Celebrating Holy Week

Anticipation, understanding and hope!  One of the things I love most about the church calendar is learning about Christian history and applying it to my life today.  Just like the season of advent, the season of lent is also a time of anticipation.  This year, because we’ve been on the road, Ryan and I have done less to mark the passage of lent.  However, this week we are taking time to read a Holy Week devotional which focuses on the cross.  It’s a beautiful reminder and helps me to focus on what makes Easter and resurrection Sunday so amazingly special.Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 11.51.53 AMWe are also participating in two different Seder meals.  Tonight will be a Passover Seder at our Camarillo church.  It’s beautiful to hear the Hebrew prayers, learn about and remember the significance of this meal that has been celebrated for so many generations.  If you’re in the area, please join us at 7pm on Mobil Ave.  Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 11.48.14 AMAnd tomorrow we will celebrate Maundy Thursday with a meal at our church in Santa Barbara.  We love being able to celebrate and reflect during this week with our different church families.

These are just some of the ways we are anticipating this Sunday, learning to understand our Christian history and celebrating the hope that is represented with the cross.  The hope of the resurrection!

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