The week before Easter is the perfect time to learn more about Jesus – what he did, why his life matters, and why you should pay attention to what he teaches.
On Palm Sunday, crowds celebrated Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. They were shouting praises because they had heard about him healing the sick, accepting all classes of people, and even raising the dead.
But some people in power felt threatened by the changes Jesus was bringing – and they were determined to put a stop to them.
Maybe you've seen paintings of The Last Supper.
Thursday (April 14) is the anniversary of what those paintings depict.
At his last meal, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, setting an example of humility that he asked them to follow. He asked his followers to remember him when they ate bread and drank wine. And he gave them a new command, to love one another.
We celebrate Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. April 14
Everything that seemed so hopeful on Palm Sunday ended in the most horrible and painful way possible on Friday.
Jesus’ enemies, threatened by the changes he was bringing to society, had Jesus tortured and crucified.
Earlier, Jesus had told his disciples that God would use his death for something good. But when he died, they were devastated.
We celebrate Good Friday at 7 p.m. April 15
On Easter, women went to Jesus’ tomb to grieve and to honor his life by adding spices to his body.
To their surprise, the tomb was empty and they heard, “He is not here, but has risen.”
Easter celebrates the hope we have that no matter how bad things look in the moment, God can make all things new.
We celebrate Easter
April 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Our mission statement is simple: We follow Jesus. When you arrive, you'll find kids, parents, and grandparents, all worshiping together in one extended family.
Our worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Kids are invited to worship with us and then go to Sunday School after the children's message. Worship is followed by coffee at 10:45 and Bible Study at 11:05.
Pastor Mark is the author of How to Pray for Healing (and what to do if nothing happens). His messages on Sunday will help you understand the Bible and your part in God's great plan.
Visit La Jolla Lutheran Church
7111 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, California, 92037
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday (April 14) 7:00 pm
Good Friday (April 15) 7:00 pm
Easter (April 17) 9:30 am
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