucifixion (Good Friday). Holy Week gives us the opportunity to somberly reflect on the weight of God's great sacrifice of his only Son, leading to his ultimate triumph over sin and death and his gift of eternal life. We hope you'll join us at the special services during Holy Week as we orient ourselves ever closer to Jesus Christ.
Sunday, April 9 • 9 AM, 11 AM, 5:45 PM
Join us we have a special children’s message at the 9 a.m. service; process down Peachtree Street at the 11 a.m. service; have a more relaxed setting to talk about Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem at the 5:45 p.m. service. As a special treat, we celebrate new life with live baby animals on the upper parking deck on Palm Sunday morning. Join us from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to check out some furry friends. Even during this season of construction, we will continue our NAPC Palm Sunday traditions of processing on Peachtree and welcoming animals.
Thursday, April 13 • 7 PM
We began this year’s season of Lent in meaningful worship gatherings in homes around Atlanta for Ash Wednesday. We will gather in the same homes for Maundy Thursday home worship. Each site will use the same order of service to guide worship, with scripture reading, music, and then concluding with the sacrament of communion. Whether you participated in an Ash Wednesday gathering or not, we hope you’ll add your voice to a Maundy Thursday gathering. See a map of locations (including a site at NAPC) and register here.
Friday, April 14
NAPC is unable to host a midday service while the church facilities are under construction, so we encourage you to worship at First Congregational Church of Atlanta’s Good Friday service at noon. First Congregational is located at 105 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta. Their congregation will then join us on Easter Sunday morning for our combined Jazz Urban Sunrise Service.
Parking for Palm Sunday & Easter Sunday
Please note that for both Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, free parking will be available across the street from the church at the Bank of America Parking Garage (600 Peachtree Street). We encourage those who are able to park at that location in order to reserve space in the NAPC Parking Deck for those with limited mobility and families with small children.